Jobs: Present Yourself Like a Lawyer, Not a Student

Vol. 39 No. 7

By

Erin Binns is assistant director for career planning at Marquette University Law School.

You’re not a law student anymore. Ok, technically you are. But for students, if you are in your final semester of law school, it’s time to adjust how you view and market yourself. Legal employers aren’t hiring you to serve as an understudy. You’re being cast as a professional member of the team who will be expected to contribute independently to the organization’s work and client base in substantial ways. You’re getting hired to be a lawyer.

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