Friday, December 06, 2013

In-House Counsel = Dream Job?

An in-house counsel position can be very satisfying: you really get to focus on the business of a single client and get to move that business forward in an effective way because you are so attuned to the details and practical realities of the company. In-house counsel is frequently positioned to evaluate ways to avoid harm before it happens rather than clean up legal issues after the fact.

How do you land a job as in-house counsel? Talk to Career Services early about internship and fellowship opportunities. Also, read up on what the work entails. Through the law library, you can access articles from InsideCounsel.com. Simply click through this catalog record. Finally, take a look at one of our popular job search books in the law library, In-house: A Lawyer's Guide to Getting a Corporate Legal Position.