CSO Resources Library

The Career Services Resource Library is located in room 210C in the Career Services suite. Our office maintains a library of resource materials and directories to assist students in their job searches. As new materials are added, they are included in the "Opening Statement" newsletter.

File cabinets house employer files. On the right wall next to the door are files for law firms (yellow files alphabetized by state) and local government offices and agencies (green files alphabetized by federal, state, country and city). Along the windows are files for corporations (red), public interest organizations (orange), legal temporary agencies (gray), and the armed forces (green). Martindale-Hubbell Directories are located on the bookshelf along with other legal directories such as NALP, the American Bench, Yellow Books, and Directory of Corporate Counsel. Other books are organized by topic such as job search, interviewing, environmental law, public interest and intellectual property.

Most books can be checked out for a 24-hour period.

General Directories

1997 Ohio Legal Directory
2001 Martindale-Hubbell Directory - listings of law firms in every state
2004 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member Handbook
2005-2006 NALP Directory of Legal Employers
ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools
Americas Greatest Places to Work with a Law Degree
Chambers Global The World’s Leading Lawyers 2003
Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2005
Directory of Corporate Counsel for New York 2003
List of Ohio County Prosecutors and Public Defenders
Of Counsel 700, 1996 Annual Survey of the Nation's Largest Law Firms
PIC's National Law Network of Recommended Law Firms, Winter 1994
Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Directory
State, Federal, Judicial, Federal/Regional and Associations Yellow Books
The American Bar Directory

Bar Directories

2000 Florida State Bar Association Directory
2000 Ohio State Bar Association Directory
2000 The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Pictorial Directory
2000-2001 Toledo Bar  Association Directory
2001 Indiana Legal Directory
2001-2002 Butler County Bar Association Directory
2001-2002 Sullivan's Illinois Attorney Directory
2002 Columbus Bar Association Directory
2002 The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Membership Directory
2002-2003 Atlanta Bar Association Membership Directory ($20.00)
2002-2003 Cleveland Bar Association Pictorial Legal Directory
2003 Bucks County, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia area)
2003 Fayette County KY Bar Association Directory (Lexington)
2003 Lake County Bar Association (Fort Wayne/South Bend, Indiana)
2003 Louisville Bar Association Directory
2003 Monroe County Bar Association, Attorney and Courts Directory, Rochester, NY
2003 Nashville Bar Association Attorney Directory
2003-2004 Indianapolis Bar Association Directory
2003-2004 The Legal Pages
2004 Legal Times Directory of Metro D.C. Law Offices
2004-2005 Cincinnati Bar Association Directory
2005 Dayton Bar Association Pictorial Legal Directory
2005 Directory of the Greater Kansas City Legal Community
Corporate Counsel Guide Indiana Lawyer May, 2003
Kansas City Bar Directory
Michigan Bar Journal April 2003
Wisconsin Lawyer 2003

Job Search Materials


All Things Being Considered
An Insider's Guide to Interviewing (PAMPHLET)
Etiquette for Dummies
Everyday Etiquette: A Guide to Modern Manners
Information Interviewing
Sweaty Palms, The Neglected Art of Being Interviewed
The Essential Book of Interviewing
The First Five Minutes

Resumes/Cover Letters

175 High-Impact Cover Letters
Best Resumes for Attorneys
Reinvention: Federal Resumes
Resumes for Law Careers
The New Perfect Resume Guide
The Resume Catalog: 200 Damn Good Examples

General Job Search

Ask the Headhunter
Best of the Job Goddess
Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty, The Only Networking Book You'll Ever Need
Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams
It’s Who You Know
Knock 'em Dead:  The Ultimate Job Seeker's Handbook
Law Students:  How to Get a Job When There Aren’t Any
National & Federal Employment Report
The 110 Biggest Mistakes Job Hunters Make
The Internet Guide for the Legal Researcher
UDSL CSO Job Search Manual
Using the Internet in Your Job Search
West Group:  Career Services

