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Office of Professional Development

The Capital University Law School Office of Professional Development prepares and supports student and graduate career development; builds and sustains relationships with the legal profession that employs our students and graduates; and promotes practical and experiential learning opportunities for all students.

What We Offer:

Individual Counseling

Meet one-on-one with a career counselor to explore and discuss:

  • Career and self-assessment
  • Résumé and cover letter drafting
  • Interview tips and techniques
  • Post-graduate employment

Programs & Events

Attend programs and events including:

  • Professional etiquette seminars
  • Networking strategies
  • “How to” workshops
  • Panel presentations with alumni
  • Programs co-sponsored with student organizations

Experiential Opportunities

Explore various experiential opportunities including:

  • Externships with public sector, non-profit and in-house organizations
  • Law clerk positions (paid and unpaid)
  • Academic teaching and research assistant positions
  • Pro bono work with the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, VITA, and state and federal courts
  • Legal Clinics

Recruiting Programs

Participate in recruiting programs such as:

  • Fall and spring on-campus interviewing
  • Federal and state judicial clerkship hiring
  • CBA Minority Clerkship Program
  • Practice-focused recruiting conferences such as the Patent Law Interview Program and Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference
  • Diversity conferences including Black Prosecutor’s Association Job Fair, Lavender Law (LGBTQIA+ students), and others

Resources & Services

Use our resources and services such as:

  • Online job posting board
  • Books and periodicals
  • Copier, scanner and fax machine
  • Notary service
  • Office supplies