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America's Greatest Places to Work with a Law Degree / Edition 1
     

America's Greatest Places to Work with a Law Degree / Edition 1

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by Kimm Alayne Walton, Kimm A. Walton
 

ISBN-10: 0159001803

ISBN-13: 9780159001806

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: West Academic

Law school administrators around the country were asked "Where do your happiest graduates work?" The responses revealed the employers profiled in this publication. You'll learn about a variety of places, including the 250 best law firms to work for, traditional and non-traditional employers, glamorous sports and entertainment lawyers, or other jobs that sound too good

Overview

Law school administrators around the country were asked "Where do your happiest graduates work?" The responses revealed the employers profiled in this publication. You'll learn about a variety of places, including the 250 best law firms to work for, traditional and non-traditional employers, glamorous sports and entertainment lawyers, or other jobs that sound too good to be true, as well as companies where law graduates love to work. Beyond learning about incredible employers, you'll also learn expert tips for making the most of your job, no matter where you work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780159001806
Publisher:
West Academic
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Employment Guides
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
1146
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.73(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication iv(1)
Acknowledgments v(4)
Disclaimer ix(10)
Fast-Find Index--All Employers Listed Alphabetically xix
CHAPTER 1 How Employers Made It Into America's Greatest Places--And Why There Are Great Employers Who Aren't In It!
1(10)
CHAPTER 2 The Sometimes Surprising Traits That Great Employers Share... And Insider Tips for Smoking Out Whether the Employer You're Considering Will Make You Happy.
11(26)
The Nineteen Qualities That Count
13(11)
Danger, Will Robinson! Factors to Watch Out For
24(4)
Doing Your Own Sleuthing: How Do You Smoke Out Employers Who Will Make You Happy?
28(9)
CHAPTER 3 Ultimate Dream Jobs: The Glamorous Sports, Entertainment, International, and Headline-Making Employers That Most Law Students Only Dream About.
37(78)
SPORTS
40(27)
What's Out There? Traditional and Non-Traditional Careers in Sports
41(3)
Breaking Into the Sports Industry
44(1)
Sports Guru Jack Swarbrick's "Do's" and "Don'ts"
45(3)
Great Internships That Get Your Foot in the Door
48(1)
The U.S. Olympic Committee
49(1)
Names, Addresses and Phone Numbers of Professional Sports Teams in Football, Basketball, Baseball and Hockey
49(10)
Exceptionally Useful Associations, Conferences, Web Sites and Books
59(2)
What It's Like to Work in Sports: A Profile of Peter J. Carton, Jr., Director of Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand Operations for Major League Baseball International
61(2)
Sports Employers Receiving Rave Reviews
63(1)
Profile of a Great Sports Employer: The National Football League
64(3)
ENTERTAINMENT
67(19)
What You Need to Know to Break In
67(2)
Profile of a Great Entertainment Employer: The Walt Disney Company
69(6)
What It's Like to be a Talent Agent: A Profile of Glenn Gulino, an Agent With The William Morris Agency
75(2)
Glenn Gulino's Advice for Lawyers Interested in the Entertainment Industry
77(1)
What It's Like To Be A Television Personality: A Profile of Former Litigator Jack Ford, NBC News Chief Legal Correspondent and Co-Anchor of Today, Weekend Edition
77(3)
What It's Like to Work at MTV: A Profile of Sean A. Joell Johnson, Counsel for Law and Business Affairs at MTV
