Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Collection Highlight: from Lemons to Lemonade in the New Legal Job Market

This 2012 title from Richard L. Hermann proposes job search strategies for entry-level attorneys. From Lemons to Lemonade in the New Legal Job Market, Amazon Link & Catalog Link, is written with the recent graduate in mind and discusses possible places to search for jobs (generally), how to get started in the process, and proactive strategies to implement this search. Below is a condensed version of the table of contents. The book can be found at the call number - KF 297. H437 2012

Ch. 1 - 12 Legal Lemons: An Introduction
Ch. 2 - JD-Preferred: Looking Outside the Mainstream
Ch. 3 - Law Jobs Aren't Always Where You Think They Are
Ch. 4 - Leapfrog the Competition
Ch. 5 - The Upside of Small Town Law
Ch. 6 - Teaching in Non-Traditional Environments
Ch. 7 - Doing Nothing is Not an Option
Ch. 8 - Understand the Hierachy of Employer Needs
Ch. 9 - Shope Where There is Demand
Ch. 10 - Don't Take the Job Ads at Face Value
Ch. 11 - How to Dissect a Job Ad
Ch. 12 - The Legal Job Hunter's 13 Biggest Mistakes
Ch. 13 - What Mobile Job Search Apps Can Do For You
Ch. 14 - Enhance Your Law Credential
Ch. 15 - Think Career, Not Job
Ch. 16 - Prepare Your Contacts Roadmap
Ch. 17 - Differentiate Yourself From the Competition
Ch. 18 - Extenuate and Mitigate Your Resume Weakness
Ch. 19 - Emphasize Your Intangibles
Ch. 20 - Accentuate the Positive
Ch. 21 - Write Your Way to a Job
Ch. 22 - Understand the Cosmetics of Legal Job Hunting

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Collection Highlight: Reading Like a Lawyer

Reading Like a Lawyer: Time-Saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert is a 2012 release by Ruth Ann McKinney that provides valuable and researched strategies for becoming a more efficient reader and additionally, at times, provides exercises to help put these new techniques into practice. This title, Amazon Link & Catalog Link, is written generally with a law student in mind to help them more efficiently deal with the massive reading load that law school entails. Below is a condensed version of the table of contents. The book can be found at the call number - KF 283. M398 2012.

Chapter 1 - Reading in Law School
Chapter 2 - Basic Briefing: Developing an Initial Strategy for Managing Cases
Chapter 3 - Advanced Thinking Leads to Advanced Reading
Chapter 4 - Expert Reading: A New Take on a Familiar Skill
Chapter 5 - Engage with Energy
Chapter 6 - Monitor Your Reading and Read for the Main Idea
Chapter 7 - Always (Always!) Read with a Clear Purpose
Chapter 8 - Get Oriented and "Own" Your Prior Knowledge and Experience
Chapter 9 - There's More to the Five W's (Who, What, When, Where, and Why) Than Meets the Eye
Chapter 10 - Evaluate What You're Reading - Your Ideas Matter
Chapter 11 - Review, Rephrase, Record
Chapter 12 - Casebook Reading: A Summary
Chapter 13 - Reading Statutes
Chapter 14 - Reading Cases Outside of Casebooks
Chapter 15 - Reading on a Screen
Chapter 16 - Conclusion