Career Education and Professional Development

Our Career Education and Professional Development programs enhance the classroom learning and enable our students to be prepared for the job search whether it is for a summer internship, an externship, or the first job upon graduation from law school.  Our approach is to provide programs that fall along one of two major divisions—Career Education and Professional Development.

Our Career Education programs increase the knowledge base for careers in the law to including the practice of law and careers that are enhanced by a law degree.   Our Professional Development programs seek to provide our students with the nuts and bolts of being a legal professional.  Key programming includes, interview preparedness, professional attire, networking, and resume and cover letter writing.  We encourage students to take advantage of these programs.

Programs include:

Career Education Professional Development
JAG Career Fair (fall) 1L Career Services Orientation (mandatory)
Public Interest Career Fair (spring) Professional Dress (men and women)
Clerkship Panel Networking
International Law Are You Interview Ready?
In-house Counsel Panel Resume and Cover letter preparation

Our signature program, Pathways to Success, features NCCU Law Alumni who speak on a variety of topics that span Career Education and Professional Development.

We place an emphasis on professionalism through professional development programs, networking with legal professionals, appropriate interview and work attire and career information in order to help our students compete in the legal marketplace.  We also emphasize that our students must be accountable for their development as legal professionals.