This SURVEY explores the workplace goals, attitudes, and habits of current law students.

Responses will be compiled as part of Happy Effective Lawyer, LLC. Responses are all anonymous, but may be quoted or summarized in a manner that is not intended to identify you, including in articles, presentations, or in the Happy Lawyer website, www.happy.lawyer, and blog, www.happyeffectivelawyer.org.


This SURVEY should take about 10-20 minutes to complete.

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* 1. Create a 4 digit PIN
(Use this PIN for all other surveys):

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* 2. Expected Graduation Date

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* 3. Law School 

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* 4. What is your gender?

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* 5. Year of birth

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* 6. Practice Areas of Interest

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* 7. Did you participate in any externships, clinics, and/or internships? Please explain.

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* 8. Did you participate in any extra curricular activities? (Such as law review, animal law society, etc.) Please explain.

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* 9. Rank your ideal employment.

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* 10. When preparing for your job search, did you find your school's career services center helpful?

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* 11. Rank the following factors (1 to 8) of what makes an organization/firm an attractive employer.

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* 12. Please feel free to also comment (for above question 11).

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* 13. How important is social responsibility and pro bono work?

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* 14. Have the practicing lawyers that you have encountered behaved in an ethical manner?

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* 15. The most important thing for practicing lawyers is billable time and to make money.

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* 16. In general terms, what are the most important values you think an organization/firm should follow if it is to have long-term success? (Rank from 1 to 5)

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* 17. Please feel free to also comment (for above question 16).

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* 18. My career decisions are influenced primarily by the following factors (Rank from 1 to 5):

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* 19. Please feel free to also comment (for above question 18).

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* 20. When my employer requests on short notice for me to work evenings or weekends on a project that does not have a critical or immediate deadline, I anticipate I will... (Check up to three)

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* 21. What do you feel is the most important mission or purpose of an organization/firm? (Pick the top three)

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* 22. Overall my mentors are readily available, provide quality advice, and show a high-level of interest in my personal development.

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* 23. During my first year I expect that my employer will provide individual mentoring as follows:

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* 24. I expect my employer to have a formal training program for recent law graduates:

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* 25. Please rank what you consider to be the most attractive characteristics in an employer. (Rank top five but feel free to rank all 11 in order)

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* 26. Please feel free to also comment (for above question 25).

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* 27. Rate the following phrases and how they relate to an ideal culture within an organization/firm. (1 being the least)

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Strong sense of purpose beyond financial success
Strong commitment to equality and inclusiveness
Open and free-flowing communication
Culture of mutual support and tolerance
Idea generation is actively encouraged among all employees, regardless of age
Understand and support the ambitions of its younger employees
A lot of importance is placed on getting details right
People are held accountable for their actions and performance
As long as we get the job done we are free to work as we wish
People's time and performance is closely monitored
Very driven deadlines
 Focus on current tasks with little time to learn new things
Profit/financial performance comes before everything else

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* 28. Please feel free to also comment (for above question 27).

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* 29. Would you, or do you, encourage your children, family members, or friends to become lawyers?

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* 30. Would/is your encouragement, or lack thereof, be dependent on the gender of the child/family member/friend? Explain.

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* 31. If I had to do it over again, I would enter law school.

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* 32. Additional Comments

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