June 21, 2018 Articles

Managing Your Legal Career Before It Starts Managing You

By Veronica Canton

I worked with an intellectual property litigation team at Reed Smith LLP before I started law school. I helped my team prepare for depositions, for Daubert hearings, for trials, and for many other tasks. I believed that having prior work experience would help me successfully execute my work as a law student. Attorney friends warned me that law school would be hard. I was given tips on how to survive the workload. I was advised on how to keep a balanced life. In addition to having this advice, I connected with several mentors at school and signed up for two mentorship programs at the beginning of my first semester. These mentors were key in the successful execution of my law school work. Two pieces of advice really stood out.

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