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Tips for the Impending Interview Season

 This post is written by Shannon Frankel, a blogger and former lawyer turned stay at home mom.  You can read Shannon’s blog at: http://butidohavealawdegree.blogspot.com. Ahhh, it’s June.  Exams are over, and the summer is here.  But lest you law students get too relaxed, remember: For many of you, interviews are just around the corner.  I’ve been there, done that, and I remember it well.  In all fairness, when I was going through the on-campus interview process at Penn Law in 2003, the climate was certainly different.  Firm offers were plentiful, and pretty much every student I knew received one.  If they…

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Lose the Schmooze: Seven Ways to Make Networking Genuine

This post, featuring Ms. JD board member Katie Hayes, is written by ForbesWoman author Katie Phillips. The original post can be seen at the ForbesWoman blog She Negotiates.Every evening before bed, you glance at your iPhone’s calendar to see what tomorrow brings. Hoping for a calm, relaxing evening watching your favorite reality shows and sipping wine on the couch, you’re dismayed when you see in bright red text: “Networking Mixer, 7:30.” With a groan, you wonder what could’ve possibly possessed you to be so ambitious. You begin frantically running through excuses in your mind because, at the moment, nothing sounds…

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Join Ms. JD to Support the Global Education Fund - Tickets Available Now

Ms. JD and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP are excited to invite you to celebrate the launch of the Ms. JD Global Education Fund and its inaugural scholars, Ugandan law students Joaninne Nanyange and Monica Athieno.On June 21, we'll be hosting a reception featuring remarks by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the New York Times bestseller The Dressmaker of Khair Khana.In addition to our core mission to increase the representation of women in the legal profession in the United States, Ms. JD aims to support the rise of women…

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NALP Survey: What Law School Classes are the Most Valuable

“Hands-on learning (skills courses, judicial internships, clinics, etc.) are the most effective preparation for law practice." - NALP survey  NALP, the association of legal career professionals, recently published their 2010 Survey of Law School Experiential Learning Opportunities and Benefits. The survey of over 900 associates reports on what types of experiential learning opportunities the associates took part in during law school as well as how those learning opportunities benefited them in their legal practice. In a time when many law firms are calling for law school graduates with practical skills, the survey provides useful data on how student can get the…

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