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Career Advisor

Resources

Published in the September 6, 2011, Advisor

Below is a list of resources that are available in the Center for Career Planning and Professional Development and online. Directories and some other references are marked ”In-Office Use Only,” but many of the books are available for check-out (be sure to return books within a week—so other students will be able to make use of them). Please feel free to come and browse.

(PLEASE NOTE: Passwords for online resources are for UO Law students only since we pay for subscriptions.)

 

INTERNET RESOURCES

  • MyLaw. Login to MyLaw and click on the Career Center tab. Here you will find Online Resources & Passwords with links to and passwords for some of the items below. You will also find information on networking, writing samples, interviewing, career planning, and more.
  • Northwest Consortium of Law Schools. As members of this organization we can provide access to what we call ”Northwest Reciprocity.” Go to MyLaw for information on how to access the job listings of NW Consortium law schools in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Utah.
  • Government Honors & Internship Handbook: current information on government honors and internship programs with deadlines and application details. See MyLaw for password information.
  • Vermont Law School Guide to State Judicial Clerkships: See MyLaw for password information.
  • Career Education Institute Internships for Law Students: See MyLaw for password information.
  • PSLawNet (http://www.pslawnet.org; each user must register individually and set up a password.) NALP’s Public Service Law Network Worldwide is a network of over 190 law schools and more than 11,000 law-related public interest organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Through its online database, PSLawNet provides a comprehensive clearinghouse of public interest organizations and opportunities for lawyers and law students.
  • Equal Justice Works (www.equaljusticeworks.org) EJW is an organization that offers opportunities for law students interested in a public interest legal career. They provide training, postgraduate fellowships in public interest law, information on LRAPs and law school summer employment opportunities.

 

REFERENCES FOR INFORMATION ON LAW FIRMS

 

Books and Free Pamphlets on JOB SEARCHING AND INTERVIEWING

  • Pamphlet: The How-Tos of Informational Interviewing
  • Pamphlet: Guerrilla Tactics Tipsheet
  • Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions
  • Knock’em Dead Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Building Career Connections: Networking Tools for Law Students and New Lawyers Winning Job Interviews: Reduce Interview Anxiety/Outprepare the Other Candidates/Land the Job You Love
  • 101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview
  • 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions
  • Acing the Interview: How to Ask and Answer the Questions That Will Get You the Job
  • Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams (All aspects of law job searches, including networking, self-evaluation, interviewing, resumes, etc. A new edition is available, as well as the original classic.)
  • High-Impact Interview Questions

 

Books and Free Pamphlets on JOB SATISFACTION AND CAREER EXPLORATION

  • Pamphlet: Starting Off In a New Direction: Job Search Strategies for Second-Career Lawyers
  • Pamphlet: Get an Early Start on Your Legal Career . . . by Joining the Law Student Associate Program of the Oregon State Bar
  • What Can You Do With A Law Degree?
  • The Legal Career Guide: From Law Student to Lawyer
  • The Official Guide to Legal Specialties: An Insider’s Guide to Every Major Practice Area
  • Should You Really Be a Lawyer? Guide to Smart Career Choices before, during, and after Law School
  • Choosing Small, Choosing Smart: Job Search Strategies for Lawyers in the Small Firm Market
  • Dear Sisters, Dear Daughters: Words of Wisdom from Multicultural Women Attorneys Who’ve Been There and Done That
  • The Etiquette Edge: The Unspoken Rules for Business Success
  • Maximize Your Lawyer Potential: Professionalism and Business Etiquette for Law Students & Lawyers