We are regularly asked for recommendations on different books, online resources, training and other services available to law students and recent graduates with respect to legal employment and interviewing.
As a result we have put together a list of resources that we are aware of. We will add to these lists as we come across new resources. If you feel that we ought to include a resource here, please contact us here.
Please note that the mere listing of websites or products does not, in itself, constitute our recommendation of the same.
Nail Your Law Job interview: The Essential Guide to Firm, Clerkship, Government, In-House, and Lateral Interviews, by Natalie Prescott and Oleg Cross (2009)
Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams, 2nd Edition, by Kimm Walton (2008)
Resumes for Law Careers, by McGraw-Hill Professional Resumes Series (2007)
Official Guide to Legal Specialties, by The National Association of Law Placement, Inc. (1999)
24 Hours with 24 Lawyers: Profiles of Traditional and Non-Traditional Careers, by Jasper Kim (2011)
NALP (nalp.org): a website maintained by the National Association of Law Placement, Inc., which contains useful information about legal employers, employment statistics, law school placement, and the legal recruitment matters in general.
Above the Law (abovethelaw.com): a popular blog covering the legal profession, especially BigLaw, legal gossip and current events, and issues relevant to law students, including legal employment.
Law Firm Interviews (lawfirminterviews.com): a blog started by two V15 junior associates about interviewing at BigLaw firms. They offer a book called the Law Firm Interview Bible.
BCG Attorney Search (bcgsearch.com): a website for a legal recruitment firm that contains tons of useful information relating to the legal job search, both for lateral associates and law students.
Law School Toolbox (lawschooltoolbox.com): an online resource for learning how to do well in law school, featuring a popular podcast. It has good resources on the law firm interview process.
Top-Law-Schools (top-law-schools.com): probably the best law school forum out there, with a very active legal employment forum.
JD Underground (jdunderground.com): another law forum with discussions on all matters relating to legal jobs.
Interview Training Tools
Big Interview (biginterview.com) is a website that offers interviewing advice across many industries. It offers video tutorials and virtual interview practice software.
Solo Practice University (solopracticeuniversity.com): a website promoting online education of brand new solo practitioners.
MyShingle.com (myshingle.com): a popular blog founded by Carolyn Elefant about starting and running solo and small firms.
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