College of Law

Resource Library

Most of the following resources may be checked out for overnight or weekend reading by current students and alumni. Please note that some are designated for in-office use only.

Resumes and cover letters

  • Designing & Developing a Professional Vita or Resume
  • Does Your Resume Wear Blue Jeans?
  • Dynamite Cover Letters
  • Electronic Resumes & Online Networking
  • Federal Resume Guidebook
  • How to Write Successful Cover Letters
  • Lifetime Encyclopedia of Letters
  • Managing Your References
  • The Perfect Legal Resume
  • Professional Resumes for Accounting, Tax, Finance & Law
  • Resumes for Law Careers

Interviewing and networking

  • Effective Networking: Proven Techniques for Career Success
  • The Essential Book of Interviewing
  • The First Five Minutes: How to Make a Great Impression in Any Business Situation
  • How to Work A Room
  • Information Interviewing
  • Information Interviewing: What It Is and How To Use It in Your Career
  • Insiders Guide to Interviewing
  • Interview for Success and Satisfaction
  • It’s Who you know: The Magic of Networking in Person and on the Internet
  • The Legal Job Interview
  • Networking Without Fear or Embarrassment
  • 101 Dynamite Questions to Ask at Your Interview
  • 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions
  • Smart Woman’s Guide to Interviewing & Salary Negotiation

General job search guides

  • American Directory of Job and Labor Market Information
  • America’s Greatest Places to Work with A Law Degree
  • The Best of the Job Goddess
  • The Complete Job Search Handbook
  • Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type
  • Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet
  • Finding A Job in Washington
  • First-Year Hiring Index (NALP)
  • Follow Your True Colors to the Work You Love
  • Full Disclosure: Do You Really Want to Be a Lawyer?
  • Georgia Legal Directory
  • Guerrilla Tactics For Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams
  • Headhunters and Headhunting
  • How to Get Interviews from Classified Job Ads
  • Insider’s Guide to Private/Non-Profit Legal Employers in the DC Area
  • International Jobs Directory
  • Jobs for Lawyers
  • Job Search Secrets
  • Job Strategies for People with Disabilities
  • Lawful Pursuit: Careers in Public Interest Law
  • Law Law Law on the Internet
  • Lawyers Almanac
  • Lawyers Guide to JobSurfing the Net
  • Legal Career Guide: From Law Student to Lawyer
  • The Legal List: Internet Desk Reference
  • NALP’s National Directory of Legal Employers
  • Objection Overruled: Overcoming Obstacles in the Lawyer Job Search
  • The 110 Biggest Mistakes Job Hunters Make
  • The Perfect Follow-Up Method to Get the Job
  • The Perfect Legal Job Search
  • The Reasonable Lawyer’s Career Guide
  • Tennessee Attorneys Directory
  • Using WordPerfect in Your Job Search
  • Virginia Job Search Guide
  • Washington, Dc Job Search Guide
  • What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career Changers

Fields of law

  • The Administrative Law Judge’s Handbook
  • Business Lawyers Handbook
  • Careers in Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Careers in Bankruptcy Law
  • Careers in Civil Litigation
  • Careers in Entertainment Law
  • Careers in Health Care Law
  • Careers in Intellectual Property Law
  • Careers in International Law
  • Careers in Labor Law
  • Careers in Natural Resources and Environmental Law
  • Careers in Public Interest Law
  • Careers in Sports Law
  • Career Opportunities in Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Career Opportunities in Security
  • Cyber-Torts: Articles on Computer Law
  • Directory of National Environmental Organizations
  • Dispute Resolution Directory
  • The Divorce Lawyers
  • Environmental Law Careers Directory
  • Family Law Careers
  • Guide to Education and Career Development in International Law
  • Guide to Environmental Law in Washington, DC
  • Guide to Law Specialties (NALP)
  • International Opportunities Resource Guide
  • Internships and Careers in International Law
  • Krupin’s Toll-Free Environmental Directory
  • Music & Entertainment Industry Internship Guide
  • Patent Law Firms & Corporations
  • Profiles of Minority Attorneys in Specialty Practices
  • Social Security Disability
  • The Sports Internship Book
  • Sports Market Place Register
  • Sports Resource Directory
  • The Trial Lawyers

Private practice

  • 2001 Associate Salary Survey
  • Choosing Small, Choosing Smart
  • The Complete Guide to Contract Lawyering
  • Explaining the Inexplicable
  • Flying Solo
  • From Law School to Law Practice
  • Guide to Leading U.S. Law Firms
  • Guide to Small Firm Employment
  • How to Start and Build a Law Practice
  • Insider’s Guide to Law Firms
  • Keeping the Keepers
  • The Last Frontier: Women Lawyers As Rainmakers
  • Making Partner: A Guide for Law Firm Associates
  • NLJ Guide to Legal Search Professionals
  • National Law Network
  • Negotiating Salaries
  • Nuts and Bolts of Small-Town Law Practice
  • Opening a Law Office
  • Practicing Law Without Clients
  • Presumed Equal: What America’s Top Women Lawyers Really Think About Their Firms
  • Proceed With Caution
  • The Woman Advocate
  • Women Rainmakers’ 101+ Best Marketing Tips

Judiciary

  • American Bench: Judges of the Nation
  • Directory of Chief Judges of Courts of Appeal
  • Directory of Minority Judges in the United States
  • Directory of State Court Clerks and County Courthouses
  • Federal State Court Directory
  • Guide to State Judicial Clerkship Procedures
  • Judicial Yellow Book
  • NALP Federal & State Judicial Clerkship Directory

