Legal Resources on the Web
The University of Dayton School of Law is not responsible for and does not control or monitor the content of the information provided on the Web sites listed below. These Web sites are listed to ease the job search for UDSL students and alumni, and their placement here does not constitute an endorsement by the University of Dayton School of Law. This list should be viewed as a tool to begin a legal job search on the Internet and is by no means comprehensive. It will be updated on a periodic basis. If you encounter problems with any of these Web sites or have additional Web sites you believe are useful to other users of this site, please contact the CSO. Legal Job Search General Legal
ABA jobs – www.abanet.org/careercounsel/finding.html – Internships available with the ABA Washington, D.C. Office. America’s Job Bank– www.ajb.dni.us Association of Corporate Counsel – http://jobs.acca.com -- Provides in-house counsel job postings. Attorneyjobs – www.attorneyjobs.com -- An attorney jobs bulletin with job postings. Attorney Directory from Martindale – www.martindale.com Career Builder – www.careerbuilder.com Chicago legal job search – www.chicagolawjobs.com Emplawyernet – www.emplawyernet.com – This site, created by LexisNexis, is free to UDSL students and provides both job opportunity information and assistance with career development. Fast Search – www.fastsearch.com/law - on-line legal search resources and links to legal news, periodicals, and law schools Find Law – www.findlaw.com Flipdog – www.flipdog.com – general job search site for legal and non-legal careers. Heiros Gamos – www.hg.org –This legal site is worth the time to explore. iHireLegal – www.ihirelegal.com – Allows you to apply online for legal positions at no cost. Jurist – www.jurist.law.pitt.edu – this site is primarily known for hot legal news, which it is recommended you read before a legal interview. Lawbulletin – www.lawbulletin.com – Chicago law information and employment. Law.com Career Center – www.lawjobs.com – Law.com provides a list of job opportunities from across the country. It also states that its job postings come from legal publications that cover over 90% of the U.S. Legal market. The Law.com Web site provides information for students, practicing attorneys and non-practitioners.
Law Firm profiles – www.lawperiscope.com -- Profiles the 300 largest US law firms. Law firms in Martindale Directory – www.martindale.com/law-firms.htm LawForum –www.lawforum.net – Provides a directory of law firms, job postings and other legal resources useful to students and alumni. LawGuru - www.lawguru.com – Provides various legal resources including legal classifieds. LawMatch – www.lawmatch.com –Job posting service that also allows students and attorneys to submit their resumes. Free to UDSL students. Lawyers Weekly classified ads – www.lawyersweekly.com Legal Employment Search – www.legalemploy.com –Provides links to sites with legal job postings. Legal Directories attorney and firm search engine – www.legaldirectories.com Lexis Career Center – www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool. Monster.com – www.monster.com – national job bank for all types of jobs Nationjob – www.nationjob.com – Allows you to search its database for jobs – not just legal jobs. Ohio Bar Career Resources – www.ohiobar.org Palidan Legal Careers – www.palidan.com/employ.htm -- Provides legal classifieds, job listings by state, and links to public interest Web sites, government Web sites and other employment resources. Robert Half Legal – www.roberthalflegal.com – Provider of experienced project and full-time professionals for law firms and corporate legal departments Special Counsel – www.specialcounsel.com – Assists with finding temporary and temp-to-hire legal positions of all types Summer Clerkships – www.summerclerk.com – Listing of summer clerk positions. Vault – www.vault.com – Provides information on firms as well as job postings. Westlaw’s Legal Directory – www.lawschool.westlaw.com
Hieros Gamos - www.hg.org/recruit-serv.html - provides a list of executive recruiters. The American Lawyer magazine also publishes an annual brochure listing major legal executive recruiters. The use of executive recruiters is recommended only for employed alumnae/ and not for current law students.
Areas of Practice Information on Various Areas of Law
Virtual Library Database - www.law.indiana.edu/v-lib - Use this database to explore links to articles on Web sites for various areas of law.
