Earning your law degree unlocks the door to an elite, rewarding career that can continue to expand and advance throughout your life.
But no promising career launches by default. Finding your best path among the many alternatives takes focus, determination, networking, skill-building, and more — all of which Arizona Law provides through our Career Development Office (CDO). CDO is housed in the Robert Carroll Stubbs Career Development Suite, which provides interviewing space, teleconferencing for counseling and interviews, and expanded facilities for job research, counseling and meeting prospective employers.
A key part of our mission is to help first-year students better understand their future career options and opportunities, with workshops, panels, and guest speakers throughout the year addressing topics such as "Perspectives on Practice Settings," "Careers in Immigration Law," "Introduction to Clerking for a Judge after Graduation," and many more.
Professional Preparation and Development
In addition to helping you define your professional goals and connect with potential employers, Arizona Law helps you develop the skills and materials you’ll need as you build towards your graduation and career. One-on-one meetings to polish your resume and cover letters, mock interviews with attorneys and workshops on topics such as "Core Competencies in the Workplace" will help you put your best foot forward at every step of your developing education and career.
First-Year Summer Opportunities
Arizona Law has one of the highest rates of first-year summer opportunities among law programs nationwide, with 90 percent of 1Ls engaged in legal clerkships and internships over the past seven years. Through on-campus and video interviews with law firms, government agencies, public interest organizations, state and federal judges, and corporate in-house counsel, our goal is to prepare as many students as possible for 2L fall recruiting by connecting them with challenging 1L summer experiences.
Internships and Externships
Over the years Arizona Law has cultivated a wide range of internship and externship opportunities, including congressional externships and federal agency externships in Washington, DC, externships for the State of Arizona, and positions in major federal markets such as Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City.
Second-Year Recruiting and Career Events
Each year more than 120 law firms, corporations, government agencies, and public interest organizations from across United States interview our 2L students in more than a dozen on-campus interview (OCI) and off-campus interview events we coordinate in Albuquerque, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington, DC.