Georgetown Law offers individualized and comprehensive support to all Georgetown Law graduates at all stages in their careers.
The 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.
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.
We invite all JD Law Center alumni who are seeking positions or are planning a career change to make an appointment with one of our alumni advisors. Recent JD graduates (who have graduated in the past three years) who are seeking in the private sector are invited to schedule an appointment with Robyn Rucker, Assistant Director for Recent Graduates, and with an advisor in OPICS if you are seeking in the public sector. The Class of 2020 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 secured employment. Other opportunities for new alumni may include partner fellowships with public interest and government employers.
JD Alumni seeking in the private sector, and with four or more years of experience, are invited to make an appointment with Marilyn Tucker, Director of Alumni Career Services, at 202-662-9300 Once you have scheduled an appointment please email your resume directly to Marilyn Tucker. For public sector transitions, please make an appointment with an advisor in OPICS. Advisors will work with you to define your goals, develop your job search strategy, research potential employers, review your application materials, and hone your networking and interview skills.
LL.M. Law Center alumni should schedule an appointment with a career advisor. A member of the Office of Graduate Careers 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 Robyn Rucker, Assistant 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.
Alumni Coaching Services
OCS has negotiated discounted rates for Georgetown alumni interested in one-on-one coaching with these ICF-certified coaches.
Sandra Buteau coaches on the following areas: Building and Strengthening Executive Presence; Building Leadership Confidence; Career Management; Career Transitions; Career Changers; Communicate Effectively (including giving and receiving feedback, having crucial and difficult conversations); Confidence and Executive Presence; Cultural Competence; C-Suite Level Executives; Leadership Coaching of Executives at all levels ; Mindfulness-Based Strategic Awareness; and Team Building.
Sandra’s contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Center coaches on the following areas: Maximizing career advancement; Understanding the difference between management and leadership; Improving time management and prioritization; Giving and receiving feedback; Cultivating paradigm shifts; Enhancing self-awareness; Identifying our blind spots; Enhancing oral and written communication skills; Eliminating “win-lose” and “lose-win” attitudes; Learning how to delegate effectively; Crafting effective goal-setting strategies; and Achieving stronger work-life balance.
Larry’s contact information: Larry@Centerleadershipcoaching.com
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)
Other J.D. Alumni Resources (Password may be required)
LL.M. Alumni Resources (Password required)
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (J.D. alumni) or email@example.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org (LL.M. alumni).