JD Career & Professional Development

The UW School of Law has maintained a consistently strong employment rate for its current and graduating students. Our graduates are advancing their careers in all areas of the law, including private firms, judicial clerkships and public service work.

With our integrated model of career services and student services, you will find a unique opportunity to align your academics and career path. From the very beginning, our coaches will help you identify your professional goals and explore the courses and experiential learning activities to get you there.

Student and Career Services will help you succeed by providing:

  • Career coaching and academic advising
  • Professional development resources
  • Organized recruiting opportunities such as our on-campus interview program
  • Electronic job-search tools
  • Professional mentoring
  • Participation in national and regional career fairs
  • Judicial clerkship advising
  • Networking opportunities to build professional relationships among attorneys, alumni and UW Law students


Experiential learning opportunities allow our students to gain practical experience and advance their careers. Through externships, students receive academic credit for work performed with judges, government agencies and public interest organizations.

Career & Networking Calendar

See the full calendar of upcoming events.

  1. Speed Networking
    When: Thursday, December 3, 2020, 4:30 – 6pm PST
    Where: via Zoom
    This virtual networking event is an opportunity to connect with legal professionals from a variety of work settings and practice areas. Wondering what it's like to work in-house? Have a question for a government attorney? Trying to figure out the cultural differences between small, mid-sized and large law firms? If you've got questions about career paths and your job search, this is was meant for you.

    Attendees will spend 10 to 15 minutes in Zoom rooms with each of our participating attorneys.

    Don't miss the chance to broaden your network from the comfort of home (professional attire still required)!

    Attorneys will be announced soon!

    RSVP on SCS Online.
    More info: law-uw.12twenty.com…

  2. Social Justice Tuesday
    When: Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 12:30 – 1:30pm PST

  3. Social Justice Tuesday
    When: Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 12:30 – 1:30pm PST

  4. Social Justice Tuesday
    When: Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 12:30 – 1:30pm PST

  5. Social Justice Tuesday
    When: Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 12:30 – 1:30pm PST

  6. Social Justice Tuesday
    When: Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 12:30 – 1:30pm PST

  7. Social Justice Tuesday
    When: Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 12:30 – 1:30pm PST