Recommended Online Resources
- Above the Law
Visit Above the Law for the latest legal gossip. Also be sure to check ATL’s Career Center, which provides informative snapshots of the nation’s top firms.
- Ms. JD
Ms. JD is a great resources for women contemplating law school or law practice, but also features general informational articles applicable to all law students. Stop by Ms. JD for information on law schools, job advice, professional attire guidelines, networking advice, and more.
Offers legal news, publications, surveys, and other information relating to the legal profession. Read Law.com to get a broad overview of today’s legal market.
- American Lawyer Magazine
A monthly magazine, also available online, featuring articles and analysis of the legal profession.
Provides law firm rankings, basic information on firms, and career advice. One great Vault resources for prospectives are the “Day in the Life” articles, which provide readers with a look into the daily lives of attorneys in a few different fields.
This web-based legal news service provides legal news updates and commentary on current legal issues. Check Jurist for frequent updates on legal news.
Attorney directory, searchable by geographic area, practice areas, and law school. Browse through Martindale to get a sense of what types of law firms and legal jobs there are in different areas of the country.
- National Association of Law Placement (NALP)
NALP is most often visited by law students for its directory of legal employers. You can also find a variety of statistical information on the site.
- Findlaw Careers Center
Visit Findlaw for more career advice articles, but also for the "Greedy Associates" board where anonymous users post gossip about firms.
- American Bar Association
Check the ABA website for articles about the legal profession. You can also create a student account, participate in the Law Student Division, explore their practice area sections, and learn more about legal fields. The ABA also publishes the Student Lawyer magazine.
Last modified: June 27, 2012