Career Planning Materials

From Law School to Law Practice
Full Disclosure:  The New Lawyer's Must-read Career Guide
Full Disclosure: Do you really want to be a lawyer?
Jobs for Lawyers
Lawyers in Transition
Learning the Law, Success in Law School and Beyond
Opportunities in Law Careers
Proceed With Caution, A Diary of the First Year at One of America's Most Prestigious Law Firms
The Complete Law School Companion
The Lawyer’s Career Change Handbook
The Legal Career Guide: From Law Student to Lawyer
The NEW Relocating Spouse's Guide to Employment
The Official Guide to Legal Specialties
Time Management
Training for Life, A Practical Guide to Career and Life Planning
What Color is your Parachute?
What Law School Doesn't Teach You…But You Really Need to Know
Your Career, Choices and Changes

Alternative Careers

Alternative Careers for Lawyers
Beyond LA Law: Break the Traditional Lawyer Mold
Breaking Traditions: Work Alternatives for Lawyers
Changing Jobs: A Handbook for Lawyers
Judgment Revised: Alternative Careers for Lawyers
Legal Careers in Higher Education
Life After Law: Second Careers for Lawyers
Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers
Outside the Ivory Tower
The Road Not Taken: Non-legal Career Opportunities
There’s More to Law than Law (video)
Turning Points
What You Can Do with a Law Degree

Specialty Area Materials

Sole Practice Contract Lawyering

How to Go Directly into Solo Law Practice and Succeed
How to Manage Your Law Office
How to Start and Build a Law Practice
Managing Generation “X”
Recruiting Lawyers: How to Find the Best Talent
The Complete Guide to Contract Lawyering
Win-Win Billing Strategies

Small Practice

Choosing Small, Choosing Smart


1996 Conservation Directory
1996-97 & 1997-98 Environmental Law Careers Directory
2000 National Wildlife Conservation Directory
Careers in Natural Resources and Environmental Law
Green at Work
Law and Business 1994 Directory of Environmental Attorneys
Ohio People in Environmental Field
Resource Careers
The Big Green Internship Book 2000
The Directory of National Environmental Organizations
The NEW Complete Guide to Environmental Careers
The Trail Guide to Environmental Legal Careers- Harvard Law School
Vermont Law School and its Environmental Program
Yale Law School Environmental Law Guide 2002-03
Yale Law School Environmental Public Interest Law


Careers in Entertainment Law
Careers in Sports Law
Law and Business Directory of Entertainment & Sports Attys 1995
The First Edition Sports Resource Directory

Family Law

Family Law Careers

Intellectual Property

2001 Computer Law Association Membership Directory
2003 Licensing Executives Society International Membership Directory
ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law Membership Directory
AIPLA 2000 Spring and Mid-Winter Meeting Bulletins 1999-2001
Directory of Intellectual Property Lawyers and Patent Agents
Intellectual Property Handbook Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
Law & Business Directory of Intellectual Property Attorneys, 1995

International Law

1999 International Opportunities Resource Guide (NALP)
Careers in International Law
ILSA Guide to Education and Career Development In International Law
Internships and Careers in International Law


American Lawyers Corporate Counsel Magazine
Business Lawyer's Handbook
Corporate Guide to United States Law Firms
Directory of Corporate Counsel 2003-2004, Volumes I & II


Careers in Labor Law


Careers in Civil Litigation
Federal-State Court Directory
Law & Business Directory of Litigation Attorneys, Volumes I and II
The Litigator's Guide to State and Federal Courts


American Bankruptcy Board of Certification - Directory of Board Certified Attorneys
Law & Business Directory of Bankruptcy Attorneys, 1994


Breaking Down Barriers (VIDEO)
Career Opportunities for Minority College Graduates
Dear Sisters, Dear Daughters
Minority Partners in Majority/Corporate Law Firms
National Directory of Black Law Firms
National Directory of Scholarships, Internships and Fellowships for Latino Students
Profiles of Minority Attorneys in Specialty Practices
The Directory of Minority Judges of the United States, Third Edition


Army JAG (video)

