The following are links to just some of the job resources most often used by USD students and graduates. It is not an exhaustive list. Please consult with a Career Advisor to maximize your opportunities. Full-time day students must adhere to the ABA rule (ABA305(a)(iii)) limiting employment to no more than 20 hours per week during the academic year.
Direct Recruitment of USD Students
Employers seeking applications from USD students post positions on our Job Board year round and during fall and spring recruiting.
Several websites list government jobs across the state and the U.S. View the career resources web page.
Judicial Externships (Before Graduation)
Students are alerted by email to opportunities to work for local federal, state, and administrative law judges during the summer and school year. The Office of Career and Professional Development will also assist you with externships applications outside of San Diego for the summer.
Judicial Clerkships (Post Graduation)
Information on state court clerkships can be found in the “Announcements” area of Symplicity. Students and graduates interested in federal clerkships will find detailed instructions in the Clerkship Guide located in Symplicity's career services guides. The Office of Career and Professional Development will assist you with the judicial clerkship application process, including processing faculty letters of recommendation. View more information.
Public Interest Opportunities
Our Public Interest Advisor, Lizzette Herrera Castellanos, will be happy to speak with you about positions in public interest. Additionally, USD subscribes to PSJD.org, the leading public interest job clearinghouse, and the Office of Career and Professional Development publishes a Guide to Public Interest Careers, including local agencies. View additional information.