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Eight Questions for a Technology Transactions Lawyer
Wilson Sonsini has a robust technology transactions practice, representing technology and life sciences companies from their foundational agreements through their most complex deals. Farah Gerdes, a life sciences technology transactions partner in the Boston office, recently answered some common questions about her practice.
Wilkinson Stekloff Summer Program Q&A
Aliyah Graves-BrownJ.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School, Class of 2024Summer Associate, Wilkinson Stekloff LLP, 2023 Can you tell us a little bit about your background? Was law always your first interest? I am a proud native of Harrisburg, PA, which is just about 2 hours from Washington, D.C.
How and Why Lawyers and Law Students Should Start a Gratitude Practice
It's September now, so many of you either started classes or a new job just a week or two ago. Others may not be experiencing such fundamental shifts, but are checking on their billables and beginning the annual panic over whether or not they'll get enough work done in the final quarter to receive their bonus.
Job Search Advice for International Students for the 2023-2024 Academic Year
During the pandemic, the number of international students dipped in the U.S. , as traveling abroad for school became less attractive and, in some cases, impossible.
Practical Advice from the 2023 Vault Law Associate Survey—Law School
As another new academic year gets underway, we thought it might be useful to hear some practical advice for school given by the working law firm attorneys who took our 2023 Vault Law Associate Survey. In the last installment of our practical advice series, we gave you a selection of advice on choosing and working through a summer program.
Practice Area Insights: A Look Into Labor & Employment
Attorneys in this area serve as advisors and represent companies and individuals arising out of labor and employment disputes. The “labor” side deals with union issues, advising companies on avoiding unionization of their workers, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, administering labor contracts, and litigating issues arising from union issues, including cases alleging unfair labor practice charges.
How to Get an Internship as a Freshman
Your first internship experience is a special one; it is the first application of concepts learned at school to real-world problems in the workplace. Some amount of nervousness is expected, especially when it comes to choosing the right internship opportunity.
Practice Area Insights: Where (In The U.S.) Can You Focus on International Law?
There is not truly one area of practice that would be encapsulated by the term “international law. ” American lawyers who practice internationally can practice in myriad and varied areas.
Choosing a Publication-Worthy Law Review Topic
Congratulations—you’ve made it onto Law Review or another legal journal! Now you’ve been tasked with choosing a topic for your note, comment or article—not just any topic, but one that has a chance of getting published!
The Changing Landscape of Summer Associate Recruiting
In December 2018, the National Association for Legal Placement (NALP) drastically changed its legal recruiting guidelines which had—while technically on a voluntary basis—governed that timeline for years prior. The two biggest changes for recruiters were to rescind the former requirement that offers to students be held open for 28 days, and to eliminate the prior restrictions on when recruiters could begin courting students in earnest.
5 Great Networking Tips for College Students
College is a great time to start building your professional network. Even if you’re a first or second-year student, having some network connections early on can help greatly when it comes time to start applying to internships later on.
Practice Area Insights: The Unique Wrinkles of an IP Practice
Intellectual Property practice generally falls into one of three buckets: transactional IP, IP litigation, and patent prosecution. It is rare for an attorney to work in both IP transactions and litigation at a large firm but more common in smaller practices.
Internship Application Deadlines and Requirements (by Industry)
The new school year is right around the corner, and no matter which year of college you’re entering, it’s time to start looking for an internship. Depending on your field of interest, the application process will vary, so we went ahead and put together a list of internship deadlines and requirements by industry.
Practical Advice from the 2023 Vault Law Associate Survey—Summer Programs
This is the first post in a new series where we will highlight several pieces of practical advice from the associates who took our most recent survey. In this first installment, we offer 15 quotes from associates with advice on choosing between summer programs.1.
Practice Area Insights: Just What Is General Commercial Litigation?
In a litigation practice, lawyers represent clients in a range of disputes, which can be either civil or criminal. Depending on the case, litigators will counsel clients through the pleadings stage, at trial, in alternative dispute resolution, or during internal investigations.
Ten Behavioral Interviewing Tips for Success During OCI and Callbacks
An ever-increasing number of firms are utilizing behavioral interview assessments to identify the best candidates, while simultaneously reducing implicit bias, during on-campus and callback interviews. At its core, behavioral interviewing is a technique in which interviewers ask candidates to give specific examples of past behaviors that they believe are predictive of certain job-relevant skills and competencies.
The Paul Hastings Summer Associate Program
At Paul Hastings, we view the Summer Associate experience as a career milestone and aim to provide you with a challenging and enriching experience. Our Summer Associate Program reflects Paul Hastings’ dedication to superior client service and to your career development and aspirations.
Trial Work Q&A with Wilkinson Stekloff
What attracted you to do trial work? [Tomi Akinmola] I was initially attracted to the drama and storytelling that trial work seemed to afford.
The Supreme Court’s Student Loan Decision: What Comes Next?
By now, we’re all aware of the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision that struck down President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan last June. The plan was intended to provide relief for nearly 40 million borrowers in the U.S.
Announcing the Vault Law 2024 Midsize Regional Prestige and Midsize Best Law Firms to Work For Rankings, Plus the Top 150 Under 150 List
Rounding out Vault Law’s 2024 rankings season, the midsize rankings for regional prestige and quality of life are official, as is the 2024 Top 150 Under 150 list. “Susman Godfrey held onto its No.1 spots in New York and Texas, and Barack Ferrazzano did the same in Chicago,” said Carter Isham, Senior Law Editor at Vault.
The Role of Summer Coordinators at Gibson Dunn
1. Tell us a bit about your experience as a Summer Associate and why you ultimately chose Gibson Dunn.
Adopting a Global Mindset as a Summer Associate
As a summer associate at Allen & Overy-U.S. , you may be afforded the chance to circumnavigate the globe…professionally! Sitting in your inbox each morning might be an assignment from a U.S.
Announcing the Vault Law 2024 Best Law Firms to Work For, Best Law Firms for Diversity, and Best Summer Associate Program Rankings
Vault Law’s 2024 quality of life rankings are official. “If you want to work at a large, prestigious firm with top quality of life attributes, Clifford Chance is the place to be,” says Carter Isham, Senior Law Editor at Vault.