Career Toolkit

Career Toolkit: Practice Areas

Administrative

Type of Resource Resource Description
Blog FDA Law Blog This legal blog, hosted by Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, covers topics of interest to Food and Drug Administration-regulated companies, fellow food and drug and health-care lawyers and regulatory personnel, as well as people just generally interested in FDA law. The blog provides timely updates on FDA enforcement actions, proposed rules, personnel changes, new and improved policies, along with related issues such as health-care fraud and abuse, drug and device reimbursement, HIPAA, and other topics of interest.
Publication American Bar Association Administrative and Regulatory Law News Learn from the ABA Administrative Law Section about opportunities for lawyers to find administrative law jobs with the federal government. Panelists discuss how to find job openings, how to tailor your application to a job opening, and how to best present yourself in an interview. The panel focuses on young lawyers and recent graduates but is applicable to attorneys of all experience levels. Panelists include Sonya Y. Pass, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Senior Legal Counsel to the General Counsel and Sam Wice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Special Counsel.
Video Administrative Law Job Opportunities for Young Lawyers There are many paths to a career in academia. While some people know they want to become law professors before entering law school, many others do not decide to explore this possibility until they are already enrolled. Still others decide to become law teachers only after they have spent some time in practice. In this website, we explore pathways to teaching careers at the many schools that do expect candidates to produce scholarship in order to demonstrate scholarly potential. At points, we note variance in expectations among schools, and also offer advice about the special forms of preparation expected of applicants seeking appointment as clinical professors.
Association American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice The Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice is an important actual and virtual gathering place for lawyers practicing in every sector and serving in government and academia.
PDF Harvard Guide to Careers in Administrative Law This guide will provide you with an overview of administrative law practice, and will teach you how to prepare for, find, and land a job in administrative law.

Air & Space

Type of Resource Resource Description
Forum American Bar Association Forum on Air & Space Law The Forum’s conferences and other activities serve as the one-stop shop for attorneys interested in all aspects of domestic and international air and space law, as well as regulatory issues arising from governmental entities such as FAA, DOT, NASA and EASA.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Type of Resource Resource Description
Blog Arbitration Nation Posts track how well arbitration agreements are passing scrutiny in appellate court decisions nationwide—paying special attention to rulings that define the limits of arbitrators’ power and giving frank opinions on this jurisprudence. Some posts answer her readers questions about rules hidden inside the Federal Arbitration Act.
Blog Jams ADR Insights Produced by JAMS, a private alternative dispute resolution provider. Blog posts educate readers about the positives of and the limitations of alternative dispute resolutions. Authors include advice for both practitioners and for clients, and they explain how arbitration and mediation work in the real world. They also discuss updates to ADR laws and regulations.
Association American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution The Section of Dispute Resolution provides members with accessible, relevant and cutting-edge information, practice tips, and skill-building opportunities. It is a vibrant forum for networking, professional development, and research that bridges together unique and diverse perspectives.

Banking & Finance

Type of Resource Resource Description
Blog Consumer Finance Monitor Hosted by Ballard Spahr LLP Posts cover the latest actions, policies and staff changes of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Blog Credit Slips Posts cover credit, bankruptcy, consumers and financial institutions.
Blog Ponzitracker Posts track the course of criminal prosecutions of Ponzi schemers and their accomplices as well as efforts to recover stolen funds for victims of these schemes.

