The Center for Career Development is a complete career development center that assists students and alumni in all aspects of career planning. Our experienced, professional counselors will guide you through the career development process. This process includes:
- Teaching you how to develop your legal credentials,
- Helping you capitalize on your diverse strengths and experiences,
- Providing guidance on how you can best market yourself to obtain your desired employment,
- Facilitating the exploration of legal and non-traditional career paths
- Linking law students with alumni, practitioners and the community, and
- Offering a wealth of career related materials and publications.
Career Services Brochure [300KB PDF]
Special Note to Entering First-Year Students
During your first semester, the Center for Career Development (CCD) can provide only limited services to you. In accordance with the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) guidelines, first-year law students may not utilize some of the services of the CCD until November 1. The purpose behind this rule is to allow 1Ls to focus solely on their studies during the first semester of law school. In addition, NALP states that employers and first year law students may not initiate contact with one another until December 1. In accordance with the NALP rule, you may not submit resumes to employers or apply for employment opportunities until after December 1 of your first year, and you cannot schedule individual counseling appointments with the CCD prior to November 1.
However, we will present a resume workshop during your legal research and writing class so that you can prepare your resume to send out after December 1. You are also encouraged to attend CCD programs about exploring career opportunities and different areas of practice during your first fall semester. We will provide you with information about the programs via email. We look forward to meeting you!
Programming provides students with the foundation, skills and knowledge needed to craft their own unique career paths. This includes events, workshops and panels to give you the opportunity to hear and meet practicing attorneys from private firms, government agencies, public interest organizations, the corporate sector, the judiciary, the military and beyond. Details about CCS programming can be found in FlaLaw and Symplicity.