Your transition into law school is filled with planning and preparation. Spending some time thinking about your career and professional development needs is a critical component in such planning and preparation. The Office of Professional Development wants you to consider self-assessment, goal setting, and exploration as you make your transition into the legal profession.
Consider using our Pre-Law School Assessment Worksheets to get started. Then, during your first semester of law school, meet with a member of the Office of Professional Development to analyze your assessment and to plan a strategy.For additional assessment tools, consider Mind Tools or CareerOneStop.
Exploration can begin before law school. Consider reviewing the resources and information made available by NALP or the American Bar Association. In addition, get to know members of the profession by scheduling informational interviews with Capital alumni. Informational interviews are a great way to learn and to expand your network. To find attorneys, use Martindale-Hubbell, an online resource that lets you find individuals, law firms, and corporations based on location and practice area.Exploring can also be done by reading. Consider any of the following books as helpful tools in understanding the legal profession as well as your career and professional development
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