Internet Resource Guide
Wayne State University Law School • Career Services Office 2010-2011
INTERNET RESOURCE GUIDE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Legal Job Search Sites ……………………… 2
General Job Search Sites…………………… 3
Government Sites ………………………….... 4
Judicial Clerkship Sites ……………………... 8
Public Interest Sites …………………………. 9
Intellectual Property Sites ...……………….... 12
International Sites ……………………………. 13
Practice Areas ………………………………... 14
Sites for Performing Research ……………… 15
Study Abroad Information……………………. 17
Environmental Law Information …………….. 17
Bar Admission Information ………………….. 18
Legal Staffing Firm Sites ……………………. 18
Bar Associations ……………………………... 19
Legal Job Search Sites
- The American Bar Association Career Resource Center provides centralized
access to ABA career information, as well as daily tips on finding jobs and
- The American Bar Association Job Board contains the latest information from the
ABA on how to get through the economic downturn. The Economic Recovery
Resources portal contains resources and tips from job searching, to practice
management, to professional development and more.
- Thomson West’s Attorney Jobs provides access to its jobs database and legal
career center. Paid registration is required.
- The FindLaw Career Center is a recruiting web site that specializes in legal jobs.
- In-House Jobline is a searchable database of employment for in-house counsel
- JdHUNTR.com provides a starting place for attorneys, legal professionals, and law
students seeking a reliable source for legal employment.
- The Law Bulletin Legal Career Center provides a listing of legal jobs in Chicago
and the Midwest
- LawJobs.com includes information on job listings, salary surveys, law firm
backgrounds, and legal marketplace articles. The site requires free registration for
- Westlaw’s Law Student Jobs Online provides a database of summer positions,
fellowships, honors programs, and judicial clerkships. The resource also contains a
graduate law program directory. Use your student Westlaw password to view the
- Lawmatch is an open-access resume bank and job posting service that matches
attorneys and other legal professionals with industry employers and recruiters. You
can register to view their classifieds and post your resume for one month at no
- Lawyers Weekly Jobs allows you to search Lawyers Weekly classified ads from all
of the company’s regional and national legal newspapers, including the Michigan
- Legal Authority has contacts for over 700,000 legal employers. The job search
function requires a one-time membership fee of $195, but the site also contains
many free articles with job search information.
- The LexisNexis Associate Career Consultant provides various articles on
employment and career development.
- Michigan Lawyers Weekly is an excellent site for Michigan’s legal news, daily court
opinions, and hard-to-find resources.
o http://milawyersweekly.com/ Please contact the Career Services Office
for the log-in name and password.
- Palidan Legal Resources provides resources and employment information for
- SummerClerk.com is a new website focused on the summer clerkship experience.
Law students and graduates may sign up for free.
General Job Search Sites
- Through the America's Job Bank site, you can search jobs, locate career
information, and assess and upgrade your skills.
- Career Builder is a searchable database of job advertisements from newspapers
nationwide. Post your resume and find a great deal of career information, including
resume and interview tips, a salary wizard, and articles on the economy.
- MSN provides job search assistance and general career search advice.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education lists hundreds of new jobs in every aspect of
- craigslist provides job postings boards on their extensive domestic and international
city pages. This link is to legal jobs posted in Detroit metro.
- Cool Climate Jobs is a site designed to help students find entry-level jobs and
internship positions in the climate, clean energy, and low carbon industries. This site
provides a weekly digest of new jobs and information via their weekly newsletter.
- Employment Guide.com is an all-purpose employment and career center. It
features job hunting tips and career assessment tools, as well as an education
resource center, relocation center, and thousands of weekly job postings.
- HireNet offers employment assistance for students and alumni. Post your profile for
prospective employers; access their database of full-time, part-time, internship and
work study opportunities; and get notified by a job scout when an employer posts a
position that matches your interests.
- HotJobs.com lets you search job postings and provides you with an assortment of
- The Monster board provides links to hundreds of corporate employer profiles.
