2L Career Planning Timeline

Use the following timeline to keep your career planning on-track throughout your second year of law school.

If you are interested in pursuing a public interest career, we also encourage you to review the 2L Public Interest Career Planning Timeline.

Reflecting on Summer & Search Plan

September 1 - October 31

Step 1: Fall Semester Action Plan

2L Fall Semester Action Plan

Step 2: Build Professional Relationships
Step 3: Continue your Action Plan

Job Searching Skills

October 15 - January 31

Step 4: Prepare Application Materials & Get Ready for Interviews
Step 5: Spring Semester Action Plan

The Spring Semester Action Plan will help you complete the Upper-Level Foundations of Practice requirements, as well as:

  • prioritize your remaining time in law school,
  • assess strengths and skills gaps,
  • update your careers timeline, continue your summer job or semester externship search, and
  • use your professional networks strategically.

See a career counselor for assistance prioritizing the action items in the plan.

2L Spring Semester Action Plan

Step 6: Continue Building Professional Relationships
Step 7: Job Postings & Fairs

Preparation & Goals for Summer

February 1 - May 1

Step 8: Continue Building Professional Relationships
  • Follow-up with contacts
  • Small/Medium Firm networking event
  • Identify & attend events
Step 9: Continue Summer Search
Step 10: Prepare for Summer