Networking at Diversity Week

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Diversity Week begins on Monday, and you can find more information about the events here and rsvp for the events here.

Year after year, Diversity Week has been my favorite event at the Law School, offering talented speakers, compelling programs, and lots of amazing connections with people in our community. 

Diversity Week offers an outstanding opportunity to network, and I wanted to offer some tips on networking.  Too often, networking is seen as small-talk and offering of business cards.  It is better to think of networking as relationship-building.  You want to connect with people; you want those people to remember you in a positive way; and you want those people to look forward to seeing you again in the future. 

Employment Opportunities Are Looking up, so Learn Legal Research Now!

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A March 9, 2015 article in the National Law Journal states that entry level employment for summer associates and recent graduates is slowly but steadily increasing. The article cites a report on the 2014 recruiting year from the National Association of Law Placement (NALP).  According to the NALP data, about 93% of 2014 summer associates were given offers of employment at the conclusion of their summer.