Search their job database and post your resume.
- The Progress Michigan organization has launched the Progressive Michigan Job
Bank, an online job posting resource.
- The Riley Guide helps you research employment opportunities on the internet.
Includes links to research and job listing sites, as well as salary and job
- The NationJob Network - Legal Jobs Page is a searchable database of jobs
nationwide that offers weekly e-mails with information on any new jobs that match
- Through VaultMatch, on Vault.com, you can get job postings which match your
interests and qualifications e-mailed to you. For each position that interests you, you
can reply to the e-mail and attach your resume.
- The Wetfeet site offers profiles of industries, careers and companies as well as
articles and advice regarding job search, career management and career
- The National Association of Attorney Generals website provides a directory of all
state attorney generals.
- Careers in Government is a clearinghouse of information, resources & jobs
available in public sector orgs in America & abroad.
- The Central Intelligence Agency’s website provides information about their Legal
Honors Program, as well as Summer Law Clerk Program for students who want to
learn about intelligence and national security law.
- Department of Commerce Office of General Counsel’s website provides
information on full-time and internship positions.
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Honors program and summer
- Environmental Protection Agency internship and entry-level job postings.
- Federal Bureau of Investigations website provides summer internship
opportunities. Full-time positions are also posted but not specifically broken out from
- Federal Election Commission website provides information on summer clerkships
and entry level positions.
- Partnership for Public Service has launched a new online Federal Internship
Directory. Use the search engine to find opportunities by agency, state or
academic interest. The website also offers information on jobs with the federal
- The 2010-11 Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide is an in-depth look
at the government’s myriad functions and roles, as well as a glossary of terms
unique to the federal application process, and tips on landing a government job.
- The Federal Trade Commission website provides information about the Honors
Program and internship program.
- FirstGov is the official U.S. Government portal to 30 million pages of government
information, services and online transactions.
- Search the Federal Jobs Digest site for federal job opportunities.
- The Government Honors & Internship Handbook, published by the University of
Arizona. The username and password are available in the Career Services Office.
- Govtjobs.com is a database of public sector jobs in cities, counties and states
across the country.
- HillZoo – "The Homepage of Capitol Hill" – includes job listings.
- Housing and Urban Development Department provides information on the Honors
Intern program – the only recruitment vehicle for hiring graduating law students into
- Internal Revenue Service: the IRS runs a Summer Law Intern program.
- The US Department of Justice: information on internships, fellowships, and
- Opportunities in Public Affairs website.
- PSLawNet has an enhanced federal government careers page provides information
about federal hiring processes, points of entry to federal positions, downloadable
resources , and more.
- Securities and Exchange Commission The SEC hires graduating law students,
LLMs, and judicial law clerks as entry-level attorneys under the "Advanced
Commitment Program," primarily to its Washington, DC headquarters. The Summer
Honors program gives first- and second-year law students the opportunity to work
side by side with Commission lawyers.
State of Michigan Prosecutor job postings.
Sign up for the Partnership for Public Service’s e-newsletters, find information on the
government internship and job search, and read federal employees' biographies.
- Prosecutor Info, a comprehensive directory of nationwide prosecuting attorneys,
district attorneys, attorney generals and US attorneys, plus international equivalent
- RCjobs, offered by Roll Call (a resource for Capitol Hill news and information),
includes job opportunities and resources for job seekers. You may search jobs
- Website for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission provides listings of
opportunities for entry-level attorneys as well as law students
- The web site of the U.S. Department of State, it lists positions and gives
information on the Foreign Service exam.
- The State and Local Government on the Net Directory provides one-stop access
to the websites of state agencies and city and county governments.
- StudentJobs.gov was designed to be your one stop for the information you need to
find the job you want in the Federal Government. You can search their jobs, create a
resume, and get loads of agency information.
- Department of Transportation information on the two-year Honors program for
graduating law students and volunteer internship program for first and second year
- USAJOBS provides worldwide job vacancy information that is updated each day
from a database of more than 17,000 worldwide federal job opportunities. It is the
U.S. Office of Personnel Management website, and is the Federal Government's
official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.
