Services We Offer
We're available throughout the year for one-on-one counseling sessions. We'll point you towards useful resources, review your resume, and work with you to develop a job hunt strategy.
Each month, we receive numerous job announcements from public and private sector employers nationwide who are looking for SLS alumni. These jobs are entered into our online database as we receive them. The site is password protected, so please contact our office at 650 723.3924 for the ID and password.
The library may be used by alumni at any time. We have numerous books on job hunting, practice areas, and alternative careers. Additionally, we have lists of alumni and employers that can be extremely useful for subsequent job searches.
Use of Career Services Offices at Other Law Schools
If you've moved away from the Bay Area and would like access to another law school's career resources, we'll send a letter to that school asking for reciprocity. Although we cannot guarantee that the law school will agree to our request, none have turned us down so far. Note: Reciprocity is often unavailable during the fall recruiting season.
Your fellow alumni can be fantastic resources to learn more about specific practice areas, geographic markets, or even alternative careers. SLS now makes it easy for you to connect with your classmates and others through our online Alumni Directory, which includes the Alumni Career Network.
Stanford's greatest career resources are its alumni. Students are eager to learn more about particular practice areas and markets and what better way to gather this information than from those who are actually practicing? We've listed below just a few of the ways in which you can get involved:
Join the Alumni Career Contact Network
To be a part of the network, simply contact our office at 650 323.2734 or sign in through the "My Profile" webpage in the Alumni Directory. If you sign up online, we ask that you also complete as much of the business information in your profile as possible (including practice areas), because it is through this information that students ans alumni will find you.
Hire a Stanford Student
If you have a legal position, whether for summer, school-term or post-graduate, attend our on-campus recruiting programs or post the position online to our students and alumni.
Volunteer to Conduct Mock Interviews
Each December, alumni from around the Bay Area return to Stanford for one afternoon to give first-year students feedback on their resumes and interview skills. If you're interested, contact our office at 650 723.3924.
Participate on Career Panels
Throughout the year, OCS schedules panels and presentations on a variety of practice areas and career-related issues and we're always looking for alumni to share their expertise and unique perspectives. The panels vary from year to year, but if you have particular areas of focus and would be willing to speak, please contact Susan Robinson, the Associate Dean of Career Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650 723.3924.
Connect with Student Organizations
Many of our student organizations have extremely active calendars, whether it's organizing speaker series, a 3-day conference, or community events. They are always eager to have alumni participate or even just be available to give advice.
For information regarding other alumni volunteering opportunities, visit the alumni portal.