Photograph: Eagle statue outside law school.

Suggested Reading for Alumni Considering a Career Change

Alumni often contact the Professional Development Office when they are considering a change in their careers. The office strongly encourages such contact and is available for personal appointments or telephone conferences. In addition, the following list of resources may be helpful.

America's Greatest Places to Work With a Law Degree And How to Make the Most of Any Job, No Matter Where It Is (Walton 1999)

Beyond L.A. Law: Break the Traditional "Lawyer" Mold (Smith 1998)

Breaking Traditions: Work Alternatives for Lawyers (ABA / Killoughey 1993)

Building Career Connections -- Networking Tools for Law Students and New Lawyers (Gerson 2007) [NALP website]

Career Match: Connecting Who you Are with What You'll Love to Do (AMACOM 2007) [NALP website]

Changing Jobs: A Handbook for Lawyers in the New Millennium (ABA 1999) [NALP website]

Choosing Small, Choosing Smart: Job Search Strategies for Lawyers in the Small Firm Market, Revised 2nd Edition (Gerson 2005) [NALP website]

How to Start and Build a Law Practice, 5th Edition (Foonberg 2004) [NALP website]

How to Work a Room: Your Essential Guide to Savvy Socializing (RoAne 2007) [NALP website]

Judge for Yourself: Clarity, Choice, and Action in Your Legal Career (Cooke 2006) [NALP website]

Landing a Non-Traditional Legal Job
Part I: Suggestions for Changing Careers
Part II: 600+ Things You Can do With a Law Degree (Other Than Practice Law) (Federal Reports Inc. 1995)

Lawyer's Career Change Handbook: More Than 300 Things You Can Do With a Law Degree Updated and Revised (Greenberg 2002) [NALP website]

The Lawyer's Guide to Balancing Life & Work, 2nd Edition (ABA 2006) [NALP website]

Lessons from a Headhunter . . . with Heart (The Esquire Group 2006) [NALP website]

Navigating Detours on the Road to Success: A Lawyer's Guide to Career Management (Brady 2005) [NALP website]

Non-Legal Careers for Lawyers, 5th Edition (Munneke & Henslee 2006) [NALP website]

Objection Overruled: Overcoming Obstacles in the Lawyer Job Search (Morris 2000) [NALP website]

The Official Guide to Legal Specialties (Abrams 2000) [NALP website]

Running from the Law: Why Good Lawyers Are Getting Out of the Profession (Arron 2004) [NALP website]

Should You Really be a Lawyer? -- The Guide to Smart Career Choices Before, During & After Law School (Schneider & Belsky 2004) [NALP website]

Starting Off in a New Direction: Job Search Strategies for Second-Career Lawyers (NALP 2003) [NALP website]

What Can You Do With a Law Degree? 5th Edition (Arron 2004) [NALP website]

What Color is Your Parachute? (Bolles 2009)