Students - Career and Professional Development
We work hard to provide current and relevant resources that will assist you in setting and reaching your professional goals.
Please stop by our office at anytime during your legal career. Students are encouraged to visit the Career and Professional Development Office in the first year of law school and to continue the career development process through graduation and beyond.
The Student Edition of the Cooley Classifieds is a comprehensive weekly publication of volunteer, summer internships, work study and part-time employment openings throughout the world. The Cooley Classifieds are updated every Friday on the Cooley Portal.
Personal appointments are encouraged for students and alumni. Topics of discussion may include:
- General job-hunting advice
- Preparation or revision of resumes and cover letters
- Interview preparation
- Career exploration
- Networking options
Programs & Workshops
We host attorneys speaking on various career related topics for informational and networking purposes.
We also present a number of career-related workshops designed to prepare the student for the rigors of a legal job search.
- Mock Interview Programs
- On-Campus Interview Program
- Guest Speakers
- Lunch with a Lawyer
- Excursions to the Legal Community
- Cooley Volunteer Corps (CVC)
- Interview Technique Workshops
- Resume and Cover Letter Workshops
- Programs for Minority Students
- Specialty Job Fairs and Conferences
Career Resource Center
We have a variety of career-related resources such as: resume, interviewing, and internship books; job search directories; legal newspapers and magazines; and commercial job listings.
Most of our resources are available for checkout with your Cooley student or alumni ID.
- National employment listings
- Job bulletins from over 100 other law schools
- Legal and non-legal newspapers
- Fax and computer services
All of our resources are included in Cooley's online library database. You can search the database by title, author, subject, or keyword by clicking the link below.
We've also created a Legal Job Hunting Sources Guide listing websites where legal employment job listings are posted on a regular basis.
We also publish a Job Bulletin Exchange that provides information on accessing other law school’s online job bulletins.