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Researching Employers Getting Your Job Search Started How Does This Fit Into the Job Search Process? Job Offer Interviewing Execution of Job Search Market Assessment: Research in Print and in Person External Communication: Resume and Cover Letter Self-Assessment What to Research Industry Trends in Business Trends in the Legal Profession Salaries Employers Types of Legal Specialties People Employment Opportunities within a Particular Setting Recruitment Methods for Particular Legal Workplace Settings Researching Legal Specialties “A hidden connection is stronger than an obvious one.” Heraclitus of Ephesus – Resources: Santa Clara Law LinkedIn 1,459 members For SCU Undergrads: InCircle Faculty LCS social media outlets Programs and networking events at the school Print or on-line: NALP Guide to Legal Specialties, Career Pathways Wikis Asking for An Informational Interview Dear Mr./Ms. _____: I am a first-year law student at Santa Clara Law. I enjoyed reading your profile on LinkedIn and noticed that you are engaged in ____________. I am researching legal specialties as I prepare for the first time to enter the legal marketplace, and would appreciate your insight regarding ___________. I realize how demanding your schedule must be, but would appreciate it if you could find 30 minutes to spend with me. Would you be available sometime in the next three weeks for us to get together? I am willing to come to your office or another location that would be convenient for you. Please let me know the location that is most convenient to you. Careers in Public Interest (non- profit) Primary Resource: Organizations of – PSLawNet.org Interest: Secondary Resources: – Equal Justice Works (www.equaljusticewor – Idealist.org, Yale Law ks.org) School Public Service Careers Guide, For More Assistance Harvard Law School in the Law School: Public Interest – PILCS Specialty Guides, Internships USA – Center for Social (claranet) Justice and Public Interest Careers in Small Firms Primary Resource: Organizations of Interest: – Martindale Hubbell (not – County Bar Associations exhaustive) – ABA General Practice Solo, Secondary Resources: Small Firm Division – Patentbuddy.com (IP) – Specialty Bar Associations – Kate Patterson Quickie Resources within the Law Lists (IP) School: – Bay Area Minority Summer – Katherine and George Clerkship Program Alexander Community Law – Externship Past Employers Center – High Tech Law Center Careers in Big Firms Primary Resource: Organizations of – NALP Directory of Interest: Employers – NALP or the www.nalpdirectory.co Association of Legal m Career Professionals Secondary Resources: Resources within the – Individual Law Firm Law School: websites – Fall on-campus – Above the Law interviewing program – National Law Journal – High Tech Law Center (law.com) Careers in Government Primary Resource: Organizations of Interest: – Government Honors – National Black Prosecutors Handbook – Women Defenders Secondary Resources: – California District Attorneys – Public Policy Internship Association Handbook, Internships Resources in the Law USA, CA DA and PD Hiring School: Practices, PSLawNet, NALP’s Federal Legal – Katherine and George Employment Opportunities Alexander Community Law Guide, Working on Capital Center Hill, Guide to Criminal – NCIP Prosecution Careers, USA – Center for Social Justice Jobs and Public Interest Careers in a Business (Legal Dept.) Primary Resource: Organizations of – Martindale Hubbell Interest: Secondary Resources: – American Corporate Counsel Association – Internships USA, Bay Area in-house – Minority Corporate opportunities on Counsel Association Claranet, externship Resources in the Law database of past School: employers, CalBar website (advanced – Law and Business Club search), USPTO, Recorder Careers in the Courthouse Primary Resource: Organizations of – OSCAR (post- Interest: graduate) – NALP – Court Websites – ABA Judicial Internship Secondary Resources: Opportunities Program – Judicial Yellow Book, Resources within the Vermont State Judicial Law School: Clerkship Guide, NALP – Individual Faculty website Members Opportunities Abroad Primary Resource: Organizations of – Center for Global Law Interest: and Policy – ABA International Law Seconday Resources: Section Section of International – PSLawNet, Finding and Law Internships Funding International Pathways to Public Interest Employment Opportunities, Intergovernmental Resources in the Law Organizations, School: Martindale-Hubbell – Center for Global Law and Policy Opportunities in the Law School Primary Resource: Organizations of – Individual Faculty Interest: Members and – AALS Administrators – ABA Secondary Resource: Resources in the Law – SCU Law Jobs School: – Everyone! Questions
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