Informational Interviewing & Building Professional Relationships in the Law

John and Frances Angelos Law Center
AL 102

An estimated 70-80% of all job openings are never advertised. Many openings, especially those for summer clerks in law firms, judicial law clerks, and new attorneys, are filled through personal and professional contacts.

Although you do not need lifelong or family relationships in the legal community in order to find a job, you do need to devote time during law school to building relationships with legal professionals, and  one of the easiest ways to build relationships is to conduct informational interviews.

Informational interviewing can and should be used to explore practice areas and settings, develop relationships, and as a means of eventually obtaining job interviews and professional references.

At this workshop, you will learn how to identify professional contacts, set up and conduct the interview, and follow up to maintain the relationship.  

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Alyson Todd
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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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