Alumni Career Services

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!

Appointment Scheduling

*LLM alumni should contact the Graduate and International Programs Office to be referred to the appropriate counselor.

Job Postings

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 the career center office. If you need temporary or guest access, please fill out our Application for Alumni Access to CORE and we will do our best to process your request within 48 hours.

If you would like to post a job for a current student or GW Law graduate, you can do so through the CORE Employer Portal, or by emailing us at [email protected].

Judicial Clerkships

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.

Join GW Career Connect

Networking Events

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

GW Law Alumni Event Calendar

Online Alumni Community

The GW Law Alumni Community allows you to

  • Update your information online
  • Register for events
  • Search for classmates
  • Visit your class page
  • Join a group based on geographic area or interest

Already have a username affiliated with GW Law?  Simply login to the Alumni Community!

Need to set up an account?  Visit their Registration page.  You will need your Login ID#, which is a randomly assigned seven to ten digit number. 

Contact the GW Law 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.