Supporting Students and Graduates in the Transition from Law School to Lawyer

Career Planning

No institutional goal is more fundamental than preparing students for their careers and helping them succeed as they launch and grow in their professional lives. The Office of Career Planning is here from day one to guide them as they progress from law student to lawyer.  Whether students know exactly how they plan to use their legal education or are unsure, we can help them. The Career Planning team has varied legal experience and expertise to help students choose among practice settings and areas and find opportunities.  Among the eight experienced lawyers and counselors are experts in public interest and government, large firms, judicial clerkships, opportunities for diverse students, and alternative legal careers.

We encourage students to consult us early and often about how they may develop the skills and experience that will best position them to achieve their career goals.  We can help them choose among courses and opportunities to build a résumé and transcript that demonstrate their interest and practice readiness to target employers.

We will help students polish their résumés and cover letters, prep for interviews, research employers, negotiate salaries, or address any of the other questions or issues that come up as they transition from law student to lawyer.  Finding the right opportunities involves more than a search of job boards.  We will help students develop, nurture, and tap a professional network on and off campus.We urge any student who has a job or career-related question, big or small, to come see us. We are here to help.