March
22

Advice, Law Students/Law Schools

Best Law Schools for Prestige and Jobs

What the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Reports and National Law Journal mean about where you should go to law school. Continue Reading

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March
20

The Careerist Is Back. And Now It's Free (Again)!

You said, "Tear Down this Pay-Wall!" And we did it! Continue Reading

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March
20

Home/Work, Law Students/Law Schools, Women

Millennials Will Change Big Law. Hah!

Millennials were bred to please. So Dear Big Law partners: Don't Worry! Continue Reading

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March
17

Diversity, Money/Power, Women

Minority Female Lawyers Are Making Gains (But Not the Men)

The latest diversity survey by MCCA and Vault. Continue Reading

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March
16

Dishing with Marcia Clark (Yes, that Marcia)

O.J.'s prosecutor talks about race, parenting and what she really thinks about Judge Ito. Continue Reading

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March
15

Diversity, Home/Work, Women

Why Lesbians Make More Money

Career benefits behind the lesbian stereotype. Continue Reading

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October
13

Dear Mrs. Clooney: Don't Quit!

If you married someone super rich and famous, would you quit your day job? Continue Reading

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September
22

Women Lag Men in Client Development—More Than Ever

What you missed: The following post appeared on The Careerist blog on September 17, 2014. The blog has moved to a new location—click here. (The Careerist is now behind paywall. To get five free posts a month, please register.) I wasn't expecting any real improvement. Not even a small bump.... Continue Reading

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July
18

What Nice Girls Don't Ask

Another sneak view of The Careerist: The feminine art of asking for a raise, according to the Harvard Business Review. Continue Reading

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June
24

How To Raise Ambitious Daughters

Another sneak view of post you might have missed. Continue Reading

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The Careerist takes an inside look at how lawyers shape their careers and manage their lives. The blog aims to dissect developments in the profession, provide useful information and advice, and give lawyers a platform to voice their views. The goal is to provide a fresh, provocative take on the state of lawyering.

About Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen, The Careerist's chief blogger, has been covering the business and culture of law firms for a decade. A former corporate lawyer, Chen is fascinated by those who thrive (as well as those who don't) in the legal profession. Her take: Success in the law (and life) doesn't always travel a linear path. If you have topics you'd like to discuss or information to share, contact her: VChen@alm.com

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