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The Bridge has a natural order to it and, if appropriate, should be read in its entirety from the beginning. Part I opens with a two-tiered inquiry that should be conducted by every law student as early in their career as possible. Part II walks through the three, equally-important stages of obtaining your legal internship – finding, applying and interviewing. Part III sets the three goals for your legal internship. Part IV is a game plan for successful performance. The Chapter Summary is as follows:
PART I – DETERMINING YOUR CAREER PATH
Chapter 1 – Your Career Considerations
Chapter 2 – Your Career Options
PART II – GETTING YOUR INTERNSHIP
Chapter 3 – Finding Internship Opportunities
Chapter 4 – Applying For Your Internship
Chapter 5 – Interviewing For Your Internship
PART III – GOALS FOR YOUR LEGAL INTERNSHIP
Chapter 6 – Learn Practical Legal Skills
Chapter 7 – Create Working Relationships With Attorneys
Chapter 8 – Develop As A Professional
PART IV – PERFORMANCE DURING YOUR LEGAL INTERNSHIP
Chapter 9 – Preparing For Your Internship
Chapter 10 – Be And Act Enthusiastic
Chapter 11 – Strong Attention To Detail
Chapter 12 – Stress Management
Chapter 13 – Upwardly Managing Your Supervising Attorneys
Chapter 14 – Nailing The Research Assignment
Chapter 15 – Twenty Tips For Successful Performance
Chapter 16 – Winding Down Professionally
"The Bridge is a must-read for any law student considering engaging in a practical work experience during school, such as a clinic, externship, internship, summer associate position, or just a part-time job." - Linda Morton, Associate Dean of Experiential Learning and Professor of Law, California Western School of Law.
"The Bridge is very well written and replete with timely and important information about the process of planning, securing and completing a legal internship. It is an invaluable part of a law student’s essential arsenal for competing in today’s challenging job market." - John Erbes, Director of Clinical and Experiential Education, Southern Illinois University School of Law.
"The Bridge is a revelation. I wish there had been a “Bridge” to traverse when I first started navigating the waters of firm practice." - Nathaniel H. Christian III, General Counsel, CastleOak Securities, L.P.
"The Bridge is a tour de force. Law schools that believe in student empowerment should place a copy on every student’s desk. Bravo!" - Jeremy Paul, Dean and Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
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