Recruitment Programs

The Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies helps students and graduates determine and fulfill their career goals, whether their aspirations lead them to private practice, public interest, military, government service, corporate, academia, judicial clerkships or alternative legal careers.

The center sponsors a fall recruiting program that connects employers to Georgia State Law for on-campus interviewing, resume forwarding and other initiatives. Our early on-campus recruiting normally occurs in August before classes begin, followed by the traditional fall on-campus interview program in September and October.

  • Large firms (50 or more attorneys)
  • Medium firms (26-50 attorneys)
  • Small firms (on a limited basis)
  • Large government agencies
  • Fellowships and honors programs

The Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies sponsors a spring recruiting program in February and March that includes on-campus interviewing, resume forwarding and direct-contact initiatives.

  • Medium firms (26-50 attorneys)
  • Small firms (up to 25 attorneys)
  • Business and industry
  • Federal, state and local government
  • Public interest organizations
  • Judiciary
  • Fellowship and Honors programs
Many students are attracted to public interest law, in which lawyers advocate for consumers, minorities, poverty-stricken people and others whose rights are in jeopardy. For more information about careers in this field, browse these websites:
Career Fairs

The Georgia State Law Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies continually looks for job-search and career-development events focusing on various areas of law that will benefit students and alumni. The center collaborates with faculty and administration on opportunities to organize or sponsor events where gaps exist. The college participates each year in more than 20 national, regional and local job fairs and recruitment programs, including:

  • Atlanta Bar Association Minority & Diversity Clerkship Program
  • Boston Legal Group Boston Job Fair
  • Department of Justice Attorney General Honors Program
  • Department of Justice Attorney General Summer Law Intern Program
  • Equal Justice Career Fair & Conference
  • Georgia Judicial Clerkship Job Fair
  • Heartland Diversity Job Fair
  • Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair & Conference
  • Lavender Law® LGBT Career Fair
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars
  • Loyola Patent Law Interview Program
  • Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
  • National Black Prosecutors Association Conference and Job Fair
  • Presidential Management Fellows Program
  • Public Sector Career Fair
  • Southeast Legal Hiring Conference
  • Southeast Intellectual Property Job Fair
  • Southeast Minority Job Fair
  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice


Georgia State University College of Law Nondiscrimination Policy and Statement Regarding Military Recruitment:
The Georgia State University College of Law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status. To access the services of our Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies, employers must agree to comply with this nondiscrimination policy.

NOTE: Students are encouraged to inform the center's executive director immediately if, at any time during the recruitment process, he/she feels an employer acts in a manner not consistent with the College of Law's policies and statements as set forth above. File a complaint.