Congratulations! You are embarking on a new stage in your professional life. Law school may seem like a monumental undertaking and you likely have questions about your plans three years from now. Please keep in mind that the Office of Legal Career Services is here to provide you with the tools to achieve your personal career goals. We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Georgia School of Law this fall. As you begin your professional education, we hope that you will keep in mind the importance of your job search. Because the search for internships, externships, clerkships and post-graduate employment can be complex and competitive, our mission is to provide you with all the tools and information you need to maximize opportunities.

This LCS Guide has been created to get your job search off on the right foot as you prepare yourself for your new career. We have included information about our services, as well as pointers on all aspects of the job search. This LCS Guide should serve as a general reference tool for you throughout law school, but is not intended to be a substitute for staying abreast of events and opportunities through our website, e-mails, Symplicity database and, most importantly, by interacting with our office. We also hope you’ll enjoy your copy of Lisa Abram’s book, The Official Guide to Legal Specialties, as you start to think about your life as a lawyer.

Our goal is to provide you with individual and customized career development services. We hope you will work with us to build a relationship that makes it possible for us to offer the highest level of personal service to you over the coming years. In accordance with guidelines set by NALP, the National Association for Legal Career Professionals, we will not meet with you individually until after November 1, 2011. You are encouraged to attend general career programming this fall offered through the Office of Student Professional Development and to make an appointment with someone in our office between November 1st and December 31st to set you on the right path.