Business & Corporate

Type of Resource Resource Description
Blog The CLS Blue Sky Blog Columbia Law school’s blog on corporations and the capital markets.
Association The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach The Business Law Section is a global network of almost 40,000 business law professionals interested in expanding their knowledge, engaging with their professional communities, and advancing their experience through the Section’s various benefits.
Book The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach The authors start from the premise that corporate (or company) law across jurisdictions addresses the same three basic agency problems: (1) the opportunism of managers vis-à-vis shareholders; (2) the opportunism of controlling shareholders vis-à-vis minority shareholders; and (3) the opportunism of shareholders as a class vis-à-vis other corporate constituencies, such as corporate creditors and employees. Every jurisdiction must address these problems in a variety of contexts, framed by the corporation’s internal dynamics and its interactions with the product, labor, capital, and takeover markets. The authors’ central claim, however, is that corporate (or company) forms are fundamentally similar and that, to a surprising degree, jurisdictions pick from among the same handful of legal strategies to address the three basic agency issues. This book explains in detail how and why the principal European jurisdictions, Japan, and the United States sometimes select identical legal strategies to address a given corporate law problem, and sometimes make divergent choices. After an introductory discussion of agency issues and legal strategies, the book addresses the basic governance structure of the corporation, including the powers of the board of directors and the shareholders meeting. It proceeds to creditor protection measures, related-party transactions, and fundamental corporate actions such as mergers and charter amendments. Finally, it concludes with an examination of friendly acquisitions, hostile takeovers, and the regulation of the capital markets.
Book Business Bribes: Corporate Corruption and the Courts The world of business is rife with dark and clandestine schemes meant to ensure that deals proceed more quickly―and more advantageously to the palm-greaser―than they otherwise would. Business Bribes: Corporate Corruption and the Courts details two dozen of the most important and interesting U.S. judicial opinions dealing with commercial bribery, both domestic and foreign. The industries involved include agriculture, women’s handbags, and Indian casinos, and the deals take place from Alaska to Florida and, around the globe, from Venezuela to Hungary and Azerbaijan. The bribes in these cases, numerous and generous, take the form of cash, stock, shares of future profits, vouchers, stock options, wire transfers, luxury vacations, and a wide range of other financial incentives.

Civil Rights

Type of Resource Resource Description
Association American Bar Association Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice Whatever your area of specialization, CRSJ has a place for you. The Section fulfills our role by: raising and addressing often complex and difficult civil rights and civil liberties issues in a changing and diverse society; and ensuring that protection of individual rights remains a focus of legal and policy decisions.

Communications

Type of Resource Resource Description
Forum American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law Network with lawyers in the print broadcast, online & mobile media, and the telecommunications industries. Keep up to date with cutting edge issues in defamation, privacy, commercial speech, freedom of information, data collection and use, FCC regulation, and First Amendment law.
Association Federal Communications Bar Association The FCBA is a volunteer organization of attorneys, engineers, consultants, economists, government officials and law students involved in the study, development, interpretation and practice of communications and information technology law and policy. From broadband deployment to broadcast content, from emerging wireless technologies to emergency communications, from spectrum allocations to satellite broadcasting, the FCBA has something to offer nearly everyone involved in the communications industry. That’s why the FCBA, more than two thousand members strong, has been the leading organization for communications lawyers and other professionals since 1936.

Construction

Type of Resource Resource Description
Forum American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law Members of the Forum represent all segments of the construction industry: owners, design professionals, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, insurers and sureties. The Forum’s mission is to serve the construction industry through education and leadership while Building the Best Construction Lawyers.

Criminal

Type of Resource Resource Description
Blog Evidence Prof Blog Every weekday, law professors post on the very latest rulings regarding the admissibility of evidence in criminal cases and what sorts of lines of questioning should be permitted at criminal trials. They also note differences between the federal rules of evidence and the rules of various states. Occasionally, they will comment on whether they think courts have reached the right outcomes in these evidence cases or note fishy behavior by prosecutors.
Association American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section “The Unified Voice of Criminal Justice” – With its diverse membership of criminal justice professionals, the ABA Criminal Justice Section is uniquely situated to bring all the various actors to the table to address today’s most pressing criminal justice issues.
Podcast The JustPod Podcast for the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association. This podcast talks about current issues in criminal justice reform, policy and the Supreme Court and the work of the Criminal Justice Section including events, Task Forces, Standards, the ABA’s ICC project and more.
Podcast Off Paper The Criminal Justice Podcast from the FJC focuses on issues of federal criminal justice and, more specifically, how those issues affect probation and pretrial services officers and their clients. When an individual has finished serving any time and successfully completed release requirements, that person is “off paper.”
Guide Careers in Indigent Defense: A Guide to Public Defender Programs This Harvard Law School guide introduces you to a career as a public defender; federal, state, and local defender programs; specialized programs; and the hiring process.
Association National Legal Aid and Defender Association Effective local advocacy requires a strong national advocate. NLADA is America’s oldest and largest nonprofit association devoted to excellence in the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford counsel. It provides advocacy, guidance, information, training and technical assistance for members of the equal justice community, especially those working in public defense and civil legal aid. For more than a century, it has connected and supported people across the country committed to justice for all.
Guide Sizing Up the Prosecution: A Quick Guide to Local Prosecution This Harvard Law School guide introduces you to a career as a prosecutor, explains the application process, and assists in choosing the right office.
Book Understanding Criminal Law This comprehensive and clearly written Understanding treatise is frequently cited by scholars and courts in their analysis of substantive criminal law, and has been a popular source of assistance to criminal law students for the past quarter century. Understanding Criminal Law is designed to be taught in conjunction with any casebook. The topics covered are those most often raised in criminal law casebooks, and coverage of these subjects is meant to complement professors’ classroom discussions. The text focuses on the basic elements of, and defenses to, all crimes; provides in-depth coverage of such crimes as homicide, rape, and theft; and covers other important topics covered in the Criminal Law course, such as accomplice and inchoate liability. Understanding Criminal Law also covers theories of punishment, sources of the criminal law, and overarching principles such as legality and proportionality. The common law is emphasized with extensive comparisons to the Model Penal Code and modern statutes. This edition offers the most significant updating ever, including coverage of quickly-changing legal areas, such as sexual assault and self-defense law. Recent and ongoing revisions to the Model Penal Code are also covered.

