Category: Jobs/Internships

Spell Check Doesn’t Believe in ‘Externships,’ but I Do

Externships are my favorite thing about 3L year! I have had the opportunity to enroll in two great externships (for the uninitiated, externship = internship done for class credit), so I can authoritatively say that they are worth the time and energy you put  into them, and the rewards are far greater than any risks you […]

Winter Interlude: Reality, Plus Lots of Books & Day Trips

Reality Not so long ago, I finished eighty-one pages of seminar paper writing in about 10 days — and that’s not counting various drafts and outlines. This wasn’t just any writing, but intense research and original analysis (see my previous post for more), and it was exhilarating and exhausting to think so hard about new-to-me concepts. My brain […]

But what if I don’t want to be a lawyer?

After I trudged through the grueling task that is OCI, I found myself sitting without an offer but chock full of uncertainty. Both at OCI and throughout my 1L year, I had heard countless professionals gush about the satisfaction and joy they got from their firm, government, and public interest jobs. They relished in the […]

Do Something For Yourself

As exams quickly approach, it can be easy to feel like you’re drowning in a sea of case law and outlines. It is important, however, to remember to do things for yourself and to find things that keep you sane during this rigorous and grueling journey through law school. If you play hockey, like I […]

The Art of the Informational Interview

As an unemployed first semester 3L, I’ve been doing a lot of “informational interviews” lately. This is a concept that I had never heard of before attending law school, so it seems like a good topic to write about. Essentially, an informational interview is just what it sounds like: it’s an interview with someone in […]