Law School Toolbox
Alison and I travel around and talk to law students quite a bit. At various events we hand out a lot of business cards. We offer to help students, if they will only just follow up with us. And do you know how many people actually do follow up after these events? Almost no one.
Now this could be that they just don’t want to talk to us (which is totally valid) or, I have worried, that law students are lazy. (Sorry, folks, but it is a logical leap.) However, through the grapevine I have heard that law students don’t follow up because they don’t know what to say in a follow-up email or they are worried their email may not come off as professional enough. It is possible that you are being told (by your career services offices perhaps) that you shouldn’t follow up unless you have something really worthwhile to say, want to ask someone to have coffee, or can craft a wonderfully memorable email. But you know what? I think that just isn’t the case.
Want to know what makes an email memorable?