Believe it or not, Bitter Lawyer has provided cutting-edge, umm, advice for years. And not all of it has to do with showering with partners or shagging associates. Honest. Which is why, with on-campus interviews starting this week at most law schools, we go a bit soft and pull out bitter highlights of past advice for law students. Who else tells it like it is? Actually, don’t answer that.
Two years ago, we interviewed law firm hiring partners and produced a three-part series: OCI Hiring Partners Tell All. The highlights include resume padding, favorite interview questions, recovering from disaster, and whether good looks and thank-you notes really matter.
Ex-Bitter has, at last count, been providing bitter-pill advice for more than three years and has compiled more than 150 pieces of questionable advice. We list some of the questions he’s received below, along with his opinions about law jobs, job interviews, and OCI. Don’t see what you need? Just ask Ex-Bitter.
We’ve been compiling useless Bitter Lawyer lists for years. Between the snark, however, there’s some actual value, including how to network, what to wear, and who you may meet along the way. Some highlights:
We’d be remiss (and wouldn’t be serving our haters out there) if we didn’t try to pawn off another Living the Dream episode, at least to insert some humor into the whole job interview and search process. If you watch only the first two minutes, watch Nick at his initial interview where he admits he “didn’t exactly get into Harvard.”
How lawyers approach the "Like" button on Facebook.
An old lawyer's perception of a new lawyer, illustrated, with examples.
Whatever became of the law school drop out? You know, the guy who just stopped showing up to criminal law one day? Here are seven.
Part of the Bitter Lawyer Venn Diagram series on lawyers, law students, and other such truck