Environment & Energy

Type of Resource Resource Description
Association American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) fosters the success of a diverse community of environmental, energy, and resources lawyers, advisors, law students, and decision-makers and provides a premier forum for the exchange of ideas and information.
Website Center for International Environment Law Since 1989, CIEL has used the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society. With offices in Washington, DC, and Geneva, Switzerland, CIEL’s team of attorneys, policy experts, and support staff works to provide legal counsel and advocacy, policy research, and capacity building across its three program areas: Climate & Energy, Environmental Health, and People, Land, & Resources. CIEL also has a vibrant intern program for law students and fellows in both our DC and Geneva offices to educate the next generation of international environmental advocates. Over its 25 years, CIEL has trained more than 425 interns and law fellows from 54 countries. In conjunction with this program, CIEL conducts a joint research and teaching program with American University’s Washington College of Law.
Website Environmental Law Institute The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) makes law work for people, places, and the planet. ELI’s Vision is “a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law.” ELI’s Mission is to foster innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress.
Website National Resources Defense Council NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. It combines the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of some 700 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.
Guide Yale Law School Environmental Law Guide Yale Law School Career Development Office’s guide provides an overview of environmental law in government, international organizations, nonprofit organizations, law firms, and corporate counsel. It also includes personal narratives from attorneys and students.

Family & Children

Type of Resource Resource Description
Association American Bar Association Section of Family Law The Section of Family Law has thousands of lawyer, associate, and law student members worldwide. Its members are dedicated to serving the field of family law in areas such as adoption, assisted reproductive technologies, custody, divorce, and military law.
Podcast Slam the Gavel
Website American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law The Center promotes access to justice for children and families. Its team of attorneys and core staff work on a diverse portfolio of national, regional and local projects in the children’s law field throughout the country. Center projects are unified by two complementary goals: improving legal representation and improving the legal systems that impact children and families. Its website includes news and resources for child law practitioners.
Association American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers was founded in 1962, by highly regarded domestic relations attorneys “To provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.” There are currently more than 1650 Fellows in 50 states. The Academy Fellows are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. These areas include divorce, annulment, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, child custody and visitation, business valuations, property valuations and division, alimony, child support and other family law issues. The site provides news, resources, events, and a bookstore for members.
Association National Academy of Family Law Attorneys The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, established in 2013, is a professional organization that is dedicated to helping the public find the most premier family law attorneys in the nation. By equipping highly-qualified family law attorneys with the most current continuing education opportunities and providing the public with the most accurate, up-to-date listings of top ranked attorneys in their states, the NAFLA helps ensure quality representation for those in need of a family law attorney.
Association National Association of Counsel for Children NACC advances the rights and opportunities of children in the child welfare system by ensuring they have the right to effective assistance of counsel. It provides programs and resources that improve the quality of legal representation for children, parents and agencies; supports a community of hard-working and dedicated professionals and help attract and retains diverse talent in the children’s legal advocacy profession; and advocates for policies that advance children’s rights, including the right to counsel.

