Reading RoomThe Career Services Office provides our students the resources necessary to conduct a successful search for employment.  We also strive to build the knowledge base and network needed to promote a successful job search. 

Resources include our hard-copy library with volumes dedicated to the exploration of practice areas and job search advice, as well as online resources such as paid subscriptions to online job search engines.  Finally, but perhaps most importantly, the resources we make available to you include extensive programming and access to our alumni databases. 

Read more about each of these below:

  • Resource Library
  • Online Resources
  • Programming
  • Alumni Connections

The vast majority of information you will need to access will be available online.  Some sites are free public databases and others require paid subscriptions.  Nebraska Law CSO pays subscriptions on your behalf to make sure you have access to many databases and materials.  The passwords necessary to access these sites may not be shared with others.

Here are some of the most useful sites:

Government Honors & Internship Handbook 2012-2013 Intercollegiate Job Bank Internships USA Non-Traditional Legal Careers Report 2013 Public Policy Handbook The Guide to State Judicial Clerkships Policy Solutions

Password Protected Websites Downloadable pdf

Although these other general online resources are not password protected they are very useful and worth mentioning here.

NALP The Association for Legal Career Professionals Martindale Lawyer Search, www.martindale.com Public Service Law

The Career Resource Library is open most days from 8:00 to 5:00 and you are welcome to come in, browse the shelves, sit down and read or check out books if you choose.  Holly Glenn, the CSO Assistant, will be happy to take your name and the name of the books you want to borrow.  Books are on loan for one week. 

Although many resources are available online, we try to keep the library up to date on the most useful and current books.  If a resource has gone digital, we have usually attached a note to the outdated copy explaining where to go online to find the information.

The Resource Room is divided into sections based on the following subject areas:

  • Job Search Advice
  • Midwest/Regional Information
  • Fellowships and Judicial Clerkships
  • Legal Publications
  • Information on Various Practice Areas:
    • Sports and Entertainment
    • Public Interest
    • General Practice Areas
    • Alternative Legal Careers
    • Government Careers
    • International Law
    • Space and Telecommunications Law
  • Diversity and the Law
  • Women and the Law
  • Patent Bar Information
  • Bar Exam Information

There is also a general legal reference section that houses information on Legal Research, Legal Writing, Citation Guides, Brief Writing/Appellate Skills, Oral Arguments, Teachers’ Manuals and Commercial Course Outlines.  These materials have been donated by professors and are also available for your use.

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Educational Programs, Workshops, and Seminars
Students are offered numerous workshops, panel discussions, and informational sessions throughout the academic year. These presentations utilize practicing attorneys, alumni, and career services staff to target specific student career interests and needs. Some of the subjects covered include: preparing for the job search, judicial clerkships, non-traditional careers, starting your own practice, and bar examination preparation.

The following programs and series are presented annually in addition to some of our more basic seminars and workshops. See our calendar of upcoming events for specific dates.  RSVP for upcoming events in your ROSCOE account.

  • Road To Success 1L Informational Fair – The Career Services Office hosts this annual event in November of each year.  This event is designed to introduce the first-year students to employers in the legal community.  This is not a hiring fair, but it will be the first opportunity for participating employers to meet the newest members of our legal community.  The Fair is broken into two phases.  First, there is a “table talk” session where students can visit individual employer’s tables to pick up informational materials and ask questions of the persons manning the tables.  Table talk is followed by a networking reception with appetizers, drinks and continued conversations between students and practitioners.  If you are an employer and are interested in participating, please contact us at lawcareer@unl.edu.
  • Exploring Opportunities - The Exploring Opportunities program series will be returning during the 2012-2013 academic year.  Each segment of this series will examine a distinct practice area through a moderated discussion with a panel of experienced practitioners. We firmly believe that students benefit from learning about the broad spectrum of practice areas available to law school graduates. Getting exposed to these distinct practice areas early in your legal education allows you time to explore, gain experience, and better prepare yourself for the post-graduate job search.
  • Round Table Luncheons – Like the Exploring Opportunities series, each Round Table Luncheon will examine a distinct practice area, but in a more intimate setting as these luncheon discussions explore smaller and more specialized areas of the law.  Student slots for participation will be filled on a lottery basis if more students express an interest than there are seats available.
Alternative Legal Career Week – The University of Nebraska College of Law Career Services Office has a whole week devoted to the exploration of alternative legal careers.  The third week of February each year we host 20-25 alumni who have opted not to pursue the traditional private practice career path.  These successful alumni share their own paths and how their law degree has assisted them in their chosen careers.  To learn more about what alternative careers might look like, see our Exploring Careers Page

Alumni Map

Nebraska Law has a robust and very supportive alumni base.  Whether you are looking to make connections in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, California or places in between, we have alumni who have been helpful and gracious with their assistance.

Our privacy policy allows us to release business contact information of our alumni to students for networking purposes.  We can search our database for specific practice areas or geographic regions to help you identify individuals who may be in a position to offer advice and suggestions to you as you move forward in your career development.

As you can see from the map below, we have alumni distributed around the US and internationally as well.

If you are interested in tapping into our alumni connections, please come to the CSO and talk to us about the cities or states you are interested in targeting.  Alternatively, you can get a good deal of information online through Martindale.com.

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