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Career Resource Books for Law Students

The following books and other resources are available in the Career Development Office. They may be an excellent source of information and inspiration.

If a UK law student would like to use any of the resources, please email the Career Development Office and we can make certain that the resource has not been checked out and have it available for you when you stop by the office. If you are interested in book titles or resources that are not on this list, please let the Career Development Office know and we can look into ordering a copy for you.

 

Written Resources Available in the Career Development Office:

 

Alternative Careers

  • Fifty Legal Careers for Non-Lawyers
  • The Guide to Careers in Sports
  • The Lawyer’s Career Change Handbook, More Than 300 Things You Can Do With a Law Degree
  • Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers
  • Running from the Law - Why Good Lawyers are Getting out of the Legal Profession
  • The (Un)Happy Lawyer - A Roadmap to finding Meaningful Work Outisde of the Law
  • What Can You Do with a Law Degree? - A Lawyer's Guide to Career Alternatives Inside, Outside & Around the Law

 

Bar Exam Success

  • The Essential Rules for Bar Exam Success - Learn the Keys to Passing the Bar Exam the First Time

 

Career Discernment

  • Career Match - Connecting Who You Are with What You'll Love to Do
  • Do What You Are - Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type
  • Should You Really Be a Lawyer? The Guide to Smart Career Choices Before, During & After Law School

 

Career Satisfaction

  • The Creative Lawyer - A Practical Guide to Authentic Professional Satisfaction
  • The Happy Lawyer - Making a Good Life in the Law

 

Contract Lawyering

  • The Complete Guide to Contract Lawyering - What Every Lawyer and Law Firm Needs to Know about Temporary Legal Services

 

Etiquette & Professionalism

  • Beyond Business Casual - What to Wear to Work If You Want to Get Ahead
  • Career Warfare - 10 Rules for Building a Successful Personal Brand and Fighting to Keep It
  • The Etiquette Edge - The Unspoken Rules for Business Success
  • Maximize Your Lawyer Potential - Professionalism and Business Etiquette for Law Students and Lawyers
  • The Modern Rules of Business Etiquette
  • Multicultural Manners - New Rules of Etiquette for a Changing Society

 

International Law

  • Careers in International Law, ABA Section of International Law

 

Interview Skills

  • High-Impact Interview Questions - 701 Behaviour-Based Questions to Find the Right Person for Every Job
  • An Insider's Guide to Interviewing: Insights from the Employer's Perspective

 

Job Change

  • Changing Jobs - A Handbook for Lawyers in the New Millenium
  • Lessons from a Headhunter… with Heart

 

Judicial Clerkships

  • The Directory of Minority Judges of the United States
  • Judging: A Book for Student Clerks
  • Judicial Clerkships - A Practical Guide

 

Job Search

  • America's Greatest Places to Work with a Law Degree - And How to Make the Most of Any Job, No Matter Where It Is!
  • The Best of the Job Goddess - Phenomenal Job Search Advice from the Country's Most Popular Legal Job Search Columnist
  • Guerrilla Tactics For Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams
  • How to Get the Job You Want in a Law Firm
  • The Lawyer's Guide to Finding Success in any Job Market
  • Managing the Legal Search Consultant Relationship
  • Objection Overruled - Overcoming Obstacles in the Lawyer Job Search
  • The Right Moves: Job Search and Career Development Strategies for Lawyers

 

Legal Specialties

  • Beyond L.A. Law - Break the Traditional "Lawyer" Mold - Inspiring Stories of People Who've Done Fascinating Things with a Law Degree
  • Careers in Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
  • Careers in Criminal Law
  • Careers in Health Law and Life Sciences
  • The Comprehensive Fellowsihp Guide- The Ultimate Resources for Law Students and Lawyers
  • Fifty Unique Legal Paths: How to Find the Right Job
  • Going In-House: A Guide for Law Students and Recent Graduates
  • The Official Guide to Legal Specialties - An Insider's Guide to Every Major Practice Area

 

Listings of Employers

  • Book of Lists - For Lexington, Louisville, Nashville, Cincinnati, and Atlanta - Resource contains listings of law firms, banks, accounting firms, insurance agencies, colleges and universities, hospitals, international trade manufacturers, general manufacturers, and more
  • NALP Directory of Legal Employers

 

Networking

  • A Lawyer's Guide to Networking
  • Being an Effective Mentor: 101 Practical Stategies for Success
  • Building Career Connections, Networking Tools for Law Students and New Lawyers
  • Every Relationship Matters - Using the Power of Relationships to Transform Your Business, Your Firm, and Yourself
  • The How-Tos of Informational Interviewing
  • How to Work a Room - Your Essential Guide to Savvy Socializing
  • It's Who You Know - Career Strategies for Making Effective Personal Contacts
  • The Opportunity Maker - Strategies for Inspiring your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development
  • Working with a Mentor

 

Transition from Law School to Law Practice

  • From Finals to the Firm - The Top 10 Things New Associates Need to Know
  • From Law School to Law Practice - The New Associate's Guide
  • Not Everyone Gets a Trophy - How to Manage Generation Y
  • The Legal Career Guide - From Law Student to Lawyer
  • What Law School Doesn't Teach You… But You Really Need to Know
  • The Young Lawyer's Jungle Book - A Survival Guide

 

Small Firm Job Search

  • Choosing Small, Choosing Smart - Job Search Strategies for Lawyers in the Small Firm Market

 

Solo Practice

  • How to Start & Build a Law Practice
  • Solo by Choice - How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be