1L Toolkit

Career Planning & Career Exploration

  1. Class of 2016 Career Planning Manual
  2. Class of 2016 First-Year Professional Development Timeline
  3. Self-Assessment Resources
  4. Practice Perspectives: Vault's Guide to Legal Practice Areas
  5. Practice Area Guides — Practical Law Company
  6. Practice Area Summary – Major, Lindsey & Africa
  7. “Best” law-related blogs

Employer Research Resources

  1. Getting Started - Popular Websites to Review
  2. Summer Jobs with Law Firms - Online Resources
  3. Summer Internship Opportunities Abroad
  4. Duke Law Passwords & Selected Access Instructions (NetID and password required)
  5. Vault Career Insider summary
  6. Chambers & Partners summary
  7. 2013 National Law Journal Midsize Hot List
  8. 1L Summer Employers - Summer of 2012
  9. 1L Summer Employers - Summer of 2013
  10. Firm Pronunciations

Public Interest and Government Focused Research Resources

  1. Summer Jobs in Government & Public Interest - Resources and Tips
  2. Summer Funding for Public Interest and Government Jobs
  3. Duke Law Public Interest & Government Employers – Summers 2012 and 2013
  4. 1L Finding and Funding a Summer Public Interest Job Powerpoint, Fall 2013

Judicial Internships

  1. Working as a Judicial Intern
  2. Judges Who Have Hired Duke Law Students
  3. Preparing for a Post Graduate Judicial Clerkship as a 1L/2L

Networking

  1. Six Steps To Connecting With Prospective Employers
  2. Initial Outreach Emails/Letters That Work: Advice & Examples
  3. Customizable Networking Record (Excel Template)
  4. Sample Informational Interviewing Questions
  5. Duke Law Alumni Directory
  6. Handouts from Building Relationships: Effective Networking Techniques

Resumes, Cover Letters & Other Correspondence

  1. Writing Successfully: Crafting 1L Resumes & Cover Letters That Work PowerPoint
  2. Creating & Sending Effective Cover Letters
  3. Crafting Effective Cover Letters: Get Ready To Write
  4. Creating Effective Writing Samples from LARW Workproduct

Professionalism

  1. Professional Development Core Curriculum for Class of 2016 - Required Meetings
  2. Smart Phone & Telephone Etiquette

Interviewing

  1. Complete List of Behavioral Interview Questions & Answers
  2. Key Tips for a Successful Interview
  3. Focused Interviewing: Common Interview Questions & Their Underlying Goals
  4. Sample Interview Evaluation Form
  5. Making Your Case: Interviewing for Legal Positions

Symplicity Basics

  1. Introduction to Symplicity
  2. Uploading and Managing Documents in Symplicity
  3. Applying for Jobs in Symplicity