Government

  • America’s Federal Jobs
  • Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues
  • Directory of the Federal Government
  • Directory of Prosecuting Attorneys
  • Do Your Legal Career Justice: US Dept. of Justice Careers
  • Federal Careers for Attorneys and Federal Law-Related Careers
  • Federal Job Application Kit
  • FedLaw: Internships with Federal Agencies
  • Guide to America’s Federal Jobs
  • Government Affairs Yellow Book
  • Government Honors & Internship Handbook
  • Lawyer’s Guide to State Government Hiring Procedures
  • National Directory of Prosecuting Attorneys
  • Now Hiring: Government Jobs for Lawyers
  • Tennessee Blue Book

Public interest

  • AmeriCorps Legal Programs
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Directory
  • Community Lawyering
  • The Complete Guide to Public Employment
  • Directory of Legal Aid and Defender Offices in the U.S.
  • Directory of Public Interest Law Centers
  • District of Columbia Public Service Directory
  • Fellowships and Funding Sources in Public Service
  • Fellowship Opportunities Guide
  • Finding a Public Interest Job in Today’s Market
  • From Private Sector to Public Interest
  • Giant Killers
  • Goodworks: A Guide to Careers in Social Change
  • Grants to Combat Violence Against Women on Campuses
  • A Grantseekers Guide to Funders in Central Appalachia and the Tennessee Valley
  • The Great Firm Escape
  • Green Law: Public Interest Environmental Internships
  • Guide to Public Interest Careers (NALP)
  • Handbook on Public International Work
  • How to Get a Public Interest or Public Service Job
  • Immigration Defense Detainee Directory
  • Law Firms and Pro Bono
  • Legal Services Corp. Directory
  • Liberty and Justice for All: Public Interest Law in the 1980s and Beyond
  • Minority Organizations
  • NAPIL’s Post-Graduate Fellowships Guide
  • National Directory of Internships
  • National Lawyers Guild Directory
  • Non-Profits’ Job Finder
  • 100 Greatest Non-Profits to Work For
  • Opportunities for Research & Study: Women’s Programs
  • Pro Bono Children’s Law Programs
  • Pro Bono Guide for Law Students (NALP)
  • The Public Defender Experience
  • Public Interest Handbook
  • Public Interest Job Search Guide
  • Public Interest Profiles
  • Washington, DC, Internships in Law & Policy
  • The Women’s Rights Internship Book
  • Why Not Work for a Change?

Business and industry

  • Corporate Yellow Book
  • Directory of Corporate Counsel
  • Going In-House: A Guide for Law Students & Recent Graduates
  • Internships with America’s Top Companies

Academic

  • Breaking Into the Academy
  • Directory of Graduate Law Degree Programs
  • Graduate Programs in International Business
  • Legal Studies in Europe
  • Post J.D. Programs
  • Study/Internship Programs in Europe
  • Uncloaking Law School Hiring
  • Non-Traditional Careers
  • JD Preferred: 400+ Things You Can Do With a Law Degree
  • The Lawyers Career Change Handbook
  • Landing a Non-Traditional Legal Job
  • Lawyers in Transition: Planning A Life in the Law
  • Life After Law: Second Careers for Lawyers
  • Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers in the Private Sector
  • The Road Not Taken
  • Running from the Law
  • Turning Points: New Paths and Second Careers for Lawyers
  • What Can You Do With A Law Degree?

Miscellaneous

  • At the Breaking Point: The Emerging Crisis in the Quality of Lawyers’ Health & Lives
  • Attorney’s Guide to State Bar Admission Requirements
  • Breaking Traditions: Work Alternatives for Lawyers
  • Business Etiquette and Professionalism
  • Changing Jobs: A Handbook for Lawyers
  • Dynamite Salary Negotiations
  • Everyday Business Etiquette
  • The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense for Business Success
  • International Information Directory
  • The Lawyer as Supervisor, Manager and Motivator
  • The Lawyers Guide to Mentoring
  • Lawyers and Layoffs
  • Lawyers’ Lives Out of Control: A Quality of Life Handbook
  • My First Year as A Lawyer: Real-World Stories from America’s Lawyers
  • Stress Management for Lawyers
  • Telecommuting for Lawyers
  • Women in Career & Life Transitions

Videos

  • A Career of Distinction: AG’s Honor Program
  • All Things Being Equal: NALP’s Guide to Fair Practices in Legal Recruiting & Hiring
  • Army Judge Advocate General’s Office
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Building a Practice: Nuts and Bolts for Doing It Yourself
  • The Deadly Dozen
  • Entertainment Law: Seminar with Art Stolnitz
  • Environmental Law Professions in East Tennessee
  • Estate Planning: It’s More Than Wills and Trusts
  • Face Unique Challenges As an FBI Special Agent
  • Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams
  • Inside Politics
  • Interviewing Techniques: An Employer’s Perspective
  • Interviewing Techniques: From the Student’s Perspective
  • Judicial Clerkships, 1999 (former Clerks)
  • Judicial Clerkships Panel Discussion with Federal & State Judges, 1999
  • Judicial Clerkship Seminar
  • Managing Your Student Loan
  • MenStyle: Fashion Advice for the Professional Male
  • Non-Traditional Law Careers
  • The Perfect Cover Letter
  • Resolving Ethical Dilemmas
  • Solo Practice
  • Ten Tough Times: Advice to Associates on Handling Some Hairy Situations
  • What Environmental Law Attorneys Really Do
  • What to Expect from A Summer Clerkship
  • Women Rainmakers: Strategies for Effective Networking

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