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Research Materials to "Launch Your Career": Oregon Resources

Guide for researching future employers, finding information on law firms and lawyers, and library resources for finding a job, preparing for an interview, and starting a legal career.

Oregon Specific Resources

Oregon State Bar- The OSB is a great source for finding information on Oregon lawyers and law firms. It also has information about networking opportunities, pro bono and volunteer opportunities, and continuing legal education information. The OSB has a job search site that lists current jobs.

Diversity- Article from the Portland Business Journal on the top 27 most diverse law firms in Portland. This article focuses on law firms with fewer than 20 local attorneys. The numbers are based on women and minorities employed.

U.S. News and World Report- Rankings from U.S. News and World Report of law firms in Oregon. Lists why the law firm was ranked, either nationally and/or regionally, and additional information about each firm. Great source for researching information on individual firms.

Portland Business Journal- This journal does frequent "best of [type of law]" and "top 25" lists of law firms in the Portland area. The Portland Business Journal is available through the law library catalog for access to locked content. Search these in Westlaw by searching the title field for "law firm".

Oregon Business- This journal ranks Oregon and SW Washington businesses and law firms. It also ranks top environmental companies.

Litigation Style- Article on researching firms to match your litigation style before saying "yes" to the position.

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