Georgetown Law graduatesThe Office of Career Strategy (OCS), Office of Public Interest and Community Service (OPICS) and Graduate Career and Professional Development work to provide Georgetown Law alumni with lifelong career development support and opportunities. Services for alumni include counseling appointments (including mock interviews), resume and cover letter review and internal and external job search resources.

Alumni Advising

Georgetown University Law Center graduates who are thinking about a job or career change are encouraged to make an appointment to talk to a career advisor.

J.D. Alumni

We invite all J.D. Law Center alumni who anticipate a career change to make an appointment with Marilyn Tucker, Director of Alumni Career Services, or for public sector transitions, any of the counselors in the Office of Public Interest and Community Service (OPICS). Confidential appointments are held at the Law Center for those in the Greater Washington metropolitan area, or by telephone for those outside our area. Counselors 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 Strategy at (202) 662-9300 to schedule an appointment for private sector transitions, then email your resume to Marilyn Tucker or fax it to (202) 662-9313. Contact OPICS at (202) 662-9655 to schedule an appointment for public sector transitions.

LL.M. Alumni

LL.M. Law Center alumni should schedule an appointment with a career advisor. A member of Graduate Career and Professional Development will meet with you in our offices in Hotung Suite 5000 or over the phone to discuss your career-related questions and concerns. You can also use our resume and cover letter review service to receive feedback on your resume, cover letter and/or other business correspondence.

Recent J.D. Alumni Advising

Recent J.D. graduates (who have graduated in the past three years) are invited to schedule an appointment with Amy Killoran, Director for Recent Graduates. The Class of 2018 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 new alumni may include partner fellowships with public interest and government employers.

Georgetown Law Job Postings and Web Resources

Jobs postings for Georgetown Law J.D. and LL.M. students and alumni 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 website 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 e-mail the Office of Career Strategy. Please note that it may take several business days to verify your alumni status. We will grant access as soon as possible.

J.D. Alumni Resume & Cover Letter Resources (Unrestricted)

Sample Private Sector Resume
Private Sector Resume Template
Sample Government Resume (USAJobs Format)
Sample Cover Letter

Other J.D. Alumni Resources (Password may be required)

Job Search Resources
Practice Areas
Judicial Clerkships

LL.M. Alumni Resources (Password required)

Sample Job Application Materials
Career Manual and Handouts
Graduate Connections
LL.M. Careers on LinkedIn

Reciprocity for J.D. Graduates

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. To learn more about our process and to request access please review the Georgetown Law Reciprocity Policy document.

Volunteer to Help Georgetown Law Students

Alumni volunteers partner with OCS, OPICS and Graduate Career and Professional Development in a variety of capacities, such as participating in networking events or informational programs, or by connecting with our students to provide advice regarding different career paths and legal specialties.

If you are interested in volunteering in any other capacity, please send an e-mail to lawcareerservices@georgetown.edu or opics@georgetown.edu (J.D. alumni) or gradprofdevp@georgetown.edu (LL.M. alumni), and please include a short description of how you are willing to help.

Local and Specialized Bar Associations

Are you a member of a local or specialized bar association in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area? The Office of Career Strategy and Graduate Career and Professional Development are 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 Georgetown Law, please contact Amy Jones Mattock (J.D. alumni) or gradprofdevp@georgetown.edu (LL.M. alumni).