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Career Center

Emory Law's Center for Professional Development & Career Strategy offers a fresh approach to helping students transition to practice. We provide the structure, guidance, and resources that enable students to explore their unique professional journeys effectively while leveraging professional development and job search resources to their maximum advantage. Services include:

Career Advising

Appointments may be made for career planning and job search advice, resume and cover letter preparation, videotaped mock interviews, tips on salary negotiation, and more.

On-Campus Interviews (OCI)

Emory Law hosts On-Campus Interview (OCI) programs during the late summer and early fall for second- and third-year students. An additional OCI program during the spring semester is open for all students, but it is primarily focused on first-year students. Legal employers and recruiting organizations from across the country participate, including large, medium, and small law firms; corporations; and public interest and government agencies. In addition, Emory Law participates in several regional interview programs held in cities throughout the country. Instead of interviewing on campus, many employers choose to post job listings for part-time positions during the academic year as well as summer and post-graduate employment opportunities.

Additional Interview Programs

Since many legal employers are unable to hire until a position becomes available, employers recruiting at these programs tend to be larger law firms, government agencies, or corporations who can hire months in advance.

  • Atlanta Bar Association Minority & Diversity Clerkship Program, Atlanta, GA
  • Boston Lawyers Group Minority Job Fair, Boston, MA
  • Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship Program, Charlotte, NC
  • Cook County Minority Job Fair, Chicago, IL
  • Delaware Minority Job Fair, Wilmington, DE
  • DuPont Legal Minority Job Fair, Wilmington, DE; Houston, TX; and Los Angeles, CA
  • 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
  • Lavender Law Conference, various locations
  • Loyola Patent Law Interview Program, Chicago, IL
  • MidWest/Cali Consortium Programs in Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; and San Francisco, CA
  • Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference, Minneapolis, MN
  • Mobile Bar Association Minority Job Fair, Mobile, AL
  • National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair, Philadelphia, PA
  • New England Interview Program, Boston, MA
  • Northwest Minority Job Fair, Seattle, WA
  • Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair, Denver, CO
  • Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair, Atlanta, GA
  • Southeastern Minority Job Fair, Atlanta, GA
  • Tennessee Bar Association Diversity Job Fair, Nashville, TN

Judicial Clerkships

Judicial clerkships are highly valued by employers. Most law firms give former clerks credit for one or two years of practice, depending on the length of the clerkship; some firms give former clerks a bonus when they join the firm; and a few firms even require new associates to have clerked.

For complete information about Emory Law's judicial clerkship opportunities, contact the Center for Public Service or Assistant Dean Rita Sheffey.

Speakers and Programs

Every year, we sponsor a large number of career skills and legal career information programs and invite attorneys from the private and public sectors, as well as nationally known speakers, to provide career and job search advice to students.