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Jobs in the Time of Corona: No Grades, No OCI, No Bar? NALP’s Tips for Law Students During COVID-19

July 08, 2020

Credit: Angelina Bambina (Shutterstock)by Devra Sigle Hermosilla, Assistant Dean of Career & Professional Development

This month’s National Association of Law Placement (NALP*) bulletin contains an article that moved me in its raw stripping down of the uncharted territory in which law students and grads (and those trying to help them with their job searches!) find themselves - with pass/fail grades, no in-person recruitment or networking events for the foreseeable future, and even extreme measures affecting bar exams across the country due to the ongoing pandemic precautions. When you put it all together, it feels overwhelming. 

But this article by our colleagues entitled:
No Grades, No OCI, No Bar? Tips for Law Students During COVID-19, offers very practical tips to navigate your job search, step by step. Read the 3 page article for details on the following 8 job strategy tips:

  1. Continue Applying for Jobs
  2. Follow the Market
  3. Set and Track Job Search Objectives with a 30-60-90 Plan
  4. Build Your Skills
  5.  Build Your Brand
  6. Build Your Network
  7. Improve Your Application Materials
  8. Be Kind, Stay Positive

Career Services has resources to help you with each of these steps - and we are more than happy to work with you through this crazy time. Send us an email or give us a call today!

*Note that as a NALP member school, Lewis & Clark Law School students and graduates have access to NALP’s rich resources, including NALP’s Directory of Legal Employers.

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