The information below is intended for College of Law audiences only.
To succeed in today’s legal market, law students need to be deeply engaged in their career planning and keenly aware of trends in the legal profession. The Office of Career Services provides counseling, networking, and programming opportunities to assist students in developing their job search skills and broadening their industry knowledge. We are here to assist you as you build your future as a legal professional!
Make an appointment to talk with us about your individual goals and to craft job search strategies that help get you where you want to go.
Networking, shadowing, and participating in informational interviews are all ways to learn about the practice of law from those who are actively engaged in it. We offer multiple networking events throughout the year, many of which involve alumni; a structured shadowing program over Winter Break for first year students; and we are happy to help all students connect with potential informational interview hosts in your areas of interest.
You got the interview! Now what? Increase your chances of success by learning the questions you might be asked, what you should take with you to the interview, and how to make a great first impression. Consider scheduling a mock interview with one of our counselors and feel much more confident going into your interview!
The Office of Career Services partners with faculty to educate students about judicial clerkship opportunities, including discussing the many benefits of clerkships, the clerkship application process, how to prepare for a clerkship interview, and how to enjoy a successful clerkship experience once hired.
Complete the Class of 2021 Graduate Employment Survey [PDF] (for J.D. graduates from Dec. 2020, May 2021 and Aug. 2021)
Please email the completed survey or drop it off at the Office of Career Services, Suite 214.
GoinGlobal is a first-of-its-kind resource designed to provide in-depth, country-specific career information ranging from job resources to work permit regulations. GoinGlobal features worldwide job and internship resources for more than 120 locations, including location-specific career guides, key corporate profiles, and 16 million-plus job and internship postings. To access GoinGlobal, you will need to sign into your Syracuse University Handshake Account.
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the internet. You can use LinkedIn to find the right job or internship, connect and strengthen professional relationships, and learn the skills you need to succeed in your career. This is a useful tool to find alumni from Syracuse University College of Law who are in the same practice area, organization, firm, or geographic location you are interest in. Connect with us on LinkedIn!
LexisNexis is the premier research database used by many law firms, agencies, and other legal institutions for comprehensive and accurate legal research. A special set of videos and resources are available for students showing how to utilize their AI based legal analytics tools. These will prepare you for interviews, learn about career opportunities, research attorneys, law firms, judges, companies and more! Click here to see the valuable resources available in LexisNexis. LexisNexis Video Demo
You want a career that’s rewarding, both personally and financially.
FIRSTHAND will help break down the barriers to taking the next career step – with insider insights, sample cover letters and resumes, and answers to those tough interview questions that will prepare you for interactions with potential employers. FIRSTHAND Video Demo
Vault Guide access is provided for all students when you register for
FIRSTHAND. Research guides are devoted to major legal specialties and offer industry insights into what it takes to land your dream job in your chosen profession.
Martindale-Hubbell is a public database that allows you to locate and connect with attorneys, read their peer and client reviews, and find alumni from Syracuse University College of Law.
The NALP Directory of Legal Employers provides a comprehensive and free solution for researching legal employers throughout the US.
The ABA offers career development resources and a job board for law students, lawyers, and legal professionals across all practice areas and career stages. Click here for additional ABA resources for diverse law students.
NYSBA Career Center is the leading online career center, the career hub for legal professions, serving more than 74,000 legal professional members. It is where legal professionals go to find the right legal jobs and where employers go to find highly-qualified legal talent.
Practice, Practice, Practice. You got the interview! Now what? Increase your chances of success by learning more about your prospective employer, the questions you might be asked, what you should take with you to the interview, and how to make a great first impression by using the virtual interviewing practice and learning platforms below
Big Interview is a free virtual platform that combines training and practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence. Big Interview has captured over 90% of all possible interview questions, including easy, medium, and most difficult to answer questions. Most importantly, you will learn the WHY of the specific question. You will learn the STAR method of how to respond to each question. You can practice your response and replay videos. Interviewing is a skill that you can keep practicing and become an expert! Big Interview can also help you with resume writing, to negotiate, and how to navigate the first 90 days of a new job. We highly recommend you use this AI driven platform.
Big Interview Video Demo
LinkedIn Learning provides thousands of on-line courses curated based on the career interests, role, or career path of the learner. It can be a highly personalized learning experience. Click here for a full user’s guide to get you started. LinkedIn Learning Video Demo
InterviewStream helps students and alumni improve their interviewing skills. This easy-to-use online program uses on-screen, videotaped interview scenarios developed by employment professionals.
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OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES
Dineen Hall, Suite 214
950 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-1030
P: (315) 443-1941
F: (315) 443-3086