Landing the job you want | Over-enrollment blues | Musings on UFOs, embracing sales

Decisions about law school were intensely complicated because of the pandemic. Should students go all in? Defer? Bail altogether?  Conversations on Above the Law’s Thinking Like a Lawyer and the ABA’s Law Student Podcast reveal the legal ed landscape is still pretty muddy.  On the positive side, jobs are opening up on traditional paths, and in areas law, students may not have considered before. Lauren Jackson offers her perspective as the associate director of career services at Howard University School of Law. She has solid advice on landing the job you want, even if that means making the hard decision to pass on a first or second opportunity. She also plays up the value of being open to opportunities that come from left field. But what if your law school inadvertently enrolled too many students? ATL’s Joe Patrice and Kathryn Rubino discuss the over-enrollment snafus and real fears that too many law students may be competing for too few jobs locally. Covid-19 ordeal inspires life-changing career move On the topic of interesting career paths, Asked & Answered’s Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with Above the Law founder David Lat. He recently left his legal recruiting job to return to writing full-time.…

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Landing the job you want | Over-enrollment blues | Musings on UFOs, embracing sales

Updated: June 10, 2021 — 10:26 pm