80(2)
Great Internships That Get Your Foot in the Door in the Entertainment Industry
82(1)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
83(1)
MCA/Universal
83(1)
National Public Radio
84(1)
Entertainment Employers Who Received Rave Reviews
85(1)
INTERNATIONAL
86(8)
What You Need to Know to Break In
86(1)
The U.S. Foreign Service
87(3)
The Central East European Law Initiative
90(4)
BEER! TOYS! GREAT IN-HOUSE COUNSEL JOBS AT COMPANIES IN SEXY INDUSTRIES
94(6)
Mattel
95(3)
Anheuser Busch
98(2)
JOBS IN PARADISE
100(6)
Clerking for the Supreme Court of Hawaii
100(3)
Visiting Professorships in Malibu, at Pepperdine Law School
103(3)
TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO LAWYER HAS GONE BEFORE
106(3)
Intellectual Property at NASA
106(3)
THE PLUMMIEST OF PLUM JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS
109(6)
Clerking for the United States Supreme Court
109(6)
CHAPTER 4 The #1 All-Around Best Legal Employer in America--The United States Department of Justice.
115(28)
CHAPTER 5 The Law Firms.
143(534)
How to Read Profiles
145(2)
Profiles for Firms With 15 to 1200+ attorneys
147(530)
CHAPTER 6 How to Find Great Firms Too Small to Be Included in This Book.
677(20)
What Kinds of Small Firms Are There?
680(1)
What It's Like to Work at a Small Firm
681(2)
How Small Firms Do Their Hiring
683(1)
What Small Firms Look for in People They Hire
684(2)
How to Find Small Firms--More Importantly, How to Find Good Small Firms!
686(4)
How to Get Around the "One to Three Years of Experience" That Many Small Firms Ask for in Job Ads
690(1)
A Snapshot of Small-Firm Life: Brett & Daugert, Bellingham, Washington
691(6)
CHAPTER 7 Where the Bucks Are: Where to Work When What You're After is Money, Money, Money. (Pssst: You Might Even Enjoy It.)
697(12)
CHAPTER 8 The Corporations.
709(56)
Dear Job Goddess: I'd Like to Be In-House Counsel
711(3)
What You Ought to Know About Being in a Corporation's Legal Department, Including Things People Like About Working for Companies
714(1)
The Experience Corporations Seek for In-House Counsel Jobs--It May Not Be What You Think!
715(2)
Corporate Jobs Your Law Degree Can Help You Get, Outside of the Legal Department--And Get a Grip on What You Bring to the Table!
717(4)
Doing Your Own Research on Companies: Useful Resources at Your Fingertips
721(1)
The Corporations Receiving Rave Reviews: Profiles
722(43)
CHAPTER 9 The Crusaders! Great Public Interest Jobs.
765(52)
Introduction
767(2)
Helpful Web Sites
769(1)
Fourteen Ways to Break Into Public Interest Law
770(2)
Public Interest Employers Receiving Rave Reviews:
772(45)
Nationwide Organizations--Public Defenders, Legal Services, Legal Aid
772(13)
Trade Unions
785(6)
Public Interest Organizations in One (or Just a Few) Cities
791(26)
CHAPTER 10 Great Government Jobs--Federal, State, and Local.
817(82)
FEDERAL AGENCIES
819(55)
Twelve Things You Need to Know About Working for the Federal Government (Including Web Sites, Starting Salaries, and Application Information)
819(3)
A Salacious Little Tidbit About Government Web Pages
822(1)
The Agencies Receiving Rave Reviews
822(52)
STATE GOVERNMENT
874(15)
State Attorney Generals' Offices (Including Contact Information and Web Sites for All Fifty States)
874(11)
Writing Legislation for States
885(4)
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
889(10)
City Attorney's Offices, Featuring the San Diego City Attorney's Office
889(10)
CHAPTER 11 Prosecutors (Federal and Local).
899(14)
Federal Prosecutors--The U.S. Attorneys Office
901(3)
District Attorney's and State's Attorney's Offices
904(9)
CHAPTER 12 Satisfying Jobs by Category.
913(62)
JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS AND RELATED COURT JOBS
915(31)
