Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies

Seeking legal employment may be different than any other type of job search you’ve conducted. Our Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies can help you every step of the way by:

  • educating you on a variety of legal practice areas and legal alternative options;
  • coaching you on how to develop skills necessary to effectively compete in the legal market;
  • helping you achieve summer and post-graduation employment goals;
  • connecting students and alumni; and
  • serving as an ongoing job resource for Georgia State Law alumni.

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What We Offer

  • individual career counseling (begins Oct. 15 for entering first-year students; part-time students seeking full-time work may use services immediately);
  • career aids and guides;
  • resume and cover letter reviews;
  • career workshops, forums, panel presentations and networking events;
  • online recruiting tool, Symplicity, which enables students and alumni to view job postings, post resumes and register for on- and off-campus interview opportunities and events;
  • fall and spring recruitment programs;
  • national and regional on- and off-campus job fairs;
  • Professional Development & Career Strategies Resource Center, which includes a library, employer information files, employment directories, Symplicity Document Library and other career publications;
  • reciprocity services that allow students and alumni to use other law schools’ career services facilities.

Georgia State University College of Law Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies maintains the following Reciprocity Policy:

1. Reciprocal services are available on a one-to-one basis to students and graduates of other ABA-accredited/NALP member law schools who permit Georgia State University students and graduates use their services. Students or graduates will only be granted reciprocity to one law school in Georgia at a time. A student or graduate will be granted reciprocity once in an academic year.

2. Requests for reciprocity must be made in writing by a Career Services official and must include contact information for the student/graduate, including their address. The student/graduate should wait for our written response before contacting this office. No walk-ins or phone requests will be considered.

3. Reciprocity services provides online access to our job postings for a nominal fee of $25. Reciprocity is granted for a period of three months (90 days) and will start on the day that payment is received and expire on the date listed in the letter granting reciprocity.

4. Fees for online job posting access or job bulletin subscriptions must be paid by check, made payable to Georgia State University College of Law, Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies, P.O. Box 4037, Atlanta, GA 30302-4037.

5. Reciprocity will not be granted during Fall On-Campus Recruitment Aug. 1 – Nov. 1.

6. Services do not include participation in on-campus interviews, job fairs, employer mailings, resume referral or counseling.

7. Applicants granted reciprocity must state in cover letters to employers that the job listings were provided by Georgia State University College of Law Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies through a reciprocal agreement with their school. Failure to comply will result in revocation of reciprocity privileges.

Submit reciprocity request to the Georgia State Law Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies at: lawcso@gsu.edu.