It’s your final semester at a top law school and your grades are good. Graduation is two months away, and you’ve been concentrating so much on your studies and passing the bar that looking for that first real attorney job has taken a back seat. But now it’s time to search out viable opportunities in the legal profession, a daunting process that has you feeling a bit overwhelmed.
You’ve heard from some lawyer friends who graduated the previous year and they’re still trying to get hired at better firms because they lack the preferred 3 to 5 years of experience. Soon you will have to pay back student loans, so now it’s “crunch time” with respect to finding employment and realizing a return-on-investment for law school. You certainly don’t want to be flipping burgers at a fast food joint six months from now! With all that said, here are some questions to consider when searching for your first attorney job after graduating law school. [Read more…]