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Center for Co-op and Career Development (CCCD): Career Development

A guide to recommended books, databases, websites and more to help you with career planning, co-op preparation and professional advancement.

Books on Finding Jobs in Law Firms

Research the Firm or Corporation

If you are researching a specific employer, begin your research on the employer's website. This will provide you with good foundational knowledge on their  key practice areas, industries, publications and prominent attorneys or key players.

  • NALP Directory of Legal Employers
    The NALP Directory provides specific information on law firms, government agencies, public interest organizations, and corporations, including lawyer demographics, practice areas, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion practices, etc.
  • Vault
    View best U.S. firms overall, by region, practice area, diversity, partner prestige, and summer associate programs. Also read employer reviews.
  • The AmLaw100
    See how the big firms compare to one another
  • Chambers and Partners
    Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America.
  • Martindale Hubbell
    From the main page, select "Advanced Search" under the search box. Enter your desired firm name in the "Law Firm" box
  • Directory of Corporate Counsel
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Review the employer's recent cases, search for news articles about the employer, and get company information on over 80 million companies.
  • Google the Employer
    See what others are saying about the employer on blogs, news articles, and other sites.
  • LinkedIn and Other Social Media
    Research the employer's social media presence: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
  • Above the Law
  • Greedy Associates

General Job Seeking Guides

For a more comprehensive list of career planning books, visit the "Books in our Catalog" tab on the CCOPA Resources LibGude. 

General Job Search Databases