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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 »

Secrets to Writing Top Exam Answers

The Eight Secrets of Top Exam Performance in Law School is a book authored by law professor Charles H. Whitebread. This simple and straightforward resource describes a step-by-step procedure for approaching a traditional law school essay exam question. A copy of this book is available in the Career Development Office. Before the book reveals its  Continue Reading »

Finding a Career to Match Your Personality

Career Match, written by Shoya Zichy and Ann Bidou, is a book that helps a person identify his or her individual personality type and find careers that match it. A copy of this resource is available in the Career Development Office. The book is effective only if the reader utilizes the self-assessment at the outset,  Continue Reading »

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 »

Careers in International Law

For students interested in practicing law internationally, Careers in International Law: A Guide to Career Paths in International Law, produced by the American Society of International Law, is a good starting point for learning more about what opportunities exist and how to pursue them. A copy of this book is available in the Career Development  Continue Reading »