5 Tips for Summer Success: What Every Law Student Needs To Know

5 Tips for Summer Success: What Every Law Student Needs To Know

—Julie Schrager

For some students, summer is a break from school.  But for many law students, particularly after their 2L year, summer is an important step on the path to a permanent position.  You manage multiple writing assignments (and social events too!) and adapt what you’ve learned to new types of work and interactions.  And even if you are working at a law firm or other setting that either always gives offers or never gives offers, your second summer is an opportunity to develop some of the professional skills that you will need to be successful in whatever position you obtain after you graduate.  

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Amy M. Gardner to Speak at Women's Summit.

The Women's Bar Association of Illinois and Loyola Law School’s inaugural Women in the Law Summit will address issues facing women and provide attendees with concrete tips, strategies, and connections for success.

In a profession where women and men enter at the same numbers, but where women hold less than 15% of leadership positions, we need to take action to support women in succeeding as leaders in the law.

Amy M. Gardner will speak at the summit on Friday, January 26th.  For more information, to register, or view an agenda, click here.

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The Path to Lawyer Well-Being

Apochromatik’s Amy M. Gardner served as a peer reviewer for The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change, a report from the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being. The Task Force was conceptualized and initiated by the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP), the National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC), and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL).  

Amy drew on her experience as a former Big Law associate, mid-sized firm partner, and law school dean of students who created a much-copied student wellness program to recommend pragmatic changes that law schools, legal employers, and bar organizations can make to reduce the level of toxicity in the legal profession, eliminate the stigma associated with seeking help for mental health and addiction, and create a legal culture where well-being is recognized as a crucial factor in good lawyering.  The full report, including its actionable recommendations, is available at https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/images/abanews/ThePathToLawyerWellBeingReportFINAL.pdf.