The Office of Career and Professional Development's alumni website provides a first stop for USD School of Law alumni interested in exploring new job opportunities.
- Alumni Career Services
- Alumni Job Postings
- Professional Network
- Law Alumni Association
- Reciprocity with Other Law Schools' Career Services Offices
- Law School Job Newsletter Exchange
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. A series of career guides—including employer lists, sample resumes, cover letters and government hiring procedures, among others—are available for use.
For alumni who would like assistance in writing or updating their resume and/or cover letter, the Office of Career and Professional Development offers resume and cover letter review service. If you wish to have your documents reviewed, forward them in Word format to the Office of Career and Professional Development by email. Please allow 48 hours for review of your materials. Also, if you need assistance with interviewing skills you can schedule a mock interview with one of our attorney advisors. Call our office at 619-260-4529.
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! Symplicity has listings for positions in San Diego, other areas of California, and across the U.S. and internationally.
To view job postings on USD's Symplicity database, you must be a graduate of USD School of Law's Juris Doctor or LLM programs. If you are, you may obtain access by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name as it appears on your degree, the year you graduated, and state “Symplicity Instructions” in the subject line of the email. Once we confirm your alumni status, we will respond with instructions on how to register for Symplicity.
Join the Professional Network Directory-USD School of Law's exclusive online directory for alumni and students. Register for the directory online. Benefits of joining the Professional Network includes reconnecting with classmates, expanding your professional contacts, providing career guidance to USD Law students and identifying alumni by practice area and region.
The Law Alumni Association is a great resource to network and keep in touch with fellow law alumni.
The Office of Career and Professional Development 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 Office of Career and Professional Development at (619) 260-4529 or visit our section on reciprocity.
The Office of Career and Professional Development 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 email the Office of Career and Professional Development.