The Office of Career and Student Development was extremely helpful during my time at Elon and still serves as a vital resource to me post-graduation. The office has helped me key in on desired practice areas, provided me with feedback on resumes & cover letters, and connected me with various individuals in the legal industry. I would highly recommend students to connect with OCSD during their 1L year in order to prepare for post-graduate success.

Tia Hudgins L’18

Classroom to career

Law school is just the first step in your legal career. The Office of Career & Student Development helps students and alumni take the next step. It helps them explore career opportunities, sharpen their networking and professional skills, and connect to the legal community. The Office’s programs are tightly integrated with the innovative Elon Law curriculum, from the day you start law school to the day you start working as a lawyer.

Exploring Your Career Options

A law degree creates many opportunities. Elon Law alumni work as attorneys in large firms and small, as lawyers for government agencies and nonprofit organizations, in corporate counsel offices and more.

All Elon Law students get full-time legal practice experience before they graduate. These take the form of full-time residencies in law practice, internships and serving clients in our four Elon Law clinics.

Students also have opportunities to work as summer associates. The Office helps students identify and connect with these opportunities.

Preparing for the Job Search

The legal skills and knowledge you gain in the classroom and through legal experience are critical to your success as a lawyer. Your networking and leadership skills, though, are also key to your professional success.

The Office provides coaching and feedback on resumes, interviewing and networking skills. These further strengthen our graduates’ ability to find the jobs they want.

The Office of Career & Student Development was instrumental in helping me find legal work opportunities over the summer by connecting me with attorneys who work in my field of interest. There is no excuse for not being proactive when seeking employment, and OCSD is the best tool to help with your search. I recommend visiting them early and often.

Daniel Esposito L’21

Connecting You to the Marketplace

The Office hosts a variety of on-campus and off-campus events where students can learn more about potential employers and different areas of legal practice. Elon Law taps its extensive professional and alumni network to connect law students and alumni with legal leaders. Through these events, students are able to develop one-on-one relationships with professionals in the legal community, including attorneys and judges.

Elon Law recognizes and adheres to Standard 211 of the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools which provides that: “Non-discrimination and equality of opportunity in legal education includes equal opportunity to obtain employment.” In accordance with this Standard and the School of Law’s commitment to the principle of equal opportunity in all of its programs and practices, the School of Law expects every employer to whom the Office of Student and Professional Life furnishes assistance and facilities for interviewing and other placement functions to observe principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age and disability in regard to hiring, promotion, retention and conditions of employment.

Elon University, including the School of Law, does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran’s status or any other characteristic protected by law in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs.