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Learning About Legal Careers & the Job Search

Resources for law students to learn about different careers and how to look for jobs.

Websites

Books

Articles

Jennifer S. Fan & Deborah A. Maranville, Top Five Things to Look for in a Legal Job: People, Tasks, Case/Project Features, Demands & Rewards (2014). Short essay by two UW Law professors.

Blogs & Magazines

Reading bar journals and lawyers' blogs can help you get to know different types of practice.

Washington

National

Whatever area of law you're interested in, look for the ABA section or independent association that deals with it, and then follow that group's magazine, blog, or Twitter feed.