Category: Careers

The changing legal marketplace

Last month, the ABA Journal posted an article by Patrick Lamb of Valorem Law Group, a Chicago-based litigation firm known for its alternative fee arrangements. In the midst of his observations about the future of the delivery of… Read More

Tapping into social networks

Amanda Ellis, a legal recruiter based in Dallas, recently wrote an article for the Texas Bar Journal entitled The Big Three: Using Social Networking Sites to Connect with Employers and Clients. I’d like to focus on two techniques… Read More

Legal Career Options Day

Last night the Office of Career Services hosted its 8th Annual Legal Career Options Day from 5-7 pm in the Ballroom of the Kansas Union. Each year, this high energy networking event exposes our students to a wide… Read More

Getting involved at KU Law

KU Law affords students countless opportunities to tailor a legal education to meet your personality. Combined with a smaller to mid-sized student body and comparable to other reputable law schools, students receive the individualized attention foundational to a… Read More

The Power of Positive Psychology: Part Three

In the first two postings about Positive Psychology on Sept. 24 and Oct. 8, we introduced its application to lawyers and law students and briefly discussed some relatively simple steps that can lead to more satisfaction and sustainable… Read More

Back to the grind: a 3L’s perspective on the beginning of a new school year

Once again, it’s the beginning of another school year and I’m sitting around wondering where my summer went. I spent a good portion of my summer studying for the MPRE and working in the Rockhurst University Athletics Department… Read More

A ‘best value’ in a tough market

Recently KU Law was honored as a top 20 “Best Value” in legal education by preLaw magazine. Law schools are honored if they meet four criteria: Tuition less than $35,000 a year for in-state residents; Average indebtedness of… Read More

Law librarian, comic book fan sees superhero personalities in lawyers

For those who don’t know, I have been a fan of comic books pretty much my entire life. And much like anybody who is a fan of any type of fiction, be it Harry Potter, Twilight or D.C.’s… Read More

First-day jitters and first-year myths

Green Hall was abuzz last Thursday morning with the excited chatter of first-year law students. KU Law faculty and staff welcomed another class of bright and motivated students with continental breakfast, several orientation programs and the first of… Read More

Twenty-eight days later

Today the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) released “28 Tips for 28 Days,” an informational handout with tips for law schools and employers regarding its new timing guidelines. The NALP Board of Directors unanimously approved two changes… Read More