At Appalachian School of Law, we take a tailored approach to career services. The Director of Career Services gets to know our students and alumni individually and advises them one-on-one and in small groups regarding their career aspirations and plans for success.
The director also facilitates attendance at job fairs, coordinates applications for judicial clerkships, provides programming on career-related topics, organizes resume collections for potential employers, and guides regular resume workshops where students write and edit their resumes together in a collaborative, supportive environment. Along with our faculty, they are also actively engaged in writing recommendation letters.
Students have the opportunity to participate in mock interview sessions to prepare them for job interviews they will face during the 3L year and after graduation.
The director heavily promotes networking while in law school. There are ways students can network every day in their lives and they are taught the importance of taking advantage of every opportunity to network every chance they get. This is one way that many students can obtain employment after graduation.
Career Services also maintains a Facebook page where students, alumni, and Career Services staff come together to share employment opportunities, network, and promote professional development.
*Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the three years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.
ASL Career Center
ASL Career Center, a new platform for sharing information about employment opportunities and career services events (on-campus, off-campus, and virtual), can be accessed here.
Students can access the 12Twenty Toolkit PDF here.
Employers (including all branches of the U.S. military) who wish to schedule on-campus interviews, arrange resume collections, or post opportunities at ASL should contact Career Services for assistance.
Per ABA Standard 205(d), Appalachian School of Law expects that all employers will observe principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, and military status in regard to hiring, promotion, retention, and conditions of employment.
Contact Career Services
Phone: (276) 244-1244
Associate Dean of Experiential Learning
Assistant Professor of Law
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Director of Career Services and Externships
Assistant Professor of Law, Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation
Christopher M. Young
Adjunct Professor, Career Counselor, Diversity Mentor
Coordinator for Institutional Effectiveness
United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps
Location & Hours
2nd Floor of Booth Center, Suite 219
8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday