About the Blogger

Legal Beagle's picture

The Legal Beagle’s favorite book and that of dog lovers everywhere is Every Dog’s Legal Guide: A Must Have Book for Your Owner by Mary Randolph (KF390.5 .D6 R36 2005). His favorite movie is about the crime fighting pooch, Underdog! His current hero is Uno, the beagle who won Best in Show at the...

Affordable Excellence at RWU LAW

Legal Beagle's Post

Law Library Resources for Career Exploration!

Posted by Library Blog on 11/19/2008 at 12:00 AM

In addition to the services offered by the Office of Career Services for career exploration such as the Annual Legal Career Options Day, the Law Library also has resources for information on career options within the legal profession and alternatives to traditional law firm practice.  These books and others on job searching are shelved in The Law Library’s Career Collection located next to Training Lab 2.  All books in the Law Library’s Career Collection and these books can be checked out of the Law Library for twenty-one days.  Here are some recommended books to read when you have some time after exams!

For information about legal specialization, read The Official Guide to Legal Specialities: An Insider’s Guide to Every Major Practice Area (KF297 .A27 2000).  Two books for information on alternatives to traditional law practice are Career Opportunities in Law and the Legal Industry (KF297 .E24 2007) and Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers (KF297 .M862 2006).

For international law careers, the American Society of International Law publishes annually the Careers in International Law: A Guide to Career Paths and Internships in International Law (K115 .C47).  The American Bar Association’s Section of International Law and Practice publishes Careers in International Law (KZ1238.U5 C37 2008).

The annual Serving the Public: A Job Search Guide (KF299 .P8 P83) is a must read for those who want to pursue a public interest career.

Please do not hesitate to ask a Reference Librarian for assistance in locating additional career materials or resources for job searching!