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Learn about the practice environments and employment settings in which legal and law enforcement professionals work.
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Legal Practice Environments
An overview of the primary work settings and practice environments in which legal professionals are employed.

Private Industry
Working in private industry is quite different than law firm life. Learn about working for a corporate legal department including hot corporate specialties, employment outlook, salaries, benefits and corporate legal practice.

Government
An overview of the functions of lawyers employed by the government including practice areas and government agencies.

How to Get a BigLaw Job: Understanding the Basics of BigLaw

How to Get a BigLaw Job: On-Campus Intervewing Basics
Want a BigLaw job? You’ll have to get through the gauntlet of on-campus interviewing (or OCI). Here’s how.

How to Get a BigLaw Job: Acing Summer Associate Interviews
Previously, we talked about the basics of BigLaw and on-campus interviewing (OCI). Now let’s talk about how to ace your summer associate interviews, so you can land a call back and get the offer.

How to Get a BigLaw Job: Call Back Interviews
If all goes well at your initial OCI summer associate interviews, you’ll receive “call back” offers. Here's how to handle them so you get the offer.

Which BigLaw Summer Associate Offer Should You Accept?
If all goes well at your call back interviews, you’ll soon face an enviable decision: Which summer associate offer should you accept? Here are 12 things to consider.

What Happens in a BigLaw Summer Associate Program?

Maximizing Your Chances of a Permanent BigLaw Offer as a Summe Associate
Let’s talk about what you need to do as a summer associate, to maximize your chances of getting a permanent offer.

Handling Problems During Your BigLaw Summer Job
Sometimes, through no fault of your own, things don’t go so well as a summer associate. Here are 5 tips for common problems.

What if Your BigLaw Summer Job is a Bust?
If the BigLaw firm you summered at isn’t going to work out permanently, you need to decide what to do next. Quickly!

Pros and Cons of Solo Practice
Is running a solo law practice right for you? We explore three pros and cons of hanging a shingle and examine helpful resources for solos.

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