The legal profession offers a wide range of opportunities from policy development, to large-scale impact litigations, to working one-on-one with clients. Taking time now to evaluate your values, interests, and abilities and working with CDO to craft a career search with those factors in mind will enable you to avoid many potential career frustrations.
CDO offers students the opportunity to take the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and attend related programming to learn more about their personality types to maximize their career satisfaction. As a first step, students may view CDO's handout on Choosing the Right Employer, which discusses different factors involved in this decision making process.
Jung Typology Test
Free personality test along the lines of the MBTI
Keirsey Temperament Sorter
Provides an online version of the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, a personality test designed to allow job seekers to identify their personality type
With free log in, can access the career interest profiler, personality index and career values scale
10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Practice Area, by Major, Lindsey & Africa
Law Firm Practice Area Summary, by Major, Lindsey & Africa
Practice Area Summaries, by Chambers Associate
Practice Perspectives: Vault's Guide to Legal Practice Areas (available on the Vault Career Insider under the "Guides" tab)
For more information on navigating this site, please see the Online Resource Tutorial on Vault Career Insider. This site must be access through Yale's VPN. Instructions are available at http://web.library/yale.edu/help/off-campus-access-vpn.
Cost of Living Calculator
Compare the cost of living in different cities and access cost of living studies including the best cities for job seekers
Find Your Spot
Take an online quiz that tells you the cities that best fit your lifestyle
The Unique Psychological World of Lawyers: A Discussion about the MBTI and Other Attributes that Make lawyers Different
Muir, Ronda / 2013
Finding a Legal Specialty Area Appealing to Your Personality
Abrams, Lisa | Casaleggi, Lois / 2010
How Should I Live My Life as a Lawyer?
Koh, Harold / 2007
Introduction to MBTI
CDO / 2012