We are pleased to announce that Laura Sheehan has joined our team as the Manager of Alumni Career Services! Laura is a lawyer and certified career coach who has successfully navigated the challenges of eight international moves over the course of nearly 20 years. Having conducted job searches for herself and clients all over the world, she is uniquely qualified to help you design and implement a tailored approach to your next career transition.
The Center for Professional Development and Career Strategy ("Career Center") is pleased to assist GW Law JD alumni who are contemplating a job change or seeking employment. We welcome inquiries from graduates and hope you will contact us if we can assist you. Our services for graduates are set forth below.
Career Consultations and Mock Interviews
Counseling services are available for all JD alumni. We are happy to discuss resume and cover letter preparation, interviewing preparation, job search strategies, networking, informational interviewing, and any other issues of interest to you. We are also available to conduct mock interviews. We strongly recommended this for anyone who has an upcoming interview - you can never be too prepared!
*LLM alumni should contact the Graduate and International Programs Office to be referred to the appropriate counselor.
Job notices for graduates are posted online through CORE. These regularly updated listings include openings received directly from employers and vacancies from selected legal newspapers, periodicals, job newsletters, and various websites.
CORE uses single sign-on (SSO) to link directly to your GW Law Google account. If you have any trouble logging into CORE, or if you do not have a GW Law Google account, please contact us.
The Clerkship Office (within the Career Center) assists alumni who are interested in pursuing post-graduate judicial clerkships. For additional information, please visit the Career Center's Judicial Clerkships webpage.
GW Career Connect
GW Career Connect is the university-wide career network. This online community brings together GW students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends for professional connections, career advice, and networking opportunities. Join the network to connect with current students and alumni to provide one-on-one professional career advice, build your professional networks, and make industry connections. Feel free to answer questions being crowd-sourced in discussion areas and share information and opportunities within the industry communities. We invite you to join the Law and Legal Services Industry Community to connect with other members of the GW community working in the legal industry.
Every GW Law Alumni Event is an opportunity to network, and they are a lot of fun, too! Check out GW Law's Alumni Event Calendar to see what is coming up. If you are interested in helping to coordinate an alumni event in your area, there are many opportunities to get involved.
Online Alumni Community
The Office of Alumni Relations maintains GW Law’s searchable Alumni Directory that allows alumni to reconnect with classmates and find new contacts within the GW Law alumni family. We are currently upgrading to a new platform and law school constituents will gain access to the alumni directory as soon as possible. In the meantime, we encourage you to use LinkedIn to get in touch with fellow alumni based on region or practice area. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (202) 994-7166 or [email protected] with questions regarding the Online Alumni Community.
The Career Center manages GW Law’s Reciprocity Program. Reciprocity permits students and graduates of other participating law schools to visit their career services offices and/or to subscribe to their job boards. Schools that grant reciprocity may offer it only during certain times of the year (typically between December and July). In addition, reciprocity may only be offered for a finite period of a few months or less, and other restrictions may be imposed. View GW Law's Reciprocity Policy. To request reciprocity, please contact the Career Center at [email protected] or (202) 994-7340.
Westlaw and Lexis Advance
Westlaw and Lexis Advance services remain available to alumni for a limited time after graduation. Please visit the Jacob Burns Law Library’s Database Access page for details. Westlaw has a Careers tab, with a number of links to advice on managing your career. Lexis Advance offers extensive online databases for job hunters, including Martindale-Hubbell.