Public Interest

AALS Equal Justice Project Report
Careers in Foundations for Lawyers- Harvard Law School
Community Lawyering: Theory & Practice
Harvard Law School’s Public Interest Job Search Guide 2000-2001
Harvard Law School's Public Interest Job Search Guide 2001-2002
Harvard Law School’s Public Interest Job Search Guide 2002-2003
Harvard Law School’s Public Interest Job Search Guide 2003-2004
Harvard Law School’s Public Interest Job Search Guide 2004-2005
Harvard Public Interest Publications Collection (together in a binder)
Public Defender Programs
Sizing up the Prosecution - Guide to Federal, State, Local Offices
The Fast Track to a U.S. Attorney’s Office
Children’s Rights – A Career Guide
Careers in Foundations for Lawyers
Private Public Interest Law Firms
Guide to Conservative Public Interest Law
Legal Services Guide
Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Guide
Pro Bono Guide
International Public Interest Law: A Guide to Opportunities in the United States and Abroad
Law School Guide to Public Interest Careers (NALP)
Lawful Pursuit: Careers in Public Interest Law
Legal Services Guide- Harvard Law School
Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference Employer Info.
NAPIL/VISTA Summer Fellowship Guide 1999
NAPIL’s Post-Graduate National Service Programs
Opia’s Guide to Conservative/Libertarian Public Interest Law- Harvard Law School
Opia’s Overview of Summer Public Interest Funding for Harvard Law Students- Harvard Law School
Outstanding Public Interest Lawyers in Action- Harvard Law School
Private Public Interest Law Firms-Harvard Law School
Public Defenders Programs- Harvard Law School
Public Service Placement Handbook
So Goes a Nation:  Lawyers & Communities (video)
Spotlight on Pro Bono & Public Interest Activities in the Philadelphia Area
Summary of Major Case Activities & Litigation:  Appalachian Research & Defense Fund of Kentucky
The Human Rights Internship Guide, 2001
Yale Law School Public Service Careers Resource Manual 1999-2000

Judicial Clerkships

Behind the Bench The Guide to Judicial Clerkships
Chambers 2000 Handbook
Courting The Clerkship: Perspectives on the Opportunities and Obstacles for Judicial Clerkships 2000
Federal Courts- What They Do (pamphlet)
Federal-State Court Directory 2003 Edition
Judging: A Book For Student Clerks
Judicial Externships (by Professor Cochran)
The American Bench:  Judges of the Nation 1999-2000
The Law Clerk Handbook
The Ohio Judges Directory 2003
Vermont Law School:  The 2003 Guide to State Judicial Clerkship Procedures
Vermont Law School:  The 2004 Guide to State Judicial Clerkship Procedures
Want’s Federal-State Court Directory 2004 Edition
Want’s Federal-State Court Directory 2005 Edition

Government Jobs

2002 Federal Employment from A to Z
Congressional Staff Directory, 2003
Facing Unique Challenges; Careers with the FBA (VIDEO)
Government Honors and Internship Book (University of Arizona)
Job Opportunities with the Department of Justice (NALP)
NALP Federal Legal Employment Guide
New Hiring Government Jobs for Lawyers
Paralegals Guide to Government Jobs
The Government Attorney:  Practicing at the Local, State & Federal Levels (video)
U.S. Department of Justice Volunteer Summer Legal intern Positions 2004
West’s Federal Administrative Practice

Students with Disabilities

Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities
Report & Model Guidelines for Integrating into the Legal Profession of Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities

Women's Issues

Directory of Women Owned Law Firms & Women Lawyers
Bar Exam Materials
BarBri textbooks and videos
MPT’s (Feb & July 1999)
Multistate Audio Tape Course
Ohio Bar Information Binder
Practicing Law Institute: Patent Bar Resource Guide
UDSL Bar Information Saturday (VIDEO)
You Can Pass Any Bar Exam
Miscellaneous Videos
10/22/01 Ohio Bar Application Workshop

Criminal Law Practice

Establish Yourself in Law Practice
Florida Public Defenders Office 18th Judicial Circuit
How to Find A Job As A Technology Lawyer (CD)
Large Firm Practice
Professor Lori Shaw’s Six Steps to Writing a Better Exam
Small Town/Small Firm
Washington State Attorney General

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