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George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Summer Intern & New Attorney Research Survival Guide

Tips for new attorneys to smooth their transition from researching as a law student to researching in a professional setting.

Intro to Survival Guide

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Moving from law school to summer intern or new attorney is a big transition. Successfully transitioning requires rethinking your research strategy. For example, searches likely will no longer be free, and you'll need to justify how you use your time, including time spent on research. This guide provides tips to smooth the transition from researching as a law student to researching in a professional setting.