Be Profession-ready

Penn State Dickinson Law’s Career Services Team offers a tailored approach to legal career advising that supports your personal career journey. Both the Carlisle and University Park locations provide powerful resources to support you throughout your time in law school and beyond, including:

  • One-on-one meetings in your very first semester to map out a plan for you
  • A professional development series, including workshops on résumés, cover letters, networking, and job search resources
  • Interview prep and mock interviews with practicing attorneys
  • On-campus interviews with leading legal employers
  • Locating and securing externship placements
  • Networking events where you can interact with people who use their law degrees in countless ways
  • Access to our historic alumni network, as well as Penn State’s alumni network of more than 750,000 alumni

Building Your Network

Part of what makes a legal career successful is the strength of your relationships and connections. Penn State Dickinson Law boasts over 8,000 living Law School alumni worldwide and the Penn State Alumni network is one of the largest in the world with more than 750,000 living alums. Dickinson Law offers several opportunities for students to begin building their professional network and developing mentorship relationships, starting the first semester of law school. The Career Services Office organizes an annual speed-networking event that provides students with the opportunity to practice their elevator speeches and be introduced to alumni practitioners.

Additionally, professional development and leadership opportunities abound. Students may choose to participate in the Leading Law Students Program or other pro bono activities through the Miller Center for Public Interest Law and Advocacy that allow them to engage with the greater southcentral Pennsylvania community through nonprofit board service or other volunteer work.

Get to Know Our Career Services Team

Laura Williams
Associate Dean for Administration

Meet Laura Williams

Thomas Lee
Director of Career Services

Meet Thomas Lee

Rosalind Lister
Assistant Director of Career Services

Meet Rosalind Lister