The Bridge: How to Launch Your Career Through a Legal Internship
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The Bridge is a blueprint for students to help in obtaining the legal internship that is best for them and using that experience to take control of their career. The Bridge is rooted in extensive research and incorporates principles from various disciplines including human resources consulting, recruitment and relationshipbuilding, professional development, leadership training, experiential learning, behavioral, cognitive and organizational psychology, and law practice management. These principles are applied to real situations that arise during internships to provide color, context, foreshadow what to expect, and to resonate with the reader. The Bridge covers every angle, is endorsed by legal professionals of all experience levels and sectors and, perhaps most importantly, addresses the issues that apply to legal interns today. It is relevant, comprehensive and practical. Following the guidance set forth in The Bridge will optimize your students internship experience.
Table of Contents
Ch 1 Your Career Considerations
Ch 2 What Are Your Options?
Ch 3 Finding Internship Opportunities
Ch 4 Applying for Internships
Ch 5 The Interview
Ch 6 Learn Practical Legal Skills
Ch 7 Create Working Relationships With Attorneys
Ch 8 Develop as a Professional
Ch 9 Prepare for Your Internship
Ch 10 Be Enthusiastic
Ch 11 Demonstrate a Strong Attention to Detail
Ch 12 Manage Your Stress
Ch 13 Upwardly Manage Your Assigning Attorneys
Ch 14 Nail the Legal Research Assignment
Ch 15 Twenty Tips for Successful Performance
Ch 16 Winding Down Professionally