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February 8, 2016

How To Get A BigLaw Job – Interview With A Hiring Partner

Over the next series of posts I will offer some actionable advice for BIBL readers who want to work in BigLaw.   To kick off the "How to Get a BigLaw Job" series, I recently sat down with a friend who is a litigation partner and oversees lawyer hiring in the office of large law firm .  Below are the partner’s thoughts on her path to BigLaw and some advice for BIBL readers: A nontraditional background.  I am a litigation partner at a large international law firm where traditionally most lawyers graduated from a top ten law school. This has changed…
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February 26, 2015

Why Law Students Who Want BigLaw Jobs Should Do OCI

On Campus interviewing - or OCI - is a grueling, even demoralizing, experience for any law student, so should students who attend lower ranked law schools even bother with it? Yes! OCI is a necessary part of the process of breaking in to BigLaw. While its true that odds are, at a lower ranked law school, you won't get your summer associate job at a BigLaw firm directly as a result of participating in OCI,  here’s just a few reasons why you should participate anyway. 1.  Get Your Foot Out of Your Mouth Everyone can benefit from going through multiple short, high-nerve,…
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October 28, 2014

“11 Job Search Myths, Debunked By A Recruiter”

Some of the "Myths" listed in this Good.co article fall into the Duh category, but some I strongly agree with.  Take for example: Job Search Myth #3: A cover letter isn’t necessary unless requested Truth: A cover letter is a huge asset in your job search, and should always be included. Over the years I have interviewed hundreds of law students and lateral candidates and very few have included cover letters with their application materials.  The folks who did stood out to me, especially when the letter included some interesting information about the candidate, above and beyond what was in the resume.  So I…
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