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FAQ: “Do you have any books on careers in the law?

(Note for career seekers: do not confuse books “about the law” or books on “what lawyers do” with books on “the practice of law.”)

Law librarians are often asked if we have any books in our law libraries on what a legal career might look like, e.g. what does a prosecutor do? what does a patent lawyer do? what jobs are there for law school graduates? etc. Surprisingly, or not, most of us have very few, if any books on this subject in our law libraries.

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It’s that time of year when high school and college students start asking questions about “careers in the law.”

There is a lot of “recommended reading” at law school admissions websites and there are also a lot of “pre-law” and law student “Must Read” lists you can find using “the Google.”  There is also this gem from the Volokh Conspiracy, but I’m not inclined to disillusion high school students with it, even though it is terribly funny.

[If you’re thinking about law school In the U.K., they have the wonderful Granville Williams “Learning the Law.”]