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 (CDO) 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.
Resources to assist in job searches, including information about current hiring practices and tips on applying for judicial clerkships are listed below. These resources (and more!) are also available in the Resource Library on CORE.
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
If you plan to relocate outside our region, we can help you explore your career opportunities by plugging you into our connections with other law school CDOs around the country. Please review the Reciprocity Guide and submit a Reciprocity Request to Dean Antos including the law school you wish to visit and all required information per that school’s reciprocity policy. We will handle the rest.
Widener Law Commonwealth
Career Development Office
3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Email: [email protected]