Researching and Choosing Practice Areas
Most attorneys specialize in a particular area of law. While you do not need to decide on a practice area right away, learning which ones may be of interest to you will help you focus your job search.
Practice Settings in the Private Sector
Get information on the different types of law firms, solo practice, investment banking, management consulting, and more.
Legal Market Information
Find everything you need to know about legal markets throughout the U.S. and Internationally.
Networking and Attending Firms Events
Get info on OCS events, a step-by-step guide to networking, finding alumni, and informational interviews.
Resources for Law Firm Research
OCS Podcasts and Videos
Practice Area Podcast Series
Our podcast series featuring industry leaders from within and outside of HLS will help you determine which area of practice best suits you.
Beyond Big Law Podcast Series
Hear experts’ thoughts on practice areas outside of big law.
OCS Program Library
Browse our library of videos from past OCS programs and events.
Clerkship Program Library
Watch recorded programs that focus on Judicial Clerkships.
Updates from Hire Ground
OCS 3L Peer Advisers
If you have a quick question about 1L job search, what to expect at Preview and EIP or just want to talk to someone who has recently “been there, done that,” you can take advantage of the experience of our 3L Peer Advisers. Arjun, Courtney, and Hannah can provide you with advice on anything from
February 27, 2024
Still determining what practice areas might be of interest to you? Review our page on Choosing a Practice Area, listen to our Thinking About Practice Areas podcast, and then check out some of our Practice Area Podcasts as first steps. These, along with other resources in Leg 1 of the EIP Roadmap can help you
February 20, 2024
Have you thought about what you are looking for in a firm? Do all the firms look similar to you at this point? Over the course of the next few weeks, our OCS 3L Peer Advisers will be hosting workshops to help you think about what you are looking for in a firm and walk
February 20, 2024
Leveraging the HLS Alumni Network
Speaking with someone who has a career you might want to emulate is a great way to think about the big picture while also getting advice. Amicus Student-Alumni Connect provides an easy way for you to connect with HLS alumni. LinkedIn may also be a useful resource for finding graduates of HLS or your undergraduate
February 15, 2024
Using LinkedIn Jobs to Find 1L Summer Jobs
As you search for your 1L job, in addition to checking the CSM job bank regularly, check out LinkedIn Jobs for a variety of positions, including in-house legal internships. Search for phrases like “legal intern,” see what positions show up, and apply as directed. If you would like to discuss your job search or have
January 25, 2024