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JD detours: Alternative career paths for lawyers

When you decide to go to law school, you may have grandiose dreams of a fast-paced and exciting legal career. You may envision being an advocate for basic human rights or handling million-dollar clients for a huge, reputable firm. As … Continue reading

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Diversity, Golf, and the Rules of the (Legal Career) Game

Bryant Garth and Joyce S. Sterling,  Diversity, Hierarchy, and Fit in Legal Careers: Insights from Fifteen Years of Qualitative Interviews, 31 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 123 (2018). Carole Silver Diversity, Hierarchy, and Fit in Legal Careers: Insights from Fifteen Years … Continue reading

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Exploring Career Paths in the “and more” Category

For better or worse, an inherent part of the aspiring public interest lawyer’s path is to go against the grain of the typical law school experience and be at least a bit off-kilter from the vast majority of your peers. … Continue reading

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Consider a career as an attorney at HUD

Legal Honors Programs are the primary hiring vehicle for entry-level attorneys in the federal government.  I frequently meet law students who have an interest in public service but are unfamiliar with these programs or do not realize so many different … Continue reading

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Working Too Hard Could Harm Your Career

Working too hard could harm your career – who would have thunk it? The next time a colleague accuses you of phoning it in, just remind them of the dangers of working too hard or learn the power of saying … Continue reading

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