If you’re a law student or recent graduate struggling to write your résumé, then you’ve come to the right place.
Does your résumé show your true potential?
Many law students think, “I’m a law student. That makes me marketable!”
In 2015, there were more than 125,000 students enrolled in law school. Your JD or LLM is the starting point of your legal career, not an end goal. You’ll need more than a law degree to wow hiring attorneys with your potential to be a good lawyer. But many law students don’t know how to write a résumé that impresses employers. They don’t teach that in law school. Worse, the résumé samples from law school career services centers aren’t designed to help you stand out. They’re designed to make everyone look the same.
So what do you do if you’re more than an inflexible résumé template?
- Your current résumé looks just like everyone else’s?
- Your GPA doesn’t reflect your abilities or you’re a hands-on learner?
- Your current résumé focuses on your college jobs in retail or restaurants?
- Your career services center isn’t interested in helping you individually?
You could hire a professional résumé writer to write your résumé from scratch. It’s a process that can be long and expensive — and very few résumé writers know anything about law or legal jobs.
let's write together
Now you can get real résumé help — fast and on a budget — from someone who knows what she’s doing. Shauna C. Bryce has coached and written for is a Harvard Law School-educated lawyer who was on the hiring committee of an Am Law 200 law firm. And as one of the country’s best known résumé writers and career coaches, she’s helped law students get their résumé ready for on-campus interviews (OCIs), summer associate positions, law clerk positions, externships, internships, judicial clerkships, and first-year associate roles. And yes, she’s helped Tier 4 law students successfully compete with students at Top 5 schools to land high paying jobs in Am Law 100 law firms.
In 2012, Shauna became Bloomberg Law’s first and only contributing columnist for their subscription-only student Career Resources. She’s the force behind Ask the Hiring Attorney® -- which was for years a key part of Bloomberg Law’s outreach to approximately 200 American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools, as well as those law schools’ career centers, law libraries, and nearly 140,000 law students and recent graduates. (The columns are available individually and are in the process of being update, compiled, and re-released so look for the book in Jaunary 2018!)
She’s contributed articles, presentations / panels, or interviews on legal careers to Forbes, Bloomberg Law, the American Bar Association, LexisNexis, the National Association of Women Lawyers, Harvard Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and many more. Shauna’s also an affiliate member of NALP and president emeritus of The National Résumé Writers’ Association. Shauna’s also worked with some of the nation’s top attorneys, who’ve worked places like Google, Dreamworks, Major League Baseball, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the White House. But those career portfolios can cost thousands of dollars.
Shauna created this site as the best method to provide nationally recognized writing help to law students who need résumé help fast and affordably — while also needing more personalization and creativity than law school career services and résumé templates can provide.
Shauna C. Bryce, Esq. is a leading expert in career development, career transition, and career portfolios for lawyers, with 20 years in law and legal careers. She graduated with honors from The Johns Hopkins University before attending Harvard Law School. She practiced in an international law firm based in Manhattan, a regional law firm, and a regulated business. A former hiring attorney, she’s the founder and principal of Bryce Legal Career Counsel and has worked with attorneys and law students around the world.
How It WOrks
Let's Write Together is simple:
- Send us your most up-to-date résumé.
- Have an interactive work session with an expert via screensharing to give that résumé a massive professional makeover and cram as much résumé advice as we can during your conference.
- Use expert strategies and guidance to do your final proofreading and edits on your own.