Paul Horwitz has a useful post on PrawfsBlawg today, offering some pointers to OneLs. My favorite points:
- "You are enrolled in 'Job Hunting and the Law'" - Horwitz encourages students to prioritize career planning and networking as highly as they would enrolled courses and to set aside some time each week to tackle long-term career planning tasks.
- "Legal Research and Writing is your most important class." You've all probably heard this statement a thousand times already, but it bears repeating. Do not ignore this class. As a former member of a law firm recruiting committee, I can tell you that your grade in first-year legal writing and research will be noticed. If it's low, your application will probably move to the bottom of the pile.