Professional Development

The Office of Career Services at Syracuse University College of Law has developed a comprehensive career and professional development program series for our students.  The programming begins in the first year through Law 650:  "21st Century Lawyer."  "21st Century Lawyer" is a series of workshops and programs aimed at assisting students in first making the adjustment to law school and then to the practice of law and the legal profession.  The goal of all Career Services programming is to assist students in developing their professional personas and understanding the skills necessary to compete in the legal marketplace.


"21st Century Lawyer" is a series of workshops specifically designed to provide informative insights and tools for helping first-year students succeed in law school, understand the expectations of a professional legal environment, and enhance their career opportunities.  Topics with this series include:  understanding case law, strategies for midterm success, the 21st century legal professional, research skills for career building, networking skills, interview skills, balance and time management, and success in a 1L summer job.

Second-year, third-year, and LLM students have the opportunity to attend a wide array of Career Services programming which is focused on helping them maximize their law school opportunities, develop skills which will help them succeed in the legal profession and to explore the many opportunities open to those who have earned a law degree.  Typical programming topics include:  networking, judicial clerkship opportunities, advanced resume workshops, mock interviewing, round table lunches with alumni, understanding the broader legal market and how to incorporate pro bono into your professional life.

Contact Information

Office of Career Services

Dineen Hall, Suite 214
950 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-1030
P: (315) 443-1941
F: (315) 443-3086