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Information for Students
Have you thought about what you want to do with your law degree? Can you identify your professional goals? Have you explored the many career options that are available to you?
Pace's Center for Career and Professional Development can help you answer all of these questions, and equip you with information, connections, and job search skills that will enable you to embark on a rewarding legal career. Our dedicated counselors have practiced law in a diverse range of sectors and many have had input in recruiting students and graduates to work for their prior legal employers. As a result, they are uniquely able to provide relevant, informed advice, whatever your needs or interests.
We provide a wide array of services, from career-path exploration to on- and off-campus recruiting events for all students. Through workshops, one-on-one counseling, discussion panels and lectures, we will help you learn about a variety of legal careers, draft your resumes and cover letters, hone your interviewing skills, and provide connections to prospective employers.
Please check out the left-hand navigation bar for more information and resources to help you prepare for your future career.
A Note to LLM Students
The Center for Career and Professional Development offers a number of services to LL.M. students and alumni, including one-to-one counseling, resume review, and panels and programs to help students learn about the many areas of legal practice and specific job opportunities. The Center publishes and distributes to all new graduate students an LL.M. Legal Employment Guidebook, which provides an overview of the legal employment market, descriptions of the various types of legal employers, and specific legal recruiting information. The staff actively solicits and identifies employment opportunities through targeted mailings and other outreach activities, and develops and maintains an extensive collection of resources for you to use in your job search. While many international students return home immediately after graduation to resume their practice, many Pace LL.M. graduates seek work in the United States, either for a professional training internship or for long-term employment. A number of Pace Law School's LL.M. alumni work in the New York area, and Pace is building a network of individuals able and willing to help out recent graduates. In addition to the Career Development staff, the Director of International Affairs and Graduate Programs, Gregory Marsden, work with students to help them achieve their career goals.