Career Resources

Career Resources

The following books and websites can help you as you decide what areas of law interest you and where you would like to work.  These resources are available in the Schoenecker Law Library, located on the second floor of the School of Law.

Follow this link to a research guide put together by the St. Thomas School of Law Library.

Law Career Advice and Information

  • A Law Graduate Guide: Navigating Law School's Hidden and Professional-Development Curriculum, by Nelson P. Miller 
  • A Lawyer's Guide to Networking, by Susan Sneider 
  • Careers in Animal Law (ABA)
  • Cheaper by the Hour: Temporary Lawyers and the Deprofessionalization of the Law, by Robert A. Brooks 
  • Future Performance: Your Guide to a Successful Career in Law, by Mona Stone 
  • Landing a Federal Job: Finding Success in the U.S. Government Job Market ( ABA)
  •  Lawyers, Lead On: Lawyers with Disabilities Share Their Insight(ABA)
  • Rantings of Partner...and Pushback from the Associate (ABA)
  • Social Lawyers: Transforming Business Development, 2010 edition, Jayne Navarre
  • Solo Contendere: How to Go Directly from Law School Into the Practice of Law Without Getting a Job, by Marc D. Garfinkle
  • The 2011 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide: Critical Decisions Made Simple (ABA)
  • The Associate as Rainmaker: Building Your Business Brain, by David K. Keller
  • The Faithful Lawyer: Flourishing from Law Study to Practice,byNelson P. Miller
  • The Lawyer's Guide to Job Security: How to Keep Your Job -and Make the Most of It- in Good Times and Bad, by R.L. Hermann
  • The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't, by Robert Sutton
  • The Road to Independence: 101 Women's Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firms (ABA) 
  • The Young Litigator: Tips on Rainmaking, Writing and Trial Practice (ABA)
  • Transgender Employment Experience: Gendered Perception and the Law, by Kyla Bender-Baird
  • Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour: Strategies That Work,3rd Edition, James A. Calloway &  Mark A. Robertson

The ABA showcases attorneys in a wide variety of practice areas as well as attorneys working in nontraditional roles. Explore different options by reviewing their profile.

General Career Resources

  • I Could Do Anything If Only I Knew What It Was, by Barbara Sher
  • What Color Is Your Parachute?  By Richard Nelson Bolles