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Career Center

The Center for Professional Development & Career Strategy prepares students to launch their careers, with a structured approach that starts in the first semester. We provide counsel, workshops, resources, and experiential opportunities to help you navigate the profession. Once your job search begins, our advisors explain the process of getting hired and support you throughout—from applications and networking to call-backs and accepting a job offer.

Advising

Appointments are conducted both in-person and virtually. Schedule one with your advisor here. For in-person interviews, we observe Emory’s COVID-19 protocols.

Workshops and Events

Both Career Center and employer-sponsored programs are listed in Symplicity's events section, along with information on how to register.

Recruiting Programs

Emory Law hosts On-Campus Interview (OCI) programs in late summer and early fall for 2Ls and 3Ls. Our spring OCI program is open to all students but is primarily geared to 1Ls. Employers from across the country attend, representing corporations, government agencies, public interest organizations, and firms of all sizes. Emory Law also participates in many regional interview programs. (See that list below.) Many employers elect to post job listings within Symplicity rather than interview on campus. Those opportunities include part-time positions (during the academic year) as well as summer and post-graduate jobs.

Judicial Clerkships

Both private and public sector employers see judicial clerkships as a highly valuable experience. Most law firms give former clerks credit for one or two years of practice; some firms give clerks a hiring bonus; a few firms require clerkships for new associate hires. Assistant Dean for Public Service Rita Sheffey is an expert guide in exploring and securing these opportunities. For complete information about Emory Law's judicial clerkship opportunities, contact the Center for Public Service or Dean Sheffey.

Speakers and Programs

Our guest speakers include private- and public-sector attorneys, judges, and nationally known practitioners who share sector-specific insight into careers and hiring.

Additional Interview Programs

Since many legal employers cannot hire until a position becomes available, employers recruiting at these programs tend to be larger law firms, government agencies, or corporations that can hire months in advance.

  • Atlanta Bar Association Minority & Diversity Clerkship Program, Atlanta, GA
  • Bay Area Diversity Career Fair, San Francisco, CA
  • Boston Lawyers Group Minority Job Fair, Boston, MA
  • Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship Program, Charlotte, NC
  • Chattanooga Legal Diversity Consortium, Chattanooga, TN
  • Cook County Minority Job Fair, Chicago, IL
  • Delaware Minority Job Fair, Wilmington, DE
  • Emory in New York Interview Program, New York, NY
  • Equal Justice Works Public Interest Law Career Fair, Washington, DC
  • Georgia Law School Consortium Judicial Clerk Job Fair, Athens, GA
  • Georgia Law School Consortium Public Sector Career Fair, Atlanta, GA
  • Heartland Diversity Job Fair, Kansas City, MO
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Washington, DC
  • Lavender Law Conference, various locations
  • Loyola Patent Law Interview Program, Chicago, IL
  • Midwest California-Georgia Consortium Programs in Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; and Texas
  • Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference, Minneapolis, MN
  • National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair, Philadelphia, PA
  • New England Interview Program, Boston, MA
  • Northwest Minority Job Fair, Seattle, WA
  • Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair, Atlanta, GA
  • Southeastern Minority Job Fair, Atlanta, GA