Do law schools properly prepare students for the reality of day-to-day legal practice? The consensus – from recent graduates to veteran practitioners – appears to be no. However, some law schools are trying new approaches to providing practical training to future lawyers, and are finding ideas and inspiration from current practitioners.
Archives for November 2015
12 quick tips to grow your Twitter following, from Law Practice Today and digital strategist Nakia D. Hansen.
Transitioning from law school into your job as a lawyer is no easy task. But there is help! ABA’s Young Lawyers Division checked with the experts – other lawyers – for advice on how to ace your first year.
Moderator Avery Blank offers additional advice for networking online through social media.
Twitter is a hot-button subject for many of us. A survey of your circle of friends or colleagues will likely yield every kind of response from enthusiasm to disgust. What’s undeniable is that it has quickly become the go-to service for today’s most powerful and famous personalities and companies.
The latest in our Career Path Profile series highlights Susan Fine, Director of Professional Development at George Washington University Law School.
I’ve been gathering data on lawyers’ personalities since the early 1980’s. When large samples of the general public are tested, individuals’ scores on a given trait typically form a classic bell curve. But lawyers are different.
Before networking with someone, have you asked yourself, “What can I get from this individual?” Adam Grant is the youngest tenured and one of the most highly rated professors at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
When doing pro bono work, networking can be an added bonus.
Two things—your time and the power of yes—will go a long way in creating a reputation for yourself that will attract business and future referrals.