The Spinal Tap 'But This List Goes to Eleven' Set of Great Reasons to Consider a Judicial Clerkship
916(3)
Common Misconceptions About Judicial Clerkships... Like 'My Grades Aren't Good enough'
919(1)
Early Preparation--How to Use Law School to Set Yourself Up for a Judicial Clerkship (Including Summer Internships and Externships)
920(3)
What's Out There? The Tons & Tons of Courts that Employ Judicial Clerks
923(1)
The Clerkship Experience: The Nuts and Bolts of What You Do as a Clerk in Various Different Kinds of Courts
924(2)
Other Court-Related Jobs (Including Staff Attorneys)
926(1)
A Gold Mine of Frequently-Overlooked Clerkship Opportunities
926(1)
Court and Federal Agencies
927(1)
Categories of Judges
928(2)
How to Get Judicial Clerkships
930(1)
Judicial Clerkship Checklist
930(1)
Choosing a Court and a Judge (Including Courts and Judges Who Are Known as United States Supreme Court Feeders)
931(11)
Cover Letters, Resumes, Transcripts, Writing Samples, Letters of Recommendation, Interviewing, Following Up, Handling Offers and Acceptances, and How to Try Again if at First You Don't Succeed!
942(1)
Research Sources
943(1)
Hard Copy Sources
943(1)
Lexis/Nexis & Westlaw
944(1)
Web Sites
945(1)
THE INTERNET
946(2)
TRADE ASSOCIATIONS (IN BOTH LAWYER AND NON-TRADITIONAL ROLES)
948(23)
Law School & College Administration Jobs
953(1)
College and University Attorneys
954(2)
Director of Career Services
956(2)
Dean of Students
958(1)
Director of International Programs
959(1)
Director of Judicial Affairs
960(1)
Director of Public Interest Programs In (or Near) a Law School
961(1)
Public Interest Counselor
962(2)
Athletic Department Compliance Offices
964(2)
Director of Admissions
966(2)
Alumni Relations
968(1)
Director of Student Legal Services
969(2)
LAW LIBRARIANSHIPS
971(4)
Dear Job Goddess: How Do I turn a Little Computer Knowledge and law Degree into Big Bucks?...
971(4)
CHAPTER 13 Handling Debt: How to Take on Your Dream Job When Your Student Loans Make You Think That You Can't Afford It.
975(16)
Do's and Don'ts When It Comes to Law School Debt
978(1)
Three Common Programs for Lowering (or Temporarily Eliminating Your Student Loan Payments)
979(1)
Helpful Web Sites
980(1)
"Idealism and Dreams of Saving the World Will Get You so Far, but Realistically, You Must Also Eat While Saving the World!"--Repayment Options: The Experiences of Chris Raistrick, Who Took a $25,000 Public Interest Job With $90,000 in Law School Debt--And Made it Work!
980(6)
Ways to Avoid Student Loan Debt in the First Place--Including My Phenomenal 'Mystery Ingredient' Barbecued Chicken
986(3)
How to Save Money Once You're Out of School
989(2)
CHAPTER 14 "Hair on Fire" Days--How to Make the Most of Any Job, No Matter Where It Is.
991(90)
The 1,640-Hour Interview: The 26 Secrets Every Summer Clerk Should Know After You Graduate: The 130 "Do's" and "Don'ts" That Distinguish New Lawyers Headed for the Top
994(82)
Sticks & Stones May Break Your Bones & Words at Work Can Kill You
1076(1)
Upping the Ante: How to Make Thousands More Than You Thought You Would
1077(4)
CHAPTER 15 Other Books to Read.
1081(4)
CHAPTER 16 How to Get Your Two Cents Into the Next Edition of This Book.
1085(4)
APPENDIX 1 All of the Web Sites Mentioned in This Book. 1089(20)
APPENDIX 2 Geographic Index of Law Firms, Public Interest Employers, and Corporations, by State. 1109(30)
Index--Listing of All Employers by Type (e.g., Law Firms, Government, etc.) 1139

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This book it very detailed and informative. It gives information on every type of law career. Very helpful and full of websites and contact information for a large number of firms, businesses, and government agencies. Over 1000 pages but entertaining to read.