Many law students come out of law school with a grand plan for how their legal career will progress—others are not sure where to even begin. In this first episode of Millennial Murmurs, Nathan Peart chats with Rob Cacace, executive director of the Office of Career Strategy at Georgetown University Law Center, about long-term career strategies. Rob shares three key things law students need to focus on when preparing for their first legal job. They also discuss setting goals and realistic expectations for reaching those goals.
Rob Cacace, executive career coach and co-founder of See Clear Coaching, joined the Office of Career Strategy at Georgetown University Law Center in 2012, after two years of practice as a litigator at a plaintiffs-side firm in Washington, D.C., where he focused on antitrust class actions and advising state attorneys general in bringing enforcement actions. Prior to becoming a litigator, Rob clerked for two years in federal district court in D.C., working on issues related to Guantanamo Bay habeas corpus litigation, administrative and constitutional law, and commercial disputes. He received his B.A. and J.D., cum laude, from Harvard; he has a master’s in modern history from Oxford University. Rob has a certificate in leadership coaching from Georgetown. In law school, he spent two summers as an intern with federal prosecutors and one summer with a large law firm. Rob regards his several semesters doing refugee and asylum work as some of the most rewarding and interesting experiences of his law school career. In his capacity as an adjunct professor and trainer, Rob has led seminars and workshops on a range of career and professional skills. He lives in Maryland and enjoys spending time with his wife, a trial attorney at a small civil rights firm, and chasing his three young children around the playgrounds of DC and Maryland.
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