You’ve graduated law school and the world is your oyster. Or is it? Are you finding it difficult to figure out the right career for you? Is there something holding you back? FindLaw’s section on Career Paths and Options for Students offers advice and resources for students as they figure out their options, including topics such as: where to look for the right career path, qualities essential for success, how other young lawyers have found success, how more women can become partners, whether big law is an option for students with less than stellar grades, and how to overcome mediocre grades. Read on to get started.
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Did you have less than stellar grades in law school? How do you overcome that and find the job you're hoping for?
I work in the legal department of a mid-size media company. I have a JD, but am not a practicing attorney. I was hired to perform traditionally paralegal-type functions, but the parameters of my job have expanded tremendously.
I am currently a pre-law student majoring in Spanish and Portuguese. I love to find a way to apply these to a future law degree.
I recently graduated from a law school in the Midwest (3rd-tier) and my grades were not very good. I am living in Virginia (I just took the VA bar in July) and I have no idea as to how to find a job in the DC Metro area.