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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 »

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 »

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 »

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Creating a Satisfying Career

In The Creative Lawyer: A Practical Guide to Authentic Professional Satisfaction, author and career coach Michael Melcher guides readers through an interactive process to create the greatest level of satisfaction possible from their careers. A copy of this resource is available in the Career Development Office. As the author makes clear at the outset, this  Continue Reading »

From Law School to Law Practice

From Law School to Law Practice: The New Associate‚Äôs Guide, produced by the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association, is a book aimed at fledgling attorneys starting out at larger law firms and in-house corporate legal departments. The book is broken up into four sections, and each one discusses certain expectations of firms  Continue Reading »