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Melissa Witte

Resource Review: Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules

This book, “Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules” by Mona Harrington, is an interesting reflection on how the legal world has changed and continues to change as more women enter the field. The first half of the book discusses the traditional roles of women in the legal workplace – typically as secretaries. Eventually, when more women were  Continue Reading »

Resource Review: Should You Really Be a Lawyer?

Many people go to law school without having a clear idea of what they want to do once they get their J.D.   Obviously a common path to take after graduation is to take the bar and become an attorney, but the life of an attorney is not a good fit for everyone.   This book, “Should You  Continue Reading »

Resource Review: Women-At-Law: Lessons Learned Along the Pathways to Success

Even with the legal world becoming more modern, law is still a traditionally male dominated field. This means that female attorneys may encounter some different challenges than their male coworkers. “Women-At-Law” by Phyllis Horn Epstein addresses a wide array of issues ranging from sexism to dating. One of the aspects about this book that I  Continue Reading »

Resource Review: 201 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview

It is always a great idea to have several questions prepared beforehand when you go into an interview.   However, the quality of the questions is important, not just the fact that you have questions. In the book “201 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview” by John Kador, the author explains that questions are an important  Continue Reading »

Resource Review: Federal District Court Law Clerk Handbook

Are you curious about being a law clerk?  If so, the Federal District Court Law Clerk Handbook By Calvert G. Chipchase may answer many of your questions.  This is a great resource regardless of your level of knowledge about the Federal Courts.  The handbook starts off giving a general overview of the U.S. court system,  Continue Reading »