How Should I Dress For OCIs?

Dress For OCIs

How Should I Dress For OCIs?

First impressions can be very important during an on-campus interview (OCI).  However, you want your overall lasting impression to be your personality and skills as opposed to your appearance.  This means that a good amount of thought needs to go into how you dress for OCIs.  You want to look professional, but you don’t want to be remembered for your clothes.  In this post, we give you some tips on how to dress for OCIs.

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Be the Best Summer Associate

3 Tips on How to Be the Best Summer Associate

3 Tips on How to Be the Best Summer Associate

3 Tips on How to Be the Best Summer Associate: You did it!  You worked tirelessly your 1L year and earned stellar grades.  Those grades landed you OCIs.  And, after rigorous screener interviews and callbacks, you secured your dream summer associate position. Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the spoils of your victory.

WRONG!

Take a little time to celebrate and reward yourself for a job well done.  Have a nice dinner, order extra dessert, and buy that little luxury item you told yourself you’d buy if you landed a summer associate position.  But keep your eye on the real prize. You want to receive a full-time job offer at the end of your summer associate position following your 2L year.  Moreover, for many high achievers, it’s not just about getting a full-time job offer.  Rather, it’s also about making a name for yourself that summer. Ultimately, you want to set yourself up for a long career of success and accomplishments.  So, how do you stand out?  How do you be the best summer associate?  Follow these 3 tips and you will be well on your way to being a shining star!

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OCI Mistakes

3 OCI Mistakes That Could Cost You!

3 OCI Mistakes That Could Cost You!

3 OCI Mistakes That Could Cost You!: For many law students, securing on-campus interviews (“OCIs”) is the whole point of working tirelessly throughout 1L year.   Some see OCIs as even the most pivotal part of law school!  If you can land an OCI with a top firm and then land an offer, you have set yourself up for success after law school.

Many good firms that recruit a summer associate class at OCIs extend full-time job offers to them!  Remember, firms compete with each other too.  And, the firm with a 100% offer rate to their summer associates is seen as a much more desirable firm than the one with a 75% offer rate.  So, the student who gets recruited at the end of OCI season can usually breathe a sigh of relief for the remaining two years of law school because the odds are that he will receive a job offer at the end of the summer after 2L year.  This is very different from the student struggling to juggle job applications throughout 3L year while gearing up to study for the bar exam and worrying about financial security post-law school all at the same time!

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How to Become a Lawyer like Kim Kardashian: A 2-Minute Guide

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Kim Kardashian has recently made the news for declaring her intent to become a lawyer in California. She is currently studying for California’s “baby bar” exam and plans on taking the California bar exam in 2022. How can she do this without a law degree — and yet alone, without a college degree? Here we tell you how to become a lawyer like Kim Kardashian plans to! Continue reading How to Become a Lawyer like Kim Kardashian: A 2-Minute Guide

What Is An Attorney Swearing-In Ceremony?

Attorney Swearing-In Ceremony

What Is An Attorney Swearing-In Ceremony?

You’ve graduated from law school, been certified by character and fitness, and passed the bar exam – congratulations!  You are almost ready to begin practicing law!  One of the final steps is to attend an attorney swearing-in ceremony.  Each jurisdiction, and each county or district within the jurisdiction, likely has their own specific procedures, so make sure you check the rules in your jurisdiction to find out how to be formally admitted.  But this post will give a general overview of what you can expect from an attorney swearing-in ceremony!

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What if I Pass the Bar Exam? Making Your “Plan A”

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We talk about how to make a Plan B if you fail the bar exam here. However, you should also come up with a “Plan A” for if you pass the bar exam! It sounds silly, but some examinees are just as anxious about passing the bar exam as they are about failing it. Passing the bar means you are eligible to become a “real” attorney and not a student. Some examinees find themselves stressed out by this prospect — either they don’t have a job lined up or they are anxious about starting their job!

Here are a few things you can do to make your “Plan A.”  Continue reading What if I Pass the Bar Exam? Making Your “Plan A”

I am an attorney taking the UBE. How do I make sure I pass?

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We receive many emails from attorneys who decide to take the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). If you are an attorney taking the UBE, you probably want to do whatever you can to pass it the first time you take it. This may be because:

  • you don’t want to spend more time studying for a bar exam than you have to!
  • your boss or firm expects you to pass it the first time
  • you want to be licensed as soon as possible so you can be an asset to your team

Here, we give you some advice on how to maximize your chances of passing the bar exam the first time you take it.  Continue reading I am an attorney taking the UBE. How do I make sure I pass?

How to Pass the Bar Exam While Working Full Time

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A lot of examinees do not have the privilege of taking time off to study for the bar exam. This is especially true for non-traditional students and for those who find themselves retaking the bar exam.

Here, we give you some great tips on how to pass the bar exam while working full time. The key is to make the most of your time to ensure you are studying as efficiently and effectively as possible.   Continue reading How to Pass the Bar Exam While Working Full Time

Best Uniform Bar Exam Course for Attorneys

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Looking for the best Uniform Bar Exam course for attorneys? If you are an attorney looking for an excellent Uniform Bar Exam prep course that will help you get licensed in a Uniform Bar Exam jurisdiction, look no further! Our JD Advising Uniform Bar Exam course is an excellent fit for attorneys (You can read more about our Uniform Bar Exam course here or enroll now here!)

Our course helps you save time and study efficiently for the Uniform Bar Exam!

Note that this is a full-service course. Not only do we have attorneys in it, but we also have first-time takers and repeat bar exam takers in it. Our students love our efficient and effective approach to bar exam prep. In fact, several law firms (and even law schools) pay for students to attend our courses for this very reason.  Continue reading Best Uniform Bar Exam Course for Attorneys

Five Law Student LinkedIn Profile Tips

Law Student LinkedIn Profile

Five Law Student LinkedIn Profile Tips

Law students looking to land a job should make sure their LinkedIn page is ready for employers. The first thing to do is to fill out your entire LinkedIn page. Don’t leave any space blank. The more thorough your LinkedIn page is, the more likely it is to connect with a protentional employer. Read further for our law student LinkedIn profile tips!

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