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We provide students and graduates with professional development, education, counseling, and employment assistance.
Seeking legal employment may be different than any other type of job search you’ve conducted – and we are here to help.
- 1L Professional Development Course
- Individual career counseling
- Career guides, templates and resources
- Resume and cover letter reviews
Jobs, Internships, & Interviews
- Employer Relationships
- Job Fairs
- Mock Interview
- On-Campus Interviews
- Speed Networking
- Informational Interviews
- Linkedin workshops
- Career workshops & panel presentations
|July 28, 2020||Southeast Intellectual Property Job Fair|
|Oct. 29-30, 2020||Southeastern Minority Job Fair|
|Dec. 2020||Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars|
|Feb. 8, 2021||Early Interview week begins|
|Feb. 15, 2021||Spring Recruitment begins|
|Feb. 16, 2021||Judicial Clerkship Job Fair|
|Feb. 2021||Atlanta Bar Association Minority & Diversity Clerkship Program|
|Mar. 5, 2021||Public Sector Career Fair|
|July 2021||Southeast Intellectual Property Job Fair|
|July 15-16, 2021||Southeastern Minority Job Fair|
|Early August, 2021||GSU Early Interview Week|
We combine innovation, a broad network and deep counseling experience to deliver a customized career service experience. Our goal is to assist our students and graduates find the jobs that are right for them, including firms of all sizes, judicial clerkships, public interest organizations, government service and in-house.
This proactive approach begins in the law school student’s first semester as they participate in our Professional Development class. This early program establishes an essential foundation for career success. The course includes creation of a unique narrative and effective materials that clearly define a personal brand, introduction to an array of career options, interview preparation and skill as well as networking guidance. The class culminates with a one-on-one counseling session with an experienced member of our career development team where we have the opportunity to continue to build an authentic relationship and essential insight into the specific employment goals of each student. Counseling session highlights include mock interviews and detailed discussion of the extensive externship and clinical offerings available through the law school. The result is a student who is prepared and confident for their first foray into campus interviews, numerous job fairs, internships and summer employment.
Our efforts do not stop once you have succeeded in landing your first post graduate job but is available throughout your career. The Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies has deep lateral recruiting experience and is well prepared and happy to actively assist and support our alumni with any career transition. As long term members of the broad legal community with vast knowledge and connections, making the right introduction is right in the center of our wheel house.
Once a Georgia State University College of Law attorney always a Georgia State College of Law attorney. It is an honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to work with each and every one of you.
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:
- 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
- Heartland Diversity Job Fair
- Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair & Conference
- Lavender Law® LGBT Career Fair
- Loyola Patent Law Interview Program
- Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
- National Black Prosecutors Association Conference and Job Fair
- Presidential Management Fellows Program
- Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
of the class of 2019 have employment 10 months after graduation.
work in the South Atlantic region.
89.4% of graduates work in-state.
- Georgia State Law Career Services 26%
- Referral 24.7%
- Personal Search 19.9%
- Return to Prior Job 13%
- Job Fairs 8.9%
- Start Own Practice 3.4%
- Other 4.1%
- Private Practice 60.7%
- Government 14.2%
- Business & Industry 13.7%
- Judicial Clerkships 4.4%
- Public Interest 6.6%
- Academia 0.5%
- Bar Passage Required 76.3%
- J.D. Advantage 11.6%
- Unemployed Seeking 3.5%
- Other Professional 4.5%
- Start Date after March 2019 0.5%
- Other 1.0%
|Employment Category||25th Percentile||Median||75th Percentile||Mean|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Reciprocity will not be granted during Fall On-Campus Recruitment Aug. 1 – Nov. 1.
- Services do not include participation in on-campus interviews, job fairs, employer mailings, resume referral or counseling.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Laura Shoop (J.D. ’20)
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