Every week, I receive at least 5 requests for coffee, phone calls, and/or mentorship from law students and lawyers. In speaking to so many law students and drawing from my own law school experience, I realized there is so much law schools don’t teach you about the practice of law and being a lawyer in general. I wish I had sought out a mentor in law much earlier to help guide me through OCI, interviews, jobs, networking, and general lawyering, so I hope this newsletter bridges that information gap for you.
While the primary audience of this newsletter is law students (and recent grads), a lot of the content will be relevant to all lawyers in general, particularly those that are looking to move jobs, change careers, or switch practice areas. So all lawyers are welcome to sign up.
Each month, I’ll cover a new topic and ask practicing lawyers and experts in that field to contribute their thoughts. You can expect advice on:
- Mentoring and sponsoring;
- How to network in the age of Covid-19;
- Tips for virtual internships/externships;
- Diversity and inclusion;
- Myth busting of different practice areas;
- Book recommendations;
- List of resources;
- Tips on how to land your first legal job;
- Alternative careers for JDs; and much more.
Expect to get advice from:
- International diplomats;
- Federal prosecutors;
- In-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies;
- Nonprofit leaders;
- Government officials;
- Law professors;
- BigLaw firm associates and partners;
- Startup advisors/founders;
- Solo practitioners; and more.
Since it will be a self-contained email newsletter, the advice will be succinct, actionable, and to the point, without fluff or long-form narratives.
If there is something you would like to see in particular, please reach out at nyssa [at] nyssapchopra [dot] com.
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