At the heart of successfully transitioning from a law student to practicing attorney is a clear understanding of your motivations, what you want from your career, and how to create action plans that will ensure you achieve your professional goals.
For many students, it can be a struggle to understand what you want from your career, how to pursue and obtain your first legal position, and how to actually take actions while in law school that will set you up for success.
Law Professor and Legal Career Counselor Drew Amoroso teaches this Workshop at the following Law Schools, and he will now be able to share with you his unique approach to effective job placement and practice readiness.
Module 1: What It Means to Be Practice Ready
Module 2: Uncovering the “Why” Behind Your Career
Module 3: Identifying Professional Development Barriers
Module 4: Shaping and Strengthening Your Professional Mindset
Module 5: What Helps You Show Up At Your Best?
Module 6: Building a Professional Network
Module 7 – Building Your Professional Workday
Module 8 – Practical Strategies for Day to Day Success
Module 9 – Creating Excellent Work Product
Module 10 – Becoming an Active Participant in Your Career
What Practice Ready Students are saying …
“I found the Practice Ready course to be one of the most helpful and valuable courses I took as a law school student. This course really helped shape my attitude and perspective on how to approach the practice of law, and the legal career I aspire for myself. I left this course feeling more confident in myself, in how I approach each day, and in how I approach developing conversations with those professionals in the legal industry. I am forever grateful for Professor Amoroso and the Practice Ready course and highly encourage anyone with the opportunity to get their hands on these tools to go for it! ”
Colin J.First-Year Associate
“One of the best choices I have made in law school is taking this course. It was full of valuable information with practical tips on how to get ready for the real world. It was also a course that helped me find what I truly want to do in my life. The exercises in these modules helped me become honest with myself and find my passion. It also provided a step-by-step guideline on how to make this passion come to life. Moreover, I found a community that helped me realize I am not alone, and we all share the same fears. Professor Amoroso helped shed light on those fears and he provided guidance on how to overcome them. I continued to use what I learned in the course during the legal internships that I acquired solely due to the Networking Module's practical exercises. I highly recommend this course to every law student as it equips you with the tools and understanding to face the challenges of the legal field. ”
“Taking Professor Amoroso's Practice Ready Seminar was one of the most invaluable courses my law school had to offer. As a 3L setting my focus on Bar Prep and anticipating the ever-daunting job market following the Bar Exam, I was grappling with imposter-syndrome and self-doubt at an all time high. The Practice Ready Seminar was a breath of fresh air in that it provided a space where taboo discussions surrounding networking, negotiations, and professional development were encouraged. The seminar also provided concrete practice tips as well as tips for expanding your network in ways that felt organic. Currently, I am working at a small family law firm in Oakland, CA. Truth be told, I'm working at my 'dream job' and it's largely due to Professor Amoroso's encouragement and ongoing support. ”