The Office of Career Services (OCS) is located in Suite 263 in the Law School's North Wing. We look forward to assisting with your career and professional development. In addition to a host of materials on Blackboard, OCS maintains a resource library to aid in advancing your career.
MyLaw is a password-protected site containing many Career Services resources and information on a range of topics:
OCS uses Symplicity for on-campus interviews, resume forwards, job postings, and some off-campus interview programs. You use it to manage your application documents, to apply for on-campus employers, resume forwards, and some off-campus interview programs, to schedule on-campus interviews, to search job postings, and to schedule appointments with your advisor.
The law library reference staff prepares a series of guides to help you choose your legal career path. Find out more information about many areas of law and how to locate other career resources.
Alumni are an excellent resource for your job search. They live and work in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and around the world. You can search the directory by name, location, employer, practice area, employer type and class year.
Some law schools provide reasonable access to their career resources for students and graduates of other law schools. Each law school has its own reciprocity policy. If, having reviewed a school's reciprocity policy, you want to request reciprocity, please complete a Request for Reciprocity form.
Public Service Fellowships
In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson's citizen-lawyer tradition, the Law School values and provides funding for public service work during the summer and after graduation.
Pro Bono & Community Service
The importance of pro bono service is recognized through a variety of programs.
Loan Repayment Assistance
The Law School's Loan Repayment Assistance Program is administered by OCS and helps graduates entering public service.
Federal, state, and employer-based loan repayment programs operate independently of William & Mary's. Equal Justice Works provides an overview of some of these programs and offers debt relief webinars and other resources.www.equaljusticeworks.org. Heather Jarvis, a nationally-recognized expert on education debt relief, offers loan repayment information via webinars, a blog, and other resources. www.askheatherjarvis.com.
Statement of Student Professionalism
OCS takes seriously the obligation to educate students about the importance of professionalism in the recruiting and hiring process. Responsiveness, ethical conduct, courtesy, integrity, and self-responsibility are the core of professionalism.
First-year students attend two programs on professionalism, one sponsored by OCS and one by the Viriginia State Bar. Each first-year student also completes a Statement of Student Professionalism.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment
Wondering what legal careers might be a good fit for you? The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an assessment tool that can help you find out. The MBTI, which is used for career development and exploration as well as a host of other purposes, requires you to invest about 90 minutes of your time, but will save you hours on your job search. Click here for more information and to register.