The Office of Career Services provides career counseling, skills, professional workshops and resources to assist students in developing the necessary skills that will provide a framework for long term career success.
The Career Services Office is not a job placement service for students. The CSO does not "place" law students into jobs. Rather, the CSO's role is to teach, guide and facilitate the career planning process so that students and alumni will be equipped with the necessary skills to secure their ideal job at any point in their careers.
The CSO is available throughout the year for one-on-one counseling by appointment and on a walk-in basis. During scheduled appointments the CSO will review resumes and cover letters, develop career plans and job search strategies and counsel students on career-related or law school-related resources.
Skills workshops focus on teaching skills such as resume drafting, interviewing skills, application to federal clerkships, networking and job searching. Each skills workshop is designed to teach law students valuable professional skills.
Students may register for workshops here.
The CSO conducts a series of educational programs and seminars every fall and spring semester. Speakers from a variety of legal (and non-legal) practice areas and backgrounds speak to the students about their relevant experience and knowledge. Previous seminars have included district attorneys from across the state, the Deputy Attorney General, Stephen Black from Impact Alabama and Chief Judge Joel Dubina from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Each year a variety of networking events are held to connect students with alumni and other practicing attorneys. Many opportunities are presented to students to participate in local bar meetings and gatherings from legal groups and associations. Many law students also participate in networking events with private firms and student organizations.
Alumni generously give their time to current law students by participating in the law school's Mentoring Program. The Mentoring Program partners law students with practicing attorneys that practice in the field of law that interest the law student. Luncheons are held on campus so that mentors and law students can interact. The experience allows law students to ask questions and have conversations with practicing attorneys as well as to develop a long-term relationship with a member of the Alabama State Bar.
Online Job Postings
The Career Services Office uses SYMPLICITY for job postings from public and private sector employers. To obtain registration information, email the CSO at email@example.com.
Twice during the academic year, Career Services sponsors on-campus interviews. In addition, Career Services provides employer resume forwarding, job posting services and participates in select job fairs. These services are designed to provide students with a broad range of summer, part-time, full-time and permanent job opportunities. For more information, please contact the Office of Career Services.
Career Services maintains a resource center for student and alumni use. You may use the resource center whenever the office is open. These materials do not circulate. Additional career services materials are housed in the law library, which is accessible during normal library hours.
The CSO will inform students of job fairs taking place locally, regionally and nationally. Additionally, Faulkner Law has consistently participated in such large job fairs as the Southeastern Minority Job Fair and the Southeastern Intellectual Property Fair.