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Career Services

Students

 

We offer students ongoing professional development assistance from the first year of law school to retirement.

We are available for individual career counseling, job search strategy, application material review, mock interviews, networking contacts, guiding assessment and researching career paths. From traditional lawyer to an alternative career - we have advice. 

Make an appointment with a Career Services Advisor - through Career Connect’s appointments feature, or by calling 503.768.6608, or emailing lscs@lclark.edu.

Take advantage of Career Services Resources and Programming to help accelerate your legal career.

Applying

Find resources on preparing application materials, cover letter and resume examples.

Interviewing

Find tips and resources on interviewing skills & techniques.

Networking

Build your professional network, order business cards.

Job Search

Start your job search, explore job search strategies.

Professionalism

How to succeed in your new profession.

Externships

Find information about externship opportunities and requirements.

Other Services 

Order Student Business Cards

Business cards are available for a small fee. Contact our office for current prices and an order form.

Computer and Printing Services

We have telephones, computers, and interview rooms available.  We have video-conferencing capabilities for interviews. Additionally, resume paper, envelopes, and other materials available in the Career Services office.

Programming

Career Panels

Throughout the year, we will pair with student groups to sponsor panels of practitioners from the legal community who discuss their work and how students can prepare for specific careers.

Practice Interviews

Twice each year, students have the chance to have a practice interview with a local attorney. Students experience what a real interview is like and get instant feedback on how to improve their interview skills.

Breakfast with Judges and Judicial Clerks

In the fall, students share breakfast with state and federal judges and their clerks, learning about the courts and judicial clerkships.

Professional Development Workshops

We present students with information on the building blocks of being a competitive job candidate and an engaged law student. Opportunities for professional development occur through guided assessment programs, and presentations on topics from application materials to interviewing. We provide annual networking opportunities with the legal community through events and receptions such as the annual “Bar Prowl: Student Engagement with Bar Associations” event.

Recruitment Programs and Career Fairs

L&C highlights and promotes career fairs occurring throughout the U.S. to students, such as the Loyola Patent Interview Program, and the Equal Justice Works Conference.

Northwest Public Service Career Fairs

In February, L&C organizes fairs in both Seattle and Portland for students and alumni to meet and interview with government agencies and public interest organizations.

Small & Mid-Sized Firm and Business Career Fair

In March, L&C hosts small & mid-sized firms and businesses on campus for tabling sessions and interviews.  

Fall Recruitment

L&C hosts employers from private and public sectors on campus in the fall to interview for summer law clerks and fall attorney positions.  

L&C Alumni Network

We connect students  to alumni across the United States and across practice areas. Whether changing cities or practices, the alumni network can connect students to others who have already made the journey.  

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