Over 70 Law Schools to Offer Software and iPhone App to Help Students in their Job Search

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Lawcountability, J.D. provides weekly 10-minute videos on branding, networking, and social media usage, along with accountability technology to help students take action and gain a competitive advantage.

Lawcountability, J.D.

“Law students get well trained in the rules of law and how to "think like a lawyer" but they often lack the necessary business acumen to grow their careers and their firms. Lawcountability, J.D. is the perfect training tool to develop these types of skills," says Peter Frey, CTO for BARBRI.

On Monday September 18, 2017, over 70 law schools across North America will be deploying Lawcountability, J.D., a software platform and iPhone app designed to help students raise their profiles, network more effectively, meet potential employers, and ultimately, get a job. Built on the popular Lawcountability® platform, which lawyers have been using since 2014 to grow their practices, Lawcountability, J.D. is like an easy button for boosting your legal career.

The software provides proven ideas for engaging and following up with prospective employers via original webinars produced by Ari Kaplan, author of The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development (West Academic, 2016 2nd Ed.) and Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace (Wiley, 2011). While attorneys and students often seek to raise their profiles, they struggle with execution due to an absence of accountability. This technology is the solution for many.

The practical curriculum includes programs such as: Getting a Job Begins With Branding; How to Work a Room Without Working Too Hard; The Best Social Media Strategy for 1Ls; and, The Secret to Reaching Alumni. "In the current environment, it is critical to provide students with every opportunity to be successful in their careers. We think Ari Kaplan's dynamic content and Lawcountability, J.D.'s user-friendly software offers our students the ideal combination to help them stand out," says Ray English, the Assistant Dean for Career and Employment Services at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. “We all know that making connections might be the most important factor for students in their job search, and we strive to provide innovative ways to help them develop the ability to include this aspect in their day-to-day lives. Lawcountability, J.D. gives students the opportunity to systematically incorporate this vital skill into their career search,” adds Michael Keller, the Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

To further incentivize students to leverage the system’s content and software to enhance their prospects, BARBRI is offering four full BARBRI Bar Review scholarships to the students who commit to watching all of the programs and completing all of the associated tasks. “I am very proud to be collaborating with BARBRI on this initiative given our shared mission of empowering law students,” says Kaplan, a nationally recognized author and speaker on legal marketing, networking, and business development.

“We are very excited to be partnering with Lawcountability, J.D. to help bring this program to as many aspiring lawyers as we possibly can,” says Peter Frey, Chief Technology Officer for BARBRI. “Law students get well trained in the rules of law and how to "think like a lawyer" but they often lack the necessary business acumen to grow their careers and their firms. Lawcountability, J.D. is the perfect training tool to develop these types of skills,” he adds.

Rocket Matter, a practice management and time and billing software tool for law firms, will also be offering monthly Amazon gift cards to students who are most active on the system.

In a press release issued last month discussing the National Association for Law Placement’s upcoming report, Jobs & JDs: Employment and Salaries of New Law School Graduates — Class of 2016, NALP executive director James Leipold noted that the findings reflect, “A continued tight job market for law school graduates at the 10-month mark, or at least tighter than the pre-recession market.” He described the unemployment rate as “more than twice as high as before the recession” and concluded that “Graduates will continue to compete with other junior lawyers for most jobs, and it is still a scrappy and entrepreneurial job market where graduates often create their own job opportunities rather than being hired for a position that is vacant.”

Lawcountability, J.D. will give students at the following schools a distinct advantage:

1.    Albany Law School
2.    American University - Washington College of Law
3.    Appalachian School of Law
4.    Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
5.    Ave Maria Law School
6.    California Western School of Law
7.    Capital University Law School
8.    Chapman University - Fowler School of Law
9.    Charleston School of Law
10.    City University of New York School of Law
11.    Cleveland-Marshall College of Law - Cleveland State University
12.    DePaul University Law School
13.    Drake University Law School
14.    Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
15.    Duke University School of Law
16.    Duquesne University School of Law
17.    Florida A&M University College of Law
18.    George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
19.    Georgia State University Law
20.    Golden Gate University School of Law
21.    Gonzaga University School of Law
22.    Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law
23.    IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
24.    Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
25.    Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
26.    Mercer Law School - Mercer University
27.    Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
28.    Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law
29.    Pace University School of Law
30.    Rutgers Law School Camden
31.    Rutgers Law School Newark
32.    Savannah Law School
33.    Seattle University School of Law
34.    Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
35.    St. Mary's University Law School
36.    Syracuse University College of Law
37.    Texas A&M University School of Law
38.    Texas Tech University School of Law
39.    University at Buffalo Law School
40.    University of Akron School of Law
41.    University of Alabama School of Law
42.    University of California, Davis School of Law
43.    University of California, Hastings College of the Law
44.    University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
45.    University of Cincinnati College of Law
46.    University of Connecticut School of Law
47.    University of Florida Law School
48.    University of Idaho College of Law
49.    University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
50.    University of Maine School of Law
51.    University of Maryland School of Law
52.    University of Mississippi School of Law
53.    University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
54.    University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
55.    University of Montana School of Law
56.    University of New Mexico School of Law
57.    University of South Carolina School of Law
58.    University of South Dakota School of Law
59.    University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
60.    University of Texas School of Law
61.    University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
62.    University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
63.    University of Tulsa College of Law
64.    University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
65.    University of Washington School of Law
66.    University of Wisconsin Law School
67.    Valparaiso University School of Law
68.    Washburn University School of Law
69.    Western Law - University of Western Ontario
70.    Western New England University School of Law
71.    Whittier Law School

About Ucountics LLC:

Ucountics LLC is the maker of Lawcountability, J.D. (http://www.Lawcountability.com/students), a software platform and iPhone app that innovates the way in which law students engage with prospective employers, follow up, and gain a competitive advantage in their job search by combining actionable programming, universal accessibility, mobility, visualization, gamification, and metrics. Launched in March 2014, Ucountics LLC is headquartered in Millburn, NJ.

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