USD School of Law's Career Services offers students the following services.
This website and Career Services emails are the primary means of announcing Career Service programs, interview schedules, special resume collections and other legal career information. Students are responsible for regularly reviewing the website and emails for information.
Our Symplicity job search system requires students to use their USD email accounts. Therefore, it is essential that students check their USD email accounts and make sure there is enough room on that account to receive career-related emails.
Job listings are often received daily and posted online (Symplicity). Positions include local, regional and nationwide listings with government agencies, courts, law firms and public interest employers.
All students can speak with an advisor about all aspects of their career search, including private law firms, public interest opportunities, government agencies, judicial clerkships and alternative careers. Appointments are encouraged, and walk-ins are assisted as soon as possible. Early morning or early evening appointments are available upon request. For students unable to travel to campus, telephone appointments may be scheduled at any time, including over the lunch hour. To schedule an appointment, email Career Services or call (619) 260-4529.
The Career Services staff reviews and edits students' resumes and cover letters. You can submit your resume for review by making an appointment with one of our staff or by delivering it to our office via mail, hand delivery or email. Resumes can be picked up from our office after an average turnaround time of 48 hours.
Students can pre-register for videotaped mock interviews. After the interview, the videotape is immediately played back and reviewed by the student and Career Services staff.
Each year, employers interview students either on- or off-campus. These employers represent law firms, government agencies and public interest employers nationwide. More Information
Graduate students in the School of Law may order USD degree candidate business cards for networking and recruiting purposes. The cards are available to current students in each of the graduate degree programs. More Information
Students may use our computers to compose resumes and cover letters.
A series of career guides—including employer lists, sample resumes, cover letters and government hiring procedures, among others—are available for use. More Information
A variety of workshops and employer presentations are offered throughout the year. Watch for announcements posted on the Career Services calendar.
Career Services participates in specialty practice, minority, public interest and government job fairs nationwide.
Alumni may continue to use Career Services following graduation and throughout their careers. Click here for more information about alumni services.
Resources are available on a broad range of legal careers and types of employment.
Many ABA accredited law schools offer nationwide reciprocal use of career services. Restrictions apply. More Information