American Bankruptcy Institute - www.abiworld.org
American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law -www.abanet.org/child/ Children’s Defense Fund – www.childrensdefense.org Kids Counsel Support – www.kidscounsel.org Best Interests – www.childadvocacy.com United Nations Children’s Fund – www.unicef.org
Entertainment, Media, and Art
Media Access Project – www.mediaaccess.org Entertainment Careers – www.entertainmentcareers.org Federal Communications Bar Association – www.fcba.org\ The Student Press Law Center (Journalists) – www.splc.org/journalism.asp Lawyers for the Creative Arts – www.law-arts.org Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) – www.vlany.org
Envirolink – www.envirolink.org Environmental Career Opportunities publication –www.ecojobs.com – Web site for the environmental career opportunities. It lists some of the environmental career opportunities posted in its bi-weekly publication. Environmental Careers World – www.environmentaljobs.com Environmental Jobs and Careers – www.ejobs.org Environmental Law Net – www.environmental-law.net – General information on environmental law created by an attorney at Holland & Knight. Environmental Protection Agency – www.epa.state.oh.us IGC Environmental Law Internet—Resources Collectionwww.hg.org/environ.html
Health Care Law
American Health Lawyers Association – www.healthlawyers.org
Intellectual Property Law (patent, trademark, computer and copyright law)
ACLU’s Science, Technology & Civil Liberties – www.aclu.org AIPLA American Intellectual Property Association – www.aipla.org – an association of intellectual property attorneys.az American Association for the Advancement of Science – www.aaas.org Association of Patent Law Firms – www.aplf.org – a national association of patent law firms. This site includes a patent law job bank.
Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) – www.cdt.org/staff/jobs.php Center for Disease Control – www.cdc.gov Center for Science in the Public Interest – www.cspinet.org Computer Law Association – www.itechlaw.org – CLA is an international association for the information technology professional. Job openings in computer law are posted in the employment section of the Web site. Copyright Society of the USA – www.csusa.org Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) – www.cybercrime.gov Electronic Frontier Foundation – www.eff.org European Patent Office – www.european-patent-office.org International Intellectual Property Law – www.intelproplaw.com –general information and job bank. International Trademark Association – www.inta.org National Academy of Science – www.nationalacademies.org National Council for Science and the Environment – www.ncseonline.org Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) – www.ostp.gov Patent & Trademark Attorney Resources - www.piperpat.co.nz Patents.com – www.patents.com -- This is a great site for all students interested in a career in intellectual property. Topics include which IP courses to take in law school, whether to take a review class before you take the patent bar exam, and the difference between a patent attorney and a patent agent. Patent and Trademark Office Society – www.ptos.org Patent and Trademark—List of patent agents: www.uspto.gov/web/offices/dcom/olia/oed/roster/region/index.html Public Knowledge – advocacy for public interest in the information age – www.publicknowledge.org Trademark Law information site – www.ggmark.com U.S. Copyright Office – www.loc.gov/copyright/ U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – www.uspto.gov
ABA Central European & Eurasian Law Initiative –www.abanet.org/ceeli/ International Chamber of Commerce – www.iccwbo.org International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia – www.un.org/icty International Telecommunications Union – www.itu.int International Trade Law Branch of the UN – www.uncitral.org United Nations Industrial Development Organization – www.unido.org UNICEF – www.unicef.org United Nations – www.un.org United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – www.undp.org United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) -www.unesco.org United Nations System of Organizations – www.unsystem.org World Bank – www.worldbank.org
Government Jobs General
www.capitolimpact.com – the government gateway link is useful for researching local, state, and federal government entities around the country. www.careersingovernment.com www.careerguide.net www.fedjobs.com – small fee is required www.federaljobs.net www.fedworld.gov www.govtjobs.com www.hrsjobs.com – small fee is required www.jobsfed.com www.pmi.opm.gov www.usajobs.opm.gov/ www.yahoo.com/government
Federal Government Departments and Agencies
