Guide to the Career Resource Room

Career Resource Room

The Career Resource Room is housed in Room 124, between the interview rooms and the vending area on the first floor of Hirsch Hall.

The room contains many books, brochures and pamphlets on professional development topics.  Many are available for students to take free of charge.

Also available are a screen, dry erase boards and a conference table for small group sessions and webinars.  If you are interested in scheduling an event in the Career Resource Room, please contact Beth Shackleford ( or 706-542-5156).

General Inventory of Available Print Resources:

Career Development

  • Lawyer’s Register By Specialties and Fields of Law (B)
  • Turning Points: New Paths and Second Careers for Lawyers –Cain (B)
  • Should You Really Be a Lawyer? –Schneider and Belsky (B)
  • Opportunities in Law Careers ­–Munneke (B)
  • Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs –Ogilvy, Wortham, Lerman (B)
  • Career Match: Connecting Who You Are with What You’ll Love to Do –Zichy and Bidau (A)
  • No Parachute Required: Translating Your Passion into a Paycheck and a Career –Gunhus (A)
  • The Career Within You –Wagele and Stabb (A)
  • Work with Passion: How to Do What You Love for a Living –Anderson (A)
  • Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow –Sinetar (A)
  • A Practical manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers: What Color is Your Parachute? –Bones (A)
  • Fired to Hired: Bouncing Back From Job Loss to Get to Work Right Now –Johnson (A)
  • I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was –Sher and Smith (A)
  • Dare to Change Your Job and Your Life –Kanchier (A)
  • The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success –Lore (A)
  • Setting Your Genius Free: How to Discover Your Spirit and Calling –Richards (A)
  • Building Career Connections: Networking Tools for Law Students and New Lawyers –Gerson (A)
  • The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development –Kaplan (A)
  • Vault Guide to Schmoozing: Insider Advice on Making Contacts and Building Rapport to Boost Your Career –Lerner, Shen, Oldman, Hamadeh, and Hamadeh (A)
  • It’s Who You Know: Career Strategies for Making Effective Personal Contacts –Chin-Lee (A)
  • It’s Not Business, It’s Personal: The 9 Relationship Principles That Power Your Career –Lichtenberg (A)
  • Minding Your Business Manners: Etiquette Tips for Presenting Yourself Professionally in Every Business Situation –Brody and Pachter (A)
  • Best Friends at the Bar: What Women Need to Know About a Career in the Law –Blakely (A)
  • Full Disclosure: The New Lawyer’s Must-Read Career Guide –Carey (A)
  • Maximize Your Lawyer Potential: Professionalism and Business Etiquette for Law Students and Lawyers –McKim (A)
  • The Etiquette Edge: The Unspoken Rules for Business Success –Langford (A)
  • The Modern Rules of Business Etiquette –Gerson and Gerson (A)
  • The Mentoring Advantage: How to Help Your Career Soar to New Heights –Grout (A)
  • Life is a Contact Sport: Ten Great Career Strategies that Work –Kragen (A)
  • From Finals to the Firm: The Tope 10 Things New Associates Need to Know ­–Gladney and Millien (A)
  • From Law School to Law Practice: The New associate’s Guide –O’Neill and Sparkman (A)
  • Women Rainmakers’ 101+ Best Marketing Tips –Snyder (A)
  • Begin with a Successful Summer… (pamphlet) (Pam. B)
  • Guide to Small Firm Employment (pamphlet) (Pam. B)
  • Negotiating with Small Firms (pamphlet) (Pam. B)
  • A Successful Transition from Law Student to Lawyer (pamphlet) (Pam. B)
  • Lawyers in Transition –Barkley (B)
  • Later in Life Lawyers –Cooper (A)
  • After Law School –Miller (A)
  • The Woman Advocate –Snyder and Greene (A)

