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Simmons College Career Resource Library

All items below are located on the Law shelf, unless otherwise indicated.

Alumni/ae in Action. 1991.
This book offers personal perspectives on careers in public service using detailed interviews with attorneys currently working in the field. The interviews are grouped by practice area.

Career in Law. 1992
An information-packed guide which gives detailed overviews of the legal profession today and major practice areas. Also offers advice on skills, values and career paths, including comprehensive appendices with information about American Bar Association approval and law schools.

Choosing a Career in Law. 1991.
This book describes and gives practical advice about the different aspects of the study of law — the application process, joint degree programs, structure programs, etc. Also a comprehensive list of additional reading sources.

Full Disclosure: Do You Really Want to Be a Lawyer? 1989.
This book covers many aspects of choosing a career in the law — from choosing a law school to describing types of practice. It has an excellent chapter on Women in Law, which gives insight about the special challenges encountered by women in the field.

How to Land Your First Paralegal Job. 1992.
A comprehensive guide which gives an overview of the field and offers practical advice about training, resumes and cover letters, interviewing and salary negotiations.

Paralegal: An Insider's Guide to the Fastest-Growing Occupation of the 1990s. 1990.
The who, what, where, why and how of paralegal work. Also offers a comprehensive list of paralegal training programs by state.

Peterson's Graduate Programs in Business, Education, Health and Law. 1994.
Graduate Study and College Information Shelf.
Gives information on programs, entrance and degree requirements, and financial aid.

Women in Law. 1981.
Offers historical facts on women in the profession and advice on managing and coping as a women in law school and in the profession.


Career Information Files
Recent periodical articles and professional organization information on careers.

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