Career Development Programming
Each semester, the Office of Career Development & Opportunities presents innovative programming designed to assist employers in identifying quality candidates and help students identify career goals and develop the tools to achieve them. The following are a few of the programs that employers may participate in throughout the year:
- Mock Interviews
Our office presents an annual Mock Interview Day. This provides students with an opportunity to practice their interviewing skills with attorneys from the legal community. ;
- Law Practice Specialty Series
This series has become a fixture on the Office of Career Development & Opportunities program schedule. Several times during the semester, attorneys practicing in various specialty areas speak to students about the substantive and practical realities of working in these specialties. A different practice area is featured at each session. Past topics have included government, employment law, real estate, intellectual property, family law, environmental law, corporate law and many more.
- Partners at Law (PALs)
Every year, the Office of Career Development & Opportunities and the Office of Alumni Affairs host dinners and luncheons for students and alumni. This popular program allows students to meet and talk with practicing attorneys in an informal setting.
- Corporate Apprenticeship Program
This program allows students to work as apprentices in the legal departments of numerous companies in the Denver area. This is a distinctive hands-on opportunity to experience the unique issues faced by in-house counsel.
Career fairs are a great opportunity for you to meet with many enthusiastic and talented law students who are eager to learn about career options and to gain experience in a variety of settings. You will be able to discuss, with interested students, your organizational structure and/or opportunities within your organization.
If an employer is unable to participate in on-campus interviews then off-campus interviews are available to them. Each firm/organization may submit their hiring criteria (including a position description), application deadline and any relevant application materials to the Office of Career Development & Opportunities. Each position will be posted on DULawCareers.net, a web-based system that the Office of Career Development & Opportunities uses for our job bank. Student resumes may be collected by the Office of Career Development & Opportunities and forwarded to the employer or students may forward their resumes directly the employer.
In the fall and spring of each year, legal employers visit our campus to interview students for summer, academic year, and first year associate positions. Invitations for the Fall On-Campus Interviews are emailed to employers each spring. Interested employers register for OCI through our DU Law Careers Online Symplicity system. Students apply online by a certain deadline, submitting their resumes and other materials requested by the employer. After the employer has reviewed the applications, they select online which candidates they wish to interview, and selected students select their interview time. Our office provides an on-campus interview room(s). An administrative fee is charged each employer, with the exception of non-profit and government participants. The fee is also waived for first-time DU Law OCI participants. For more information about the current OCI and how to register, go to Employer Resources – OCI »
Post A Job
The Career Services Office offers students and alumni access to a web-based system called DULawCareers.net, which can be easily accessed by students and alumni for purposes of researching specific job openings.
Employers interested in posting a job may do so by simply completing our online job posting form or calling us at (303) 871-6124, and a form will be faxed directly to you. This service is provided free of charge.