My mother instilled manners into me as a child. I was the little black girl who balanced books on her head for posture. I drank tea with my pinkie out, and sometimes I would eat pizza with a fork and knife. On top of that, my mother always made me wear these adorable frilly ruffle dresses with white stockings. She wanted me to look the … Continue reading Etiquette 101: Divisive Social Rules that Cause Anxiety, But Don’t Have To
Picture this: you are asked to email your application for your dream summer job. You have your resume, cover letter, and references at the ready. You are ready to apply… but are you? Are you sure your materials are in the correct format? Do you know what to put in the email body? Is your signature correct? Do you have a signature? Is your email … Continue reading Writing Professional Emails 101
“Soft skills” are essential for young lawyers and law students to succeed. Soft skills are personal attributes that enable someone to interact harmoniously with others, such as communication, presentation skill, time management, and networking. Each of those skills add value to your career and distinguish you as a candidate. This article focuses on a particularly tricky but essential one: networking. “It’s not what you know, … Continue reading Networking: Yes, You Have to Do It, But Yes, You Can Do It.
As a first-generation law student, you might face challenges financing your legal education– paying for things like tuition, books, rent, professional clothing, and, of course, food. It can seem overwhelming. Just know that regardless of how the odds may stack against you, there is always a way to make ends meet if you are willing to take on the challenge. Already, by getting into law … Continue reading Making Ends Meet in Law School