Career Development

The Career Development Office is committed to providing services and resources to help our students and alumni achieve their career goals. We believe that early career assessment and skills training are essential to a successful job search and career satisfaction. Whether you are looking for a part-time clerkship while still in school, that first post graduate position, a lateral move or a complete career change, we are here to support your efforts.

About Us

The Career Development Office is located in Room 214. You can contact the Career Development Office at 912-525-3919, or email the Director of Career Development, Mrs. Lauren Knight, at lknight@savannahlawschool.org.

Services Offered by Career Development

The programs and orientations developed by the Career Development Office help students meet the challenge of the legal job search process. The programs below are offered to help our students capture the interest of prospective employers. We offer the following services:

Career Advising

The Career Development Office is here to provide individual counseling to all students throughout their tenure at Savannah Law School and to assist students and alumni in all aspects of their career search. Students are encouraged to make an appointment by contacting Mrs. Lauren Knight at lknight@savannahlawschool.org or 912-525-3919. All students are asked to complete the Employment Survey and sign the Student Professionalism Agreement. Completed forms can be emailed or returned to the Career Development Office.

Employment Survey

Professionalism Agreement

Employer Outreach

Throughout the year, our Office conducts employer outreach. We visit with employers, attend networking events, and speak to attorneys about our students.

Exit Interviews

We meet with each third year student prior to graduation in order to assess their job search status and strategy. Recent graduates continue to receive assistance with their job search in an effort to promptly secure employment

Internet Job Links

The link below contains a list of internet job and career information websites.

Career Related Websites

Job Fairs

Our Office will participate in numerous job fairs with schools across the country, including specialty practice, minority, public interest and government job fairs.

Job Postings

Job listings are updated continuously. We post positions relevant to our full-time and part-time students, as well as alumni.

Mock Interview Program

Beginning Fall 2013, this office conducts a mock interview program with local practicing attorneys. It is an excellent opportunity for students to hone their interview skills, and get immediate feedback on one’s interviewing weaknesses and strengths.

Résumé and Cover Letter Review

The Career Development Office will review résumés and cover letters submitted by students.  You can submit your résumé for review by emailing a copy to lknight@savannahlawschool.org.  Please note résumé review is MANDATORY if you are applying to ANY job listed through our Office.  Do not wait to the last minute to submit your résumés and cover letters for review.  Prior to submitting your résumé for review please complete the resume checklist provided below.

Résumé Checklist

Résumé and Cover Letter Workshops

Workshops will be held to help guide students in drafting résumés and cover letters.  Students are also strongly encouraged to review the guidelines and samples listed below when drafting résumés and cover letters.

Seminars

Throughout the year the Career Development Office will conduct a variety of seminars, which will focus on topics such as:

  • Career Opportunities
  • Clerkships
  • Dining Etiquette
  • Dressing for Success
  • Networking

These seminars allow students to interact with local attorneys and other local professionals and provide invaluable advice and worthwhile networking opportunities.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Savannah Law School, in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (45 CFR 86), and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of sex, handicap, disability, race, color, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, marital status, gender identity, gender expressions, or sexual or affectional preference in Savannah Law School’s educational programs, admissions policies, employment policies, or other school administered programs.

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