Aspire to Esquire

You may have benefited from meeting with more seasoned attorneys and professionals as you decided upon your career path and sought advice in obtaining that first summer or post-graduation job. As you know, these meeting can be very beneficial to students. Even if you do not need to hire a student or graduate, you can help our students in facing a challenging job market!  Sharing information about what you do and your career path is a valuable way to “pay forward”, the investments others made in you.  

We hope you will consider volunteering for one (or more!) of these options:
 
Bear to Esq.
 
Will you welcome a recent graduate to your area?  We ask that you:
  • Meet with a recent graduate planning to practice in your geographic vicinity to talk about what you do and offer advice on the legal market in your area.
  • Take the recent graduate with you to a meeting of a professional or community organization with which you normally participate.  Introduce them to others at the meeting.
  • Refer them to 2-3 additional people in your community who can offer the graduate good advice.
 
Coffee & Careers
 
We ask each of our 1L students to meet with an alumn to learn more about a particular practice area or the legal market in a geographic area. Will you meet with a current student to talk about your practice and the community in which you practice?  
 
Typically, these meetings will take place in early January during the student’s break between semesters. The student will contact you to schedule a meeting at your convenience. The best part is that the student will be asking you questions, so you only need to be willing to talk about yourself. 
 

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