Government Contracts

Type of Resource Resource Description
Association American Bar Association Public Contract Law The Section of Public Contract Law serves to provide balanced recommendations on procurement policy, provide a forum to engage with colleagues across all segments of the procurement industry, and gain insight into and develop unique perspectives of federal, state and local public contract law.
Blog Government Contracts: A Beginner’s Guide This post was co-authored by Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer, Legal Reference Librarians at the Library of Congress. The blog teaches readers about the law surrounding government contracts, with guidebooks, statutes and regulations, reference books, websites, court decisions, and other resources.
Website Government Contracts News The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) provides news releases, blogs, upcoming events and committee meetings, and recommendations relating to government contracts.
Guide Federal Government Contracting: A Resource Guide Doing business with U.S. federal agencies requires an understanding of a complex series of rules, regulations and laws. This Library of Congress research guide provides access to useful historical, statistical, news, and administrative resources in both print and electronic form.
Association National Contract Management Association Approaching 20,000 members, the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) is the world’s leading resource for professionals in the Contract Management field. There is no “typical” NCMA member. The diverse community of professionals spans the country, and represents varied fields.
Website PubKGroup PubK brings its members the news and insights they need to stay abreast of developments in government contract law.

Health

Type of Resource Resource Description
Association American Bar Association Health Law Section The Health Law Section is the voice of the national health law bar within the ABA. Its 8,500 strong members from across the United States represent clients in all segments of the health care industry, including physicians, hospitals and other institutional providers, teaching and research organizations, managed care organizations and other third-party payors, pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers.
Association American Health Law Association Excellence in health care requires excellence in health law. The American Health Law Association (AHLA) is the nation’s largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field. It maintains excellence in health law by educating and connecting the health law community.

Immigration

Type of Resource Resource Description
Commission American Bar Association Commission on Immigration The Commission directs the Association’s efforts to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees within the United States.
Council American Immigration Council The Council brings together problem solvers and employs four coordinated approaches to advance change—litigation, research, legislative and administrative advocacy, and communications. With this synergy, the Council works to advance positive public attitudes and create a more welcoming America—one that provides a fair process for immigrants and adopts immigration laws and policies that take into account the needs of the U.S. economy.
Association American Immigration Lawyers Association The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of more than 15,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA member attorneys represent U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, as well as U.S. businesses seeking talent from the global marketplace. AILA members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 39 chapters and over 50 national committees.
Website Immigrant Legal Resource Center The ILRC trains attorneys, paralegals, and community-based advocates who work with immigrants around the country. It informs the media, elected officials, and public to shape effective and just immigration policy and law. Its staff works with grassroots immigrant organizations to promote civic engagement and social change.
Website National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild For 50 years, the National Immigration Project has promoted justice and equality of treatment in all areas of immigration law, the criminal justice system, and social policies related to immigration. Its success is built upon a foundation of nationwide members and supporters, including attorneys, law students, judges, jailhouse lawyers, advocates, community organizations, and all individuals seeking to defend and expand the rights of immigrants in the U.S.
Book Immigration Law and Procedure in a Nutshell This compact, comprehensive title offers a thorough overview of the history, constitutional basis, statutory structure, regulatory provisions, administrative procedure, and ethical principles related to immigration law and practice. Updated to reflect developments since the 2016 Presidential election, it is valuable both as a teaching and a practice reference.

