Career Services

Students

Welcome to the CPD Professional Development Resources section of our website. Our goal is to provide you with easy access to the most utilized resources as you proceed through your professional development and job search. Please contact us directly when we can be of additional assistance. We look forward to working with you throughout your journey from student to professional!

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1L Students Most Important Points:

  • Your primary focus should be on your coursework, particularly in your first semester. Having said that, it’s also critical to begin thinking about your long-term career goals.
  • The Center for Professional Development follows guidelines and policies set forth by the National Association of Legal Professionals (NALP) and, therefore, will be happy to meet individually with any first-year students on or after October 15th, 2013.
  • As a first-year student you may attend many of the CPD programs and employer panels offered, even before October 15th.
  • In the meantime, first-year students should visit the professional development resources page and become familiar with the tools necessary to successfully navigate the professional development process.
  • Begin to develop your legal professional network.

 

2L Students Most Important Points:

  • Stay on top of your coursework while conducting thorough job searches for the following summer.
  • Pay attention to all upcoming career fair and job application deadlines.
  • Schedule an appointment with the CPD office at any time to review your professional development timeline and your updated resume and cover letter.
  • Visit the online professional development resources page to continue your professional development progress.
  • Continue building your legal professional network.

 

3L Students Most Important Points:

  • Start early with your job search and bar exam preparations.
  • If future employment is not expected from the student's previous summer's employer, third-year students should begin the job search before their third year of law school begins.
  • Stay on top of your coursework while conducting thorough job searches.
  • Pay attention to all upcoming career fair and job application deadlines.
  • Schedule an appointment with the CPD office at any time to review your professional development timeline and your updated resume and cover letter.
  • Visit the online professional development resources page to continue your professional development progress.
  • Continue building your legal professional network.