Roadmap: The Law Student's Guide to Meaningful Employment (Paperback)
The Roadmap process transforms the question of "what value do you bring?" into an opportunity to differentiate oneself from other students. You will not need to wait for a specific question about the value you bring beyond technical legal skills to help legal employers and clients. Instead, you will understand what skills legal employers and clients need and will be able to explain how your strongest skills can help them succeed. You will be prepared with your best stories to demonstrate persuasive evidence of your strongest skills. The book encourages you to use your time in law school to develop the competencies important to your future, and helps the reader form a conscious plan to demonstrate these self-development experiences.
Neil W. Hamilton, of Minneapolis, MN., is professor of law and director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at the University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN) since 2001. He is the author of three books, over seventy longer law journal articles and over 100 shorter articles as a bi-monthly columnist on professionalism and ethics for the Minnesota Lawyer from 1999-2012. Two of the books and twenty of the articles are on the tradition and ethics of the academic profession.Mr. Hamilton's research focus is on the professional formation of new entrants into the ethics of the peer review professions including the legal and academic professions.