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Advice for LL.M. Students as They Pave Their Legal Career Paths

by Vault Law Editors | July 15, 2019

The LL.M. job search is significantly different from that of J.D. students, and sometimes candidates must get creative in how they plot their careers. Here are some tips for LL.M. students on developing their legal careers and setting themselves apart.

Why Perfectionism May Not Be The Key to Success

by David B. Sarnoff, Esq., with Natalie Loeb, Gordon Loeb, and David Robert—Loeb Leadership | July 10, 2019

While all lawyers and law students strive to achieve the best results, focusing on perfection may actually hinder those efforts. Find out why making mistakes and focusing on non-perfection may make you more successful.

The Best Summer Associate Programs

by Vault Law Editors | July 08, 2019

With OCI just weeks away, it's time to narrow down your list of target firms. Check out the top summer programs from Vault's 2020 Summer Associate Program rankings and read insights from insiders about their summer experiences.

So, You’re Thinking of Becoming a Transactional Lawyer

by Milbank LLP | July 01, 2019

Milbank partner Rod Miller answers questions about pursuing a career in transactional law.

Vault's 2020 Quality of Life, Diversity, and Summer Associate Program Rankings are Here!

by Vault Law Editors | June 26, 2019

Vault has released its new quality of life, diversity, and summer program rankings! Read on to see which firms have been rated best to work for in these areas by their own associates.

A Glimpse Into Latham's 2L M&A and White Collar Defense Scholars Programs

by Latham & Watkins LLP | June 26, 2019

Latham's new 2L M&A Scholars Program and the 2L White Collar Defense Scholars Program provide a focused, hands-on summer experience for law students in M&A and White Collar Defense, respectively. Read on for more details on these innovative opportunities.

Tips for Maximizing Your Summer Experience

by Jenny Connelly, National Legal Recruiting Director, and Kelly Morgan, Sr. Legal Recruiting Manager, Sidley Austin LLP | June 25, 2019

Working as a summer associate is an invaluable way to gain an inside view of a law firm and build your network within the firm. Here, the recruiting team at Sidley Austin LLP shares six tips on how to maximize your summer experience.

A Day in the Life: Law Firm Summer Associate

by White & Case LLP | June 24, 2019

Follow a day in the life of a summer associate at White & Case, from having breakfast in the firm cafeteria to working on a Master Service Agreement to appearing in court for a pro bono client to attending a summer event.

Vault Law's 2020 Prestige Rankings Are Here!

by Vault Law Editors | June 19, 2019

Vault's 2020 rankings for the most prestigious law firms, Best Law Firms by Practice Area, and Best Law Firms by Region are here! Read on to see which law firms associates have deemed the most prestigious.

Building Meaningful Pro Bono Experience as a BigLaw Attorney

by Gibson Dunn | June 19, 2019

A career in BigLaw and meaningful pro bono experience do not have to be mutually exclusive, especially if you select a firm that fully supports pro bono work. In this post, Gibson Dunn lawyers share some of their experiences working on high-profile matters—including the travel ban and the family separation policy—and ways that pro bono work has been particularly meaningful to them.

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