Category: Jobs/Internships

Things I Wish I Had Known Before 1st Semester

Order your textbooks early. I ordered books from the bookstore about a week early. A week is not enough time in some cases. I would suggest ordering books at least 2 weeks ahead of time. Because many law schools are vying for the same textbooks, they occasionally are backordered. Attending the first day of class […]

The Value of Networking

Networking is a buzzword that is thrown around almost as soon as you enter law school as a 1L. From advisers to upperclassmen to professors, a great deal of emphasis is placed on networking. As for my experience with networking, I initially had my doubts. I often thought how important can it be and is […]

Zero L Work Experience

Along with many other law students, I came into law school with work experience. After I graduated from Northeastern University, I worked as a paralegal at two different law firms for a little over two years in the Boston area. The two law firms I had the opportunity to work at prior to law school […]

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 […]