Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Back to School—Another Degree May be the Key to Your Career?

The New York City Bar Association Presents:

Back to School—Another Degree May be the Key to Your Career
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 6:00 PM

NYC Bar Member Price : $15.00 Register
Non City Bar Member Price : $25.00 Register

"Many attorneys either have another degree they aren’t using in their current practice or have thought about going back to school for an additional degree. While there are good reasons to pursue another degree and such additional education can be the source of career inspiration, it is not the right path for everyone in every case. Come hear panelists who have earned degrees in other disciplines share their experiences and views on when it makes sense to go back to school and which types of programs (full-time, part-time, online, certificate programs, etc.) may be right for you and your circumstances. The panel will also address the impact that additional non-legal education can have on your career, including targeting a job search, enhancing your effectiveness as an attorney, or changing careers entirely."

ELENA KASPI, President, Lawscope Coaching

STEPHANIE L. JONES, Vice President and General Counsel, WEA Enterprises, Inc.

FRANK LORD, IV, Herrick, Feinstein LLP

STEVEN J. RIZZI, Foley & Lardner LLP


Legal Smeagol said...

I thought getting my J.D. WOULD be my degree to my career!

CSO said...

It usually is. But what if you came to learn late in your law school career, perhaps based on a class you took, that you really like and want to pursue international law, but you have no other courses or any experience at all in the subject?

One good way to give your resume a shot in the arm is to get an LLM in international law, in order to convince a prospective employer that you are serious about the subject and know something about it. There are other ways (CLEs, pro bono, etc.), but additional formal education is a good one.