Life as a Lawyer

  • The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law -Levit and Linder (B)
  • Managing Energy to Maximize Performance (A)
  • The New York Times Magazine: The Workers Are Restless (magazine) (A)
  • Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform –Hallowell (article) (A)
  • Relax, Refresh, Recharge: Experience Renewal to Save Your Sanity (magazine) (A)
  • Stress Control –Bell (A)
  • Stress for Success: Thriving on Stress at Work –Hanson (A)
  • Putting Anger to Work for You! –Schroeder and Schroeder (A)
  • The Power of Full Engagement –Loehr and Schwartz (A)
  • A Winning Attitude: How to Develop Your Most Important Asset! –Poley (A)
  • Managing Multiple Projects, Objectives and Deadlines –SkillPath Seminars (A)
  • Communicating for Results –Fairfield and Posey (A)
  • The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense –Elgin (A)
  • Tongue Fu! How to Deflect, Disarm and Defuse Any Verbal Conflict –Horn (A)
  • Lifescripts: What to Say to Get What You Want in 101 of Life’s Toughest Situations –Pollan and Levine (A)
  • Assert Yourself: Developing Power-Packed Communication Skills to Make Your Points Clearly, Confidently and Persuasively ­–Contin (A)
  • The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense at Work –Elgin (A)
  • Verbal Judo: Redirecting Behavior with Words –Thompson (A)
  • Emotional Abuse in the American Workplace –Mobbing (A)
  • Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff at Work –Carlson (A)
  • Don’t Go to Work Unless It’s Fun! State-of-the-Heart Time Management –Sanitate (A)
  • When Smart People Fail: Rebuilding Yourself for Success –Hyatt and Gottlieb (A)
  • Powerful Communication Skills Featuring Dr. Anita Jacobs (A)
  • Toastmasters Magazine (A)
  • Turn Team Conflict into Team Harmony (magazine)
  • Laws for Positive Leadership: How to be a Leader Others Want to Follow (magazine)
  • Sounding good in English: Tips for Non-Native English Speakers (magazine)
  • Political Communication: The Power to Change the World (magazine)
  • That’s Not Funny: Why People Find Your Perfect Joke Offensive (magazine)
  • Sweating Out Stand-Up (magazine)
  • Panel Moderating Made Easy (magazine)
  • Giving Courage through Encouragement (magazine)
  • Body Language Myths (magazine)
  • Snafu Survival (magazine)
  • Your Speaking Voice: Tips for Adding Strength and Authority to Your Voice –Toastmasters (A)
  • Gestures Your Body Speaks, How to Become Skilled in Nonverbal Communication –Toastmasters (A)
  • Start with a Laugh: An Insider’s Guide to Roasts, Toasts, Eulogies and Other Speeches –Carpenter and Runnells (A)
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change –Covey (A)
  • What Law School Doesn’t Teach You…But You Really Need to Know –Walton (A)
  • Making Your Mark: How to Develop a Personal Marketing Plan for Becoming More Visible and More Appreciated at Work –Shouse (A)
  • To be Out or Not to be Out? (pamphlet) (Pam. B)
  • Game, Set, Match: Winning the Negotiations Game –Kramer (Pam. B)
  • What is Lean Six Sigma? –George, Rowlands and Kastle (A)
  • EEOC Mediation: Your Partner in Workplace Solutions (pamphlet) (Pam. B)
  • Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American Legal System (Teacher’s Manual) –Humbach (A)
  • Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American legal System –Humbach (A)
  • An Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning (Third Edition) –Burton (A)

Law School Success

  • Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School –Friedman and Goldberg (A)
  • Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win –Calleros (A)
  • Law School Survival Manual: from LSAT to Bar Exam –Rapoport and Van Niel (A)
  • Strategies and Tactics for the First Year Law Student (A)
  • Asked and Answered: Your Guide to Law School Success (Pre-Law and First Year) –Gerson (A)
  • The Legal Career Guide From Law Student to Lawyer (First, Fourth, and Fifth Editions) -Munneke and Wayne (B)

