By: Jennifer Branca | Editor-in-Chief
More than 20 individuals attended the first-annual Pre-Holiday Season Event, hosted by the St. John’s University School of Law Commercial Division Online Law Report (“CDOLR”). The event, held on Friday, November 20, was a chance for staff writers to meet with Commercial Division judges, attorneys, and alumni who practice commercial litigation about career paths and the skills needed to be successful in this field.
CDOLR’s managing editors and advisors, including Rosa Castello, Advisor; Daniel Wiig, Advisor; Jennifer Branca, Editor-in-Chief, Michael Farinacci, Managing Editor; Kevin Wong, Managing Editor; Timothy Broschardt, Managing Editor; and Christina Nguyen, Managing Editor hosted the event
Throughout the event, staff members rotated around the room discussing different areas of interest within the legal profession, including what to expect in internships, career paths, and skill sets of successful attorneys
Staff writer, Annie Yang ’16, commented that “[i]t was nice to get to meet some of the practicing attorneys in commercial litigation as well as to see where the alumni of CDOLR are currently working!”
“It is always challenging for students to understand what career path to take when we graduate Law School and this provided relevant information from experienced professionals and alumni in order to help us make that decision,” said Christina Nguyen, Managing Editor. She explained that because various alumni and professionals told the story of their own specific career path, staff writers were able to see a variety of options available in the field.
Nguyen also noted that the CDOLR was happy with the number of students who attended and the topics covered by attorneys and alumni. “We are truly appreciative of those who joined us and we hope to host more student-professional events in the future.”
The CDOLR believes it is important for students to be involved in networking events such as this one because in New York, there is a tight knit community of legal professionals, and familiarizing yourself within groups gives staff writer’s exposure to greater opportunities in the field.
If you are interested in interacting with CDOLR students and commercial litigation practitioners and judges in the future, please be on the lookout for announcements about upcoming events on this site.