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That Pre-Law Millennial: Pre-Law Night at Latham!

Thanks to the initiative and enthusiasm of Katie Larkin-Wong, the Immediate Past President of Ms. JD, the New York office of Latham & Watkins recently hosted a Pre-Law Night for over 40 undergraduates from Columbia, NYU and Fordham. And what a fun night it was! Our generous hosts served us a delicious hot dinner (as an undergrad there are few things I love more than free food), and a panel of Latham lawyers and staff gave us lots of helpful pre-law advice, such as: Your LSAT score and 1L grades are crucial. Treat studying for them like a full-time job.…

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That Pre-Law Millennial: My First Seminar

Earlier this week, I conducted a peer-mentorship seminar for my fellow undergraduates at Columbia University, called "Launch Your Pre-Law Career! What undergraduates can be doing now to gain legal experience and build your professional network." My first goal in hosting this meeting was to "give back" to the pre-law community at school. After serving as President of the Columbia Pre-Law Society for the last two years, I'll be retiring in about two weeks—and I thought it would be nice to share some of the career/networking strategies that have worked for me so far with my peers and underclassmen. My second…

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That Pre-Law Millennial: Gatecrashing 101

Confession: I gatecrashed a conference at Columbia Law School yesterday. I dressed up in a suit, followed someone through a back door, judiciously avoided the Office of Career Services staff and tried to not look like a lost undergraduate as I quickly took a seat among the 1L's. (I was feeling pretty cool and James Bondsy until a law school friend spotted me, raised an eyebrow and said, "I can't believe you're here voluntarily. I actually have to be here.")     The conference was great. It was extremely valuable to hear lawyers from leading law firms share advice such…

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That Pre-Law Millennial: Founding a Corporate Law Mentoring Circle

In my previous Ms. JD Writer In Residence post, I talked about how my supervisor at my first "pre-law" internship sent me to a series of New York State courts (e.g. criminal, housing, family), and instructed me to chat with a given list of legal professionals (i.e. judges, lawyers, clerks, administrators)—a priceless experience that not only helped me develop key career skills, but also taught me an incredible amount of "content" about the law and the legal profession. Drawing inspiration from that model of learning about the legal profession through "going out and talking to people," as well as from…

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That Pre-Law Millennial: Life-Changing Lessons I Learnt from my First Internship

Hi everyone! I’m a third-year undergraduate at Columbia University and one of the 2016 Ms. JD Writers in Residence (“WIR”). I’m extremely excited to be sharing my pre-law journey with you over the next 12 months. Perhaps because it’s the new year and this is my first WIR post, I’ve been thinking a lot about “beginnings.” Specifically, I’ve been reflecting on the incredible mentorship that I received at my first pre-law internship, and how I owe many of my subsequent achievements to those early lessons. About two and a half years ago, I did an internship at the Office of…

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In(tern)spired: Why pre-law students shouldn’t be thinking about law school admissions. (Yet!)

As the president of the pre-law society at my university, I frequently get questions from friends and underclassmen about how my “LSAT prep” is going. I tell them, quite honestly, that I don't even know what's on the test. I've deliberately tried to avoid thinking about the question, “How do I get into law school?” I have no idea which law schools are ranked in the T14 (although I can probably hazard a guess) and frankly, for now, I don't really care. Instead, I've spent the last two years focused on trying to learn as much as I can about…

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