Online Career Resources

 

Resources for Law Firm Information/Employment Databases

 

Job Search and Internship Sites


  • ABANET: Internship & Career Opportunities for Law Studentshttp://www.abanet.org/lsd/jobopp.html

  • Affirmative Action Register: Recruitment service directed to females, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons, as well as all other employment candidates. http://www.aar-eeo.com

  • American Corporate Counsel Association: Contains a database of employment opportunities for in-house counsel.http://jobs.acca.com

  • America’s Job Bank:  A serious networking tool and a component of Career OneStop http://ajb.dni.us

  • Attorney Jobs: A subscription is required to view listings but there is a Westlaw discount availablehttp://www.attorneyjobs.com

  • BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank:  Host site for job postings from across the U.S.  Law Schools that participate update the job postings at the first of each month.  Only students that attend or are alumni of participating schools have access.  Contact Debbie Foley in the Career Services Office for the username and password. https://www.law2.byu.edu/career_services/jobbank/

  • Career Bliss: A free career community that empowers job seekers with jobs, reviews, and salaries, along with hundreds of great career articles. http://www.careerbliss.com/

  • Counsel Net: A large attorney network with legal job listings      http://www.counsel.net

  • Findlaw.com: Use their database to browse legal jobs or submit your resume.  This site also contains the “Greedy Associates” message board, but take information with a grain of salt. http://careers.findlaw.com 

  • Glassdoor: For access to jobs, company reviews, salaries, and interview questions posted on this site go to: http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm

  • Heiros Gamos:  An outstanding employment resource site!http://www.hg.org/employment.html

  • Internships USA: This site contains information on a wealth of internship opportunities, including internships with prosecutor's offices in nearly 100 cities nationwide; internships in international affairs, woment's rights, city and county attorney's offices, sports law, education law, and green (environmental) law; and federal internships, government internships in law and policy, and human rights internships.  To access these opportunities, go to http://www.internships-usa.com and click on "Internships for Law Students."  Contact Debbie Foley in Career Services for username and password.

  • Job-Hunt: Maintains a page dedicated to law and law enforcement job hunters http://www.job-hunt.org/law.shtml

  • LawCrossing: Want to look at even more jobs?  Check out the jobs on LawCrossing.  Access is free to current MC Law students until April 30, 2013.  Current students received via e-mail the current log in information and promotion code.  If you have misplaced this information, contact Debbie Foley or Sherry Johnson in the Career Services Office.  MC Law alumni must pay the prevailing regular published rate and therefore do not have a promotion code; just follow the online instructions.  Have one of the following credit cards available when you register:  Visa, MC, Amex, or Discover.  You will then receive an email from Law Crossing with an address to copy and paste into your web browser to activate your account.  Follow the instructions there concerning choosing your username and password.  

  • Law Jobs: Also a helpful employment center http://www.lawjobs.com

  • Law Match: Efficient employment solutions http://www.lawmatch.com

  • Legal Employ: Extensive legal employment search site http://www.legalemploy.com

  • Legal Recruiter: Maintains listings of open positions across the globe        http://www.legalrecruiter.com 

  • Legal Services from LexisNexis

  • Wall Street Journal Career Center: WSJ’s Executive Career Site with job postings, tools, tips, and articles http://www.careerjournal.com

  • Wet Feet: Provides both job and internship listings. In addition, the site offers various research tools on private firms, salaries, and practice area.  The free membership also provides career newsletters, discussion boards, and free career guides. http://www.wetfeet.com

 

Law Firm Information

  • Legal Forum: An interesting site, formerly called Power of Attorney, that provides extensive links to law firms, government agencies, law schools, and bar associations nationwide. http://www.eaglelink.com/power

  • LexisNexis Martindale Directory Resources

  • Law Firm directory from Martindale.

  • NALP:   The official site of the National Association for Law Placement provides information on recruiting trends, placement statistics, law firm information, law schools and much more.  http://www.nalp.org

  • NALP Directory of Legal Employers:  Contains a wealth of information about member employers, including demographics, practice areas, billable hour requirements, salary and benefits.  Mostly larger law firms, but also contains some public sector employers. http://www.nalpdirectory.com

 

Judicial Clerkships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute: Provides good information and links for an overview of bankruptcy judges and clerkship opportunities http://www.abiworld.org

  • The Federal Judiciary Online: This page gives students access to the addresses of the federal bench in each jurisdiction.  http://www.uscourts.gov/ContactUs/ContactUs.aspx

  • Federal Magistrate Law Clerks: Current and upcoming vacancies in the Federal Magistrate Courts with a searchable database. http://www.uscourts.gov/Careers/SearchIFrame.aspx

  • Judicial Clerkships:  Everything you ever wanted to know about a judicial clerkship. 

    http://www.judicialclerkships.com

  • Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR): Allows applicants to select the federal judges for whom they wish to apply and then build and submit their applications online.  When the application process is complete, the judges can log on and begin the hiring process. http://oscar.dcd.uscourts.gov