- U.S. Treasury Department website provides opportunities for graduating law
students, LL.M. students, and judicial clerks in its two-year Honors Program.
Information is also posted regarding the volunteer Summer Clerkship for law
- The Office of the United States Trade Representative provides opportunities for
developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct
investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries. Information is
also posted regarding the volunteer Summer Internship for law students.
- The Washington Information Directory is a guide to national organizations and
government agencies. This directory provides contact information for federal
agencies, the Congressional and Judicial sectors of the federal government,
international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations based in
- This page on the White House provides links to all U.S. government sites through
Judicial Clerkship Sites
- The American Bankruptcy Institute provides good information and links for an
overview of bankruptcy judges and clerkship opportunities.
- This site provides information on the Law Clerk Hiring Plan adopted on March 11,
- The Federal Magistrate Judges Association provides good information and links
for an overview of magistrate judges and clerkship opportunities.
- The Federal Judicial Center site includes biographies of federal judges and a look
inside the federal courts.
- Lists all of the government agencies in the United States.
- JudicialClerkships.com helps law students navigate the maze of courts and
- The United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary tracks judicial nominations
- Jurist provides links to helpful sites with information and tips for law students
seeking judicial clerkships.
- The Federal Court Locator includes links to sites related to the federal judiciary.
- The Federal Law Clerk Information System provides prospective law clerk
applicants a single, free, accessible source of information on clerkship opportunities.
- The National Center for State Courts provides information and assistance to court
- OSCAR is a web-based system that enables applicants to apply for federal
- U.S. Courts is a comprehensive website of the federal court system.
- National Job Announcements, a publication from the National Center for State
Courts, lists court-related job openings throughout the U.S.
Public Interest Sites
- The ABA Division for Legal Services links to legal aid, pro bono and public
- The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service is the national
source of information, resources and assistance to support, facilitate, and expand
the delivery of pro bono legal assistance.
- Access to Justice Network is Canada’s connection to the world of law and justice.
- Alliance for Justice: National association of environmental, civil rights, mental
health, women’s, children’s and consumer advocacy organizations.
- Michigan’s American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) chapter.
- The American League of Lobbyists (ALL) provides general information about
- The Civil Rights Coalition for the 21st Century’s Career Center provides job and
internships opportunities at social and economic justice organizations.
- Cool Climate Jobs provides information on green collar jobs and internships in the
United States and around the world.
- Equal Justice Works offers an excellent site for students interested in public
interest law. Find the latest news, links to job sites, and much more. The password is
available in the Career Services Office.
- Essential Information includes links to many public interest organizations as well
as several public interest resources. It is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization
founded in 1982 by Ralph Nader. The organization is involved in a variety of
projects to encourage citizens to become active and engaged in their communities,
and provides provocative information to the public on important topics neglected by
the mass media and policy makers.
- The National Fair Housing Advocate Online provides a job listing board for
- The Foundation Center’s directory of scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards,
and other financial support, geared toward individuals. Requires monthly fee.
- The Green Dream Jobs site contains a job board that includes environmental legal
- Yale Law School publishes several specialty career guides, with many available
to non-Yale Law students. Public interest oriented guides include: Environmental
Law, International LL.M. Career Planning, International Public Interest Law,
Introduction to Career Development, Opportunities with International Tribunals and
Foreign Courts Public Version, Public Interest Fellowships Vol. I, Public Interest
Careers Public Version, U.S. Attorneys' Offices, Working on Capitol Hill
- Harvard Law School’s Office of Public Interest Advising provides a variety of
guides on specialized areas of public interest practice in PDF format. They
include: Children's Rights, Civil Rights/Civil Liberties, Conservative Public Interest
Law, Environmental Law, Foundations, Health Law, How to Make the Most of Your
Summer Job, Immigration & Refugee Law, Legal Services, LGBT Rights Law,
Political Campaign, Private Public Interest Firms, Pro Bono, Public
Defenders/Indigent Defense, Sizing Up the Prosecution, US Attorneys' Offices, and
- Harvard Law School’s Office of Public Interest Advising provides a wealth of
helpful information on their Planning Your Public Interest Career website.
