GRADUATE JOB SEARCH GUIDE

All graduates seeking employment should review and follow the steps set forth in PCD's Graduate Job Search Guide found in Symplicity's Document Library under the 'graduate job search' tag. This gives you step-by-step instruction on preparing your marketing tools, commanding job search resources, networking and gaining experience through part-time and pro bono opportunities.

JOB POSTINGS

We post new job opportunities on a regular basis. Check regularly for job postings for recent graduates. Contact PCD at (617) 573-8148 or lawcareers@suffolk.edu if you need login information or assistance. Graduates also have access to CareerShift to mine the web for additional job opportunities and should check these career related links.

Temporary employment can often be an excellent opportunity to gain experience in different areas of law and industries on a short-term basis. Read more about temporary legal work and get contacts in our Temporary Legal Employment handout found in Symplicity's Document Library under the 'graduate job search' tag. 

PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPERIENCE

Volunteer opportunities are a great way to increase your experience and marketability. Visit the MassProBono website and contact our office for more information. You should also check the Volunteer Lawyers Project website.

CAREER COUNSELING

Graduates seeking employment should schedule an individual counseling session with a PCD advisor to create your strategic professional development plan. To schedule an in-person or phone appointment, logon to Symplicity and click on the "Request An Appointment" link in the shortcuts menu.

PROGRAMMING

  • 2018 Graduate Career Launch Fair - Tuesday, April 24, 12:00 to 2:00pm, Main Function Room. All graduating Suffolk Law students: Join us as we celebrate you finishing law school! We'll have great food and ice cream. Enter a drawing for one of two $100 Amazon gift cards and a Suffolk Law sweatshirt and get information on everything you'll need to start your career. Exhibitors include: Professional & Career Development; Bar Associations (Boston Bar Association, Mass. Bar Association); Volunteer Organizations (Volunteer Lawyers Project, Brook Courthouse Service Center); Robert Half Legal; Personal Branding with LinkedIn; the Moakley Law Library; LEXIS; Alumni Engagement. RSVP on Symplicity today!

NETWORKING

Join local bar associations to gain access to their professional development resources and excellent networking opportunities.

WESTLAW ACCESS

As part of a new 3-year contract with Thomson Reuters, recent Suffolk Law graduates now have 18 months of free Westlaw access. For May 2018 graduates, access runs through November 2019. Alumni can extend their Westlaw access at any time up until November 2018 by logging into their Westlaw accounts using the same username and password they used as students.

Alumni can use Westlaw up to 60 hours per month during this period, and there’s no limit on what they use it for, including paid work. They can access everything they could as students plus some new resources that were added as part of the new contract. Some of these new resources could be especially useful to attorneys who are working alone or in small firms, like Practical Law Connect, Doc & Form Builder, Drafting Assistant, and West LegalEdcenter.


FINANCIAL AID

Visit the Financial Literacy page for questions related to loan repayment and consolidation (including public interest loan forgiveness for federal loans), and other financial aid information.