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Legal Career Spotlight: From Attorney to Professional Development to Author

by Kaitlin McManus | May 21, 2019

J. Kelly Hoey, author and networking professional, sat down to chat about her career path, what networking really means, and how being genuine forges professional relationships.

How to Leverage Your Network to Broaden and Diversify 2L Summer Opportunities—Top Tips From Skadden

by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | May 20, 2019

The first year of law school is over—it's time to start thinking about your 2L summer and the types of summer associate positions you should pursue. Here, Skadden offers its top tips to help rising 2Ls broaden and diversify their summer opportunities.

Law Firm Economics: Why Does It Matter to You?

by Shalla Prichard, Partner—Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | May 15, 2019

Law firm economics can have a significant impact on the lives of junior associates. Learn more about these principles, as well as tactful questions you can ask a potential employer to determine how their model might affect you.

Why It's Never Too Late to Change Your Career

by Colina and Hripsime Demirdjian, co-founders of Moji Edit | May 08, 2019

Find out how and why two former law school students (who are twin sisters) jumped off their legal career paths to become tech entrepreneurs.

How to Lay the Foundation for Future Success as an Associate During Your Summer

by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP | May 08, 2019

Your 2L summer is an exciting time to take advantage of and learn from as many experiences as you can. Check out these six tips for maximizing your summer associate experience so that you’re on the right track for success as an associate.

Benefits of a Flexible Work Assignment System

by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | May 06, 2019

A flexible assignment system offers summer associates more control over their work experiences, but making new connections and selecting assignments can be overwhelming. Here are tips on making the most of these systems from two law firm partners.

Insider Advice on Picking a Practice Area: Perspectives from Kirkland & Ellis

by Kirkland & Ellis LLP | May 01, 2019

Selecting a practice area is an important early step in one's legal career. Here, a BigLaw associate discusses how she researched and chose her practice.

Legal Career Paths: From 'You're Fired' to Social Media Maven

by Kaitlin McManus | April 23, 2019

Adrian Dayton, founder of Clearview Social, sat down with us to talk about his career, the intersection of social media and the legal industry, and pursuing your passions.

Key Steps Toward Self Compassion for Lawyers & Law Students

by Mary Kate Sheridan | April 22, 2019

In a world where we are constantly plugged in, how can lawyers focus on themselves? Here are six ways to incorporate self compassion into your practice or studies.

Behavioral Interview Question Prep

by Vault Law Editors | April 16, 2019

Behavioral interview questions are becoming more popular in the legal industry. Read on for interview strategies and sample behavioral interview questions.

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