Kendall Coffey’s unsolicited advise to law students: Rule Number Two- Be really nice to all your fellow law students. They are a network that is a lifelong network and hugely important. Referrals, even employment may come from former classmates. Someday some will be judges, others will be elected officials, and most will be successful at something that really matters. And sometimes, one former classmate (hopefully not more) could be a future wife or husband. So share your notes and other help if asked- you are already sharing an unforgettable present and a fascinating future.
Kendall Coffey’s Unsolicited advice to law students: Rule Number One- be ethical and resist pressures to be anything else. All you you have is your reputation. And remember, if things get messy, young lawyers get thrown overboard first.
“Ironically, while thousands of new law graduates fret about the chronic joblessness that awaits them, tens of millions of Americans need attorneys but cannot afford them. And much of the unmet need rests in America’s middle class, which is neither rich enough to pay $250 an hour for lawyers nor poor enough to qualify for legal aid organizations,” wrote former U.S. attorney Kendall Coffey in a Law.com article that addressed the state of the legal field for recent law school graduates.