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April 16, 2009

LinkedIn and Law Students

Take a look at these two blog postings regarding the use of LinkedIn. This professional, social networking tool is excellent for building and maintaining relationships, sharing information, and for branding yourself.

Law school students using LinkedIn : It's a no brainer


How law students should use LinkedIn

I would be happy to talk with you about this tool and how to use it to maximize your networking experience.


April 13, 2009

From Fired to Fired Up -- from LawyerAvenue

From LawyerAvenue's Off the Clock blog: From Fired to Fired Up has links to resources from the Wall Street Journal and the National Law Journal where you can locate volunteer gigs.

April 8, 2009

Top 100 Twitter Feeds for Law Students

Top 100 Twitter Feeds for Law Students

Thanks to our friends at the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center


Where the Jobs Are: Mission Critical Opportunities for America,

Looking for an opportunity with the federal government? Take a look at this great resource.

Uncle Sam needs you according to a new report — Where the Jobs Are: Mission Critical Opportunities for America, released in July by the Partnership for Public Service. The report outlines government-wide projected hiring needs through 2009 and is based on a survey of 34 federal agencies representing nearly 99 percent of the federal workforce. The survey finds nearly 193,000 mission critical jobs need to be filled in the next two years!

For more information, visit http://www.makingthedifference.org/federaljobs/.


April 6, 2009

New Online Resource on CCRAA and Student Debt

Equal Justice Works has launched a new web resource for students and educators regarding student debt. The College Cost Reduction and Access Act - legislation that forgives student debt and limits monthly loan payments - becomes fully effective on July 1, 2009. Signed into law nearly two years ago, the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA) will now help thousands of recent graduates cope with student debt and enter public service.

To help college graduates and their advisors understand, qualify and take advantage of benefits under the CCRAA, Equal Justice Works has developed a free online resource center that provides a comprehensive overview of its provisions as well as many practical tools including simple checklists, calculators, lists of loan repayment assistance programs, FAQs and podcasts.

Visit the Equal Justice Works Debt Relief online resource center. Please feel free to forward this email to any interested students, lawyers or others using the "send this to a friend" feature at the top right corner of this email. Look for more information about upcoming events, including webinar sessions, coming this summer.