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Go way beyond the basics: Ellen S. Strauss can demystify how to write a truly effective skills-based cover letter. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to parse a job description, draft a strong cover letter, and how to communicate with professionals in your field.
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Ellen Strauss advises JD, LLM, and MLST students and alumni on academic planning and career development in the fields of tax, estate planning, and beyond. She also advises on and oversees externships. She leads workshops and courses on a range of professional development topics, including resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and networking.
Ellen’s students, clients, and colleagues value her direct, consultative approach and her concrete, real-world advice regarding the job market.
For over 10 years, Ellen has worked closely with and advised all levels of attorneys on career development and skills training and developed relationships with firms and companies throughout California. Ellen has experience with law firms and non-profits, and spent 6 years with the world’s largest provider of ADR services. She was a legal recruiter prior to joining USF.
Ellen earned her JD from the University of California, Davis School of Law, where she was a founding member of the King Hall ACLU and an active member of the Equal Justice Society. She earned her BA in French and English from the University of Florida, where she graduated with honors.