The Girl's Guide to Law School

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This week we welcome back guest writer Mark Livingston to talk about making the move from practicing law at a small firm to becoming a government attorney. I was a later-in-life entrant to law school. At 40 years old, I had already built a strong resume and worked in many good jobs, mostly in the public sector, when I started law school. I never set out to work for the government, per se,…
This week we welcome guest writer and tutor Elizabeth Knox to talk about how to give back as a law student during the pandemic. If you ask the members of a 1L section why they chose to enter law school, you will get a solid mix of answers. Among those answers will certainly be desires to impact their communities and the world. It may feel like COVID-19 has robbed you of the ability to keep…
  We’re welcome back guest writer Hillary Vaillancourt to talk about starting your own law practice during an uncertain economy. I have been thinking about starting my own law practice for well over a year now. It’s kind of a joke among my friends, because all throughout law school and even when I worked for other attorneys, I couldn’t understand why someone would want to hang their own shingle. But, as a new mom, I…
This week we hear from guest writer Mihal Ansik to discuss how to handle a gap year in the midst of COVID-19. In a pre-COVID-19 world, the short answer about whether to take at least a year before law school would have been “Probably.” There are so many benefits to working before going to law school, which { Continue Reading } The post How to Decide Whether To Take A Gap Year Between College and Law School
This week we welcome guest writer Rigien Bagekany-Jackson, a recent law school graduate, to talk about how she has balanced motherhood and law school the last three years. Do you ever reflect on how you got to where you are now? I do. Sometimes you can pinpoint that moment or decision that brought you to where you are. For me, that moment was in June 2016. I was 35 weeks pregnant with my first child…
This week we’re hearing from guest writer Shirlene Armstrong about how to handle the changes and upheaval due to COVID-19. If you are like me, you are a planner. You think ahead to the future and have a plan of what you want to do and how. I am a very “Type A” kind of person, { Continue Reading } The post How To Deal With COVID-19 Disrupting Your Plans, Career and Everything In Between appeared…
This week we welcome back guest writer and tutor Elizabeth Knox to talk about working on your legal writing skills this summer, whether or not you have a legal job. Some lawyers find that the value of law school isn’t found in the coursework, but rather in the summer work most students do. Summer jobs allow { Continue Reading } The post Did your Summer Job Fall Through? Become a Better Writer Anyway appeared first on…
This week we’re hearing from guest writer Stephanie Nweke about five black lawyers you may not have heard about but who have had a big impact on the legal world. Black History Month is a time of celebration of the stride black people have made and continue to make in this country. But, the celebration { Continue Reading } The post 5 Black Lawyers You Didn’t Know Changed History appeared first on The Girl’s Guide
This week we welcome back guest writer Hillary Vaillancourt to talk about some advantages to being a woman in the legal field. As women, we constantly hear about all of the reasons why the legal profession can be difficult. Clients assume we’re not tough. We have to earn clients’ respect. We have to earn the respect of our { Continue Reading } The post Why Being A Woman In Law Is An Advantage appeared first on The Girl’s
This week we welcome back guest writer Shirlene Armstrong to talk about starting out as a new lawyer and working from home in the age of COVID-19. If someone told me that I would spend my first year in practice working from home for numerous weeks (potentially months), I would think they were trying to pull my leg. However, this is the reality that we are living in. I have been working from home for…