Professional Development

  • Assist with Career and Professional Development

    As we wrap up the 2012-2013 academic year, the Office of Professional Development turns its attention to next year. We hope you will consider getting involved.

    Share Your Time – If you’re willing and available, join us for a practice panel, donate an hour of your time for our 1L Barrister Club, or conduct a mock interview (send us an email to express interest). If from outside of Columbus and you’re in town professionally or just for a visit, please let us know if you’d be willing to meet with students at the law school and we’ll arrange a meeting.

    Be a Good Mentor & Contact — Get involved in our Capital Law Connect program. As you well know, the ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with other professionals is critical to ongoing success and career development. Capital Law Connect seeks to connect active Capital alumni with current students interested in learning more about the legal profession. It’s our hope that this professional network will foster better student networking and informal mentoring relationships.

    Share Opportunities

    Whenever you have a hiring need or learn of an opportunity for students or graduates, be sure to pass it along to our office.

    Hire Fellow Grads & Current Students — Need some help? Then hire a law clerk or new associate. Contact the Office of Professional Development to post an opening and a staff person will be in touch right away.

    Pass on Opportunities — When you hear about a job opening, whether for a summer or entry-level position, or for an experienced attorney, pass it along. We can post it on our job posting board as well, or we can help your contact identify particular candidates who might be good fits. Email the Office of Professional Development anytime someone forwards you a job posting.

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    Alumni Career & Professional Development
    As a graduate of Capital Law, you have access to individual career counseling and to the Job Posting Board. If you have any career questions and need a career-counsel appointment, call the Office of Professional Development at (614) 236-6888. To access the Job Posting Board, complete the Registration Form.

    Loan Repayment Assistance Program
    Capital’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), launched in fall 2007, provides limited forgivable loans to eligible graduates who are employed in a public interest or government position. The LRAP helps reduce the debt burden for graduates who choose to practice law in the public interest.

    Since its inception, the LRAP has provided over $50,000 in assistance. The program is solely funded through the Loan Repayment Assistance Endowment Funds contributed by generous alumni and friends.

    If you would like more information about LRAP, including eligibility requirements, visit us online. The 2014 application will be available beginning October 1, with completed applications due by November 15. Make your calendar now!

    If you have questions about the program in the meantime, contact the LRAP Administrator, Shawn Beem, via email or phone (614) 236-6889.