Career Services for Students and Alumni
The Career Services Office staff strives to provide students and alumni with the most complete career services support around. Whether you have a clear idea of what you want to do with your law degree or are unsure of which career path to take, the Career Services Office is here to help.
Our goal is to guide you in identifying and landing the best job for you, both professionally and personally. That means helping you develop an all-inclusive job search strategy, and advising you on how to leverage the power of interviews, networking, and marketing so you stand out to potential employers.
When you are ready to begin, stop by the Career Services Office or read more below about the services we offer to see how we can help.
If you are a law school graduate, but not an alumnus of the University of Arkansas School of Law, please see our reciprocity policy.
Services We Offer
- Individualized career counseling to meet each student's career and life goals.
- Career education programming related to the many career options open to those holding a J.D. Topics include judicial clerkships, solo and small-firm practice, in-house corporate practice, large law firms, summer clerkships and internships, public interest law, government practice, and alternative careers for lawyers.
- Job-search skills workshops and online handbooks to assist in resume and cover-letter writing, networking, researching employers, and interviewing skills.
- Access to subscription-only job search web sites such as the BYU Law School Job Bulletin Clearinghouse, the federal government Honors Handbook, and listings for state-level judicial clerkships.
- On-campus interviews and job fairs where law firms, government agencies, businesses, and public interest organizations seek to hire School of Law students and graduates. A broad range of legal employers from many cities participate in the School of Law's on-campus interview program. We also participate in off-campus job fairs in Atlanta, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., in order to increase interview opportunities for minority students and those interested in public interest or patent law positions.
- Online job statistics on bar passage, employment rates for previous years, grading scales, and honors earned by our students.
- Employment, salary, and bar passage statistics for students, graduates, and employers. As a member of the NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals, we receive statistical information on legal employment throughout the United States and elsewhere.
- Bar exam information, including early registration requirements for various states. We provide students who wish to practice law in other states with the information they need to register and prepare for taking that state's bar exam.