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Legal Careers: A Selected Bibliography

Prepared by

Pat Newcombe
Associate Dean for Library & Information Resources

Updated September 2014

Unless otherwise indicated, all of these books are available on the third floor of the Library.

Deborah Arron, What Can You Do with a Law Degree (5th ed., Niche Press 2004). Reserve KF 297 .Z9 A772 2004.

Steven C. Bennet, The Path to Partnership: A Guide for Junior Associates (Praeger 2004). KF 300 .B36 2004. 

Susan Smith Blakely, Best Friends at the Bar: What Women Need to Know About a Career in the Law (Aspen Publishers 2009).

Careers in Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, (James T. O'Reilly ed., 2010). KF 299 .A32 C37 2010.

Careers in International Law (Salli Anne Swartz ed., American Bar Association, Section of International Law, 2012). Reserve KF 299 .I6 C38 2012.

Christen Civiletto Carey, Full Disclosure: The New Lawyer’s Must-Read Career Guide (2nd ed., ALM Publishing 2001). KF 297 .C37 2001.

Stacey M. DeBroff, The Great Firm Escape: Harvard Law School’s Guide to Breaking Out of Private Practice and into Public Service (Harvard Law School, Office of Public Interest Advising 2000). KF 299 .P8 G74 2000.

Do Your Legal Career Justice: Opportunities for Entry-Level Attorneys and Law Students at the U.S. Department of Justice (U.S. Department of Justice 2002). KF 299 .G6 D6 2002, updated online at this link.

J. Murray Elwood, The Legal Career Guru’s Guide to the Perfect Legal Resume (Kilfenora Press 2000). Reserve KF 297 .L44 2000.

Clifford R. Ennico, The Legal Job Interview: Winning the Law-Related Job in Today's Market (Kaplan Pub. 2008).  KF 297 .E56 2008.

Linda Calvert Hanson & Samantha Williams, Small Firms: Big Opportunities: How to Get Hired (and Succeed) in the New Legal Economy (LawyerAvenue Press/Decision Books 2012). KF297 .H325 2012. 

Richard L. Hermann, From Lemons to Lemonade in the New Legal Job Market: Winning Job Search Strategies for Entry-Level Attorneys (Lawyer Avenue Press 2012). KF 297 .H437 2012.

Ursula Furi-Perry, Fifty Unique Legal Paths: How to Find the Right Job (American Bar Association 2008). KF 297 .F87 2008.

Ursula Furi-Perry,  Your First Year as a Lawyer Revealed: Secrets, Opportunities, and Success! (JIST Works 2010). KF 297 .F873 2010.

Steven J. Harper, The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis (Basic Books 2013). KF300 .H3687 2013. 

Richard L. Hermann, From Lemons to Lemonade in the New Legal Job Market: Winning Job Strategies for Entry-level Attorneys (LawyerAvenue Press 2012). KF297 .H437 2012. 

Carl Horn, LawyerLife: Finding a Life and a Higher Calling in the Practice of Law (American Bar Association 2003). KF 297 .Z9 H67 2003.

Nancy Levit & Douglas O. Linder, The Happy Lawyer: Making A Good Life in the Law (Oxford University Press, 2010). KF 300 .L485 2010.

Michael F. Melcher, The Creative Lawyer (American Bar Association 2007). KF 300 .Z9 M45 2007.

Desirée Moore, Thrive: A New Lawyer's Guide to Law Firm Practice (American Bar Association 2012). KF297 .M66 2012. 

Alan B. Morrison, Beyond the Big Firm: Profiles of Lawyers Who Want Something More (Aspen 2007). KF 299 .P8 M67 2007.

Gary A. Munneke, Careers in Law (3rd ed., VGM Career Books 2004). Ref. KF 297 .M86 2004.

Gary A. Munneke, The Legal Career Guide: From Law Student to Lawyer (5th ed., American Bar Association 2008). KF 297 .M865 2008.

Gary A. Munneke, Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers (5th ed., American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section 2006). KF 297 .M862 2006.

Resumes for Law Careers (3rd ed., McGraw Hill 2008). Reserve KF 297 .Z9 R47 2008.

Sheila Nielsen, Job Quest for Lawyers: The Essential Guide to Finding and Landing the Job You Want (American Bar Association 2011). KF 297 .N54 2011.

Sarah Powell, Biglaw: How to Survive the First Two Years of Practice in a Mega-firm, or, the Art of Doc Review (Carolina Academic Press 2013). KF300 .P69 2013. 

Larry Richard & Tanya Hanson, The New What Can You Do with a Law Degree?: A Lawyer's Guide to Career Satisfaction Inside, Outside & around the Law (Lawyer Avenue Press/Decision Books 2012). KF297 .A875 2012.

Deborah Schneider, Should You Really Be a Lawyer?: The Guide to Smart Career Choices Before, During and After Law School (2d ed., LawyerAvenue Press 2010). Reserve KF 297 .S36 2010.

Dennis J. Tonsing, 1000 Days to the Bar, But the Practice of Law Begins Now (2nd ed., W.S. Hein & Co. 2010). KF 272 .T66 2010.

M. Diane Vogt, Preparing for Reentry: What Lawyers Need to Know to Navigate the Road Ahead After a Career Break (American Bar Assocation 2009). KF 298 .V64 2009.

Kimm Alayne Walton, Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams ... Regardless of Your Grades, Your School, or Your Work Experience!(2d ed., 2008). KF 297 .W34 2008.

The Woman Advocate (Abbe F. Fletman & Evelyn R. Storch eds., 2010). KF 299 .W6 W642 2010.

Women Who Opt-Out: The Debate Over Working Mothers and Work-Family Balance (Bernie D. Jones ed., 2012). KF 3467 .W65 2012.

*Visit Career Services for additional publications useful for locating information on legal careers.