Kaitlin Edleman

Kaitlin is an associate attorney at a small law firm that focuses on bar and restuarant law in New York City.

Before joining her current firm, Kaitlin served as Vault's Associate Law Editor. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Randall Smith and the Honorable Marjorie Arrington of the First Judicial Circuit of Virginia. 

Kaitlin earned her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law and her B.A. from University of Maryland. 


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How to Land a Job in BigLaw

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  August 20, 2014

Law school applicants often face the choice between attending a higher ranked law school at full tuition and attending a lower ranked law school with a partial scholarship. Although it may seem like only a choice between tuitions, choosing the right law school may be even more important than OLs realize. According to research by FindTheBest, a research company that aggregates data and draws conclusions based on that data, law school rankings " Read More >

On Campus Interview Style--Simplified

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  August 13, 2014

With the start of OCI, rising 2Ls are tailoring those resumes and crossing their fingers for interview slots. For those fortunate enough to land interviews, the next step after firm research and mock Read More >

Brand Yourself to Advance Your Career

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  August 06, 2014

By now, most job seekers know that anything posted to social media is potentially available to recruiters, future employers and current bosses. In addition to adjusting their privacy settings and de-tagging pictures of themselves doing body shots on spring break to hide certain aspects of their lives, job hunters and those seeking career advancement can  use social media to create a personal br Read More >

Getting Ahead Through Mentorship and Sponsorship

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  July 25, 2014

When discussing their career prospects, associates often note that promotion depends on close relationships with the rainmaking or other powerful partners.  Although important, it can often be difficult for minority and female associates to form the right type of relationship with partners. At the Minority Corporate Counsel Association's Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference, a panel of experts explained the difference between mentorship and sponsorship and provided tips on how Read More >

The Cold Truth about the Bar Exam

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  July 22, 2014

It's the final countdown-the bar exam is one week away. Despite reassurances from your mom that you're "definitely going to pass," the truth is…you might not. And. That's. Okay. Your friends won't judge you, and no one will think less of you. Anyone who has had the unfortunate pleasure to sit for a bar exam knows that the line between passing and failing is as thin as a page in your Barbri review book. The bar exam is hard, people are supposed to fail.  While the F Read More >

Don't Fear the Reaper (i.e. the Bar Exam)

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  July 15, 2014

Well, we're here. The bar exam classes have ended, and you now have two weeks to insert the laws of an entire state into your tired, tired brain. Here's a sampling of questions you may be asking yourself: "Where did the summer go?" "Why did I go to law school?" "Why is everything on this page highlighted?!?!" "Am I going to barf on exam day?"     The answers are really quite si Read More >

How to Answer a Dreaded Interview Question

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  June 05, 2014

You've tailored your cover letter and resume and now you've landed that interview. Great! Now it's time to prep. While you may be prepared to answer questions about your resume and past experiences, there are often questions that you would rather not answer. One question that makes many job hunters uncomfortable is the dreaded "What's your [fil Read More >

Law Students School ICE

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  May 30, 2014

With law school enrollment declining and professors and Supreme Court justices battling over whether law school should be reduced from three to two years, it can be easy to forget some of the positive substantive work upper-year law students perform. Recently, stud Read More >

The Return of the Electric Chair, Firing Squad and Gas Chamber

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  May 23, 2014

While the use and public approval of the death penalty has declined, and many prestigious law firms take on death row inmates as pro bono clients, some states are looking for a work around to continue executing inmates despite the recent shortage of the drugs used in lethal injections. Tennessee's Republican governor, Bill Haslam, approved a law which would allow the Volunteer State to execute death row inmates using the electric chair, if prisons did not have the appropriate lethal... Read More >

Should You Accept a Job that You Don’t Really Want?

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  May 16, 2014

The hunt for a new job, particularly an entry-level job, can be agonizing-endless hours of scrolling through LinkedIn, writing cover letters that, somehow, aren't just a restatement of your resume, faking that you have two to five yea Read More >

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