Career Development

About Us:

Our office is here to counsel students when defining their career path, educate students on diverse legal career options, collaborate with student groups to present relevant programming, provide helpful resources, and connect with legal employers and alumni.

Our Staff:

Meet with Us:

Temporarily located in The Hub, on the Ground Floor of Myron Taylor Hall Jane Foster Wing | 607-255-5873 | cls-careers@cornell.edu
Monday – Thursday 8:00AM – 4:30PM ; Friday 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Available for in-person, phone and Zoom appointments – Director Azemi; Director Kosowitz; Director Clarke; Director Rizzi ; Director Hay (LL.M)

Interview Rooms: Due to the temporary relocation of the Career Development Office, we no longer have interview rooms available. The Law Library has a few rooms that you may reserve for your virtual interviews. They also have two study rooms on the 4th floor which could also be used. To reserve, please go to their booking page: https://spaces.library.cornell.edu/spaces?lid=529.  If you have any questions, please directly contact the Law Library Circulations (lawcirc@cornell.edu).

You are also able to reserve one of the meeting rooms in the Hub (Ground floor of Myron Taylor Hall – Jane Foster Wing). To check availability and reserve, use the individual display pads outside of each room.

Student Business Cards: Did you know the Law School covers the cost of student business cards? Go to Cornell Print Services and click on “Place an Order” to get started. Follow these instructions.

Explore Careers

Private Sector

Serves students and alumni interested in careers in the private sector, including law firms and corporations.

Judicial Clerkships

Coordinates post-graduate judicial clerkship advising, programming, and resources in conjunction with the Faculty Clerkship Committee.

Public Sector

Advises students and alumni interested in working in the public interest, including government entities, non-profit organizations, public defenders, and prosecutorial offices.

Provides career support to all Graduate Legal Studies students. Coordinates international advising programs and the ISIP career fair for General LL.M students

Employer Programs:

Make sure to log into your Symplicity account for access to jobs, events, and job search resources.  For CLS recruitment policies and guidelines, click here.

Career Program Recordings

2024 August Job Fair Program Launch

Introduction to 2L Summer Recruiting (March 2024)

Resume & Cover Letter Best Practices for 1Ls

Intro to Judicial Clerkships for 1Ls

1L Summer Job Search

Network Your Way Into a Job for International Students

Online Resources for LLM Job Searches

You, Your Career, and Cornell Law: Introduction to Career Development for 1Ls

2L Public Interest Job Search Recording & Powerpiont

Beyond Big Law: Working at a Litigation Boutique (June 2023)

Pro Bono Scholars Information Program (February 2023)

The Nuts & Bolts of Judicial Clerkships (January 2023)

1L Job Search (November 2022)

1L Cover Letter & Resume Overview (November 2022)

Externship Information Session (November 2022)

Careers Newsletter

A weekly newsletter of upcoming events, opportunities and education resources brought to you by Cornell Law Career Development.

Archives

Issue 9 – Dec 1, 2021

Issue 8 – Nov 23, 2021

Issue 7 – Nov 17, 2021

Issue 6 – Nov 10, 2021

Issue 5 – Nov 3, 2021

Issue 4 – Oct 27, 2021

Issue 3 – Oct 22, 2021

Issue 2 – Oct 14

Issue 1 – Sept 30