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Take advantage of all of the Career Development tools at your disposal.

Career Development Student Timeline

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. Download our Career Development Timeline to make sure you are on the right track.

Job Search Tools

Resources to assist in job searches, including information about current hiring practices and tips on applying for judicial clerkships are listed below.

CORE Job Bank

Career Planning Guide

Download single sections or the entire Guide in pdf.

CDO Job Search Guide COMPLETE (pdf) Complete Career Planning Guide
CDO Job Search Guide SECTION I (pdf) Self-Assessment & Career Planning
CDO Job Search Guide SECTION II (pdf) Networking
CDO Job Search Guide SECTION III (pdf) Resumes & Cover Letters
CDO Job Search Guide SECTION IV (pdf) Interview Preparation & Logistics
CDO Job Search Guide SECTION V (pdf) Careers in Public Interest Law
CDO Job Search Guide SECTION VI (pdf) Judicial Clerkships
CDO Job Search Guide SECTION VII (pdf) Job Fairs
CDO Job Search Guide SECTION VIII (pdf) Career Development Websites

Reciprocity Resources

If you plan to relocate outside our tri-state region, we can help you explore your career opportunities by plugging you into our connections with other law school career development offices around the country. Please stop by the Career Development Office and complete a short form indicating the law school you wish to visit. We will handle the rest.

Reciprocity Guide

Contact Information

Eden L. Mandrell
Assistant Dean, Career Development
Phone: 717.541.1976
Email: [email protected] 

Kelly Clegg
Administrative Secretary
Phone: 717.541.3906
Email: [email protected]

Widener Law Commonwealth
Career Development Office
3737 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.--evening counseling available upon request.