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CAREER HELP

Looking for help with your legal job hunt? You’ve come to the right place!

Whether you need quick help with a résumé or cover letter, or more extensive help with job search or interview strategies, the Law School Toolbox is here for you. We’re also happy to help with all aspects of the transfer process.

WHO WILL I WORK WITH?

You’ll work with a highly-experienced former BigLaw recruiter, who spent nearly ten years evaluating legal job applications for a variety of positions in several major legal markets. From embarrassing résumé typos to incorrect names in cover letters, she’s seen it all! And she’ll help you put your best foot forward and tell your story, for whatever type of job you’d like to find.

WHAT TYPE OF HELP DO YOU OFFER?

We recognize that every job hunt is different, and that each student has specific strengths and weaknesses.

Here are a few things we can help with:

RÉSUMÉS
  • Basic review (proofreading and sanity check)
  • Rewrite (from existing résumé)
  • Write (from scratch)
COVER LETTERS
  • Basic review (proofreading and sanity check)
  • Rewrite (from existing cover letter)
  • Write (from scratch)
STRATEGY
  • Career path strategy
  • Job hunt execution
  • Help with specific types of job hunts (OCI, non-OCI, clerkships, 3L search, post-grad search, etc.)
INTERVIEW PREP
  • Basic and intensive interview prep
  • Mock interviews
WRITING SAMPLES
  • Writing sample strategy/what to use
  • Review and edit (as permitted)
TRANSFER APPLICATIONS
  • Whether to apply to transfer
  • Where to apply
  • Application and document preparation
  • Weighing the final options
  • OCI strategy as a transfer student

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

We offer a variety of time-based packages, which are suitable for different purposes. Please review the details below, and let us know if you have questions about what’s right for you!

THREE HOURS: QUICK HELP 

If you just need a sanity check and some basic assistance on your application documents, or you want to brush up on your interviewing skills, the three-hour package is for you!

Here are a few examples of what you can use this time for:

  • Résumé and cover letter review/rewrite
  • Basic interview prep plus one mock interview (30 minute mock, plus debrief time)
  • Writing sample strategy and basic review
  • Help with your transfer applications


I started listening to the Nigerian Law School Student podcast during my initial law school application process, and I found Alison and Lee’s insight immensely useful and reassuring. I applied the study strategies they talk about, and I ended my first semester with grades that pleasantly surprised me. Realizing that I may have an opportunity to transfer to a T14 law school (from my T40-50 school), I reached out to the Nigerian Law School Students team to discuss my transfer options and come up with a plan. Elizabeth helped me polish my resume and cover letters, and advised me about summer positions. I was able to secure a great summer internship in an area of law that I am passionate about. Later in the spring semester, Mihal coached me through the transfer application process, which is time-consuming and intense. She gave me comprehensive feedback on my personal statement draft, which really pushed me to produce a compelling, coherent narrative. I felt confident about the applications when I submitted them, but I was over the moon when I was accepted by my top choice—a T6 school! Thank you to everyone at Nigerian Law School Students for supporting me through this journey! — S.

Kola
Designer
Career Dicta’s Career Counseling provides a great service for the legal industry. Given the oftentimes opaque nature of legal hiring, they provided a helpful sanity check with my search. I was very impressed with their ability to quickly and efficiently diagnose what was working and what was not working with my self-presentation strategy. Their staff also possessed exceptional dexterity in advising on how to frame how to highlight credentials relevant to different kinds of legal employers. — M.

Kola
Designer

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