This guide is designed to assist students on how to research prospective legal employers. It includes information on how to research small firms, government employers, judicial internships, public interest employers, and corporate/in-house counsel positions.
Please speak with a law librarian if you need any further assistance researching potential employers.
The Office of Career Management also provides extensive assistance on how to prepare for the legal job market.
Suggested Items from the Catalog
Advice for the Lawlorn
Call Number: KF299.I5.I835
Publication Date: 2015-04-16
Why should I become/stay a lawyer? -- Law school woes -- Do law school grades really matter? -- Writing a resume -- Looking for a new job -- Interview questions and behavior -- Thank-you notes -- Getting the offer/checking references -- Which offer to accept? -- How to work with a recruiter -- Becoming a partner -- Problems in the workplace -- When good things go bad -- Resigning from your job -- Being terminated.
How to Achieve Success after the Bar Exam
Call Number: KF300.B853
Publication Date: 2015-04-16
Getting started on your 8-week action plan -- pt.1. Networking and alliance building -- pt.2. Expertise development -- pt.3. Strategic planning.
The Education of a Lawyer
Call Number: KF300.M85
Publication Date: 2015-06-07
In law school and before -- In search of a job --In practice -- Areas of practice -- In court -- Writing and speaking -- Relationships -- Improving as a lawyer -- In life.
The New Lawyer's Survival Guide, Vol. 1
Call Number: KF297.H466
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
12 legal lemons : an introduction -- JD-preferred : looking outside the mainstream -- Law jobs aren't always where you think they are -- Leapfrog the competition -- The upside of small town law -- Teaching in non-traditional environments -- Doing nothing is not an option -- Understand the hierarchy of employer needs -- Shop where there is demand -- Don't take job ads at face value -- How to dissect a job ad -- The legal job hunter's 13 biggest mistakes -- What mobile job search apps can do for you -- Enhance your law credential -- Think career, not job -- Prepare your contacts roadmap -- Differentiate yourself from the competition -- Extenuate and mitigate your resume weaknesses -- Emphasize your intangibles -- Accentuate the positive -- Write your way to a job -- Understand the cosmetics of legal job hunting.
Job Quest for Lawyers
Call Number: KF297.N54
Publication Date: 2012-04-16
The hidden job market -- Three key concepts -- Blueprint for the quest -- How to prepare for your quest -- How to start your quest -- How to get knights and wizards to meet with you -- What happens in meetings with knights and wizards -- Friendship lite -- Interviews -- The treasure chest concept -- Creative networking -- The tipping point and the campaign phase -- Common pitfalls and how to avoid them -- A model quest -- Concluding remarks -- Appendices.