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Did your 1L attend The Starting Line?

Coastal Law hosted its 7th annual Starting Line event recently, providing first-year students the opportunity to meet and discuss various aspects of their future profession with employers from many different organizations.

Find out if your student was spotted at the event by viewing the latest pictures on Flickr!

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Special advice to parents of 2Ls: Employers say Work Experience Gained during Law School Trumps Grades!

In an effort to deliver quality legal services as efficiently as possible, legal employers are now seeking out graduates who have gained hands-on experience while they were in law school.

In fact, a recent survey from the legal staffing firm, Robert Half Legal, suggests that in this competitive job market, real-world experience trumps even grades for newly minted lawyers. The survey found that training or experience in a high-demand practice area is the most marketable attribute for law school graduates.

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Are you a 1L or 2L interested in obtaining a judicial clerkship for Summer ’13?

The Litigation Section of the ABA is offering first and second-year diverse law students the opportunity to clerk for a state or federal judge for the summer. The program also offers a $1,500 award to each selected student. Participating judges are located in Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Fancisco, Washington, DC, Miami, Illinois, Philadelphia, Texas, and Seattle.

Applications are due by January 4, 2013. 2Ls may apply now, 1Ls are required to wait until December 1, 2012.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.ambar.org/jiop

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A Note for parents of 3Ls and the Future Beyond Law School

It is easy to get caught up in the demands of law school, but for 3Ls it’s equally important to begin positioning themselves for their career after law school. 3Ls should be in the process of carefully selecting a geographic market in which to practice.

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Your student is almost halfway there!

School is just beginning, but your student might already be working on those summer plans.  They might even be getting stressed out when someone asks what their plans are after graduation in 2015. If so, your student should make plans to attend The 50 Yard Line, an event on October 18 that organized that is specifically designed for 2Ls that will help them get some answers and stay motivated.

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Special advice to parents of first-year students

Coastal Law’s Career Services Department offers special programming to 1L students to give them a competitive edge in the job search process. Please encourage your 1L to:

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