Job Search Skills

  • High Impact Resumes and Letters –Krannich and Banis (A)
  • The Federal Resume Guidebook Second Edition –Troutman (A)
  • Perspectives and Persuasion: 4,500 Law Students Report on Recruitment, Employers and Job Choice Decisions –NALP and eAttorney (A)
  • 101 Quick Tips for a Dynamite Resume –Fein (A)
  • Guerilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams…Regardless of Your Grades, Your School or Your Work Experience! –Walton (A)
  • Don’t Send a Resume and Other Contrarian Rules to Help Land a Great Job –Fox (A)
  • The Right Moves: Job Search and Career Development Strategies for Lawyers –Fontaine (A)
  • The Lawyer’s Guide to Finding Success in Any Job Market –Hermann (A)
  • The Insider’s Guide to Getting a Big Firm Job –Finn and Olinon (A)
  • The 6 Ps of the Big 3 for Job-Seeking JDs –Ellis (A)
  • Guide to Your Job Search –UGA Law Office of Legal Career Services (Pam. A)
  • Strategies for Success: Mastering the Market and Finding the Best Opportunities ­–from UGA Office of Student Professional Development program with Scott Hodes (Pam. A)
  • Before You Hit Send: Guidelines for Using Email Effectively for Job Search-Related Correspondence –Schendel (pamphlet) (Pam. A)

Writing Reference

  • Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus (A)
  • Legal Thesaurus: “The Lawyer’s Roget’s” –Burton (A)
  • Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary Tenth Edition (A)
  • Bouvier Law Dictionary –Sheppard (A)
  • The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage –Siegal and Connolly (A)
  • The Elements of Style –Strunk and White (A)


  • An Insider’s Guide to Interviewing : Insights from the Employer’s Perspective –NALP (B)
  • Knock ‘em Dead 2003: Great Answers to over 200 Tough Interview Questions –Plus the Latest Electronic Job Search Strategies –Yate (A)
  • Sweaty Palms: The Neglected Art of Being Interviewed –Medley (A)
  • 60 Seconds and You’re Hired! ­–Ryan (A)
  • The How-To’s of Informational Interviewing: A Step-by-Step Guide (pamphlet) (Pam. B)

Law Practice Specialties

  • Careers in Criminal Law –Brotman (B)
  • The Official Guide to Legal Specialties –Abrams (B)
  • The Complete Guide to Contract Lawyering –Arron and Guyol (B)
  • How to Build and Manage an Employment Law Practice –Farber (B)
  • Careers in Labor Law –Wayne (B)
  • Proceed with Caution: A Diary of the First Year at One of America’s Largest, Most Prestigious Law Firms –Keates (B)
  • Careers in International Law –Swartz (B)
  • Opportunities in Animal Law –Animal Legal Defense Fund (B)
  • Journal of International Aging, Law and Policy Volume 5 –Stetson Law (A)
  • Navy JAG Corps Career Information Session (packets) (Pam. A)
  • Careers in Health Law and Life Sciences (pamphlet) (Pam. B)
  • Protect America…and Secure Your Future (Border Patrol) (pamphlet) (Pam. B)
  • Judge Advocate General’s Corps (pamphlet) (Pam. B)

Public Interest Section

  • Law School Guide to Public Interest Careers –NALP (B)
  • Community Lawyering: Theory and Practice –Denckla and Diller (B)
  • Public Interest Career Guide –Public Interest Law Council, UGA Office of Student Professional Development (Pam. A)
  • Public Service Careers…Explore Your Options (pamphlet) (Pam. B)
  • Public Service Internships: Experiential Learning Opportunities for All Law Students (pamphlet) (Pam. B)
  • Collective Strength for Consumer Rights (pamphlet) (Pam. B)
  • Beyond the Big Firm: Profiles of Lawyers Who Want Something More –Morrison and Chin (B)

Government/Judicial Section

  • Landing a Federal Legal Job –Hermann (B)
  • How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job –Whiteman (B)
  • The Book of U.S. Government Jobs –Dany (B)
  • Basic Federal Legal Careers Resource Guide –from the UGA Office of Student Professional Development program August 20, 2012 (Pam. A)
  • United States Securities and Exchange Commission: Opportunities for Accountants with the SEC (pamphlet) (Pam. A)
  • Judicial Clerkships in Brief (pamphlet) (Pam. B)

Private Practice

  • Chambers Associate 2012-2013: The Student’s Guide to Law Firms (B)
  • NALP Directory of Legal Employers 2011-2012 (B)
  • Profit and the Practice of Law: What’s Happened to the Legal Profession –Trotter (B)
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (The Client’s Guide 2010) (B)
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee: Directory of Members (2011) (B)


