The Alumni Career Services Website provides a first stop for USD School of Law alumni interested in exploring new job opportunities.
Find links to job listing sites, including private practice, government, public interest, courts, alternative careers, teaching and many others, in our Career Resource Links section.
Graduates and soon-to-be graduates, please complete our graduate survey and advise us of your contact information and employment status.
The Career Services Office maintains reciprocity agreements with many other law schools throughout the U.S. Each school has limitations on its services. Reciprocity allows USD School of Law graduates to use career services offices at participating law schools according to the policies of those schools. If you are interested in requesting reciprocity, please contact Graylin Clavell in the Career Services Office at (619) 260-4529 or visit our section on reciprocity.
The Law Alumni Association is a great resource to network and keep in touch with fellow law alumni.
As with most law schools around the country, USD posts alumni job opportunities on a web-based job database called “Symplicity.” Symplicity allows alumni to access and view job opportunities at any time and from any location with Internet access! On Symplicity are listings for positions in San Diego, other areas of California, and across the U.S. and internationally.
To view the job postings on Symplicity, you will need to register, which requires a USD email address. To obtain a USD address, simply click on the Alumni Relations link below and register for the "Torrero Network." You can then sign up for a USD email address, which allows you to register for Symplicity, but also may prove helpful when networking with fellow alumni. Once you sign up for a USD email address, click on the link below containing instructions which will seamlessly take you through the registration process. These instructions also describe how to navigate the Symplicity site. However, if you have any problems whatsoever, call the Career Services Office at (619) 260-4529 and a staff member will walk you through the process.
For alumni who would like assistance in writing or updating their resume and/or cover letter, Career Services offers resume and cover letter review service. If you wish to use this service, forward a copy of your resume and/or cover letter with a short note outlining your career goals to Career Services by mail, fax or email. Please allow 48 hours for review of your materials.
As a continuing service to law school graduates, Westlaw and Lexis have extended free access to their career libraries to assist graduates with their job search. The Westlaw and Lexis career libraries allow graduates to research law firms, government agencies, public interest organizations and corporations online to do a targeted mailing of resumes. To access these career libraries, you must use a password or ID provided by Westlaw or Lexis. Call or email Career Services to receive the necessary password or ID number. Note that the Westlaw and Lexis career libraries do not contain job postings. Please refer to the Alumni Job Postings section of this Web page for information on how to obtain job postings through USD’s Symplicity system.
The Career Services Office exchanges job newsletters with over 90 other law schools in California and across the United States. If you are thinking of relocating, consider consulting the relevant newsletters for openings in those areas. The newsletters can be viewed at the Intercollegiate Job Bank. For user name and password please contact Career Services.
A series of career guides—including employer lists, sample resumes, cover letters and government hiring procedures, among others—are available for use. More Information