Want to Stand Out from the Pack? Start a Blog!

The Legal Side of BloggingWant to stand out in a crowded job market? Start a blog!

Today we’re thrilled to have Ruth Carter, author of The Legal Side of Blogging: How Not to get Sued, Fired, Arrested, or Killed, here to talk about the benefits of blogging for law students, along with some tips for getting started.

Take it away, Ruth!

Why Blog as a Law Student?

A recent study showed that over 40,000 law school graduates entered the job market in 2011 but only 55% had a full-time job that requires a law degree at 9 months after graduation.

Needless to say, it’s a tough market out there for people who want to be lawyers so it’s important to make yourself stand out from the crowd.

Most people are not that perfect law student who is in the 10% of their class, editor of the law journal, and involved in every extracurricular in school. Another way to differentiate yourself from the crowd is to have a blog.
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Can You Start Your Own Firm Right Out of Law School? Here’s Someone Who’s Actually Doing It!

Ruth CarterToday’s interview is with Ruth Carter, who’s got a fantastic story to tell. Known for her daring antics and outgoing personality, Ruth is a 2011 law student graduate from Arizona State University and a co-founder of Improv AZ.

Once she has her law license, she plans to open a virtual law office that specializes in intellectual property, social media, First Amendment, and flash mob law. She also writes a weekly blog at UndeniableRuth.com.

Flash mob law? How cool is that?!?

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