During my one externship, I interviewed more than 200 clients, worked closely on their cases, wrote motions, and helped negotiate plea deals with the DA’s office. Also, because I obtained my Legal Intern License, I was able to represent more than 30 clients in court proceedings.
How did the experience help prepare you for the professional world?
Kristine Bridges provides a list of professional development opportunities during the summer. Kristine D. Bridges is Associate Dean and Director for Professional Development at The University of Tulsa College of Law. She is Chair of the NALP Law Student Professional Development Section.
Although the summertime is usually thought of as a break for most students, there are a number of opportunities for student professional development during these months. Law school career counselors should encourage students to have a plan to ensure their summers are a time to energize their professional development efforts.
Christy Caves discusses her upcoming transition from Associate Director of Professional Development to Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning.
The past two and a half years as the Associate Director of Professional Development here at TU Law have been absolutely amazing. I truly love working with our wonderful students to help them develop professionally and obtain employment both during law school and after graduation.
Last night, I had the pleasure of visiting with two of our TU Law students at a reception. The 2L has secured a competitive externship placement this summer and told the 1L she could do the same.
The 1L was hesitant about her ability to do so. The 2L gave her great advice: As long as you are sincere about your career intentions and work hard, you will find what you are seeking, but you must always have your game face on!