This section of the ABA site offers weekday tips, weekly job search Q&A, practice area profiles and other career and job search guidance for law students and lawyers.
American Intellectual Property Law Association
A national bar association involved in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. This website includes information on IP trends, resources for students and practitioners, and advocacy efforts.
Careers in National Security Law
This career guide was produced by the American Bar Association to introduce young lawyers to the field of national security law. Careers in National Security Law includes a section on practitioner perspectives, discusses various career tracks within the field, and lists helpful links including online career sites for prospective national security lawyers.
Lawmatch's National Directory of Legal Recruiters
Lawmatch's National Directory of Legal Recruiters is a compilation of U.S. search firms, recruiters and staffing companies that specialize in legal placement. It currently includes listings for over 350 placement firms in 37 markets nationwide, representing more than 700 individual recruiters.
YLS provides students with a subscription to the Leadership Directories, which contain biographical and contact information for people in a variety of government, nonprofit and private sector arenas. Students using a Yale computer or connected to Yale through a VPN can access the directories without a password. Simply click on "Login to Leadership Online" in the upper right corner of the home page. Anyone accessing the site from an outside computer without VPN will be taken to a login screen. In that event, contact CDO at 203-432-1676 for a username and password.
Legal Diversity Initiatives
This section of the NALP website provides information about legal diversity initiatives offered by legal organizations, including law firms and nonprofit organizations.
Legal Journalism Job Bank
Website contains extensive information on career and educational opportunities in media law and legal journalism.
Lexis is available to all Yale law students. Graduates can also access the Lexis Career Library by contacting Lexis at (800) 45-LEXIS for the monthly password. Use Lexis to:
Research background information on any employer. Use the case files and search by employer name or by the names of individual lawyers to see what kinds of cases they have worked on recently. Look in the Legal News file to find out what publications, such as The American Lawyer, The Legal Times, or The National Law Journal, may have said about the employer or any of its lawyers. Search other files for periodicals and publications.
Look for recent federal judicial nominations and/or confirmations when applying for new clerkships. Library: GENFED; File: RECORD; Search: nomination w/3 confirmed and judge w/3 circuit or district.
National Association for Law Placement
NALP's website contains information on job searching, placement statistics, starting salaries and career planning resources. Click Public Service Initiatives to access a pdf version of the Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide. A hard copy of the guide is available in CDO.
National Association of Legal Search Consultants
Website contains a searchable membership directory with contact information for many search firms, access to their newsletter and a recitation of their code of ethics.
National School Boards Association (NSBA) represents its State Association members and their more than 90,000 local school board members. These board members goverrn over 13,000 local school districts. NSBA's comprehensive website includes resources about Careers in School Law along with listings of school law employment openings nationwide.
National Sports & Entertainment Law Society
Provides a networking tool for sports and entertainment law societies across the United States. Students are welcome to become members in order to learn more and network about this legal specialty.
Westlaw provides access to numerous directories, including the West Legal Directory, which contains information about both individual attorneys and organizations and is searchable by firm size, location, areas of practice, law school attended and more. Westlaw's Employer Directory contains more detailed information about larger law firms based on survey responses. Search caselaw and news articles through the Westnews directory. Use the U.S. State Material directory to review cases involving a particular attorney or firm. Search the Congressional Record database to learn about recently nominated and confirmed judges. Westlaw is free to students. Graduates can use Westlaw for free for a year after graduation to access Westlaw's job searching databases only.
Women in the Legal Profession: Stanford Center on the Legal Profession
This website contains model policies and reports related to alternative work schedules, attrition, careers and compensation, diversity, family issues, gender bias and more. Also contains related links and some statistics about women in the legal profession.