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On the Job and Professionalism

  • Summer Success

    May 16, 2024

    Make sure you are ready to put your best foot forward this summer. If you haven’t already, review the Professionalism Primer

  • Set Up and Check Your Voicemail This Summer 

    May 16, 2024

    As you begin preparing for your summer job and 2L job search, make sure you have a professional voicemail greeting on your phone. Many employers…

  • Set Up and Check Your Voicemail This Summer 

    May 16, 2024

    As you begin preparing for your summer job, ensure you have a professional voicemail greeting set up and ready, and get in the habit of…

  • Starting This Fall at a Law Firm?

    April 4, 2024

    Learn how to maximize your first years at a law firm and how to position yourself for a move when the time is right! Join…

  • Summer Success

    April 2, 2024

    As you look ahead to your summer job, you may be wondering how to make sure you make a good impression and have a good…

  • Summer Success

    March 28, 2024

    As you look ahead to this summer, you may be wondering how to put your best foot forward with your summer employer. Start by joining…

  • Financial Success After Graduation

    March 26, 2024

    With graduation around the corner, you will soon be managing your new salary and all that comes with it. SFS has three programs coming up…

  • Managing the First Years of Your Career

    March 26, 2024

    Want to know how best to maximize the first years of your law firm practice and position yourself for a move within the private sector…

  • Start Dates and HLR Write-On Competition

    March 19, 2024

    For 1Ls hoping to participate in the Harvard Law Review’s Writing Competition which takes place from Sunday, May 12 to Saturday, May 18, there may…

  • Summer Employment Dates

    March 5, 2024

    As you finalize your summer plans, remember that EIP Week begins on Tuesday, July 30 and ends on Thursday, August 1. Many 1Ls also participate…

  • Do Not Renege on an Accepted Offer

    February 22, 2024

    One of the toughest parts of a job search can be deciding which offer to accept. Remember, once you have accepted an offer it is…

  • RSVP Protocol: If you respond “yes” to an event, go!

    February 15, 2024

    Firms track student attendance at their receptions, including no-shows. If, for any reason, you cannot attend an event to which you have RSVP’d “yes” please…

  • Making the Most of Employer Events

    February 15, 2024

    As you know many firms are hosting events for 1Ls this spring. You may not know, however, the purpose of attending. As your first step…

  • Following Up After Events 

    February 6, 2024

    After attending employer events, many students wonder about following up with those they met at the event. After a particularly good…

  • Turning Down Offers 

    February 1, 2024

    If you want to decline an offer, remember that even declining an offer is an opportunity to build your reputation and…

  • Communicating With Employers

    January 25, 2024

    You may now feel confident with your legal resume and crafting a cover letter, but sometimes communicating with employers after you have applied feels tricky.

  • What to Wear to Employer Events

    January 16, 2024

    Wondering what to wear to law firm events? The dress code for these events can vary by firm and type of event, but the…

  • Requesting Extensions on Offers

    January 16, 2024

    At this point in the 1L summer job search, you may be receiving offers from some positions while still interviewing for others. If an employer…