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Legal Setting: Alternative Careers
NALP: Alternative Careers Websites of Interest includes links to websites relevant for a) general job search, b) business, c) court administration, d) government, e) healthcare, f) legal education and law-related careers, g) media
Note: If you have trouble finding a resource in OCP's library ask us to help you find it; it could be checked out.
All You Need to Know About the Music Business, Donal Passma (5th Ed., 2003)
Guide to legal and financial aspects of the media world
Careers in International Affairs, Maria Pinto Carland & Lisa Gihring, editors (7th ed.)
Includes discussion of careers in consulting, international development, business, lobbying, and media.
The Fast Track: The Insider's Guide to Finding Jobs in Management Consulting, Investment Banking & Securities Trading,Mariam Nafig (1999)
Job descriptions; interviews with those in business; tips on creating successful applications; profiles of the top 40 firms
Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams,Kimm Alayne Walton (2008)
Chapter on alternative careers.
JD Preferred: Legal Career Alternatives, Federal Reports Inc., (2000)
Information about careers in academic administration, alternative dispute resolution, ethics, international business, risk management, media, and technology transit
Judgment Reversed: Alternative Careers for Lawyers, Jeffrey Strausser (1997)
Law and Legal Information Directory
List of legal publications, consultants, associations, and various state agencies
Lawyers Guide to Finding Success in Any Job Market, Richard Hermann (2009)
Advice on using your law degree outside of the mainstream, in law-related careers. Includes a discussion of regulatory compliance, litigation management, governmental affairs, alternative dispute resolution, risk management, and intellectual asset management.
Running From the Law, Deborah Arron (3d ed., 2004)
Vault Career Guide to Consulting(2000)
Profiles of the major consulting firms and information on a consulting career
Vault Career Guide to Accounting
What Can You Do With A Law Degree, Deborah Arron
Ideas about careers for JDs outside of the practice of law
Yellow Book Leadership Directoriesinclude the name and contact information of the leadership of various organizations. Note: if the copy in OCP's library is outdated, check the Law Library as they usually have the most up-to-date copy.
Nonprofit Yellow Book(Summer 2001)
News Media Yellow Book(Winter 2002)
Associations Yellow Book(Summer 2001)
Governmental Affairs Yellow Book (Summer 2001)
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