Careers In Law
ABA Career Resource Center
Tips on finding the right job and maximizing your career, including job postings, a lawyer showcase featuring 100+ attorneys sharing success stories and advice for lawyers and law students interested in their practice area/alternative career (Attorney By Attorney), an online job search question and answer board (Tuesdays with Morris), and links to other relevant Entity work (ex. ABA Commission on Billable Hours Dialogue, a current ABA Presidential Commission outreach).
Alumni Profile: Disability Rights Lawyer
Kristin Aiello, Political Science/English, 1989
Alumni Profile: The Honorable Richard Ball & Paula J. Manderfield -- Judges
Profile from Princeton Review
Alumni Profile: Prosecutor
Raymond Veary, 1972; Prosecutor, Bristol County (RI) district attorney's office
Alumni Profile: Public Interest Lawyer
Amy Vosburg, BC Law, 2001 (dual degree in social work and law)
AmeriCorps* Vista Program
VISTA is a part of Americorps involving full-time commitment for a year at very low pay (called a "living allowance"), decent benefits (including relocations expenses) and eligibility for a $4,725 award toward education upon successful completion. The program is for College graduate students likely headed for law school.
Berkeley Career Exploration Links
Descriptions of possible careers and graduate school programs.
CLEO - The Council on Legal Education Opportunities
CLEO provides pre-law recruitment, counseling, placement assistance, and training to increase the number of qualified students in law school. More than 6000 economically disadvantaged students have been oriented to law school through the CLEO Pre-Law Summer Institutes since 1968.
A huge number of legal jobs, for attorneys, paralegals and law students. Employers post for free, you pay about $20 per month to access the listings.
Law job links
From BC Law School
Legal Employment Search Site
Tons of links to job sites.
- The Massachusetts Legal Assistance for Self-Sufficiency Program will place
25 college graduates as AmeriCorps members in participating legal services
organizations throughout Massachusetts. Members will work under
professional supervision in providing legal assistance to low-income people
in civil (non-criminal) matters. Members will be exposed to a wide range of
legal assistance activities beginning with initial client contact and
eligibility determinations, to case development, negotiation, hearing and
appeal. The following civil law areas are commonly practiced in
participating legal services organizations:
- - Housing
- - Domestic Relations/Domestic Violence
- - Education
- - Income Maintenance and Health Benefits
- - Legal Problems of Elders
- - Immigration
- - Community Group Representation
- AmeriCorps members will also conduct legal education and outreach
activities, as well as developing volunteer resources for their legal
service organization. Members will have defined responsibilities for
completing training, conducting case activities, and fostering volunteerism.
Mintz Levin Project Analysts Program
Analysts can expect to utilize a broad range of skills to meet the needs of the firm and its clients. Under the guidance of attorneys and senior professionals, Analysts research legal and factual issues, review and analyze documents, organize data, draft reports and produce computer presentations. The Project Analyst Program opens up a world of opportunities to its graduates. Upon completing the Program, Analysts have pursued graduate studies in law, education, public policy, English, business and medicine, as well as employment opportunities in journalism, consulting and public relations, among others.
National Federation of Paralegal Associations
Search the Nation's top legal opportunities, post/edit your confidential resume, create a Career Agent, or research potential employers, all free of charge.
Also includes legal secretary jobs.
Public Interest Law - specialty guides
An excellent set of guides to a variety of fields and areas within public interest law, From Harvard Law School's Office of Public Interest Advising. Including: Health Law, Children's Rights, LGBT Rights, Public Defender, and many more.
Resources for Law School
Our law school page.
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Industry, Career and Company In-Depth Profiles
FREE book-length reports from Vault
Alumni who have volunteered to speak with you about their careers and to serve as networking contacts.
Watch interviews with professionals
courtesy of Road Trip Nation
The Riley Guide - Links to job listings for this career field.
NOTE: Riley links ONLY to a few select Web sites. Be sure to visit our JOBS page for additional resources.
Paralegal Careers - Spotlight on Careers
What is it all about? What does it take? What is the work like? How do I get into it?
Law - What can I do with this major?
Excellent overview of career options related to your advertising major.
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