Alumni Careers

The Career Center is pleased to assist GW Law graduates 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 include:

Alumni Publications

If you are a graduate of the Law School, you may obtain access to various career-related publications. To access these materials, you must log into the portal using your law school Gmail address (ending in @law.gwu.edu) and password*.

*If you do not remember the password to your GW Law account, you may reset it here. Please note, this link requires that you know your alumni ID #. If you do not know this number, or if you graduated before the year 2000 and do not have a GW Law email address, you can contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 202.994.7166 or alumni@law.gwu.edu for assistance.


Career Consultations

The Career Center’s staff members are available to meet in person or to speak with graduates by phone.  We are happy to discuss resume and cover letter preparation, interviewing tips and preparation, job search and career-related resources, job search strategies, networking, informational interviewing, and any other issues of interest to graduates. Keri McCoy counsels JD alumni who are at least one year post graduation. All other alumni should contact the Career Center to be referred to the appropriate counselor.

To schedule an appointment or mock interview either in-person or by phone, please contact the Career Center at 202-994-7340 or gwlawcareers@law.gwu.edu.


Diversity

GW Law has a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion that is exemplified in various ways, including networking events. To learn more about The GW Law Career Center’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, please click here.


Job Postings

Job notices for graduates are posted through the CORE system*. These regularly updated listings include openings received directly from employers and vacancies from selected legal newspapers, periodicals, job newsletters, and various websites.  Most listings are for graduates with a minimum of 0-5 years of experience, with the majority in the 0-3 year minimum range.

Request Access to CORE

*CORE is accessed through your @law.gwu.edu Gmail address. If you do not remember the password to your GW Law account, you may reset it here. Please note, this link requires that you know your alumni ID #. If you do not know this number, or if you graduated before the year 2000 and do not have a GW Law email address, you can contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 202.994.7166 or alumni@law.gwu.edu for assistance.


Judicial Clerkships

The Career Center assists alumni who are interested in pursuing post-graduate Judicial Clerkships. For additional information please visit the Career Center’s website here.


Mock Interviews

The Career Center is available to conduct mock interviews.  This is strongly recommended for anyone who has an upcoming interview. The Career Center believes in a proactive approach to interviewing.  You can never be too prepared!  Prior to the mock interview, please email a copy of all of your application materials as well as the job posting, if applicable, to gwlawcareers@law.gwu.edu. We also recommend that you provide any information that you have about the format of the interview and the individual(s) with whom you will be interviewing.


Networking Events

Every GW Law Alumni Event is an opportunity to network, and they are a lot of fun, too!  Check out our Law Alumni Event Calendar to see what's coming up.  If you are interested in helping to coordinate an alumni event in your area, please click here. If you would like to post a job for a current student or GW Law graduate, please contact our Job Posting Coordinator, Rene Lindsey, at postjobs@law.gwu.edu.


Online Alumni Community

Our Alumni Community lets you reconnect with classmates and find new resources within the GW Law Alumni family.  Join groups based on your interests and location, search the online directory, access Leadership Directories, the Vault Career Insider, NALP Directory of Legal Employers, and more. Login or Register for the Alumni Community today!

  • Get LinkedIn with the George Washington Law Alumni Association.

  • Like GW Law on Facebook.


Reciprocity

Some law schools, through a process called reciprocity, permit students and graduates of other 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. To view The George Washington University Law School’s Reciprocity Policy, please click here. To request reciprocity, please contact the Career Center at gwlawcareers@law.gwu.edu 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.