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Contract Law: Career

Professional Development

Attorneys work with contracts and contract law in a range of practice areas.  If you are interested in developing a career in contract law, become a member of a bar association on the national, state and/or local level and join a relevant section, division or committee. Most associations offer reduced membership fees for students, and the sections are low-cost (or even free) to join.

Bar associations and their subsections publish topical newsletters or journals and are forums for the exchange of information, resources, skills and ideas. Their annual conferences and meetings can be excellent avenues for networking with experienced attorneys and learning about the field -- and most offer discounted rates for students.

Here are some examples:

American Bar Association (ABA)



Boston Bar Association (BBA)


Library Help

Career Planning Library

The law library acquired CCOPA's collection of career-planning books, and incorporated them into our collection.  If you want to learn more about specialized practice areas, looking for tips on resume writing and interview preparation, or just seeking general career advice, we invite you to come see what materials are available. Check out the CCOPA Resources LibGuide.