Finding your best professional path takes focus, determination, networking, skill-building and more—all of which University of Arizona Law provides through the Career Development Office (CDO).
We help you maximize your efforts, and we equip you with skills, tools and tips to help you stand out.
In addition to extensive resources and interviewing opportunities available to all students and alumni, our Career Development Office will develop a custom career plan to match your professional goals and see to it that you have the skills, network and opportunities you need to hit the ground running in your new career.
Plus, thanks to Arizona Law’s abundant clinical offerings and practical training, you will gain significant real-world experience and be ready to overcome challenges. Employers know that the workplace functions better with an Arizona Law graduate on board.
In short, University of Arizona Law gets the job done.
We have one of the highest rates of first-year summer opportunities among law programs nationwide. The summer placement rate for 1Ls in 2017 was 98 percent, and for 2Ls it was 99 percent.
Annually, more than 120 law firms, corporations, government agencies and public interest organizations from across the United States recruit Arizona Law students. The CDO coordinates more than a dozen on-campus and off-campus interview events in Albuquerque, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Orange County, Phoenix, Tucson and Washington, D.C.
GET THE JOB YOU WANT
Arizona Law is heavily invested in your career success, and we have the results to prove it. 89.8 percent of our 2017 graduates were employed 10 months after graduation, with 64.8 percent in full-time, long-term jobs requiring bar passage.
A key part of our mission is to help first-year students better understand their future career options and opportunities. Workshops, panels and guest speakers address topics such as “Perspectives on Practice Settings,” “Careers in Immigration Law,” “Introduction to Clerking for a Judge after Graduation,” and many more.
We help you develop the skills and materials you’ll need as you build toward graduation and your career. One-on-one meetings to polish your resume and cover letters, mock interviews with attorneys, workplace workshops and professional headshot sessions will help you put your best foot forward.
EMPLOYERS AND RECRUITERS
We know you need smart, engaged employees who are great at what they do and can immediately contribute to your organization’s goals. The CDO offers a number of services to connect employers and recruiters with our law students and graduates.
Externship opportunities enhance your educational experience through real-world and hands-on opportunities in the field. Placements are available in government, non-profit, legislative, executive, judicial, corporate, and for-profit entities where students engage in substantial legal work.
BETTER BAR EXAM OPTIONS
Qualifying third-year students can take the bar exam in February instead of waiting until after graduation. Arizona is a Uniform Bar Exam state, meaning your results can be portable to all other UBE jurisdictions. And our director of bar success will make sure you’re ready for the exam.