JD Advantage

A collection of resources on JD Advantage Careers


Conference handouts:

JD Advantage Careers: Engaging Employers, Finding Opportunities, and Preparing Applicants
April 2018 - Annual Education Conference presentation
Slides (PDF)


NALP Bulletin Articles:

Research: What Do We Know about JD Advantage Jobs?
NALP Bulletin, November 2017

How to Develop an Employer Outreach Strategy for Emerging Legal Careers in 4 Simple Steps
NALP Bulletin, October 2017 (member login required)

Update from the Emergent Employer Engagement Task Force
NALP Bulletin, February 2017 (member login required)

Who are Tomorrow's Lawyers and how can we help them
NALP Bulletin, January 2015 (member login required)


Other Resources:

21st Century Legal Career Series
How can attorneys and students navigate the complicated path between today’s news and tomorrow’s legal career opportunities? Where can you get invaluable guidance and information on the careers of the future? The volumes in the 21st Century Legal Careers series by Richard Hermann will provide the roadmap.

The Report of NALP's 2014-2015 Emerging Legal Jobs Work Group, published in September 2015 (free PDF download)
In addition to sharing the group’s findings from environmental scanning of the market and outreach, this report features more than 100 job descriptions taken from actual job postings that illustrate some of the job settings and job types that are among the emerging jobs for law graduates.

The Emergence of Nontraditional-Track Lawyer Career Paths: A Resource Guide for Law Firms and Law Schools, published in May 2014 as a free, downloadable PDF by the NALP New Career Models Task Force, is a 95-page guide to assist both law firms that want to implement or enhance a nontraditional lawyer track and law schools that want to assist graduates for whom these nontraditional lawyer tracks may open new career paths.
The guide begins with content addressed to employers on recruiting, integration, professional development, and the review process as they relate to lawyers in nontraditional-track positions. Numerous sidebars offer real-world examples of the ways law firms are handling nontraditional tracks. The guide then discusses opportunities and strategies for law school career offices related to these emerging lawyer career paths. An appendix, divided into seven sections, offers examples of nontraditional track models, sample job descriptions and job postings, a mentor fact sheet used by one firm for mentors of nontraditional-track attorneys, sample core competencies, sample evaluation forms, and profiles of 11 attorneys in a variety of nontraditional-track positions.



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