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How to Prep for Mizzou’s Expo

Mizzou Law’s annual Small Firm and Public Interest Expo is just around the corner.   A variety of employers in all practice areas will be there to talk with law students.  How can you prepare for such an event?  Here are some tips that will assist you to making the most of this opportunity. Before the event: Click on the  Continue Reading »

How to Work a Room

How to Work a Room: The Ultimate Guide to Savvy Socializing In Person and Online is a book by Susan RoAne, who is known as “The Mingling Maven”™.  The book provides techniques on how to socialize and feel comfortable in business networking situations. Available for checkout in the Career Development Office, the book identifies the things that  Continue Reading »

It’s Who You Know: The Magic of Networking

It’s Who You Know is a book by Cynthia Chin-Lee, a graduate of Harvard University, about networking. A copy of this book is available in Career Services. The book is essentially a guide on how to expand personal and business contacts through networking in person and on the Internet. It highlights the importance of networking  Continue Reading »

Choosing Small Choosing Smart

Are you interested in building your career at a small firm?  If so, this book, Choosing Small Choosing Smart: Job Search Strategies for Lawyers in the Small Firm Market”, by Donna Gerson, Esq. will be a fantastic resource for any questions you have about small firms – from preparing for interviews to opening a solo practice.   Continue Reading »

Excellence in the Workplace

Have a question about what being a practicing attorney is like?  Excellence in the Workplace: Legal and Life Skills, by Kay Kavanagh and Paula Nailon, has information about a little bit of everything related to being a lawyer – from overcoming shyness, to how adults learn information, to salary negotiation.  It is divided into thirty  Continue Reading »

How to “Maximize Your Lawyer Potential”

So many factors contribute to the success of a lawyer beyond what law students learn in school.  Maximize Your Lawyer Potential, by Amee R. McKim, focuses on what the author designates as “soft” lawyering skills.  These are abilities that are not as easily measured as grades and journal participation.  Though soft skills are not typically  Continue Reading »

Succeeding in Today’s Job Market

Worried about finding a job after graduation?  If so, I recommend the book From Lemons to Lemonade in the New Legal Job Market by Richard L. Hermann.  This book examines some of the obstacles new graduates may face during their job search, but more importantly, provides an abundance of advice about how to work around  Continue Reading »