8 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2014 Last revised: 30 Jun 2014
Date Written: April 8, 2014
Law students and new lawyers often struggle to find their place in the legal profession. Too often, they assume that their job search should be driven by subject matter. "I enjoyed my contracts class, so perhaps I'd enjoy working on contracts." This article advises law students to reorient their focus away from substantive law toward this top five things to look for in a legal job: people, tasks, case or project features, demands and rewards. Within each category, advises prospective lawyers on how different legal jobs may vary.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Fan, Jennifer S. and Maranville, Deborah A., Top Five Things to Look for in a Legal Job: People, Tasks, Case/Project Features, Demands & Rewards (April 8, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2404627 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2404627