What Not to Do as a Summer Associate

What Not To Do As A Summer Associate

Congratulations on securing your summer associate position at a law firm or corporation this summer.  As you know, the legal industry is a very competitive field with an ever-changing landscape. The days of securing…

Check This Out – LOC Inaugural Legal Diversity Issue

Lawyers of Color, a media company founded by Yolanda Young that focuses on diverse lawyers,  has just released its Inaugural Legal Diversity Issue.  The Legal Diversity issue lists student and law firm-sponsored diversity organizations as…

How to Transition from Document Review

How to Transition from Document Review

If you are anything like me, you entered law school with illusions of grandeur.  Go to a great law school, get hazed for three years, graduate at the top of your class and choose…

Inside the Job Search: Prosecutors

Becoming a Prosecutor

When your interests lie outside of the traditional big law career path, you may find yourself panicked about your job search. Well don’t panic, this article will guide you through the process for at…

Want to Find the Right Legal Careerpath? Start with Your Talents.

career planning venn diagram

We often choose careerpaths for external reasons such as legacy, prestige or pay. We then dive in, only to find ourselves unhappy a few years down the road and looking to reinvent. But what if…

Law School Crisis Coverage

law school crisis

Becoming a lawyer is not for the fainthearted.  From the LSAT to the Bar Exam, you can count on stress like clockwork. It’s supposed to all be worth it in the end – you…

How to Survive Biglaw with ‘Career Warfare’

Blueprint JD Book Review

Who knew that one of the most useful books about surviving Biglaw rarely mentions it?  A colleague recommended that I read Career Warfare: 10 Rules for Building Your Successful Personal Brand on the Business…

Get a Free Legal Resume Template & Resume Review

Need help putting together a legal resume? Our resume template makes your law student job search a little easier.  As we noted in our 8 Tips for a Top Notch Legal Resume post, formatting matters. …

How to Get a 1L Summer Associate Position

On December 1, the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) restrictions lift, and first year law students (1Ls) and legal employers can began discussing summer opportunities.  Most formal 1L summer associate programs are aimed…

How to Find 1L Diversity Summer Associate and Clerkship Programs

Blueprint JD Job Board

For first-year law students, Winter brings two unwanted gifts:  exam anxiety and summer job search stress.   Our free law school exam outlines give you a head start on the former and now it’s time…