Top Five Things to Look for in a Legal Job: People, Tasks, Case/Project Features, Demands & Rewards

8 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2014 Last revised: 30 Jun 2014

Jennifer S. Fan

University of Washington - School of Law

Deborah A. Maranville

University of Washington School of Law

Date Written: April 8, 2014

Abstract

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

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

Jennifer S. Fan

University of Washington - School of Law ( email )

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United States
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Deborah A. Maranville (Contact Author)

University of Washington School of Law ( email )

William H. Gates Hall
Box 353020
Seattle, WA 98105-3020
United States
206.685.6803 (Phone)
206.685.2388 (Fax)

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