Merengue Dance Class
May 7, 6:30-8:30 PM

New York Wine Tasting

June 4, 6:30-8:30 PM

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The Resume
Excerpted in part from Jobs For Lawyers , by Hillary Mantis and Kathleen Brady

A resume is an opportunity to create a positive impression with an employer. It may be viewed as a photograph that presents a certain image, yet leaves a more compelling story to be told—perhaps during an interview. Because this document is a self-portrait, it is sometimes difficult to give generic advice on the preparation of a legal resume. Yet, there are key concepts and general rules of thumb to follow concerning format and content.

Don’t Miss the Next First Thursdays Event…

January’s First Thursdays Salsa Class was so much fun, we’re bringing back Kevin Lee and this time we’re doing the merengue and the bachata. Enjoy light food, beverages, Midori Margaritas, meet new people, and learn to dance. Don’t be intimidated-no dance experience necessary.

Kevin has placed top 3 in Latin Dance and performed at the International Hustle and Salsa Competition in Miami, Florida. He has also performed at the South Street Seaport Latin Festival in New York City. Register today.


Building Networks to Develop Leadership Skills…
April 28, 6:30-8:30 pm

From Backpack to Briefcase®: A Program for Law Students and Junior Associates...
April 30, 8:30-11:30 am

Understanding the Unwritten Rules of Legal Practice…
May 4, 6-8 pm

Intelligent Interviewing…
May 12, 6 pm

Professional Development: The Art of Negotiation
May 14, 8:30-10 am

Expanding and Taking Your Firm in a New Direction
May 21, 12:30-2 pm

View the 2009 Professional Development Series Brochure


Q: I am interested in transitioning into the academic arena--such as a position as a professor at a college or law school. How do I go about finding these types of positions? Are there executive search firms that specialize in this area?

A: No matter where you currently are in your legal career (law student, recent graduate or experienced attorney), the path to a teaching position requires a fair amount of work and preparation, particularly if you would like a tenure-track position. For these types of highly coveted teaching jobs in a law school, you should first publish original scholarly work -- and as much as possible. It also helps to have the credentials of a judicial clerkship, another advanced degree such as an LL.M, or a teaching fellowship. Graduation from a top ranked law school can also be very helpful in the pursuit of a scholarly position.. More...