The Path to Becoming a Trial Lawyer

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Sutherland Moot Courtroom This unique seminar opportunity will give the new generation of lawyers a look at important aspects of the profession from some of the most experienced lawyers in the State. This seminar is a valuable chance to learn about a career as a trial lawyer and be able […]

In New Article, Professor Heiny Describes Value of Out-of-Classroom Experiences

In a new Student Lawyer article, Louisa Heiny, an adjunct professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, discusses why she requires the judicial interns who take her judicial process class to attend five different court hearings. From observing the importance of professionalism before the bench, to being introduced to new practice […]

New Career Resources

By Megan Green for the Career Services Blog. I have one announcement and one reminder: First, the Department of Justice has announced a new app for searching for legal internships and attorney positions within the Department. We are excited to announce that the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management launched a new, […]

The Secret to Getting a Law Job is Meeting Lots and Lots of Attorneys. Here’s How.

By Jess Hofberger for Career Brief Blog. You may have noticed that you are starting to get invitations to events hosted by the Professional Development Office. Participation in these type of events is crucial to your future career options. Make it a habit to attend these events (but don’t feel like you have to attend […]

Change is coming

By Jess Hofberger for Career Brief Blog. Change is coming. The legal world is evolving and the best place to find a job, might not be where you expect. Check out this short radio interview on the future of law, So You Want to Be a Lawyer broadcast on WNYC »

Thank You For A Great Night at Our Mentor Social!

Thank you everyone who attended the mentor social at Gracies. Be on the lookout for information about our new online mentor matching program, Mentor U. Also, check out our photos from the night on Instagram @sjqmentor.

Six Ways to Begin Building a Network

There are many things I wish I’d done earlier, and one of them is starting to build my network of contacts. Now, let’s make sure we are talking about the right thing – networking and marketing are not the same. They are related, certainly, but really networking is a subset of marketing. So when I’m […]

S.J. Quinney Mentor Mixer

The Professional Development Office will host a Mentor Social on Wednesday, August 20th from 5:00-7:00 PM at Gracie’s in Salt Lake City ( Drink tickets will be presented to attendees upon arrival—the first two are on PDO! Students who want to hone their networking skills and meet both the new 1Ls and local attorneys are […]

Interview for “Fit”

Employers generally acknowledge that technical skills account for only 25% of any new professional’s success at work. The employees who thrive possess a series of soft skills—communication, networking, time management, teamwork—and they naturally “fit.” “Fit” relates to how well a potential new hire syncs with the culture or the core values, behaviors and personalities that […]

Think Ahead if Considering an LLM

If you will be starting your 3L year soon and are undecided about your post-law school plans, you may want to explore the pros and cons of doing an LLM—a post-J.D. degree. Read on for more details. Law students wanting to specialize in a specific area of law (tax, finance, international, environmental), may boost their […]