- Harvard Law School’s Office of Public Interest Advising has an extensive page
devoted to Fellowships and Funding, including a PDF Fellowship Calendar.
- Idealist.org is a directory of nonprofit and volunteering resources on the web, with
information provided by 28,000 organizations in over 150 countries. The Job Alert
provides a daily e-mail message with links to new job openings.
- Lawyer’s Without Borders is the world’s largest group of volunteer lawyers who
stand ready to offer pro bono service to worldwide projects and initiatives.
- Law Students for Reproductive Justice Law - has published its 2008-2009 Guide
to Internships & Fellowships in Reproductive Rights and Justice. The Guide can
help you identify training and employment opportunities at 75 different organizations
working for reproductive health, rights, and justice across the United States. Each
entry includes information regarding the mission of the organization, contact person
and details about the application process, projects and eligibility.
- Michigan Poverty Law Program (MPLP) website lists job opportunities and events.
The organization is a cooperative effort of Legal Services of South Central Michigan
and the University of Michigan Law School. MPLP provides state support services
to local legal aid programs and other poverty law advocates.
- The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyer’s Guild provides
advocacy-oriented legal support on immigrant rights issues. The website includes
job posting, internship opportunities, and a law student listserv.
- The National Conference of State Legislatures jobs clearinghouse page posts
employment opportunities with state legislatures or other public policy positions.
- National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s website includes information on
member organizations as well as job opportunities.
- The National Lawyers Guild website provides extensive resources and links to
progressive legal, economic and political organizations.
- The Nonprofit FAQ provides information for and about nonprofits.
- The Nonprofit Career Network is a resource center for individuals seeking
employment in a nonprofit organization.
- The website of The Open Society Institute includes a list of grants, scholarships
- The website of the Public Interest Clearinghouse includes a comprehensive listing
of summer grant and fellowship resources.
- The Peggy Browning Fund promotes public interest opportunities in the area of
labor law. The Fund's mission is to provide law students with diverse, challenging
work and educational experiences in the area of workers' rights.
- Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) provides fellowship information and job
- The Public Policy Handbook, a companion to the Government Honors and
Internships Handbook, offers information regarding career opportunities available to
1L, 2L, and 3L law students, as well as recent graduates, in more than 100 specific
programs focused on public policy, i.e. influencing, formulating, implementing and/or
evaluating governmental action to address issues confronting the public. Contact
Career Services for the username and password.
- PSLawNet is the most comprehensive public interest website available. It helps law
students locate opportunities with public interest organizations, government
agencies, judges, and private firms with public interest or significant pro bono
- Partnership to Public Service works to revitalize our federal government by
inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.
- The Chronicles of Philanthropy provides news and information on the world of
foundations and nonprofit management.
- The University of Michigan Law School’s Public Service Jobnet, a searchable
database of only public service jobs.
- Public Citizen is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that represents
consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts.
- Union Jobs Clearinghouse is a central job site that includes open staffing positions
in organized labor.
- Website for two Western Ohio legal aid organizations.
Intellectual Property Sites
- Through the web site of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, you
can download an application form to join AIPLA as a student member. Previously
registered students may participate in their annual Job Fair in October.
- Career In IP specializes in Intellectual Property jobs. This website is valuable
networking resource for IP professionals, staff as well as anyone seeking a career in
the field of Intellectual Property.
- The Computer Law Resource lists positions for experienced attorneys and non-
traditional positions for students with technical backgrounds.
- International Trademark Association job bank.
- Intellectual Property Today focuses on legal issues in patent, trademark and
- Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association website provides job postings as
well as information about upcoming events.
