Career Development

Career Development

The Whittier Law School Career Development Office provides valuable resources to students beginning in their first year of study and into their attorney careers.

The Career Development Office is involved with bar associations and other organizations to promote the law school. The office is actively involved in the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), the Law School Career Advisors of Southern California (LSCA), the Los Angeles Area Legal Recruitment Association (LAALRA), the Orange County Area Legal Recruitment Association (OCALRA), and Equal Justice Works.

Office Resources

The spacious Career Development Office is centrally located on campus. In addition to a comprehensive library of career information, the office offers access to electronic databases. Networked computers, printers, photocopiers, a fax machine, and conference rooms are available at no charge to students and alumni conducting job searches.

Law clerk and attorney opportunities are posted on an online database, allowing both students and alumni to post their resumes and access job listings at their convenience. Law clerk positions, available throughout the year, provide students with income, valuable training, and possible permanent employment offers.

Career Development Office Hours

Mon – Thu: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Part-time students may make appointments outside of normal office hours.

Phone: 714-444-4141 x. 292
Fax: 714-444-0848

Working with Students and Alumni

First-year students are encouraged to attend informational programs during their first semester of study. The Career Development Office will begin to work with students on an individual basis at the end of their first semester of study.

The staff provides assistance in resume and cover letter preparation, career goal identification, and career strategy development. Students and alumni can sharpen their interviewing skills by participating in mock interviews offered by staff members.

The Career Development Office works with student organizations in organizing speaker events to explore legal specialties, alternative careers, ethnic/gender/age issues, bar examination preparation, and other career topics.

Meeting the Legal Community

Employers are invited to interview students on campus during both the fall and spring semesters. The Career Development Office also hosts the annual Intellectual Property Associate Search, co-sponsored by the ABA schools in Southern California. Through other co-sponsored programs, students have opportunities to interview at Public Interest Career Day and the Government Career Information Day. The Career Development Office also presents alumni roundtable discussions and other programs related to law firm success. Through the mentor program, students can be matched with graduates or other practicing attorneys who are willing to act as advisors.