Beyond The Big Firm / Edition 1

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Overview

This succinct paperback will fill a major information void for students and recent graduates who are interested in a legal career outside the typical large, corporate law firm. Beyond the Big Firm offers more than 30 compelling profiles of lawyers who have chosen to follow nontraditional legal careers, in a wide range of subject areas, practice settings, and types of work.

This distinctive book explores the many possibilities open to law school graduates interested in "alternative" career choices.

  • the editors of this engaging compilation are long-time public interest lawyers; the actual authors of the profiles are primarily students who capture the personalities of the subjects in a way that is sure to resonate with the audience because they share the same questions about career choices
  • the subjects of the profiles have been out of law school 10-15 years, they represent 18 law schools, and they work in 15 states
  • the lawyers profiled have jobs in governments, nonprofits, and small private firms; both civil and criminal law practice are covered, including prosecutors and defense counsel
  • some of the fields that the lawyers work in include civil rights, civil liberties, immigration, personal injury, and human rights

In addition to the fascinating profiles, special features include:

  • a special resources chapter to help students determine and follow their career choice
  • a final chapter with mini-profiles of 3 lawyers who are not practicing law, but for whom their legal training is vital to their work
  • short essays by current and former Stanford Law School deans Larry Kramer and Kathleen Sullivan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735565586
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 4/10/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword   Larry D. Kramer     xi
Preface   Alan B. Morrison     xiii
Introduction   Kathleen M. Sullivan     xvii
Protecting Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, and the Environment     1
Civil Liberties & Immigrants Rights   Cecillia Wang     3
Voting Rights Litigator   Nina Perales     11
National Origin Discrimination   Deepa Iyer     17
Women's Rights   Lisalyn Jacobs     27
Employment Discrimination   Sheila Thomas     37
Human Rights Abroad   Zama Coursen-Neff     47
Urban Social Justice Advocate   Ken Zimmerman     55
Environmental Litigator   Drew Caputo     61
Environmental Advocate   Doug Heiken     71
Direct Service     79
Civil Legal Aid   Kirby Mitchell     81
Native American Legal Aid   Sylvia Struss     89
Family Law   Melissa Mager     97
Immigration Lawyer   Dan Larsson     105
Solo Practitioner   Joseph Lichtblau     113
Small-Firm General Litigator   Carlton Reeves     121
Plaintiff's Toxic Exposure Lawyer   Adam Berger     131
Plaintiff's Product Defects Lawyer   Stuart Ollanik     141
Labor Union Lawyer (Private Firm)   Emma Leheny     149
Labor Union Laywer (In House)   Ned Burke     159
University Counsel   Lisa Krim     167
Criminal Law     175
Assistant District Attorney   David O'Keefe     177
Federal Prosecutor   Donald Cabell     185
Private Criminal Defense Lawyer   Ed Swanson     193
Habeas Corpus Specialist   Janice Bergmann     203
Other Government Laywers     209
EEOC Employment Litigator   Raymond Cheung     211
Federal Civil Appellate Litigator   Alisa Klein     219
Federal Agency Counsel   Nicola Goren     227
State Solicitor General   William Thro     237
Children's Rights Advocate   Kevin Ryan     247
Senate Committee Counsel   Bob Schiff     257
Other Paths to Social Change, Conclusion, and Resources     267
Advocacy by Any Other Name - Three Pursuing Social Change     269
Conclusion      279
Resources and Helpful Hints     281
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