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Table of Contents Introduction 1 The scoop 3 Chapter 2: Corporate Law Basics 5 What is Corporate Law? 5 Areas of Corporate Practice 7 Related Practice Areas 10 Chapter 3: The Corporate Lawyer 13 The Law Firm 13 The Legal Job Market 14 Is Corporate Law Right for You? 15 Getting Hired 19 Chapter 4: Getting Hired: Law School 21 The Credentials 21 Before Law School 21 Choosing a Law School 24 Summer Clerkships at Firms 34 Chapter 5: The Hiring Process 39 Hiring Process Overview 39 Resumes 40 Law School Grades 44 Writing Sample and Transcripts 45 Your Law School Career Office 45 On Campus Interviews 46 Off-Campus Interviews and Callbacks 49 Sample Interview Questions 52 Interview Follow-Up 53 Troubleshooting 53 On the Job 59 Chapter 6: The Work 61 Starting your New Career 61 Job Responsibilities 64 Mid-Level Associates 79 Moving to a Smalller Firm 83 Chapter 7: The Life 85 Handling Assignments 85 Billing Your Time 86 The Ebb and Flow of Transactional Work 88 Compensation 89 Location and Size of Firms 91 Work and Family issues 92 Chapter 8: Moving Up and On: Partnership and Lateral Moves 95 Making Partner 95 Your Ongoing Job Search 100 Chapter 9: Beyond the Law Firm 103 Working In-House 103 Working for the Government 105 Temping as a Lawyer 109
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Corporate lawyers United States, Law Vocational guidance United States