Are you a Georgetown University Law Center graduate who is:
- thinking about a job or career change?
- planning to move to a different part of the country or abroad?
- dealing with a merger or downsizing?
- hoping to negotiate a salary increase?
- interested in talking to a career counselor?
We invite all Law Center alumni/ae who anticipate a career change to make an appointment with Marilyn Tucker, Director of Alumni Career Services. Confidential appointments are held in the Office of Career Services for those in the Greater Washington metropolitan area, or by telephone for those outside our area. Marilyn will work with you to define your goals, develop your job search strategy, research potential employers, and find the job you want. An individual career consultation also offers you the opportunity to receive resume and cover letter critiques, find out how to develop interview strategies, and learn networking techniques.
Contact the Office of Career Services at (202) 662-9300 to schedule an appointment, then fax your resume to Marilyn Tucker at (202) 662-9313 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also invite you to visit the Job Search Resources and Practice Areas sections of our homepage, where you will find everything from general information on cover letters and interviewing to specific information on different career paths (password may be required).
Access to Georgetown Law Job Postings and Web Resources
Jobs postings for Georgetown Law students and alumni (JD and LLM) are available through Symplicity. The postings include many listings directed toward experienced attorneys, in both the public and private sectors. We also have a wealth of information on our web site to help guide you through the job search process and to provide you with information on many of the career paths available to you.
If you are a graduate of the Law Center, you can obtain access to restricted Law Center web resources by applying for a username and password. Please e-mail the Alumni Access Form to Laurin Sanders. Please note that it may take several business days to verify your alumni status. We will grant access as soon as possible.
Georgetown Law Programs and Resources for Alumni in Transition
Job Strategy 101 - April 14, 2009 Webcast | PowerPoint
Career Transition In-Depth - April 23, 2009 Webcast | PowerPoint
First Steps When You've Been Laid Off -- or are Otherwise Unemployed during a Down Economy, by Marilyn Tucker, Director of Alumni Career Services
Join The Network
Would you like to hire a Georgetown lawyer? Do you want to help current students? Could you use some career advice of your own? There are almost 40,000 Georgetown Law alumni around the world working in every imaginable field – a tremendous human resource. The Georgetown Law Network (The Network, for short) will let you tap that resource. A searchable online directory that helps alumni, faculty, and current students find and communicate with each other, The Network is a great new way to connect with members of the Georgetown Law community — in your town or across the globe. The more alumni who register and become active members, the more successful and useful The Network will become. Please sign up today!
Alumni Career Advisor Program
The Alumni Career Advisor Program matches students with alumni advisors. Alumni advisors mentor students in a variety of ways, including: conducting mock interviews, connecting students with employment leads, and helping students hone their job search goals. Advisors are not being asked to provide jobs for their students, but rather to spend a couple of hours per month helping them with their job search. Please visit http://www.law.georgetown.edu/alumni/careeradvisorreg.cfm to register. We will do our best to match alumni volunteers with students based on geographic and practice area preferences.
Small Firm Advisory Council
OCS invites practitioners to become members of our Small Firm Advisory Council. This group of mid-sized, small, and solo firms meets several times per year for networking events, panels, and other programs at which alumni and other notable practitioners can maximize their relationship with the Law Center. Please contact Kia Scipio (email@example.com) if you would like to join the Council.
Small Firm Mentoring Program
A number of our students are extremely interested in practicing law in a small or medium firm. Many of these students would greatly benefit from the guidance of a practicing attorney. We would like to ask the Advisory Council to help mentor our students. Your willingness to share your experience and contacts with our students will provide invaluable insight into the small/medium firm market. In order to best match mentors with students, we need a few pieces of information. Please use this link to register. Thank you in advance for agreeing to take part in this mentoring program.
Small Firm Resume Collect
The Office of Career Services has initiated a program targeted at strengthening the connection between smaller firms and Georgetown Law students and graduates. The Small Firm Resume Collect allows employers to submit job postings to a targeted audience of students interested in small firm practice. The postings appear on a dedicated page of our online system, Symplicity. Students will be able to review small firm listings and upload their application materials in one convenient place online. OCS will then compile students' applications and send them directly to you for evaluation. Please contact Kia Scipio (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Director for Small & Medium Firm Initiatives, for more information.
Local and Specialized Bar Association
Are you a member of a local or specialized bar association in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area? The Office of Career Services is looking to expand its relationships with bar associations in the DC area, and would welcome your assistance. If you are active with a bar or have contacts you are willing to introduce to the office, please contact Amy Jones Mattock at email@example.com.
Other Ways to Volunteer
In addition, the Office of Career Services and OPICS seek alumni volunteers to serve in a variety of capacities, such as participating in an OCS networking event or informational program. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, and include a short description of how you are willing to help.