New Lawyers: Stories from recent graduates

Vol. 42 No. 5


Barry Malone is the editor of Student Lawyer .

Law students get a lot of advice. Most schools have departments dedicated to giving career advice and assign students faculty advisors. Some schools give students an alumni mentor. Most students develop relationships with 2Ls and 3Ls to get tips on professors and exams. Some of the best advice comes from individuals who most recently entered the profession.

In this article, several new lawyers from various employment backgrounds, including legal aid; academia; corporate America; and small, medium, and big law firms, provide their insight on making the law student to lawyer transition. These lawyers graduated in an uncertain economic environment. Here, they share their experiences making their way in the legal market and provide insights on how to make the transition.


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