- Intellectual Property Law Server
- IP Law 360
- Intellectual Property Owners Association Career Bank
- PatBar.com provides information on the Patent Bar and Patent Bar review courses.
- PLI's Patent Bar Review provides information on the Patent Bar: dates and
locations, application, and FAQs.
- The website of the Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors includes links to
other IP resources.
- Public Patent Foundation (representing the public's interest in the Patent System)
includes pro bono and internship opportunities under the "Support" tab.
- This is the official site of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It includes forms,
current fees, and general information.
** Also see the Public Interest links **
- ABA Section of International Law is a site that offers a listing of law firms across
the globe who hosts summer internships.
- The American Society of International Law website includes information on
- Eurojobs.com is a free job database of opportunities available in all European
- Job Openings in the U.S. and abroad in policy, foreign affairs, international trade
- Global Careers offers job listings and employers with a worldwide perspective. The
site is run by a recruitment agency that specializes in international employment.
- Goinglobal includes information on resumes, work permits, employment trends and
job opportunities in the country of your choice.
- International Association of Sports Law
- International Law Students Association
- Lawyers Without Borders
- The Learning Abroad Center is the University of Minnesota's comprehensive
resource for study, work, intern, volunteer, and travel experiences worldwide.
- Monster Work Abroad provides access to thousands of career opportunities in all
fields. Search by location, industry, company, discipline, or key word.
- One Small Planet provides opportunities for international
- OverseasJobs.com features international job opportunities.
- Peace Corps website.
- PSLawNet lists information about finding and funding international public service
- Reliefweb lists law openings with humanitarian organizations.
- U.S. State Department website. Check out the "Student Programs" link under
"Employment" to find out how to obtain job experience in a foreign affairs
- Transitions Abroad offers articles, books and links on working, studying, traveling
and living abroad.
- Employment website of the United Nations.
- University of Chicago provides both print and electronic resources for researching
a career in international law.
- The Volunteer Service Overseas website lists volunteer opportunities for skilled
and experienced professionals in underdeveloped countries.
- World-Wide Legal Directory
- ABA Sports and Entertainment Law. You must be a member to access job
postings and networking events.
- Abacus Law is a great resource for practitioners an students considering starting
their own practices.
- American Association of Law Libraries
- American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of
- American Health Lawyers Association provides networking opportunities and a
- Environmental Law & Policy Center
- Media Law Resource Center.
- Nat’l Labor Relations Board career opportunities & online application
- National Association of College and University Attorneys
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- National District Attorney Association lists opportunities for law clerks, externs,
- National Employment Lawyers Association
- National Legal Aid and Defender Association
- Solo Practice University is a tuition-based online educational community where
lawyers and law students can take substantive law classes and learn the basics of
running a successful solo practice. The site also offers an informative blog as well
as free lectures regarding topics of interest to aspiring solo practitioners.
- Sports Law Associations
- TaxTalent.com is a good resource for career opportunities and other information for
J.D. and LL.M students interested in tax.
o http://www.taxtalent.com/taxjobs /
Sites for Performing Research
- The American Bar Association has information on a variety of legal subjects,
including the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements, a list of ABA
approved summer abroad programs, and an authoritative list of LL.M. programs.
- Equal Justice Works offers an excellent site for students interested in public
interest law. Find the latest news, links to job sites, and much more. Some areas
may require a password. The password is available in the Career Services Office.
- The Economic Research Institute website offers a free salary potential calculator
and a cost-of-living calculator for over 7,200 U.S., Canadian and international cities.
ERI's website also offers a wealth of salary survey and relocation information.
- Find information on Fortune500 companies.
- Use the Salary Calculator to compare the cost of living in hundreds of U.S. cities,
as well as internationally.
- Hoover's On-Line is a great source of company profiles and information.
- The Legal Information Institute includes links to many other sites, as well as
descriptions of different practice areas under the "Law about..." tab.
- The Law Forum is an exclusive directory of law firms, legal support services, legal
resources, legal employers and aspiring attorneys with websites.
