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Solo by Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be

Website Review: Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

If you’re interested in working in the Kansas City area after graduation, then you’ll want to check out the website of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)(kcmba.org). The website is divided into seven main sections, and a great deal of information is available to members and non-members alike. The first section offers a basic  Continue Reading »

Website Review: Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

If you’re interested in working in the St. Louis area after graduation, then you’ll want to check out the website of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) (bamsl.org). The website is divided into seven main sections, but some features are available only to BAMSL members. The first section focuses on general information about  Continue Reading »

How to Get a Legal Job: A Guide for New Attorneys and Law Students

For students seeking practical advice and tips for applying for legal jobs, How to Get a Legal Job: A Guide for New Attorneys and Law School Students, by Shauna C. Bryce, provides a helpful starting point. A copy of this book is available in the Career Development Office. The first chapter of the book lays  Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »