JD Alumni Counseling
Are you a Georgetown University Law Center graduate who is:
- thinking about a job or career change?
- planning to move to a different part of the country or abroad?
- dealing with a merger or downsizing?
- hoping to negotiate a salary increase?
- interested in talking to a career counselor?
We invite all JD Law Center alumni/ae who anticipate a career change to make an appointment with Marilyn Tucker, Director of Alumni Career Services. Confidential appointments are held in the Office of Career Services for those in the Greater Washington metropolitan area, or by telephone for those outside our area. Marilyn will work with you to define your goals, develop your job search strategy, research potential employers, and find the job you want. An individual career consultation also offers you the opportunity to receive resume and cover letter critiques, find out how to develop interview strategies, and learn networking techniques.
Contact the Office of Career Services at (202) 662-9300 to schedule an appointment, then fax your resume to Marilyn Tucker at (202) 662-9313 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also invite you to visit the Job Search Resources and Practice Areas sections of our homepage, where you will find everything from general information on cover letters and interviewing to specific information on different career paths (password may be required).
Recent JD graduates (who have graduated in the past two years) are invited to schedule an appointment with Jeannie Musslewhite, Assistant Director for Recent Graduates. The Class of 2015 JD graduates are also eligible to participate in the Georgetown Law Entry Into Practice (EIP) Program, which is designed to help new graduates who have not yet found employment. Other opportunities for recent alumni include fellowships in both the private sector and with public interest organizations.
Access to Georgetown Law Job Postings and Web Resources
Jobs postings for Georgetown Law students and alumni (JD and LLM) are available through Symplicity. The postings include many listings directed toward experienced attorneys, in both the public and private sectors. We also have a wealth of information on our web site to help guide you through the job search process and to provide you with information on many of the career paths available to you.
If you are a graduate of the Law Center, you can obtain access to restricted Law Center web resources by applying for a username and password. To request access, please email the Law Center help desk.. Please note that it may take several business days to verify your alumni status. We will grant access as soon as possible.
Reciprocity for JD Students
NALP member law schools support a policy of providing job search assistance to students and graduates of other schools through reciprocity. This allows law schools to provide reasonable access to their career resources for law students and graduates from other law schools that agree to provide similar services. Learn more about reciprocity and the process for Georgetown Law JD graduates to request access here.
Through Georgetown Law Alumni Mentoring, the
Office of Career Services will match second- and third-year law students with
individual alumni across the country. Our goal is to pair mentors and mentees based on shared interests in
practice areas and geographic regions. We
hope this will provide students with specialized professional and academic
expertise and will give our alumni a chance to make meaningful and rewarding connections. For more information and to register, please click on the hyperlink above.
Small Firm Advisory Council
OCS invites practitioners to become members of our Small Firm Advisory Council. This group of mid-sized, small, and solo firms meets several times per year for networking events, panels, and other programs at which alumni and other notable practitioners can maximize their relationship with the Law Center. Please contact Kia Scipio (email@example.com) if you would like to join the Council.
Small Firm Resume Collect
The Office of Career Services has initiated a program targeted at strengthening the connection between smaller firms and Georgetown Law students and graduates. The Small Firm Resume Collect allows employers to submit job postings to a targeted audience of students interested in small firm practice. The postings appear on a dedicated page of our online system, Symplicity. Students will be able to review small firm listings and upload their application materials in one convenient place online. OCS will then compile students' applications and send them directly to you for evaluation. Please contact Kia Scipio (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Director for Small & Medium Firm Initiatives, for more information.
Local and Specialized Bar Association
Are you a member of a local or specialized bar association in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area? The Office of Career Services is looking to expand its relationships with bar associations in the DC area, and would welcome your assistance. If you are active with a bar or have contacts you are willing to introduce to the office, please contact Amy Jones Mattock at email@example.com.
Other Ways to Volunteer
In addition, the Office of Career Services and OPICS seek alumni volunteers to serve in a variety of capacities, such as participating in an OCS networking event or informational program. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, and include a short description of how you are willing to help.