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Posted February 27, 2015 by

Career Paths for Law Students: Where You Can Go

University law school graduate on graduation day

University law school graduate on graduation day. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

No doubt, you labored admirably to acquire your law degree. Having graduated from law school, you may have decided that practicing law is the one and only career option. The good news is that your law degree can be put to good use securing some incredibly, diverse careers that are outside of the law. Given today’s economy and the competition within the legal industry, there’s an entire economy of alternative career opportunities that span a vast array of industries. The skills you’ve developed are marketable. (more…)

Posted October 10, 2014 by

Top 10 Labor & Employment Law Firms for 2015

Vault.com logoFor law students who are looking for entry level jobs in labor and employment firms, the following post includes a list of the top 10 companies in this specific area of the legal field for 2015.

Offering deeper insight into the legal industry, Vault.com released its Practice Area Rankings for 2015, examining how associates rate peer firms in areas such as labor and employment law. After upending Seyfarth Shaw last year, Littler Mendelson continues to top the Labor & Employment Rankings for the second straight year. (more…)

Posted August 06, 2013 by

Top 10 Labor & Employment Law Firms

For law students who are looking for entry level jobs in labor and employment firms, the following post includes a list of the top 10 companies in this specific area of the legal field.

Vault.com, the source of ratings, rankings and insight for law students and lawyers, has released its Practice Area Rankings for 2014. In labor and employment law, Littler Mendelson has become the new champion, having replaced last year’s winner, Seyfarth Shaw, in the number one position. (more…)

Posted September 11, 2012 by

Law Students the Focus for Website Dealing with Emotional and Mental Health

While college can bring challenges to many students, those in the field of law may be facing more serious issues that need to be dealt with.  A new website designed for law students may be helpful to their emotional and mental health.

As we enter a new school year,  students not only face academic challenges, but must also be prepared to deal with emotional and mental health issues.  In particular, law students find themselves at greater risk for such issues.  To help address this, LawLifeline.org has been launched as a resource for law students providing information about a wide range of emotional health issues, including anxiety, depression and stress.  It offers a free anonymous, confidential web-based resource center allowing students to not only search for information, but to learn how to go about seeking help if they need it.  LawLifeline is a project of The Jed Foundation, the nation’s leading organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among America’s college students, and The Dave Nee Foundation, which works to fight depression and prevent suicide among law students. (more…)