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Researching Judges, Law Firms, and Lawyers

A guide to the tools available to Northeastern University Law Students wishing to research judges, law firms, and lawyers.

Evaluating Law Firms as Prospective Employers

VAULT - a law firm directory designed to help prospective employees decide if a firm will be a good fit. Firm profiles include news, a Vault-authored firm profile, and a pitch from the firm. Vault's focus is on firm culture. The first page lists the firm's Uppers ("good pay") and Downers ("the hours").

ABOVE THE LAW'S LAW FIRM DIRECTORY - a crasser, gossipier version of Vault. Compensation and firm profitability are given pride of place, as are anonymized "insider" reviews, e.g.: "Our firm has an unwritten 'no jerks' policy."