The Partners in Residence primarily connects second and third-year students with retired or very experienced alum who are or were partners at some of our employers. Partners in Residence (PIRs) are an important component of the office's Professional Development Curriculum and the participating partners are tasked with helping to provide career and life guidance for students as they prepare for professional life. Meetings are in the form of one-on-one discussions, either in-person, via Skype or via telephone. Appointments are managed through our office.
Each academic year, three to five individuals will be invited to serve as Partners in Residence.
HOW SHOULD 2LS USE THIS PROGRAM?
PIRs can help 2Ls better understand:
- How to standout as a summer associate
- How to find and develop mentors and sponsors
- How to leverage your diversity/unique background perspective to help you achieve success
- How to recover from mistakes made during the summer program
- The PIR’s particular practice area/field
- How to differentiate among relevant law school course offerings
- How to demonstrate genuine interest in a particular practice area/field
- How the global legal landscape will impact their practice
- The role of your networks in developing your individual professional brand
HOW SHOULD 3Ls USE THIS PROGRAM?
PIRs can help 3Ls better understand:
How to navigate the political and cultural landscape of a law firm (including communicating effectively with all law firm constituents)
How to effectively manage up, down and across
How to find and develop mentors and sponsors
The PIR’s particular practice area/field
How to leverage your diversity/unique background perspective to help you achieve success
How to be a standout associate from day one
How to handle disappointments, mistakes and other inevitable negative experiences
How to excel in a particular practice area/field
How to transition to different practice areas, sectors, or employers
How to balance billable and pro bono work
How the global legal landscape will impact their practice
How to effectively integrate your personal life and interests with your professional life
How to build relationships with perspective clients in your early years of practice
The role of industry conferences, bar association memberships, publishing, etc. on establishing your individual professional brand
HOW SHOULD 1Ls USE THIS PROGRAM?
The PIRs are available to meet with 1Ls. If you would like to meet with a PIR, please schedule a meeting with your OCS counselor to discuss further.
HOW SHOULD LLMs USE THIS PROGRAM?
The PIRs are available to meet with LLMs. If you would like to meet with a PIR, please schedule a meeting with an OCS counselor to discuss further.