Law Career Services
What We Offer
We can help you:
- Refine your résumé and cover letters
- Improve your interviewing skills
- Build a personal and professional network
- Discover job opportunities
- Find fulfillment in your career path
Prioritize Your Success
Making the transition from law student to lawyer can feel like a shaky walk on a wobbly rope bridge. Discovering your career areas of interest, creating effective marketing materials, polishing your interview skills, and cultivating a relevant professional network are only a few of the career development milestones you must achieve while juggling your studies, your personal life and, often, a job that helps keep your lights on. And sooner than later, you will want to land a fulfilling job.
Your journey need not be confusing or overwhelming. You’ll need a good map, patience, persistence, and a navigator that has your back. Law Career Services can serve as your navigator, helping you map out your journey and providing critical skill-building tools to pave your way to your destination. Your job is to prioritize working with Law Career Services early and often. We are not a placement office; we are here to facilitate your future. And we are happy to be on your journey with you.
Career Advising Appointments, Résumé and Cover Letter Review Our advisors, all with J.D.s, work individually with current students and alumni to offer self-assessment guidance, career development direction, creative job search strategies, and résumé and cover letter review.
Symplicity is an interactive, comprehensive information management and job search tool available online 24/7. Law Career Services relies heavily on Symplicity to communicate and interact with students and alumni. Through Symplicity, students can securely and conveniently view and sign up for events, consult our Document and Digital Libraries, search job postings, research employers, upload résumés for review and more.
Events and Programs
Job fairs, networking events, skills-based workshops, and other law career programs are posted in the event calendar on Symplicity, the law school’s online event calendar and, often, on flyers posted around campus.
Programs and PowerPoint presentations from many of our events and programs are made available for viewing on iTunes via the Symplicity Digital Library.
A sampling of our programs include:
- Alumni & Employer Networking Events
- Mock Interviews
- Résumé & Cover Letter Programs
- Job Search and Interview Skills Seminars
- Practice Area Panel Presentations
- Judicial Clerkship Nuts & Bolts
- Social Networking Navigation
Fall Employer Recruitment Program (FERP)
FERP is held yearly in August and September. Eligible 2Ls, 3Ls and 4Ls may participate. The program consists of On Campus Interviews and Résumé Collect with participating employers. FERP should be only one of many tools in students’ job search toolboxes.
Reference Library Our office houses a wide variety of books on career development and job search, many available for checkout. We also have a virtual library on Symplicity – the Document Library – which contains useful guides and directories covering a wide range of career development and job search resources.
Office Supplies Students and alumni are welcome to use our office supplies for job-related purposes. We have computers, scanners and a photo copy machine as well as paperclips, staplers, and other basic supplies.
Reciprocity Reciprocity permits DePaul students and alumni to access the law career services of schools in other states (and vice versa). Some blackout periods and restrictions apply; details can be found in the Reciprocity Guide in the Symplicity Document Library. To request reciprocity at another law school, contact the Law Career Services office at 312-362-8377.
Stay Connected/Stay Informed
Law students receive weekly email newsletters titled “Next Week in LCS” detailing upcoming events, important deadlines, relevant information, and law career ideas.
Law Career Services also uses LinkedIn and is a member of the DePaul University College of Law Alumni Group. Visit the Symplicity homepage for more details.