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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 »

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 »

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 »

Small Firms, Big Opportunity: How to Get Hired (and Succeed) in the New Legal Economy

Where do you want to work? A major decision for many law students is whether they want to work at a “biglaw” firm or a small firm.  Over time, small firms have become more prevalent and now employ a large percentage of attorneys in the U.S.  For students considering working in a small firm, this  Continue Reading »

Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers