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The Future of Public Interest Law in the Legal Academy

October 28, 2010 This is a guest post from Lauren Tetenbaum, MSW, a 3L at the Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Lauren is also a member of the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee. What is the future of public interest in the legal academy? Read More

Public Interest Job Search Strategies

October 18, 2010 This is a guest post from Celeste Davis,  a 2L at Boston University School of Law. Celeste is also a member of the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee. Ahh, the ever-elusive job search.  It’s essentially the end product of a legal education.  While some would like to hide in a classroom and avoid employment altogether, reality eventually sets in for most of us.  Whether it’s finding something permanent or just for the summer, it’s hard to even know where to begin the process. Read More

What About the American Dream?

September 28, 2010 Ted Brassfield, a recent law graduate of Indiana University Maurer School of Law, got the opportunity of a lifetime. At a town hall meeting held in Washington, D.C. Read More

In a Tough Hiring Market Network Smarter, Not Harder

September 27, 2010 This is a guest post from Charlene Gomes, Senior Program Manager for Law School Advocacy and Outreach at Equal Justice Works. While the legal hiring market remains a shadow of its former self, it is not dead.  So why are many law students acting as if it is?  Reports from both public sector employers and career services professionals are coming up with the same baffled question – where are the applicants?  Why aren’t students attending networking events? Read More

Summer Corps Standout Sabrina Gillespie

August 26, 2010 The following is a guest post from Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Standout Award recipient Sabrina Gillespie. Sabrina is working with Brooklyn Defender Services. She is a student at Benjamin N. Read More

Myths About On-Campus Interview Programs and Public Interest Opportunities

July 26, 2010 This is a guest post by Charlene Gomes, Senior Program Manager, Law School Advocacy and Outreach. While law students are busy honing their legal skills at summer jobs, law school career services professionals are busy recruiting and scheduling employers for fall on-campus interviews.  Your inbox may be flooded with emails from your career or professional development office announcing the latest wave of private sector employers conducting interviews at your school, but resist the temptation to buy into the myth that the fall interview season is a benefit solely for students seeking em Read More

The Fine Print

July 22, 2010 Yesterday, President Obama signed landmark financial reform legislation into law.  “If you’ve ever applied for a credit card, a student loan, or a mortgage, you know the feeling of signing your name to pages of barely understandable fine print,” Mr. Obama said. Read More

On the Job Tips for Public Interest Lawyers

June 15, 2010 This is a guest post written by Ericka Hines, Program Manager, Training and Evaluation at Equal Justice Works. In October, Equal Justice Works will be hosting our annual Conference and Career Fair and Fellows Leadership Training.  Over the last 6 years of hosting these events, I have often been asked what are ways to get a job. Rarely do I get asked, “How do I approach my job?”  How you approach your job can really influence your mindset for the first few weeks or months in a position. Read More

Deferred Associates and Public Sector Placements - Best Practices

May 20, 2010 This is a guest post by Charlene Gomes, Senior Program Manager,Law School and Advocacy Outreach, at Equal Justice Works. While a lot of uncertainty remains regarding the state of the economy, at least one employment trend has improved – the utilization of deferred law firm associates to expand the capacity of legal services organizations while waiting for their firm job to start.  After a year of trial and error, nonprofits, law firms and law schools have been able to identify some best practices to help maximize the benefit to new associates, legal services organizations and their c Read More
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