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. 

Looking for ways to stand out during your summer job?  The ability to conduct effective research is often cited as one of the top areas where recent law graduates need improvement.  Visit the Law Library’s reference librarians in the lobby during our table days (the next one is schedule for Wednesday March 18 at 4:30 PM) to get tips and tricks for effective research.  Want even more of an edge? Register for our Practice Ready Research course this June or sign up for an Advanced Legal Research class during your 2L or 3L year.

Still looking for a summer opportunity? If you haven’t recently met with the staff of the Career Planning Center, right now is a good time to schedule an appointment.  The Career Planning Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Law Library.

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Jocelyn Kennedy
Law Library Director,UConn Law

Jocelyn oversees the day-to-day operations of the reference, access, acquisitions and cataloging departments in the law library. She also teaches Advanced Legal Research at the Law School. She received her J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Washington. A member of the New Hampshire Bar, she clerked with the NH Superior Court for two years. Prior to law school Jocelyn served as a Congressional staffer for several years. She is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries and Law Librarians of New England.