Additional Career Search Resources

Career Resources

By clicking here, check out Appendix A of the Career Planning Manual. Some of these resources are helpful to identify prospective employers, some to identify networking opportunities, and others contain postings for summer jobs, permanent jobs or both. These resources are not exhaustive, however; we encourage you to utilize additional research tools and talk with your Career Counselor about other avenues to be pursued.

Yellow Book Series

The Yellow Books are a collection of legal directories, divided by type of organization, which list attorneys, firms, judges, and their contact information. The federal and state books are an especially helpful resource, providing valuable current addresses and phone numbers. Corporations and International books may also prove helpful for locating in-house counsel and foreign law firms. Other directories identify employers in the non-profit sector. Finally, judicial books will be helpful in learning about state and federal judges. Yellow Books can be found online, through the Library, and instructions on how to access the Books can be found on the Duke Law Passwords document here.

Serving the Public

A Job Search Guide- A joint publication between Harvard Law School and Yale Law School for students and lawyers seeking public service work. This guide contains in-depth public service job search advice, highlights diverse types of public interest advocacy, and offers specific strategies for the job search, from developing a visually powerful resume, to writing sophisticated cover letters, to establishing networks within the public service community. Volume I focuses on opportunities within the United States. Volume II covers the public international job search.