Certain topics are guaranteed to come up at holiday gatherings: your relationship status, your choice of current hairstyle, and your career—especially when you're in the market for a job. Even when family members mean well, the questions and comments aren't fun to deal with. Check out these tips for handling job-related questions at your virtual Thanksgiving gathering this year.
The long holiday weekend is here, and so are law school finals. Whether you’re a 1L gearing up for your first round of law school exams or a 3L feeling like this is old hat, it can be hard to focus when it seems like everyone else in your family and social circles are fully enjoying the holiday.
If you have your sights set on starting your career in BigLaw, you likely have clear expectations for your summer associate experience. However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced change, including to summer associate programs and their accompanying interview processes, and it might seem intimidating to ask about these changes while doing your pre-interview employer research.
Whether you’re a student or a young professional starting out in your new career, you’ve no doubt experienced some of the ups and downs that are often associated with reaching your goals. Hitting a low point can cause even the best of us to lose our motivation, or worse yet, throw in the towel all together.
The cost of attending three years of law school can be a significant financial commitment, and crushing student loan debt is often an unfortunate byproduct. From 1985 to 2019—after adjusting for inflation—the cost of attending a private law school increased 276%, and the cost of going to a public school was 592% higher.