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School of Law

Career Assistance

A Comprehensive Approach to Employment

The Office of Career and Professional Development, in partnership with other departments and faculty throughout the School of Law, offers a comprehensive approach to employment to support you on your employment journey throughout all three years of law school, and beyond.

We work with you to create strong resume and other application materials, select and polish your writing sample, hone your interviewing skills and grow your professional network.

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A Dedicated Career Counselor For Every Law Student

Each student is assigned a dedicated career counselor who will work with you throughout law school to help you achieve your professional goals. And after you graduate, the CPD staff will be there to support you and serve as a resource throughout your career.

First-year Employment Workshop Series

The employment workshop series includes informative, interactive and reflective exercises that are designed to assist students in developing their professional path early in their law school careers.

Workshop #1: Your Professional Path

Explore potential practice areas, start a three-year employment plan and draft powerful application materials (resumes and cover letters).

Workshop #2: Professional Communications

Learn how to communicate professionally throughout your employment search and avoid common pitfalls when interacting with potential employers.

Workshop #3: Setting Yourself Up for Success

Pause to reflect on your first semester of law school, while also learning strategies for landing and finding success in summer employment.

OCI Boot Camp

Each year, law firms and legal employers visit the law school for On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) events to interview potential candidates for summer and post-graduate employment.

The OCI Boot Camp is a series of four, 30-minute workshops that are open to all 1Ls who are interested in the OCI process and want to learn more about it. Even if you decide not to participate in OCI, these workshops provide helpful tools for any job search.

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Online Career Tools


Symplicity is CPD’s online career portal just for St. Thomas Law students and alumni. Search job and internship opportunities, sign up for professional development and networking events and access our resource library.

Meet our Alumni

Lawyer Search is St. Thomas Law’s online directory of alumni. It is available to those with legal needs, for attorney networking and referrals and so current and prospective law students can meet lawyers working in their area of interest. Click below to connect with an alum!