Shakira Pleasant is a 2004 McGeorge alumna who is now a Professor of Legal Writing & Lecturer in Law at the University of Miami School of Law. She began this career following several years at other academic institutions and as a litigator with the D.C. Office of the Attorney General. “I enjoyed the competitive nature

Starting a new job can be daunting if you’re unprepared. Having spent the last few years in law school and finally landing your dream job, the last thing you want to do is make your employer second-guess their decision to hire you. While it’s expected that new lawyers will not yet be experts in their

Do you have a LinkedIn account that you use for professional networking? Maybe you use Facebook and Twitter, too? Great! So does every other person trying to get or maintain a job. Simply having a LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter account will do nothing for your career. You can’t just be “connected” with the right people.

The Bar. Three years of law school and more loans than you may care to think about have culminated in this final test. However, the Bar is unlike any exam taken in undergrad or law school. You cannot approach it as “just another law exam”, which is why Bar review courses, including McGeorge’s PASS I

In an effort to provide our students with actionable insights on how to make the most of law school and prepare for a legal career, we sat down with several current and former lawyers from around the U.S. to share their experiences and advice. This is the beginning of an ongoing series that will be