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Career Planning Resources at C|M|Law

Bulletin board with colorful post-it notes and message "make things happen."The Office of Career Planning (OCP) maintains C|M|Law:CareerNotes, which provides news, announcements, and advice for students’ professional development. Check out OCP’s blog for information on career options, the legal market, job searching and networking, and other resources to build a professional brand.

The Law Library’s Law Career Resources Guide lists some of the books and materials in our collection dealing with legal careers, the job search process, and work-life balance. The Law Library’s Researching Employers Guide features resources to help you learn about potential employers, salary data, and other information useful for deciding if a job offer is right for you. The Law Library also has a few boards on Pinterest dedicated to career planning with helpful tips on resumes, cover letters, interview techniques, and what to wear.

Improve Your Writing Skills with Free Online Tool

grammarly logoIf your summer internship has highlighted the need to improve, or at least be more mindful of, your professional writing and communication skills, check out Grammarly. Powered by AI, Grammarly checks your writing for grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice and style mistakes. Featuring a free browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari, Grammarly will correct your writing in an email, social media posts, and other web content. You can also copy and paste text into Grammarly’s online grammar checker, or you may download Grammarly for Microsoft Office. In addition to correcting your mistakes, Grammarly explains the reasoning behind each correction, helping you learn and improve. These tools are all free to use.  The Grammarly Handbook is also available for free and provides guidance on grammar and style. A Premium version is available, offering extra tools and features.

For other resources on writing, check out our two guides: Scholarly Writing Resource Guide and Scholarship Technology.

65 Research Guides to Help You with Your Summer Employment

You probably have the basics of legal research down at this point, but when you start your summer clerkship or other legal position, you could be in for a surprise. You might be asked to research an area that’s totally new to you. That’s where you can turn to one of our 65 research guides, kept up-to-date by law librarians. Research guides can give you good ideas for starting places (think secondary sources), as well as leads on the primary law. Topics include admin law, health law, labor and employment law, legislative history and many more. Don’t forget, you can always contact a reference librarian for more help.

Space Law Resources at the Law Library

International Space Station orbiting EarthInterested in legal issues that are “out of this world?” (Sorry, couldn’t help it.)

C|M|Law’s Global Space Law Center (GSLC), directed by Professor Mark Sundahl, is dedicated to the study of space law and training next-generation space lawyers. GSLC is the only law school center in the nation focused on the law of outer space. Space law is made up of a variety of international agreements, treaties, conventions, and United Nations General Assembly resolutions as well as rules and regulations of international organizations. These documents address numerous issues such as settling disputes, liability for damages caused by space objects, preserving space and Earth environments, and the use of space-related technologies.

The GSLC offers an online summer class, Space Law: A Global View, covering a range of space-related topics including international treaties, domestic regulations of new space companies, jurisdiction issues, and asteroid mining. The GSLC also contains a Research Council that develops material to influence domestic and international regulations and legislation.

Are you taking the Space Law class this summer? The Law Library has numerous resources available such as The Politics and Perils of Space Exploration and The Handbook of Space Law. Journals on the topic include Air and Space Law and Journal of Space Law. Check out the Library’s Space Law Research Guide. Don’t forget, you can also schedule individual research consultations with a law librarian by contacting

New Research Guide: Mental Health and Well-Being – Resources for Law Students

This month is mental health awareness month. In recognition, we have rolled out our newest research guide: Mental Health and Well-Being – Resources for Law Students.

Law school is difficult—there is a lot of reading, long in-depth papers, and grueling exams. These pressures on top of financial and family concerns can be overwhelming. Luckily, there are lots of resources available for law students. The guide Mental Health and Well-Being – Resources for Law Students assists you in getting through the difficult times. Included in the guide are books on lawyer and law student well-being, places to go for help, links to the substance abuse and mental health tool kits, and research and articles on mental health and well-being.