Office of Professional Development Services, Resources and Opportunities

  • The Capital University Law School Office of Professional Development prepares and supports student and graduate career development; builds and sustains relationships with the legal profession that employs our students and graduates; and promotes practical and experiential learning opportunities for all students.

    Individual Counseling
    Meet one-on-one with a career counselor to explore and discuss:

    • Career and self-assessment
    • Résumé and cover letter drafting
    • Interview tips and techniques
    • Post-graduate employment

    Programs & Events

    Attend programs and events including:

    • Professional etiquette seminars
    • Networking strategies
    • “How to” workshops
    • Panel presentations with alumni
    • Programs co-sponsored with student organizations

    Resources & Services

    Use our resources and services such as:

    • Online job posting board
    • Books and periodicals
    • Copier, scanner and fax machine
    • Notary service
    • Public Interest Center

    Experiential Opportunities

    Explore various experiential opportunities including:

    • Externships with public sector, non-profit and in-house organizations
    • Law clerk positions with law firms and government agencies (paid and unpaid)
    • Academic teaching and research assistant positions
    • Pro bono work with the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, VITA, Family & Youth Law Center, and state and federal courts
    • Legal Clinics

    Recruiting Programs

    Participate in recruiting programs such as:

    • Fall and spring on-campus interviewing
    • Federal and state judicial clerkship hiring
    • CBA Minority Clerkship Program
    • Practice-focused recruiting conferences such as the Patent Law Interview Program and Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference
    • Diversity conferences including Black Prosecutor’s Association Job Fair, Lavender Law (GLBT students), and others