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

Externships

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. We Robot 2022
    When: Wednesday, September 14, 9am – Friday, September 16, 2022, 5pm PDT
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    We Robot is an interdisciplinary conference that brings together leading scholars and practitioners to discuss legal and policy questions relating to robots. Since its inception in 2012, the conference has fostered dynamic conversations regarding robot theory, design, and development. 
    More info: cvent.me…