The law schoolâ??s graduates have careers as attorneys in law firms, as sole practitioners, in offices of public defenders, and in legal aid and public interest organizations. They work in corporations, for state and public agencies, in academia, and in areas that combine their law degrees with experience gained before law school. A significant number obtain judicial clerkships, and some pursue further academic studies in graduate legal education. Most students take advantage of the multitude of practical skills offerings at Lewis & Clark in order to gain career direction, legal contacts, and real-life experience prior to practice. Such opportunities include internships, externships, moot courts, law reviews, on- and off-campus clinics, volunteer placements, and judicial and legal clerkships.
Lewis & Clarkâ??s Career Services staff offer an array of services that is among the most robust offered by any law school. Workshops, job postings, mock interviews, cover letter and resume assistance, as well as individual counseling are available for our law students and alumni. In addition, the Career Services Office administers the law school externship program and provides special assistance to public interest-minded students through the pro bono program and the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).
More information on the wide-ranging services available from Career Services can be found on our website at law.lclark.edu.