Your legal career starts now. Your coursework, law school activities, community service, and work experience--before and during law school--will shape your legal career options. Our Career Development Office is here to help you better define your goals and help you find the right job. As a first-year student, you can begin to use our career services guidance on October 15th.
The timeline offers a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the career development process throughout your law school career.
Check out our job search tools page for our Complete Guide to the Legal Job Search Process, available in pdf form in its entirety or as individual chapters.
The Career Development Office understands the challenges of balancing school, family and a job and will work with you to accommodate your busy schedule. We provide evening office hours, and make a career counselor available, upon request, for evening and telephone appointments. In addition, the CDO will review your resume and cover letter as well as answer questions regarding job search strategy by email.
Despite your significant time constraints, we encourage you to begin crafting a job search strategy early in your law school career. A career counselor can help you define your objectives, design a resume, draft cover letters and prepare for interviews. They can also help you develop a plan to transition to a legal position from your current job, or help you find ways to gain legal experience that will fit your schedule.
If you cannot find a time to meet with a career counselor, consider emailing your resume and/or cover letter and then schedule a telephone appointment to discuss them.
The CDO also offers workshops and presentations which are available any time on the CDO TWEN page for your convenience. Additionally, the CDO offers networking events in the evening hours. Check with the Office and your Widener Law Commonwealth Campus Cruiser email account for information concerning upcoming events.
The CDO maintains a library of directories and career books. The CDO has scanners, copiers and printers available for student use. Our resources are listed in the library catalog for ease of reference. Check out our mentoring page for information regarding the Mentoring Program.