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This guide was created by Loyola law school student Sarah Shyy and Loyola law school librarian Caitlin Hunter.

Notice a broken link or error in this guide? Please contact caitlin.hunter@lls.edu.

Why Research Firms and Judges?

There are two basic reasons to research law firms and judges:

  • Job hunting: Researching a firm or judge before an interview is crucial. Interviewers will ask questions like: "Why are you interested in working here?" or "Why do you believe you are a good fit for the firm?" The only way to convey a genuine interest is through taking the time to find out more about the firm or judge.
  • Litigation: When you are facing off against an opposing law firm or trying to persuade a judge to take your side, it's helpful to know what to expect, what's likely to work, and what won't.

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