Agency for International Development – www.usaid.gov AFLCIO – www.aflcio.org/yourjobeconomy/jobs – summer internships in labor law Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms – www.atf.treas.gov Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – www.cdc.gov Central Intelligence Agency – www.cia.gov Commodity Futures Trading Commission – www.cftc.gov Comptroller of the Currency – www.occ.treas.gov Congressional Research Service – www.loc.gov Department of Agriculture – www.usda.gov Department of Commerce – www.doc.gov Department of Education – www.ed.gov Department of Health & Human Services – www.dhhs.gov Department of Homeland Security – www.dhs.gov Department of Housing and Urban Development – www.hud.gov Department of Interior – www.doi.gov Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office – www.usdoj.gov Department of Labor – www.dol.gov Department of State – www.state.gov Department of Transportation -- www.dot.gov Department of Treasury – www.ustreas.gov Department of Veteran’s Affairs – www.va.gov Environmental Protection Agency – www.epa.gov/epahome Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – www.eeoc.gov Farm Credit Administration – www.fca.gov Federal Aviation Administration – www.faa.gov
Federal Bureau of Investigation – www.fbi.gov Federal Communications Commission – www.fcc.gov/jobs Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – www.fdic.gov Federal Election Commission – www.fec.gov Federal Emergency Management Agency – www.fema.gov Federal Labor Relations Board – www.flra.gov Federal Reserve Bank of New York – www.ny.frb.org Federal Trade Commission – www.ftc.gov Food & Drug Administration – www.fda.gov General Accounting Office – www.gao.gov General Services Administration – www.gsa.gov Government Printing Office – www.gpo.gov Internal Revenue Service – www.irs.treas.gov International Trade Commission – www.usitc.gov Library of Congress – www.loc.gov National Aeronautics & Space Administration – www.nasa.gov National Institutes of Health – www.nih.gov National Labor Relations Board – www.nlrb.gov National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – www.noaa.gov Nuclear Regulatory Commission – www.nrc.gov National Security Council – www.whitehouse.gov/nsc/ Office of Personnel Management – www.usajobs.opm.gov – U.S. Government’s official site for jobs and employment. Patent & Trademark Office – www.uspto.gov Peace Corp – www.peacecorps.gov Presidential Management Fellows Program – www.pmf.opm.gov Secret Service – www.secretservice.gov Securities & Exchange Commission – www.sec.gov/asec/secjobs.htm Senate – www.senate.gov Small Business Administration – www.sba.gov Social Security Administration – www.ssa.gov U.S. Air Force -- www.af.mil U.S. Army – www.army.mil U.S. Coast Guard – www.uscg.mil U.S. Marines – www.usmc.mil U.S. Marshals – www.usdoj.gov/marshals U.S. Navy – www.navy.mil Whitehouse – www.whitehouse.gov
State and Local Government Jobs
National Association of Attorneys General – www.naag.org National District Attorney – www.ndaa.org Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction job postings – www.drc.state.oh.us/web/careers.html State Government Links – www.statelocalgov.net
State of Ohio Jobs – www.statejobs.ohio.gov/applicant/index.asp
Federal Court Locator – www.law.villanova.edu/ Federal Judiciary – www.uscourts.gov Ohio Judicial Conference Directory – www.state.oh.us/ojc State Court Locator – See CSO for URL & Password
Public Interest General
ABA Division of Legal Services – www.abanet.org/legalservices/probono/home.html ABA Criminal Justice Section – www.abanet.org/crimjust/ ACCESS Networking in the Public Interest – www.communityjobs.org Alliance for Justice – www.afj.org Amnesty International – www.amnestyusa.org Appalachian Ohio Causes – www.ruralaction.org CARE – www.careusa.org/careers -- finds solutions to world poverty Center for Law and Social Policy – www.clasp.org Corporate Pro Bono Network – www.corporateprobono.org Electronic Privacy Information Center – www.epic.org Equal Justice America – www.equaljusticeamerica.org – provides summer funding for law students Equal Justice Works – www.equaljusticeworks.org (formerly NAPIL) Essential Information – www.essential.org – Links provided go to public interest Web sites Human Rights Internet – www.hri.ca/internships-jobs.aspx -- jobs in human rights worldwide Human Rights USA Resource Center – www.hrusa.org/field/default.shtm -human rights fellowships and internships Human Rights Watch --- www.hrw.org Idealist – www.idealist.org – 20,000+ Public Interest Organizations around the world JustAdvocates – www.justadvocates.com – list of private firms that handle public interest cases Lawyers Committee for Human Rights – www.humanrightsfirst.org National Alliance for Mentally Ill – www.nami.org National Fair Housing Advocate – www.fairhousing.com National Center on Poverty Law – www.povertylaw.org National Legal Aid & Public Defender Association – www.nlada.org/index.htm Nonprofit Center – www.nonprofits.org OneWorld – www.oneworld.net -- Focus on human rights Partnership for Public Service – www.ourpublicservice.org