- LawGuru is a legal research site accessing over 400 engines and tools. It includes
employment links and other legal links and resources.
- With lawperiscope you can research and compare the 300 largest U.S. law firms
with succinct firm profiles linked to each firm's practice areas, office locations,
attorney directory and other online resources.
- The Lawyers Weekly USA site is a great spot for finding a law-related job anywhere
in the country. You can also locate information nationally about: prime jobs for
lawyers, experts, legal secretaries, legal support, paralegals, legal services, office
rental information, and much more.
- View the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directories on-line. It is a great source of law firm
profiles and attorney biographies.
- The website of the Michigan Bar Association. Find out about membership
resources and events.
- This is the web site for the National Association for Law Placement. It provides
information on recruiting trends, placement statistics, law firm information, contacts
at law schools and much more.
- The NALP Directory of Legal Employers is now available online directly from
NALP. Search employers by geographic and/or practice areas, type of employer,
and interview locations.
- Provides access to local newspapers across the nation
- View the weekly edition of the National Law Journal on-line.
- National Wildlife Federation's Conservation Directory lists over 4,000
conservation organizations, including non-profits, federal and state government
agencies, education based organizations, and federally protected areas.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook provides job
descriptions, salary information and more on hundreds of occupations.
- The Yahoo search engine is a great way to explore resources for many industries.
Look under "Business and Economy" for law firm links.
Environmental Law Information
- National Wildlife Federation
- Findlaw database of environmental law firms, agencies, etc.
- The Ecology Law Quarterly has a bibliography of environmental law careers and
- INFORSE lists NGOs in the sustainable energy field
- Directories of grassroots environmental organizations
- Envirolink is a non-profit organization that provides access to thousands of online
- The National Council for Science and the Environment website lists
environmental opportunities and organizations
- Environmental Career Opportunities has job listings in various environmental
- Environmental directories
- Environmental and natural resources job information and career news
- Database of environmental law jobs.
- Cool Climate Jobs provides information on green collar jobs and internships in the
United States and around the world.
- Yale Law School’s Environmental Law Guide
Study Abroad Information
- My Options Abroad is a website dedicated to providing the most comprehensive
online database of legal study abroad opportunities.
- The National Jurist Guide to Studying Abroad is a searchable database of Study
Abroad Programs providing detailed information on programs offered by law schools
across the country.is
Bar Admission Information
- Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements.
- Information on bar exams by state.
- National Conference of Bar Examiners: Provides info for each state’s bar
admissions office, bar exam statistics and links to the ABA.
- Information on the Michigan Bar Exam
Legal Staffing Firm Sites
Legal staffing firms can assist you in identifying and obtaining job placement in both
corporate and private law practice. These firms are ideal for law school graduates and
third-year law students seeking short- and long-term work assignments. The staffing
firms do not charge a fee for their placement services.
- Abelson Legal Search (east coast)
- Coleman Nourian (east coast)
- Juris Placement International
- Kelly Law Registry
- Koerner & Associates (southeast)
- Legal Ease (Washington state)
- Linder Legal Staffing (Chicago)
- Lumen Legal
- Robert Half Legal
- Special Counsel
- Staffing Now (Illinois, Florida, and east coast)
- Todays Staffing
- Update Legal
- State Bar of Michigan’s Directory of Local and Special Purpose Bar
- American Bar Association
- American Corporate Counsel Association
- Black Women’s Lawyer’s Association
- Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
- Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association—Eastern District
- Genesee County Bar Association
- Grand Rapids Bar Association
- Ingham County Bar Association
- Macomb Country Bar Association
- Michigan Creditors Bar Association
- Michigan District Judges Association
- Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
- State Bar Association of Michigan
- Catholic Lawyers Society
- Michigan Lawyers Auxiliary
- Women Lawyers Ass’n of MI
- Michigan National Lawyers Guild
- Oakland Country Bar Association
- Washtenaw County Bar Association
- Women Lawyers Association of Michigan