The NALP Directory of Legal Employers is a very helpful legal career resource, with comprehensive information on more than 1,600 legal employers. The online NALP Directory is fully searchable and free to all users at www.nalpdirectory.com. Although the vast majority of the employers in the Directory are private law firms, there are also listings from public interest and government employers.
University of Wisconsin Law School students can use a mail merge function in the NALP Directory free of charge. The mail merge feature will allow you to download all the contact and mailing information for a firm so you can prepare applications for mass mailings by the December 1st mailing date. To use the mail merge feature, select the organizations you are interested in and you should see an icon that looks like an envelope. Click that mail icon and you will be asked for your email address – use your wisc.edu email address to download the mail merge file for free. Contact Nilesh Patel (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are unable to access the feature.
Please keep in mind, however, that most law firms that are NALP members are very large law firms, which represent only the "tip of the iceberg." Most law firms in the U.S. are NOT members of NALP, and you need to utilize other resources, such as www.martindale.com, to locate them.
Submitted by Jane Heymann, Assistant Dean for Career Services on November 10, 2008
This article appears in the categories: Career Services & Student Job Postings