Intellectual Property

Type of Resource Resource Description
Association American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law From its strength within the American Bar Association, the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) advances the development and improvement of intellectual property laws and their fair and just administration. The Section furthers the goals of its members by sharing knowledge and balanced insight on the full spectrum of intellectual property law and practice, including patents, trademarks, copyright, design, and trade secrets.
Association American Intellectual Property Law Association Founded in 1897, AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of practitioners in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals from law firms, companies, and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Its members represent both owners and users of intellectual property.
Association International Trademark Association INTA is a global association of brand owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property (IP) to foster consumer trust, economic growth, and innovation.
Blog Patently-O The nation’s leading patent law blog, written by Dennis Crouch, Associate Professor, University of Missouri School of Law, and Jason Rantanen, Professor, University of Iowa College of Law.
Analytics Platform Docket Navigator This website provides updates on recent patent, copyright, trademark, and antitrust caselaw and significant decisions.
Book Key to IP: Identifying Your Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets Just a little longer than The Art of War, but significantly shorter than War and Peace, this book will get you headed in the right direction to protect your great ideas. Through clear visuals and easy to follow examples, you’ll quickly understand the most important elements of intellectual property. The lessons you learn in these pages will empower you to recognize new possibilities and turn your ideas into value. This is not a step-by-step guide to filing applications. This is a place to start when you’re looking for a primer on identifying intellectual property. And whether you’re a CEO or a secretary, work at a Fortune 500 company or work at a start-up, reading this book will prepare you to make meaningful contributions to your business.
Book Guide to Intellectual Property: What it is, How to Protect it, How to Exploit it IP accounts for an estimated 5trn of GDP in the US alone. It covers patents, trademarks, domain names, copyrights, designs and trade secrets. Unsurprisingly, companies zealously guard their own ideas and challenge the IP of others. Damages arising from infringements have fostered a sizeable claims industry. But IP law is complex, and the business, financial and legal issues around it are difficult to navigate. Court decisions and interpretation of IP laws can be unpredictable, and can dramatically change the fortunes of businesses that rely on their IP – as demonstrated in the pharmaceutical industry’s battle with generic drugs. This comprehensive guide to intellectual property will help companies, investors, and creative thinkers understand the scope and nature of IP issues, pose the right questions to their advisers and maximize the value from this crucial intangible asset.

International

Type of Resource Resource Description
Association American Bar Association International Law Section The ABA International Law Section is the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law and the education of international law practitioners.
Podcast Women in International Justice
Society American Society of International Law The mission of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) is to foster the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice.
Guide Yale Law School International Public Interest Law Guide This guide offers information, advice, and resources about a career in international public interest law, as well as words of wisdom from international public interest lawyers.
Guide Finding and Funding International Public Service Opportunities This PSJD guide offers tips on the job hunt in the international arena and where to find funded opportunities.
Society Society for International Development: Washington Chapter SID-Washington, a US-based 501(c)3, is the largest and most active chapter of the Society for International Development (SID), an international network founded in 1957 to serve as a global forum dedicated to sustainable economic, social and political development. Through the locally-driven programs of our member organizations and individuals, the majority of whom work on the front lines of development, SID is uniquely positioned to inform and promote more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable international development. Its network includes chapters and individual members in more than 50 countries. The Secretariat has offices in Dar es-Salaam (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya), and Rome (Italy). Its individual and institutional members include development professionals from NGOs, the private sector, bilateral and multilateral institutions, think tanks, embassies, and universities. SID’s expansive membership contributes to the dynamic exchange of ideas and information that lies at the heart of SID-Washington.

Labor & Employment

Type of Resource Resource Description
Association American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section The Section’s members represent all perspectives of labor and employment Law: management, union, plaintiff, neutral and public.
Association National Employment Lawyers Association NELA’s mission is to empower workers’ rights attorneys through legal training, promoting a fair judiciary, and advocating for laws and policies that level the playing field for workers.
Website Employment Law Information Network The Employment Law Information Network is a no charge legal resource web site that is designed for employment lawyers, in-house employment counsel and human resource professionals.
Organization National Employment Law Institute The National Employment Law Institute is a non-profit continuing education organization that conducts employment law seminars, teleconferences and webinars as a means of providing continuing legal education (CLE) for employment and labor attorneys and continuing professional education (CPE/CEU/PDC) and HR recertification (through HRCI and SHRM) for human resource and other professionals in the field. It also offers related services, including in-house ADA training and consulting and testifying ADA expert witness services, all of which meet the needs of the employment law and human resource professions representing business, industry, government, labor and other publicly and privately formed organizations. NELI also publishes employment law- and human resource-related publications, including reference and resource manuals, all available on downloadable PDF or in print.
Guide Labor and Employment Law: A Career Guide Harvard provides an introduction to labor and employment law, practice settings, work types, and extracurriculars. It also includes personal narratives.