 

Environmental

  • Air & Waste Management Association: Includes links to online career center and sponsored awards and scholarships.http://www.awma.org

  • Alliance for Sustainability: Information about maintaining a sustainable lifestyle with available volunteer and internship opportunities. http://www.allianceforsustainability.net

  • American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy:Includes a job database. http://www.aceee.org

  • Center for Health, Environment, and Justice:http://www.chej.org

  • Clean Water Action: Includes volunteer opportunities and a job database. http://www.cleanwateraction.org

  • Earth Share: Earth Share is a nationwide network of the country's most respected environmental and conservation organizations and offers a host of internship opportunities as well as links to environmental jobs.http://www.earthshare.org

  • Soil & Water Conservation Society: Includes a job board.http://www.swcs.org

  • Water Environment Federation: Non-profit technical and educational organization aiming to preserve and enhance the global water environment; site includes job postings.http://www.wef.org 

Entertainment/Sports

MPRE INFORMATION


MPRE (Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination):Required for admission to the bar in almost all U.S. jurisdictions.  
www.ncbex.org

 

Federal Agencies on the Web

 

 

Public Interest Resources

 

The following sites, for the most part, provide information about the organizations.  Some list positions.  Many provide information about internship programs.

  • Advancing Women: This page provides links to many women's rights organizations and extensive links to generic job banks worldwide. http://www.advancingwomen.com

  • Alliance for Justice: National association of public interest advocacy organizations.  http://www.afj.org

  • Charity Channel: Extensive online network of non-profit professionals and offers a searchable worldwide career database. http://www.charitychannel.com

  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: Newspaper of the non-profit world with an large job database http://philanthropy.com

  • Common Cause: A nonpartisan nonprofit advocacy organization that seeks to hold leaders accountable to the public interest and offers many legal volunteer and intern opportunities. http://www.commoncause.org

  • Essential Homepage: This page provides extensive information about a variety of public interest organizations and is also the home of the Good Works page, which provides a searchable database of public interest positions nationwide. http://www.essential.org

  • Fair Housing: A nationwide page for attorneys and advocates interested in housing issues.  The job opportunities page lists positions for lawyers, advocates and non-profit managers with organizations nationwide.http://www.fairhousing.com

  • Frederick B. Abramson Public Service Award:Fellowship awarded to a graduating law student or judicial law to be used as partial compensation for one year’s employment with either a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm or other not-for-profit service organization in the District of Columbia http://www.abramsonfoundation.org

  • Idealist: Internet non-profit center that provides a link to organizations in over 120 countries.  Many of the sites contain both internships and permanent positions with public interest organizations. http://www.idealist.org  

  • Impact Fund: Non-profit founded with the mission of enhancing lawyers’ abilities to bring public interest litigation in the areas of civil rights, poverty, and environmental justice. http://www.impactfund.org

  • Institute for Global Communication: Hosts links to Peacenet, Labornet, and Womensnet as well as information about non-profit public interest organizations worldwide. http://www.igc.apc.org

  • International Affairs Network: Annotated list of links to sites on international affairs, human rights, development, and more. http://www.etown.edu/vl/

  • Legal Aid of Greater Cincinnati:  Reducing poverty through effective legal services for the poor. http://www.lascinti.org

  • The Legal Services Corporation: Downloadable publications and other information, including links to their programs throughout the country. http://www.lsc.gov

  • National Association of State PIRG’s: Network of state public interest research groups, includes available positions across the country. http://www.uspirg.org

  • Philanthropic Research Inc.: This website contains information on over 800,000 non-profit organizations, their mission statements, and contact information. http://www.guidestar.org

  • Public Interest Law Initiative: Offers internship and fellowship programs for law students and new law school graduates to work at public interest law agencies in Chicago. http://www.pili-law.org

  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice: A national public interest law firm.  Includes job openings and public interest database.http://www.tlpj.org

  • United Nations: Lists clerkships, attorney, and law-related jobs with the UN.  Site is free and easy to use.  Click on “site index,” then “employment ops,” then “legal.” http://www.un.org

 

Legal Education Resources

 


Bar Exam Information

  • Lawyer EDU.org:  http://www.lawyeredu.org- great resource for state by state requirements on becoming an attorney. They have compiled all the necessary steps, from education and exam processes to licensure and maintaining your credentials within your respective state.
  • National Conference of Bar Examiners:  This web site disseminates information concerning bar admission standards and practices.  In addition, the site offers bar admission statistics, bar admission office locations, bar exam hints, and online MPRE registration.  Contains links to most State Bar Admissions Offices.  http://www.ncbex.org 

 

Law School Career Services Offices on the Web

 

Although most Career Services Offices that have unrestricted access to their Job Postings do so only for alumni, a number of students have had success contacting those employers.