Topping the Curve

13: Vanessa Omoroghomwan, What it’s Really Like to be a Big Law Associate

August 04, 2021 Sephora Grey Season 1 Episode 13
Topping the Curve
13: Vanessa Omoroghomwan, What it’s Really Like to be a Big Law Associate
Show Notes

In this episode of Topping the Curve I Interview Vanessa Omoroghomwan on what it’s like to be a big law associate! Vanessa is a third-year associate at a big law firm in DC and in this episode she details everything she has experienced and debunks a lot of myths about big law!

During this episode Vanessa talks about what her first year as a big law associate was and explains how she made the transition from law school to big law. Vanessa also talks about how important it is to be intentional about creating balance in law school and as a big law associate. She discusses how law students can make that happen for themselves and give helpful hints so that we too, can sus out that “all work, no play” culture. 

Mid-way through Vanessa discusses work assignments and getting the work you are interested in; building confidence is extremely important as a big law associate and learning how to advocate for yourself even when you have people to advocate for you.

Finally, Vanessa gives advice to everyone who is thinking about going in to big law and how they can succeed as an associate. 

Feel free to keep up with Vanessa on Linkedin: Vanessa Omoroghomwan

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Intro and Outro Music license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcodeArtist: Mello C,  Title: Pasikolu