Litigation

Type of Resource Resource Description
Association American Bar Association Litigation Section The Litigation Section provides litigators of all practice areas the resources needed to be successful advocates for their clients.
Article American Bar Association Litigation Section
Article ABA’s Tips for Preparing Clients for Depositions
Article Improving Litigation Basics
Training Organization National Institute for Trial Advocacy NITA is made up of volunteer lawyers and judges, who believe in a learning-by-doing method. Its training programs give attorneys the opportunity to learn and practice skills, such as taking depositions, making opening and closing arguments, and examining witnesses.
Publication Benchmark Litigation Benchmark Litigation is the definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers. It provides law firm and lawyer rankings based on extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients as well as analysis of the market’s most important cases and firm developments.
Publication National Law Journal: Litigation The National Law Journal offers legal information of national importance to attorneys, including decisions, verdicts, practitioners’ columns, coverage of legislative issues and news.
Podcast Having a hard time connecting with your witness? Try these tips Katherine James explains how she uses her theater background to advise lawyers.

Privacy & Cybersecurity

Type of Resource Resource Description
Association International Association of Privacy Professionals The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is a resource for professionals who want to develop and advance their careers by helping their organizations successfully manage these risks and protect their data. In fact, it is the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community. The IAPP is the only place that brings together the people, tools and global information management practices you need to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving information economy.
Website Privacy Law Career Information Professor Daniel J. Solove is a law professor at George Washington University Law School and the leading expert on privacy and data security law. He has taught privacy law every year since 2000, has published 10 books and more than 50 articles, including the leading textbook on information privacy law and a short guidebook on the subject. His LinkedIn blog has more than 1 million followers. This website provides information about how to launch a privacy law career.

Real Estate & Property

Type of Resource Resource Description
Association American Bar Association Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section is a leading national forum for lawyers, and currently over 25,000 members. The Real Property Division focuses on legal aspects of property use, ownership, development, transfer, regulation, financing, taxation and disposal. The Trust and Estate Division focuses on all aspects of trusts, estate planning, employee benefits, insurance, and probate and trust litigation.
Book A Practical Guide to Commercial Real Estate Transactions: From Contract to Closing Make sure the commercial real estate deal is handled correctly every step of the way. A Practical Guide to Commercial Real Estate Transactions follows each step of a transaction in the order in which it generally arises and provides detailed analysis on how to handle each part of the process. Starting with a purchase and sale agreement and moving to the due diligence and financing stages, the book identifies the issues and approaches that practitioners may want to consider in shaping their own real estate transaction. It is a guide to keep close at hand as it will help the lawyer.

Securities

Type of Resource Resource Description
Association Federal Bar Association Securities Law Section The Securities Section’s members include attorneys from both the plaintiff and defense bars, corporate counsel, judges, compliance professionals and academics. The Section strives to be a resource to those engaged in securities litigation, arbitration and/or regulation.
Association Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association PIABA is an international bar association whose members represent investors in disputes with the securities industry. Currently, there are members from 44 states, Puerto Rico and Japan. PIABA was established in 1990 as an educational and networking organization for securities arbitration attorneys who represent the public investor in securities disputes. Many PIABA members are involved in promoting the interests of the public investor in securities and commodities arbitration through Association, State and National Committee service.

Sports, Entertainment & Art

Type of Resource Resource Description
Art Law Blog Center for Art Law Updates and articles on all things art law.
Art Law Blog Association for Research into Crimes Against Art ARCA’s blog about issues relating to crimes against art.
Art Law Blog Art Law Report The Art Law Report provides timely updates and commentary on legal issues in the museum and visual arts communities. It is authored by Nicholas M. O’Donnell, partner in the Art & Museum Law Practice at Sullivan & Worcester.
Forum American Bar Association Forum on Entertainment & Sports Industries The forum fosters excellence in the entertainment and sports industries through education, networking, and camaraderie with industry leaders and colleagues.
Art Law Blog Art Law & More from Boodle Hatfield The latest in art and art law news brought to you by the specialists at Boodle & Hatfield LLP
Art News & Law Artnet News News articles relating to art law.
Art Law Blog Clancco Art Law Bulletin Clancco.com is an art and law blog founded in 2005 by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento and based out of New York.
Art Law Blog Hughes Hubbard & Reed Art law practice and news.
Art News & Law Art Law Foundation The Art Law Foundation aims to promote and coordinate, on a national and international level, the work and research on the most topical questions related to art and cultural heritage law. The Foundation also supports the activities of the academic Art-Law Centre.
Art Law Journal The DePaul Journal of Art, Technology & Intellectual Property Law (JATIP) The DePaul Journal of Art, Technology & Intellectual Property Law (JATIP) publishes articles by students, practicing attorneys and other professionals that address current and developing legal and policy issues in the intellectual property, visual and performing arts, technology, and cultural heritage fields.
Publication The Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts The Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts is a quarterly, student-edited publication dedicated to up-to-date and in-depth coverage of legal issues involving the art, entertainment, sports, intellectual property, and communications industries. Founded in 1975, the Journal (ISSN: 1544-4848) is one of the most-cited periodicals devoted to arts law issues and features contributions by scholars, judges, practitioners, and students.

