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The UNC School of Law Career Development Office has a dedicated staff of eight individuals committed to counseling students and alumni at all stages of their career development and job search process. Our counselors have more than 60 combined years of career counseling experience and 60 years of law practice with law firms, public interest organizations, government agencies, the judiciary, and in-house corporate legal departments.

We look forward to building lasting relationship with our students and graduates. Through the programs, resources, and personal advising of the Career Development Office, you will explore practice areas and settings, draft compelling legal resumes and cover letters, and learn how to integrate networking into a successful job search strategy.

Core Services

Career Counseling

Law students and alumni may utilize career counseling services offered by the Career Development Office via appointment at any time. Counseling is available on all aspects of the career planning and job search process (defining goals, finding leads, setting up and conducting networking and informational interviews, resume and cover letter preparation, interview preparation, assessing options). Law students and alumni are able to schedule in-person, phone, or Skype career counseling appointments.

Mock Interviews

The Career Development Office offers 1-hour mock interview appointments to help students and alumni enhance their interview skills. Two CDO counselors facilitate the mock interview, which consists of 30 minutes of questions and 30 minutes of analysis/critique. Mock interviews can be used to prepare for a specific interview or to receive general feedback on interview skills. Mock interviews for phone and Skype interviews are also available. Schedule a mock interview by contacting the CDO.

Drop-in Hours (August-April, No Appointment Necessary)

During the school year, drop-in hours are held Monday through Friday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Drop-in hours are intended for issues that can be covered in a 10-15 minute conversation with a counselor. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Because drop-in hours are subject to change, it is recommended that students call the CDO front desk at 919.962.8102 to confirm that drop-in hours will be held as scheduled.


During the academic year, the office arranges presentations on a broad range of topics, drawing on the experience of practitioners and others in the field.

Signature Events

  • Career Night (October)
  • 1L Legal Career Development Curriculum (October-February)
  • Summer Job Information Fair for First-Year Students (January)
  • Mock Interview Program (January)
  • Annual Etiquette Dinner (March/April)
  • How I Found My Job after Graduation (April)

Resume & Cover Letter Reviews via E-mail

The CDO offers resume and cover letter reviews via email over the summer and during the school year if our afternoon drop-in hours (Monday - Friday from 2 - 4 p.m.) do not fit with a student’s schedule. How to submit your review request.

Weekly Newsletter

The Career Development Office compiles a weekly e-newsletter for current students with comprehensive information about upcoming programs, deadlines, and other events. All newsletter issues are archived on My Carolina Law.

Resource Library

UNC School of Law students and alumni are welcome to use many books and other resources at the Career Development Office any time during business hours.

University Career Services (UCS) Resources Available to UNC Law Students

UCS has partnered with the CDO to provide UNC Law students with access to additional online career exploration and job search resources. To utilize these tools, you will need to log in with your UNC ONYEN and password. Introductory videos are available on some of the most frequently-used resources (VAULT/Career Insider, GoingGlobal, e-Leads, Interview Stream).

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