Thursday, May 22, 2014

Advice for Summer Associates (and Externs Too)

Elizabeth (Betsy) Munnell, a lawyer who provides "business development coaching" for law firms and lawyers has distilled a lot of advice for summer associates into three charts, each addressing the three important areas of Assignments, Citizenship, and Professionalism
  • basic tips
  • examples of typical mess-ups
  • ways to stand out
Her blog post: Best Practices for Summer Associates: In Three Simple Charts, The Uncommon Sensei, May 21, 2014.

She writes about summer associates in law firms, but almost all the advice is equally applicable to summer jobs or externships with government agencies, judicial chambers, and public interest groups—even working as a research assistant for a professor. All employers appreciate law students who meet deadlines, turn in excellent work, and show courtesy.

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