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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 »

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 »

Working as a Freelance Attorney

In The Independence Track: How to Succeed as a Freelance Attorney, Marina Modlin offers firsthand advice on making a temporary or permanent career out of performing legal services for other lawyers and firms. In Part One, the author gives a general introduction to the world of freelance legal work and how her business model varies  Continue Reading »

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you’re interested in criminal defense work or advocating for reform of the criminal justice system, then you’ll want to check out the website of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). The NACDL is an organization that “encourages, at all levels of federal, state and local government, a rational and humane criminal justice  Continue Reading »

Getting a Federal Legal Job

Judicial Clerkships: What They Are and How to Get One

In Behind the Bench: The Guide to Judicial Clerkships, Debra Strauss, a former judicial clerk, offers readers insights into the general nature of clerkship positions and the application process for obtaining a clerkship. A copy of this resource is available in the Career Development Office. The first part of the book gives a simple introduction  Continue Reading »