“It is about who you know, not what you know” is a phrase that unfortunately carries a lot of truth when it come to trying to get a summer position in the legal world these days. This is a phrase that can be very reassuring when your father or mother is partner at a firm, but also very discouraging when you really don’t know anyone in the legal world. I was one of the discouraged individuals, but I quickly realized that there were a lot of people in the legal world that I could know if I was willing to make the effort. Many colleges and universities have strong alumnae network, and I know, as a Vassar College graduate, that I owe that network many thanks for opening countless doors for me.
This summary is one of many law school admission helpful tips in the new book Law School Lowdown: Secrets of Success from the Application Process to Landing the First Job – (Barron’s Publishing) – Author Ian E. Scott. You can order Law School Lowdown on Amazon.