Tax

Type of Resource Resource Description
Association American Bar Association Section of Taxation The Tax Section’s mission is to serve its members and the public by providing education about taxes and tax systems, and by providing leadership to support the development of an equitable, efficient and workable tax system.
Association Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation The Federal Bar Association (FBA), founded in 1920, is dedicated to the advancement of the science of jurisprudence and to promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of all attorneys involved in federal law. Its members run the gamut of federal practice: attorneys practicing in small to large legal firms, attorneys in corporations and federal agencies, and members of the judiciary. The FBA is the catalyst for communication between the bar and the bench, as well as the private and public sectors.

Tort & Insurance

Type of Resource Resource Description
Association American Bar Association Tort and Trial Insurance Practice Section Welcome to the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)—the source of knowledge and leadership on trial practice and critical issues of justice that involve tort and insurance law.
Publication Tort and Trial Insurance Practice Section Journal The Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, the quarterly scholarly publication of the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, is committed to the publication of articles that present analysis and insight into issues affecting the broad scope of tort and insurance law and practice. The Journal welcomes original articles dealing with current and emerging issues of national scope from members of the bar.

Trusts & Estates

Type of Resource Resource Description
Association American Bar Association Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section is a leading national forum for lawyers, and currently over 25,000 members. The Real Property Division focuses on legal aspects of property use, ownership, development, transfer, regulation, financing, taxation and disposal. The Trust and Estate Division focuses on all aspects of trusts, estate planning, employee benefits, insurance, and probate and trust litigation.

White Collar & Antitrust

Type of Resource Resource Description
Blog The FCPA Blog Online blog posts about FCPA topics and compliance jobs.
Blog Global Investigations Review Online blog posts about investigative and compliance matters.
Blog Antitrust & Competition Blog Blog authored by D. Daniel Sokol, Professor of Law at USC Gould School of Law.
Association American Bar Association Antitrust Section The American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section is the leading professional organization for antitrust and competition law, trade regulation, consumer protection and economics. Members include attorneys and non-lawyers from private law firms, in-house counsel, non-profit organizations, consulting firms, federal and state government agencies, as well as judges, professors and law students. It provides an outstanding assortment of conferences, committee programs, publications, discussion groups and timely updates on recent developments in all facets of antitrust and consumer protection law.
Video Department of Justice – Antitrust and White Collar Investigations – What You Should Know On October 23, 2019, BakerHostetler hosted a webinar, Department of Justice – Antitrust and White Collar Investigations – What You Should Know, offering vital insights into antitrust issues and white collar investigations. Topics Included the current DOJ Antitrust and Criminal Enforcement priorities and best practices for handling cartel investigations, price fixing, and other criminal prosecutions by the DOJ.
Video DOJ White Collar Enforcement: What to Expect in 2021 and the Coming Years With the incoming administration, talk of a surge in white collar enforcement is running high. We are likely to see a heightened level of activity in areas such as FCPA, AML, FCA, and antitrust enforcement. Join the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section for an informative discussion with some of the nation’s top white collar attorneys on what to expect as well as steps organizations can take now to address the anticipated surge in enforcement.
Video False Claims Act Development This panel discusses important False Claim Act legal developments, current litigation and settlements with the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section.
Website American Antitrust Institute The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) is an independent, nonprofit organization devoted to promoting competition that protects consumers, businesses, and society. We serve the public through research, education, and advocacy on the benefits of competition and the use of antitrust enforcement as a vital component of national and international competition policy.
Website Docket Navigator This website provides updates on recent patent, copyright, trademark, and antitrust caselaw and significant decisions.

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