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Will Work for … Well, Anything At This Point, by Heather Venrick, 77 Tex. B. J. 3 (2014)


The article itself is a .pdf document. This link will take you to the Table of Contents of the Texas Bar Journal. Simply browse the articles under “Features”  – this article is the fifth hyperlink. Everyone knows the economy is still recovering, and it is not easy to find a job, especially for new, young lawyers. Still, I was surprised that such a qualified candidate is having difficulty, along with her classmates, finding a good job while in school and afterwards. – CCE

My name is Heather Venrick, and i am a 3l at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. I am in the top third of my class. I am on law review. I have held leadership positions in a number of organizations, including the SMU Law Board of Advocates, the Women in Law and Association for Public Interest Law student organizations, and the State Bar of Texas Law Student Division. I have participated in five national moot court teams. I have interned with a federal judge. I have clerked with four different small- to mid-sized firms. I have experience in civil and criminal, public and private, and in-house and outside counsel. I am still looking for permanent employment. And I am not the only one. So many students with similar and, perhaps, even better credentials are in the same situation, wondering the same thing: what else can I do?