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The Legal Career Guide, Fifth Edition

The Legal Career Guide, Fifth Edition
Product Code: 5110667
Authors: Gary A. Munneke, Ellen Wayne
Publication Date: September 8, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-60442-260-3
Page Count: 385
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Let the Experts Lead You in the Right Direction

The key question for law students contemplating the future should not be "How do I find a job?" but "How can I find satisfaction in a legal career?"


This book will help you answer that question and lead you in the right direction. Written by a law professor at Pace University School of Law and the Dean of Career Services at Columbia University School of Law, New York, this fifth edition of one of the ABA's bestselling career guide books has been updated to address the unique needs of today's law students seeking both career satisfaction and a healthy life balance in the profession.

The Legal Career Guide is designed as a hands-on manual to assist you in making these important decisions by helping you identify specific goals and evaluate opportunities as they arise, reflect on changes in your personal situation that affect your aspirations, and assess new trends within the profession that will impact your chosen practice.

Divided into four parts that address planning, assessment, searching, and the marketplace you'll learn:

  • How to get from start to finish in the career choice process
  • How to honestly and effectively assess your personal and professional skills
  • How to successfully study and evaluate the market and utilize a step-by-step guide for your job search
  • About employment trends and studies, principles and standards for law placement and recruitment, and other valuable resources in the comprehensive appendices

The guidelines established here will, ideally, provide you with the skills and self-awareness you need to help you make career decisions throughout life, provide for continued professional development, and equip you for those unpredictable turns of fate the future may hold.
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Chapter 1 PDF


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