Career Development Office
The Career Development Office (CDO) works with students and alumni of the William S. Boyd School of Law to provide the tools and resources for building a rewarding legal career. The CDO offers a variety of services: one-on-one counseling, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, networking opportunities, and workshops.
Career development begins early in law school. Each first-year student is required to meet with a CDO advisor to develop individualized short-term and long-term job search strategies. As students proceed through law school, CDO advisors help them implement these plans, adapting strategies to evolving or changing career goals.
Students have access to numerous print and online resources. The First-Year Student/Attorney Mentor Program enables students to network with attorneys in a legal specialty and/or geographical location of interest to the student.
CDO's frequent outreach to prospective employers locally, statewide, and nationally results in a wealth of opportunities for school-year, summer, and post-graduate employment. The CDO organizes fall and spring on-campus interview programs, and frequently posts legal job listings online.
An orientation to the Career Development Office is held in early November for all first-year students. The orientation program introduces students to the CDO staff, career planning resources, and programs and services. Through involvement with CDO, law students and alumni may determine and achieve their goals.