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OCI is only ONE way to get a summer position… here are a few more

Most of you have heard about OCI… and are probably under the impression that this is the ONLY way law students get legal jobs… WRONG!!!  OCI is just one of many different ways students gain summer internships and full-time employment.  In fact 10% or less of the students will gain their employment through OCI, so  Continue Reading »

Rules to Follow to ask Great Questions During the Interview

When I was in law school and interviewing to secure a legal internship or job after graduation, I always dreaded one part of the interview, “So, do you have any questions for me?” This seems like such a simple question, yet I was so afraid that I would appear incompetent that I felt stumped. You  Continue Reading »

Learn Good Time Management Skills Now

You are all in law school, which means that you were very successful in your undergraduate studies, and had to at least have some minimal proficiencies with time management skills.   If you didn’t you wouldn’t have completed your papers on time, attended classes, or aced your exams. However, while academia requires a certain level of  Continue Reading »

5 Steps for Creating Great Cover Letters

So, you have decided that you are going to apply for your dream position. You have sat down and beautifully crafted your resume and are now beginning to work on your cover letter. You have written Dear Mr. Smith, and find yourself stuck with what to say. If this sounds like you, you should consider  Continue Reading »

Why Law Students Should be Blogging Now!

Are you looking for a way to stand out from the crowd and get noticed during your job search? You should consider starting your own blog. Not only does blogging about a particular type of law show a potential employer your interests, it is also a great way to become deeply knowledgeable in a certain  Continue Reading »

I Can Join Bar Associations in Law School?

Once you graduate from law school, you will likely join a few bar associations, including the Missouri Bar Association (MOBAR), a local Bar Association (like KCMBA or BAMSL) and the American Bar Association (ABA), which will provide you with many member benefits including CLE’s, socials, and discounts, that will be invaluable for the practice of  Continue Reading »

CLE’s: One Way to Add Experience to your Resume

Are you looking to add relevant knowledge and experience to your resume?  Then you should consider attending Continuing Legal Education Seminars (CLE’s). Every lawyer who is licensed to practice law must attend a certain number of CLE’s each year to remain in good standing of their respective bar associations (15 hours in Missouri) and due to  Continue Reading »