Probono.net – www.probono.net – Pro bono opportunities in New York, Minnesota, San Francisco, D.C. PSLawNet.org – www.pslawnet.org – public interest law network. UDSL is a member so students can access for free Public Interest Clearinghouse – www.pic.org Public Law Initiative – www.pili-law.org – summer funding for jobs in Chicago agencies ReliefWeb – www.reliefweb.int/vacancies -- job postings in international humanitarian organizations Victims Rights Law Center – legal help for sexual assault victims – http://victimrights.org
Council on Foundations – www.cof.org Ford Foundation – www.fordfound.org Foundation Center – www.foundationcenter.org W. K. Kellog Foundation – www.wkkf.org Rockfeller Foundation – www.rockfound.org
Alaska Legal Services Corporation – www.alsc-law.org/ Atlanta Legal Aid – www.atlantalegalaid.org California Indian Legal Systems Inc. – www.calindian.org/ Center for Arkansas Legal Services – www.arkansaslegalservices.org Georgia Legal Services Program – www.glsp.org Gulfcoast Legal Services Inc. – www.gulfcoastlegal.org/ Idaho Legal Aid Systems Inc. – www.idaholegalaid.org/ Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc. – www.legalaction.org Legal Advice & Referral Center Inc. (NH) – www.larcnh.org Legal Aid Bureau Inc. (MD) – www.mdlab.org Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota – www.lasnem.org Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati (OH) – www.lascinti.org Legal Aid Society of Orange County Inc. (CA) – www.legal-aid.com Legal Services for Cape Cod and Islands Inc. (MA) – www.lscci.org Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (MO) – www.lsem.org Legal Services of Northern California – www.lsnc.net Legal Services of Northern Virginia – www.legalaidhelp.org Legal Services of North Texas – www.lanwt.org Legal Services Law Line of Vermont – www.lawlinevt.org Lehigh Valley Legal Services Inc. (PA) www.lehighlegal.org Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Inc. – www.nslawservices.org Neighborhood Legal Services Association (PA) – www.nlsa.us Neighborhood Legal Services Inc. (NY) – www.nls.org New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation (LA) – www.nolac.org
Northwest Justice Project (WA) – www.nwjustice.org Northwestern Legal Services (PA) – www.nwls.org Ohio State Legal Services Association – www.ohiolegalservices.org Palmetto Legal Services (SC) – http://web.logicsouth.com Peninsula Legal Aid Center, Inc. (VA) -- www.nngov.com/children-youthfamilies/community-resources-directory/peninsula-legal-aid-center-2013-intake Philadelphia Legal Assistance Center (PA) – www.philalegal.org Pine Tree Legal Assistance Inc. (ME) – www.ptla.org Rhode Island Legal Services Inc. (RI) – www.rils.org Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services Inc. – www.hbci.com/~smrlswi/ Three Rivers Legal Services Inc. (FL) – www.trls.org West Tennessee Legal Services – www.wtls.org Wisconsin Judicare Inc. – www.judicare.org
New York City
The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services – www.cases.org The Center for Reproductive Rights – www.crlp.org Legal Services of New York City – www.mfy.org Safe Horizon for victims of crime and abuse – www.safehorizon.org The Vera Institute of Justice – www.vera.org
New American Foundation www.newamerica.net/index.cfm?pg=app#InternThree
ABA Section of Legal Education www.abanet.org/legaled/postjdprograms/postjd.html - provides links to all the different LLM programs offered by law schools in the U.S.
www.apartments.com www.law.georgetown.edu/reslife/summer/index.html www.nalp.org (Feb 1- May 1)
United Kingdom Law
Bar Exam Information General
BarBri – www.barbri.com – BarBri is the most popular bar review course taken by UDSL students. National Conference of Bar Examiners – www.ncbex.org Palidan – www.palidan.com – Palidan contains a wealth of information for both attorneys and law students. It’s section on state bar examinations will cover everything you need to know for all 50 state bar examinations Patent Bar Review – www.patentbarreview.com – Information on Patent Bar Review Courses PMBR – www.pmbr.com – PMBR, a popular bar review course, focuses on the MBE. Both 3-day and 6-day courses are available.
National Bar Associations
American Bar Association – www.abanet.org Federal Bar Association – www.fedbar.org
State and Local Bar Associations in Ohio
Akron Bar Association – www.akronbar.org Cincinnati Bar Association – www.cincybar.org Cleveland Bar Association – www.clevelandbar.org Columbus Bar Association – www.cbalaw.org Dayton Bar Association – www.daybar.org Lake County Bar Association – www.lcba-ohio.org Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas – www.montcourt.org Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers – www.oatlaw.org Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – www.oacdl.org Ohio Attorney General – www.ag.state.oh.us/index.asp Ohio Courts – www.sconet.state.oh.us/ Ohio State Bar Association – www.ohiobar.org Ohio State Supreme Court – www.sconet.state.oh.us State of Ohio Jobs – http://ohio.gov