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Career Planning

USF School of Law graduates pursue diverse career directions, and our Office of Career Planning (OCP) provides assistance every step of the way. As you identify your career interests, develop productive professional connections, and seek and secure employment, OCP offers a full spectrum of services and programs.

Office of Career Planning (OCP)
Kendrick Hall, 230
(415) 422-6757
lawcareer@usfca.edu

An Array of Career Opportunities

A law degree opens doors to an astonishing array of career paths. OCP’s counselors are experienced JDs with a diversity of experiences to draw on as they work with you to identify your career interests. To help identify the direction you’d like to pursue, services include:

  • Individual counseling services
  • Panels, presentations, and career fairs featuring JDs utilizing their degrees in different ways
  • Connections, including through a new LinkedIn Mentor Program, to alumni across the country who can educate you about options and advise you on first steps
Normal Hours
M/Th: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
T/W/F: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Summer & Finals
M-F: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Drop-In Hours
M: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
T: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
W: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Th: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
F: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 

Build Your Foundation While in School

A successful career that takes off upon graduation is one that is built starting while in law school. OCP supports you as you build connections with professionals who will provide guidance and point you to career opportunities, with services including:

  • Hosting a wide range of networking opportunities with practicing attorneys, including speed networking events and a new Summer Networking Program
  • Presenting workshops on how to effectively network and build career connections
  • Collaborating closely with the alumni relations team to introduce current students to
  • USF’s committed and extensive alumni community

Land the Career Opportunities You Desire

OCP provides multiple resources to help you put yourself in the best position to secure employment opportunities during a challenging job market. In addition to counseling you to develop practice-ready skills through practical opportunities the school offers, such as externships, clinics, and moot court, OCP also offers:

  • An online jobs database, an active on-campus recruiting program, and participation in job fairs
  • Workshops on job search fundamentals, such as networking and interview skills
  • Individual résumé and cover letter reviews
  • Mock interview programs with alumni and other practicing attorneys
Additional Program Offerings
  • Career Workshops and Programs on Job Search Skills & Practice Areas
  • On-Campus Interviewing
  • Minority/Diversity Recruitment Programs
  • Public Interest/Public Sector Legal Careers Day, co-sponsor
  • Law Student Pro Bono Project, in collaboration with the Public Interest Clearinghouse
  • Reciprocity for Upper Division Students and Graduates