  • Going In House: A Guide for Law Students and Recent Graduates –NALP (B)
  • Boardroom Excellence: A Common Sense Perspective on Corporate Governance ­–Brountas (B)
  • Business Lawyer’s Handbook –Ennico (B)
  • The Lawyers’ Corporate Finance Program: Practical Insights into Finance and Business –The Dickie Group (binder) (B)
  • Lofchie’s Guide to Broker-Dealer Regulation (binder) (B)
  • The Lawyers’ Corporate Accounting Program: Financial Statement Basics –The Dickie Group (binder) (B)
  • The Lawyers’ Corporate Accounting Program: Management Discussion and Analysis –The Dickie Group (binder) (B)
  • Fundamentals of the Financial Services Industry (B)
  • What Every Attorney Should Know About Finance and Accounting –Kristy (B)
  • Securities Operations: A Guide to Trade and Position Management –Simmons (B)
  • Securities Regulation: Examples and Explanations Second Edition –Palmiter (B)
  • How the U.S. Securities Industry Works –McIntyre (B)
  • The Complete Guide to Finance Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers –Finkler (B)
  • Fundamentals of Modern Business –Hamilton (B)
  • Career Guide to the Top Consulting Firms –Consultant’s News (B)

Going Solo

  • Solo Contendere: How to Go Directly From Law School into the Practice of Law Without Getting a Job –Garfinkle (B)
  • Opening Your Own Law Office –Strong (B)
  • How to Start and Build a law Practice –Foonberg (B)
  • Planning the Small Law Office Library –Pennington (B)

Alternative Careers Section

  • Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers (Fourth and Fifth Editions) ­–Munneke and Henslee (B)
  • J.D. Preferred: 400+ Things You Can Do with a Law Degree (Other than Practice Law) –Federal Reports, Inc. (B)
  • Alternative Careers: Getting to “There” –Susan Gainen, March 9, 2012 (Pam. A)


  • For the Prosecution: Internships with America’s Prosecutors (2010) (B)
  • Legal Services Internships (2010) (B)
  • The Internship Series: The Women’s Rights Internship Book (2010) (B)
  • The Internship Series: The Human Rights Internship Book (2010) (B)
  • Non-Profits and Education Job Finder –Lauber (B)
  • The Internship Series: Internships in International Affairs (2010) (B)
  • The Internship Series: The Congressional Internship Book 2009-2011) (B)

Missing and Abducted Children

  • International Child Custody Mediation Initiative (binder) (B)
  • Responding to Missing and Abducted Children (binder) (B)
  • A Family Resource Guide on International Parental Kidnapping (in English and Spanish) (B)
  • Family Abduction: Prevention and Response (B)
  • Federal Resources on Missing and Exploited Children: A Directory for Law Enforcement and Other Public and Private Agencies (B)

Music and Entertainment

  • The Music, Media and Entertainment Industry Internship Guide for Undergraduate and Graduate Students (B)
  • The Business of Music: A Practical Guide to the Music Industry for Publishers, Writers, Record Companies, Producers, Artists, Agents –Krasilovsky and Shemel (B)
  • More About this Business of Music –Krasilovsky and Shemel (B)
  • All You Need to Know About the Music Business –Passman (B)
  • Entertainment Industry Economics: A Guide for Financial Analysis –Vogel (B)
  • This Business of Music Marketing and Promotion: A Practical Guide to Planning and Producing a Complete Marketing Campaign for Selling Music to the Listening Public –Lathrop and Pettigrew (B)


  • Minority Opportunities in Law –Clark (B)
  • Ould Fields, New Corne: The Personal Memoirs of a Twentieth Century Lawyer –Griswold (B)
  • Author’s Right: A Universal Right –Maya (B)
  • Capital Forensics (binder) (B)
  • Serpent on the Rock –Eichenwald (B)
  • A Unique and Fortuitous Combination: An Administrative History of the University of Georgia School of Law –Wood (A)
  • Transcript Release Forms (Pam. A)

KEY to Locations:

(A) = bookshelf on the wall with the bulletin boards

(B) = bookshelf on the wall with the dry erase boards

(Pam. A) = large pamphlet holder by bookshelf B

(Pam. B) = small pamphlet holder on wall with the television