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Center for Career Strategy

While many of today's law school graduates remain within the legal profession and move between firm, public service, government, and academic positions, others choose to navigate between the increasingly integrated fields of law and business.

The Career Center's mission is to provide students and alumni with the tools and strategies to conduct successful job searches and manage multi-job careers over their lifetime. We also facilitate connections to potential employers, including law firms, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and businesses.

Rather than functioning as a "placement" office that focuses only on placing students in their first jobs, the Career Center offers an array of services to help students and alumni successfully advance throughout the course of their careers, including:

  • One-on-one counseling
  • Career-oriented panels and programs
  • Mock interviews, alumni coaching, and networking opportunities
  • On- and off-campus recruitment programs
  • Myers-Briggs self assessments and etiquette dinners
  • Job postings

Our Career Center's mission is a key component of the Law School's overall strategy of admitting and educating students who will be better prepared for today's rapidly changing world. By interviewing and enrolling students with substantial work experience, strong interpersonal skills, and excellent academic ability; instilling them with sound career strategies and skills; and providing them with a relevant and up-to-date education that includes and goes beyond traditional lawyering, we believe that our students and alumni will be prepared for their overall careers better than those of any other law school.

Services for:

Students | Alumni | Employers

Related Links

2013 ABA Employment Summary Report (pdf)
2012 ABA Employment Summary Report (pdf)
2011 ABA Employment Summary Report (pdf)