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Advice

Resources

  • Hotshot Legal uses short videos to teach a range of legal and business topics. The videos provide simple explanations of complex concepts. Topics include Accounting & Finance, M&A Basics, Excel & Data Analysis, and Venture Financing, and new content is continually added.
  • Prepare to Practice program by LexisNexis. This tutorial is design to help students master some of the practical skills you need to arrive practice ready on day one.
  • Developing the Professional Lawyer – Student Tip Videos. Created by the National Association for Law Placement, these interactive e-learning modules are a simple way to help you focus on some of the core elements of professionalism.

Podcasts and Videos

TITLEFORMAT
Managing the First Years of Your CareerVideo
Summer Success in a Remote SettingVideo
How a Law Firm is Run and Why it Matters to You
Julie Jones, Chair of Ropes and Gray
Video
How a Law Firm is Run and Why it Matters to you
Kevyn Orr, Partner-in-Charge Washington, Jones Day
Video

Updates from Hire Ground

  • Summer Job Resources

    As you prepare to begin summer jobs, keep in mind a few key resources that may prove useful this summer. First, Hotshot Legal (you can create an account using your HLS credentials) can get you up to speed on law and business topics quickly on-the-job or before you start work. Second, the HLS Library Research

    May 23, 2024

  • Cultivating Professional Mentors and Supporters

    Beginning with the first day of your summer job, try to work with and speak to as many attorneys as possible. Try to start cultivating relationships with attorneys who may potentially serve as mentors to you down the road. If you are working remotely, this can be more challenging and will require being more proactive.

    May 23, 2024

  • Track Your Client Matters This Summer

    Conflicts checks are a necessary part of legal practice which will one day become second nature. You can simplify your life down the road by beginning to track the client matters on which you work this summer. While most firms have complex case management systems to track and check for conflicts, you can simplify things

    May 23, 2024

  • Summer Success

    Make sure you are ready to put your best foot forward this summer. If you haven’t already, review the Professionalism Primer section of our website. You worked hard to get to this point. Review this page to learn what you can do to make a great impression this summer. 

    May 16, 2024

  • Set Up and Check Your Voicemail This Summer 

    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 will call you and leave you a voicemail message about interviews, so get in the habit of checking for messages. You should also continue to check your HLS email regularly

    May 16, 2024