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A “Day in the Life” of a Law Firm Summer Associate

by O'Melveny & Myers LLP | January 21, 2021

A “day in the life” of a law firm summer associate looked a little different in 2020. Here’s a glimpse into a typical day for summers at O’Melveny this past summer.

A Quick Guide to 1L Summer Jobs

by Shelley Awe | January 19, 2021

Your 1L summer is your first chance to get “real” lawyering experience—so what kind of job should you pursue? Here is a quick guide to the different routes you might consider.

Get Involved in Affinity Groups as a Summer Associate

by Natalie Gow, Associate—Allen & Overy LLP | January 18, 2021

Participation in law firm affinity groups can increase your access to attorneys across the firm, raise your profile, create opportunities for mentorship, and teach you how to be an active participant in an increasingly diverse legal landscape.

How to Select the Right Summer Associate Program: Advice from Law Firm Associates

by Vault Law Editors | January 13, 2021

Having multiple law firm offers is exciting, but how do you decide which summer associate program is right for you? Here, real law firm associates share their advice on how to choose.

Sidley Recruiters Share the Top Eight Questions You Should Ask in Your Law Firm Interview

by Jenny Connelly and Lauryn Bronstein—Sidley Austin LLP | January 11, 2021

Crafting thoughtful, interesting questions is an important step in preparing for your next law firm interview. Here, recruiters from Sidley share top questions you should ask.

10 Behavioral Interviewing Tips for Success During OCI and Callbacks

by Shearman & Sterling | January 07, 2021

Behavioral interview questions are becoming more common during law firm interviews, and preparing for them is key. Read on for best practices for approaching these questions.

Strategies for Achieving Work-Life Balance in BigLaw

by Kirkland & Ellis | January 05, 2021

For many lawyers, work-life balance seems like an elusive goal, and the move to remote work in the wake of COVID-19 has blurred the lines of work and personal time even more. Read on for strategies on achieving balance.

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Lawyers

by Shelley Awe | December 31, 2020

Make 2021 the year for your legal career with these New Year's resolutions.

Resume Basics for Law Students

by Shelley Awe | December 22, 2020

Your resume is your chance to make a great first impression with legal employers. Follow these tips to get your resume in tip-top shape.

Non-Legal Holiday Reads: A Book List For Lawyers, by Lawyers

by Shelley Awe | December 17, 2020

Holiday vacation is the perfect time for lawyers to fit in some “for fun” reading. If you need some book inspiration, check out this list of reads, recommended by lawyers!

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