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. The Director can often be available during non-work hours to accommodate discrete discussions. 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)