Career Planning

Charting Your Career Path

Our Career Services team coordinates more than 100 programs, 2,000 interviews, and nearly 250 other employer relationships each year. But the most important number is one-on-one—that’s how BC Law career planning works.

From the day you step on campus, we help you look ahead with advising and programs designed to identify your passions and pave the way to meaningful employment.

Our unique 1L Boot Camp begins the process. Boot Camp picks up where case law leaves off and gives you access to legal market experts, communication and other job search training, self-assessment coaches, mock interviews, alumni meet-ups, professional networking events, and practitioner practice panels..

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Jumpstarting Your Search

Careers kick off through 1L Boot Camp, a yearlong interactive program that combines skills coaching with alumni interaction.

Programs

The Career Services Office (CSO) sponsors over 100 programs each year


Career Fundamentals

Programs that introduce students to the basics of the legal job market.

Sample programs:

  • State of the Legal Market
  • 1L Public Interest & Pro Bono at BCLaw Info Session
  • 1L Introductory Career Advisor Meetings
  • Resume and Cover Letter Clinic Days
  • Self-Assessment/Myers Briggs Type Indicator Program for Careers

 

Recruitment & Related Programs

On- and off-campus interviewing programs connect students and employers. Specialized mock interviews and other programs help students prepare for any type of interview.

Sample programs:

  • On-Campus Interview (OCI) Resume Review Roundup
  • Art of the Callback Webinar (Insights from a Law Firm Hiring Partner)
  • Off-Campus Interview Programs – Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia San Francisco, & Washington, DC
  • Summer in the City Mock Interview Night with Alumni (10+ cities)
  • Equal Justice Works Job Fair with Public Interest and Government Employers in Greater DC
  • Federal Bar Association Mock Interview Program on Campus
  • Government/Public Interest Interview Program with Massachusetts Law School Consortium
  • Boston Lawyers Group Diversity Interview Program
  • OCI Mock Interview Madness Days with Career ServicesLavender Law Career Fair
  • Patent/IP Loyola Career Fair

 

Job Search Strategies

Learn networking, organization, and other job search strategies from alumni, fellow students, and CSO staff.

Sample programs:

  • 2L Job Search: Strategies for Success
  • 3L Job Search: Strategies for Success
  • LinkedIn Webinar
  • Writing Effective Cover Letters
  • Finding Your 1L Summer Job

Clerkship Programs

Clerkships working with a judge are among the most prestigious jobs a graduating law student can get. These programs prepare you to navigate the clerkship application process.

Sample programs:

  • Introduction to Clerkships
  • Judicial Clerkship Panel
  • Mechanics of Applying for a Clerkship
  • Webinar on Mid-Career Clerkships
  • 1L Judicial Internship Presentation

1L Boot Camp

Our innovative 1L Boot Camp, co-led with the Law Student Association, gets students off on the right foot as they pursue jobs for the summer and after graduation.

Sample programs:

  • 1L Boot Camp: Kickoff to Career Paths
  • 1L Boot Camp: Self-Assessment Workshop
  • 1L Boot Camp: How to Work a Room
  • 1L Boot Camp: Networking Tips and Tricks
  • 1L Boot Camp:  Resume Drafting and Cover Letter Workshop
  • 1L Boot Camp Market Overview: Large Firms in New York, DC and Boston
  • 1L Boot Camp:  Practitioner Practice Panels & Networking Reception
  • 1L Boot Camp: Meet the Employers

Practice Area Exposure and Networking Programs

Build your network and learn about the job market in the areas of the law where you expect to practice. These programs also offer students an opportunity to explore areas of practice that they may not have been exposed to.

Sample programs:

  • Small and Mid-Sized Firm Alumni Meet Up (Downtown Boston) 
  • Why Compliance is Cooler than Legal
  • Careers in Real Estate in the Public and Private Sectors
  • In-House Counsel—Small Group Meetings & Networking Event
  • Visiting Advisor Series for One-on-One Informational Interviews with Alumni
  • Public Interest Litigators –Small Group Meetings & Networking Event
  • How to Reach the Top of Your Game – Alumni  Spotlight Series
  • Small & Mid-Size Firm Week on Campus – Panels, Mock Interviews & Networking
  • The Economics and Business of Law Firm Practice

Government and Public Interest Programs

Students interested in government and public interest careers will find extensive programs and networking opportunities to help launch their careers.

Sample programs:

  • Public Interest Retreat
  • US Department of Justice Summer and Honors Programs Info Sessions
  • Middlesex & Suffolk DA Panels
  • JAG Info Session
  • Post Grad Fellowships and Government Honors Programs
  • Public Interest Designation Program and Pro Bono Program: Nuts and Bolts
  • Becoming a Prosecutor or Public Defender: Strategies for Applying & Interviewing
  • Presidential Management Fellows Program Info Session
  • How to Fund Your 1L Summer Job in Public Interest
  • Skadden, EJW and Other Fellowship Advising
  • Mock Interview Madness Program for Government and Public Interest Interview Programs

Pro Bono Programs

Students in our Pro Bono Program pledge to contribute 50 or more hours of law-related community service while at BC Law. These programs help connect students with pro bono opportunities.

Sample programs:

  • NY Pro Bono Scholars Program
  • Pro Bono Fair
  • Project Citizenship Training & Pro Bono Opportunity
  • Spring Break Pro Bono Trip Program