Landing an Interview

If you are trying to land an interview, here are some tips to getting the interview and getting hired. 1.  Research each firm carefully.  Let the firm know you are interested and why you are a good fit.  Ensure you do your homework on the practice areas or specialties of the firm and the attorney […]

Consumer Law Clinic Starts Semester with Fee Hearing

The Consumer Law Clinic got off to a busy start this summer.  Just two weeks into the semester, Chauntel Grant argued a Motion for Attorney’s Fees and Costs in a foreclosure case.  After four years of litigation, the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed its foreclosure action against one of the Clinic’s clients.  Since the plaintiff dismissed, the […]

Yay…it’s officially SUMMER…

so now what?? Hopefully you have a summer externship or internship or are getting some volunteer experience. Remember, we recommend you obtain at least 400 hours of legal work experience before graduation. Summer is also a great time to start thinking about what you’ll do next year! Remember that most, if not all, government internships […]

Don’t Forget Secondary Sources

Librarians often tell students to start researching with secondary sources. Secondary sources are a great starting point for researching an unfamiliar area, providing a narrative explanation of complex concepts, giving citations to primary authority, and commentary on cutting edge legal issues. Something we don’t discuss that secondary sources can provide confirmation that there is no […]