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How to Make the Most of Your Virtual Summer Program

by Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP | June 02, 2020

COVID-19 has prompted many law firms to introduce virtual summer programs. Read on for 10 tips on maximizing this time as a remote summer associate.

What to Ask During a Networking Interview

by Shelley Awe | May 28, 2020

Networking is more important than ever, but once you’ve made a new connection and set up a meeting, what should you plan to talk about?

From the Armed Forces to Practice: What It Is Like to Practice in BigLaw as a Veteran

by Andrew Paulson, Litigation Associate; Kiel Sauerman, Corporate Associate; and Crystal Weeks, Litigation Associate—Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | May 20, 2020

What is it like transitioning from military service to private practice? Here, three law firm associates describe their experiences as veterans working in BigLaw.

Optimizing Your Summer & Your Future Employment Opportunities

by Mike Gotham—Perkins Coie, Director of Recruiting & Retention, and Shelley Levine—Perkins Coie, Senior Attorney Recruiting Manager | May 11, 2020

Summer job plans have changed for many law students due to COVID-19. Here are specific tips and strategies to gain valuable experience this summer.

Tips for Nailing the Law Review Write-On Competition

by Shelley Awe | May 07, 2020

As 1L year wraps up, it’s time to start thinking about one of the next law school steps: journal write-on. Check out these tips for write-on success!

What to Expect During Your First Year as an Associate

by Eric Magleby & Olivia Martzahn—Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP | May 04, 2020

The law firm associate role is probably unlike any prior position you've held. Here two associates from Finnegan share advice on what junior lawyers can expect.

Welcome to the First Annual Lawyer Well-Being Week

by Jonathan Beitner | April 30, 2020

May 4-8 is Lawyer Well-Being Week, an industry-wide initiative to promote well-being in the legal profession. Read on to learn more—including how you can participate remotely.

5 Tips for Tackling Remote Law School Exams

by Mary Kate Sheridan | April 23, 2020

Law school finals are quickly approaching, and many law students will be taking their exams virtually. Here are five tips for nailing your remote tests.

Professional Legal Associations for Law Students

by Shelley Awe | April 20, 2020

Looking to network and boost your resume remotely? Joining a legal association is a great way to do it—read on for a list of some that law students can join.

Your Summer Internship Has Been Canceled—Now What?

by Vault Law Editors | April 16, 2020

Coronavirus has forced some legal employers to cut summer internships. What does this mean for law students? Read on for advice on how to move forward.

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