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. Social Justice Tuesday-Washington State Attorney General Info Session
    When: Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 12:30 – 1:30pm PST
    The Washington State Attorney General’s Office provides excellent, independent, and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and protects the rights of its people. It is the largest public law firm in Washington and has offices throughout the state.
    Assistant Attorney General will be on campus to discuss recent cases and news from the Washington State Attorney General’s office. They will also share information about the volunteer law internships and externships opportunities for first and second year students. Applications for these positions are being accepted now. Join us for this information session and come prepared with questions to get all of the information you will need to apply.
    RSVP in CSS on line, please!

    The Washington State Attorney General’s Office provides excellent, independent, and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and protects the rights of its people. It is the largest public law firm in Washington and has offices throughout the state.
    Assistant Attorney General will be on campus to discuss recent cases and news from the Washington State Attorney General’s office. They will also share information about the volunteer law internships and externships opportunities for first and second year students. Applications for these positions are being accepted now. Join us for this information session and come prepared with questions to get all of the information you will need to apply.
    RSVP in CSS on line, please!

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://atg-wa.zoom.us/j/86133575799?pwd=QjFacGVDaFB5WS9NZ0VuWFZVOHBwZz09


  2. KCPAO-Virtual Open House-1L Summer Externship
    When: Friday, January 29, 2021, 11:30am – 12:20pm PST
    King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

    Please join us for an open to learn about the KCPAO summer externship program provides first-year law students an invaluable opportunity to participate in and learn about varous aspects of criminal prosecution. Hear from form externs and prosecutors about their work, and discover more about this incomparable summer law school experience.

    Location: RSVP for our Virtual Open House to BConnell@kingcounty.gov and a Zoom link will be provided.

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

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

  5. Social Justice Tuesday-Interested in a Public Defender Career?
    When: Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 12:30 – 1:30pm PST

    Join a panel discussion on how to become a Defender during COVID

     

    Meet public defenders from Clallam County Public Defenders, Snohomish County Office of Public Defender Association, and Yakima County Department of Assigned Counsel in a panel discussion about public defense across the state, what employers are looking for, and how to gain experience in this virtual post-COVID world.
     

     

    This event is hosted by the Defender Rising Project. The Defender Rising Project is a collective effort between Gonzaga School of Law, Seattle University School of Law, University of Washington School of Law, and Washington Defender Association to cultivate the next generation of public defenders while they are in law school.

     

    Interested in joining WDA? Student memberships are $20 and includes full access to all CLEs, brief banks, and more. https://defensenet.org/membership-payment/

     

    If you are unable to attend but want to know more about Defender Rising Project, public defense, and/or WDA, email Ali Hohman at ali@defensenet.org
    Zoom 
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85740819671?pwd=clc3eGsyUmF3OTNsaHpiRUNNdG9hdz09