Advice from the Real World

The Three Geeks and a Law Blog’s latest ” Elephant Post: What Would You Tell a Law Student Before They Enter the ‘Real World’? “ summarizes responses to that question from practitioners, law firm managers and support staff.  Among the key points:

  • Take a clinic
  • Develop contacts and relationships now: your fellow law students will be your colleagues in the practice world
  • Take the initiative to ask for feedback
  • You are marketing yourself now: Rethink your Facebook photos and posts, get onto Linkedin
  • Lexis and Westlaw are NOT FREE (where have you heard that before?) – learn to search efficiently

The Law Library is happy to help you with that last point:  See our Cost Effective Legal Research Guide, sign up for a Research Certificate Seminar, or set up an appointment for a research consultation.