Career Services for
@WashULaw Students

Washington University School of Law arms its students and alumni with relevant resources to advance their career and achieve their professional goals.

Career education is a fundamental element of @WashULaw programs and student experience, as the demand for upskilling, reskilling and lifelong learning changes our workforce. We encourage students to take advantage of our complimentary career services to define their professional preferences, areas of expertise and personal motivations.

87.5%

of students are satisfied or very satisfied with the career center services.1

91.7%

of students believe that career support was important in their time at WashULaw.1

81.8%

of students left career success meetings knowing what to
do next.1

Virtual Career Center

Upon enrollment, students gain access to the Virtual Career Center, an online, self-paced, foundation course with approximately 10 e-learning instructional modules, short video lectures and job search tools for career planning and education. Through the career center, students can focus on:

  • Job search strategy and tools

  • Professional branding

  • LinkedIn profile development

  • Professional networking

  • Résumé writing and curriculum vitae reviews

  • Cover letter writing

  • Interview preparation

  • Salary negotiation preparation

Students can also complete career engagement exercises and connect with a coach if needed. The foundation course is available to current students and alumni three years beyond graduation.

One-on-One Career Support

Career counseling advisors provide students with personalized career advice. Students can make individual appointments to meet via phone or video conference to receive guidance in managing job searches, preparing for interviews, developing résumés, building a LinkedIn profile, creating a digital portfolio and more.

The Career Services team can help students become:

Marketable

We can help students build a strategy to increase their attractiveness to employers by creating impressive career materials, growing their network, preparing for interviews and targeting career options.

Employable

We can help students identify and leverage their existing skills, new industry knowledge and @WashULaw networks to create a career development plan that keeps them accountable while working toward their immediate pre-graduation goals.

Promotable

We can help students evaluate prestigious assignments and high-demand projects to broaden their legal skills and network for in-role advancement.

Learn more about the student support we offer.

Information Sessions and Webinars

Throughout the program, students have access to recorded information sessions as well as live webinars from @WashULaw’s Career Services department. Some of these webinars include topics such as résumé building and other program-specific topic areas.

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Washington University School of Law Alumni Network

Washington University alumni live and work in communities around the world. When students graduate from @WashULaw, their career advancement can continue through our engaging alumni network that spans virtually every profession.

Graduates can choose from more than 50 networks to join within the university’s community and use tools like LinkedIn’s @WashULaw Alumni Group to connect with fellow alumni from around the world.

Attend events and career networking opportunities to stay connected to the global Washington University School of Law community. Learn more about the Career Center.

130,000+ global alumni network

50+ alumni chapters worldwide

Career Opportunities

Professionals who want to gain legal training to move forward in their careers can earn a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) or MLS in Taxation degree and enter a variety of fields, including:

  • Business and finance
  • Health care
  • Politics and government
  • Social work
  • Human resources
  • Compliance
  • Education
  • Paralegal

Learn more about MLS career paths.

Foreign-trained lawyers who want to expand their legal education can earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) or LL.M. in Taxation degree and take the bar exam in California and Washington state. Graduates of the LL.M. programs can work in the following areas:

  • Corporate law
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual property
  • Real estate
  • Immigration

Learn more about LL.M. career paths.

1 Since 2018, the career services team has supported 81 students and 179 unique cases. Return to footnote reference