Graduate Student Career & Professional Development

Student and Career Services offers specialized career counseling for graduate students, both domestic and international. Career coaches are available to meet individually to develop a tailored employment search strategy. These services include revising application materials, identifying firms and organizations that match students’ interests and introducing students to practitioners in their chosen field.

Additionally, graduate students have access to:

  • Academic advising
  • Career coaching
  • Networking opportunities and events
  • Professional development programming
  • Online and subscription-based job-search tools
  • Assistance obtaining externships and internships

Career & Networking Calendar

See the full calendar of upcoming events.

  1. Traveling Museum: Black History Is American History
    When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 8:30am – 3pm PST
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    Guided and self-guided tours available for Delbert Richardsons national award-winning traveling museum on display at the University of Washington School of Law in the Galleria.
    8:30AM-10:30AM: Museum on full display
    10:30AM:First Guided Tour
    12:30PM-1:30PM: SJT Guided Tour + Debrief & hosted lunch (Room 138)
    1:30PM-2:00PM: Museum on full display
    2:00PM: Guided Tour
    More info: www.law.uw.edu…

  2. Screening of "True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality"
    When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 3:30 – 5pm PST
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    Screening of "True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality" For more than three decades, Alabama public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, has advocated on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned, seeking to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. An intimate portrait of this remarkable man, True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality follows his struggle to create greater fairness in the system and shows how racial injustice emerged, evolved and continues to threaten the country, challenging viewers to confront it.

  3. Your Voice Matters: Let’s Talk About International Students’ Life in Law School
    When: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 12:30 – 1:20pm PST
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    International students share their stories with hopes of improving the law school experience for all and building a stronger community. Join the conversation to learn about the challenges, frustrations, and triumphs that international students experience in law school. 
    More info: www.law.uw.edu…

  4. When The Game Is Unfair: Law School as a First-Generation Student
    When: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 3:30 – 4:30pm PST
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    Play a game of Monopoly as you address First Gen issues. Law school is stressful. The classes are hard, the stakes are high, and the cost is astronomical. But it's harder if you're the first person in your immediate family to attend college, let alone go for a J.D. --Join the NLG for a discussion about the first generation student experience in law school. 
    More info: www.law.uw.edu…

  5. MLSA Community Dinner: Is Law School for You?
    When: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 4 – 7pm PST
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    REGISTER NOW!
    Undergraduate/high school/community college students from diverse backgrounds invited to the MLSA Community Dinner to learn about the law school experience through open discussions with current law students, Q&A with the Admissions team about the pathway to law school, and tips on how you can use a law degree to create positive changes in the community.
    More info: www.eventbrite.com…

  6. Coffee with Counsel 2/28 [Small Networking Event]
    When: Friday, February 28, 2020, 9 – 10am PST
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    RSVP in SCS Online.

    Practice your networking skills with local attorneys from a variety of practice areas, industries, and settings during Coffee with Counsel sessions hosted by SCS. These small group events will bring different attorneys each week to meet with a small group of students on Friday mornings over coffee.  Space is limited and advanced registration is required.

    Joseph Saveri Law Firm
    Kyle Quackenbush
    Member
    Alumni Status: Yes (law school)
        J.D., University of Washington School of Law
        B.S., Political Science, Santa Clara University
        B.A., Spanish Studies, Santa Clara University

    Kyle Quackenbush specializes in class actions and other complex civil litigations, with a focus on antitrust.

    https://saverilawfirm.com/attorneys/kyle-quackenbush/
    Snohomish County Public Defender Association
    Sara Ayoubi
    Attorney Administrator
    Alumni Status: Yes (law school and LL.M.)
        LL.M. (Master of Laws), Asian and Comparative Law, University of Washington School of Law, 2007
        J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2006

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-a-5857a0137/
    More info: law-uw.12twenty.com…

  7. Making Connections: Pathways to a Legal Career
    When: Friday, February 28, 2020, 10:30am – 2:30pm PST
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    Making Connections: Pathways to a Legal Career
    Diverse students invited to DISCOVER LAW -REGISTER NOW!
    10:30 AM Prescheduled Class observations
    11:30 AM Q&A with current law students & the Dean of Admissions
    12:30-2:30 PM Networking luncheon with law students & local legal professionals
    Students from diverse backgrounds invited to UW Law to connect with the legal community and explore pathways to a legal career. Session includes a class observation, Q&A with current law students, and a session on how to navigate law school admissions, tips on preparing a strong application, and the importance of a diverse legal community. Students welcome to joint the program at their convenience.
    Come for lunch - stay for the connections!
    More info: www.eventbrite.com…

  8. Global Mondays: Human Rights Around the World
    When: Monday, March 2, 2020, 12:30 – 1:20pm PST
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    Join our UW Law international students for a discussion about their home countries, human rights issues around the globe, and their pathways to UW Law. Participate in an interactive session where you can meet international attorneys, students, and other legal professionals.

  9. Social Justice Tuesday-Implicit Bias in the Law
    When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 12:30 – 1:20pm PST
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    Luncheon & discussion on identifying and responding to racial Bias, disparities & oppression in the law.. Panel discussion and Q&A with legal professionals on real life experiences in the courtroom, workplace, and the community.

    Speakers:
    The Honorable Veronica Alicea Galvan
    The Honorable Bonnie Glenn
    Patricia Lally, Attorney

  10. Diverse Voices: A Community Symposium
    When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 3:30 – 5:20pm PST
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    Diverse Voices:
    A Community Symposium
    How Legal Education can address the marginalization of minority voices in the law

    In advance, we encourage you to consider:
    Is legal education adequately serving the public good? If not, how can it do so?

    Refreshments served
    All are welcome