The purpose of this libguide is to provide students with information on employment opportunities in the legal industry. Each tab will include links to web resources and books at the College of Law Library that will give students some insight into securing employment or further education after law school.
Below are 8 tips given by panelists during the ABA Midyear Meeting program entitled "I'm Getting My J.D. Now What? A Forum on How to Get Your First Job." The panel consisted of several attorneys, including one Atlanta-based litigator. Students can use the resources provided in this research guide to achieve all of these tips.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The OOH is revised every two years.
For hundreds of different types of jobs—such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse—the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells users:
Georgia State law students have the opportunity to receive help from the Georgia State College of Law Career Services Office (CSO). The mission of CSO is to:
To achieve this mission, CSO offers several services to assist students gain employment, including:
Symplicity is a career services management program that provides a comprehensive web-based solution for linking graduates looking for new career opportunities and employers needing to fill job positions. Students at the College of Law can use Symplicity to access the following resources:
CSO also participates directly and indirectly with several job fairs. The following take place either at Georgia State or in the Atlanta area:
The American Bar Association (ABA) Career Center is a great place to find job postings and career related articles. Articles are classified in the following categories:
The Career Center also allows users to subscribe to the latest jobs RSS feed.