My Bar Exam Status FAQ (J.D. Advantage)

Now that I’ve officially graduated from law school, I wanted to publicly address some FAQ’s I’ve been receiving daily from friends, family, and faculty regarding my bar exam / job situation. I’ll note that these are fair questions and concerns and that I greatly appreciate all the check-ins. I especially appreciate all of the advice […]

Resilience

If I were an employer, I’d pay close attention to the classes of 2020 and 2021. What sets us apart from the rest won’t be our grades, our class rankings, our impressive lists of internships, nor our ability to marathon a semester’s worth of Zoom lectures in a day. It will be our raw, unrelenting […]

Dear 1Ls (2020 Edition)

Dear COVID-19 1Ls, By now the grades have probably started rolling in. I don’t envy you in the slightest. At least when my first semester grades came in, I had people around me to commiserate with. More importantly, I had my fellow 2Ls and 3Ls there to pick me back up and tell me everything […]

Acing the OCI (guest post)

[Jess’ Note: OCI’s are not for everyone. They certainly weren’t for me which explains why you’ll rarely see posts about law firm life here on this blog. I did a total of one OCI during my entire law school experience and it ended with me politely suggesting the interviewer pack sand. Whoops. Thankfully my 3L […]

Speed-Networking in the Virtual World

Tomorrow, SCU Law’s OCM department is hosting a speed-networking event geared towards recreating some of the offline mixers we were once blessed to have in-person. With that, I’ve received several questions from 1Ls about how they can make the most of that experience. I did a write-up about virtual networking earlier this year. These are […]

Networking in the “New Normal”

Usually around early March, I start receiving a lot of calls from anxious incoming students. Here’s what I’ve realized about this year’s 1Ls: I don’t envy any of them. 1L year is already a challenging experience; adding a global pandemic to the mix only ratchets up the difficulty from hard to expert mode.  Of these […]

No More Sticky Notes

  Productivity has been the bane of my existence. For starters, my new role has a ton of moving parts (surprise: Google is demanding). Additionally, WFH severely undermines my ability to concentrate. A colleague recently noticed my silent cries for help and shared his Google Sheet with me for tracking and prioritizing projects/tasks. Let me […]