Online Directories, Resources, and Databases
The Georgetown University Law Center's Library has many useful links to online reference resources. Start with their mammoth gathering of Reference Databases, Guides and Tutorials.
LinkedIn is a good resource for researching individuals and organizations, and our LinkedIn group, LL.M. Careers, was created specifically to facilitate connection and interaction between Georgetown Law LL.M. students and alumni.
Updated daily, The Yellow Books of the Leadership Library are a unique personnel contact database of the institutional leadership of the United States. The Yellow Books cover 400,000 individuals at 40,000 leading U.S. government, business, professional and nonprofit organizations. Users can browse and search and export this information online. The Web site integrates the contents of 14 Yellow Book directories: Congressional, Federal, State, Municipal, Federal Regional, Judicial, Corporate, Financial, News Media, Associations, Law Firms, Government Affairs, Foreign Representatives and Nonprofit Sector.
The NALP Directory of Legal Employers is the largest legal employer hiring directory and contains a complete listing of lawyers by firm, geographic area and practice area. The Online Directory also allows you to search potential employers that are interested in hiring LL.M. candidates.
Lexis-Nexis provides the best way to search Martindale-Hubbell (the most exhaustive library of law firms in the nation and abroad, searchable by geographic area, specialization, law school, lawyer name and firm size. It is especially good for compiling direct mailings for smaller cities.) Lexis-Nexis also has extensive files on government offices, attorneys, judges and corporations.
Westlaw is a good resource for searching the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary, Directory of Bankruptcy Attorneys and Foundation Directory. It also has links to a large number of general and legal newspapers.
Vault's online career library is a good resource for researching law firms, investment banks and management consulting firms.
The Office of Public Interest and Career Services (OPICS) subscribes to the Public Service Jobs Directory, a national database of government and non-profit employers, which is an excellent resource for students seeking public interest work.
The Congressional Research Service has published a Guide to Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in the Federal Government (November 18, 2014).
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