At Mizzou Law, the faculty and staff know a thing or two about how to help students build future careers for themselves. However, sometimes students do not understand there is more to obtaining a job than just showing what you know. More often than not, students obtain jobs by showing both what they know and who they know. Recognizing the increasing importance of networking in the legal profession, Mizzou Law continually presents its students with networking opportunities. These opportunities include both local and nationwide panels, symposia and conferences.
No matter where the events occur, they all have the same goal: to create diverse networking opportunities for Mizzou Law students to explore various areas of the law and legal careers, while also creating lasting connections with potential employers.
Recently, two Mizzou law students had the opportunity to attend unique conferences in different parts of the United States.
The American Bar Association (ABA) gave 3L Darrion Walker the opportunity to attend the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) in Minnesota. While at the conference, Walker attended both social and academic events with practicing lawyers from around the nation. One event allowed him to work side by side with lawyers in a strategic planning session focused on encouraging young students to pursue a legal degree.
This year’s recipient of the Peggy Browning Fund award, 2L Whitney Fay, attended the 15th Annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference in Maryland. During the conference, Fay met law students from across the country and gained extensive insight about current issues within the area of labor law from practicing attorneys.