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Career Services and Employment Data


Services offered during 2012-2013 school-year
     • resume collections for employers
     • on-campus interviews
     • programming and workshops for students:

  • Practice Area Career Fair
  • LLM Programs Info Session
  • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
  • Networking Presentation
  • Solo Practice/Law Office Management Workshop
  • Dos and Don'ts of Professional Attire Fashion Show (co-sponsored with AWIL)
  • OSCAR Info Session
  • Judicial Clerkship Alumni Panel
  • Public Interest Info Session
  • Interviewing Skills Workshop
  • Business Etiquette/Professional Development Workshop
  • Career Planning Workshop

     • resume and cover letter review
     • third-year practice certificates
     • information regarding various Job Fairs around the country
     • job postings
     • information regarding:

  •  fellowships
  •  grants
  •  stipends
  •  LLM programs
  •  writing competitions
  •  study abroad programs

     • student and alumni access to:

  • BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank
  • Vermont Law Guide to State Judicial Clerkships
  • University of Arizona Guide to Government Honors and Internships
  • PSJD
  • Equal Justice Works

Top Employment Types for the Classes of 2010 and 2011
     1. Private Practice Law Firm, 2 to 10 attorneys
     2. Business
     3. Government
     4. Private Practice Law Firm, Solo
     5. Judicial Clerkship; Private Practice Law Firm, 11 to 25 attorneys; or Public Interest

Explanation of "Employment Summary for Graduates"
Data included in the summary is based on information available nine months after graduation regarding the Class. Not all graduates responded to the survey, thus information is based on only those students who responded. For some graduates, complete information was not available. The information gathered through the survey is not an accurate depiction of the current employment status of the graduates.

Bar Passage Required: positions that require the graduate to pass a bar exam. Examples include Public Defender, Trial Attorney, and Prosecuting Attorney.

JD Advantage: positions that do not require bar passage or an active law license, but the JD degree provides a demonstrable advantage in obtaining or performing the job, or the employer preferred or even required a JD degree for the position. Examples include Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist, Virginia Magistrate, Land Man, and Law School Administration.

Professional Position: positions that require professional skills or training, but for which a JD degree is neither required nor a demonstrable advantage.

Non-Professional Position: positions that do not require any professional skills or training or one that the graduate does not view as part of his or her career path.

Start Date Deferred: positions in which the graduate has been hired at the time of the survey but will not begin working until after the deadline for the survey has passed.