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  • Introversion versus extroversion: Extroverts might gravitate towards people oriented practices Introverts might gravitate toward a practice that is more cerebral, such as appellate, or an environment where they have solo time Sensors might love very detail oriented practices, such as Tax, Corporate law Intuitors might prefer more policy work Skills: writing, speaking with people, editing, managing others Values: work-life balance, autonomy, security/stability, financial rewards, doing “meaningful” work


  • 1. U.C. Hastings Office of Career & Professional Development Dedicated to Your Success Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to Hastings. You’re about to embark on an education that will open many doors for you .
  • 2. What Do You Plan to Do With Your Law Degree?
    • Private Practice
    • Government
    • Public Interest
    • Business
    • Non-Traditional
  • 3. Office of Career & Professional Development Dedicated to Your Success
    • Career Office Mission & Philosophy
    • Discovering Who You Are
    • Exploring the Options
    • Making the Dream a Reality
  • 4. Career Office Mission
    • To prepare students for their professional careers through self-assessment
    • To educate students about legal and non-legal career options
    • To aid students in developing effective job search skills and assist them in obtaining employment
  • 5. Career Office Philosophy We make no assumptions about what career is best or right. Our job is not to direct students on a particular path, but to help them find their own path, regardless of what it may be.
  • 6. Discovering Who You Are
    • Personality
    • Skills
    • Values
    • Interests
  • 7. Exploring Your Options
    • “ Career Options in the Law” Series
    • Panels & Brown Bags
    • Table Talks
    • Career Days
    • Alumni Mentor Program
    • Resource Library
    • Career Office website
  • 8. Making the Dream a Reality
    • One-on-One Career Counseling
    • – Job Action Plans
    • – Follow-up Appointments
    • Mock Interview Programs
    • – In Attorneys’ Offices Fall & Spring Semesters
    • Recruiting Programs
    • – Fall Recruiting Season
    • – Spring Recruiting Season
    • Career Days
    • – Public Interest/Public Sector Day
    • – Intellectual Property Career Fair
    • – Outside the Box event
  • 9. Suggested Reading My First Year as a Lawyer Real-World Stories From America’s Lawyers Edited by Mark Simenhoff The Official Guide to Legal Specialties Lisa L. Abrams, J.D. Full Disclosure Compiled by Susan J. Bell for the Young Lawyers Division of the ABA Beyond L.A. Law Break the Traditional “Lawyer” Mold Compiled by Janet Smith What Can You do With a Law Degree? Deborah Arron