Be Profession-ready

We stay ahead of the curve so you can get ahead in your legal career. Dickinson Law’s Career Services Team's personalized approach to legal career advising means you’ll find internships and opportunities that will remind you why you chose law school.

Let us support your career journey. At any time during law school, please don’t hesitate to email us or call us at 717-240-5201.

Support for Success

To help you navigate the constantly evolving job market, we offer a number of resources, including:

  • One-on-one meetings 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
  • Locating and securing internship placements
  • Group events where you can interact with people who use their law degrees in many ways
  • Access to our historic alumni network, along with all the benefits of Penn State’s alumni network

Building Your Network

Part of what makes a legal career successful is the strength of your relationships and connections. 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 690,000+ 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, students interact with alumni practitioners in Problem-Solving I: The Lawyer and Client during their first semester and continue to develop an understanding of how they might utilize their law degree through meeting attorneys from various sectors of practice during their second semester course, Practicing Law in a Global World: Contexts & Competencies. As part of this course, students conduct informational interviews with attorney practitioners to learn more about possible legal career paths.

During their second and third years of law school, Dickinson Law students continue to develop connections with attorneys in practice by engaging with on-site attorney supervisors as part of the Internship or Semester-in-Practice programs. 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 allows them to engage with the greater southcentral Pennsylvania community through nonprofit board service or other volunteer work.

Practicing Greatness

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Judicial clerkships. In-house counsel. Immigration law. Public interest. Check out where our most recent graduates will put their law degrees to work.

Kamron Abedi '19

Kamron Abedi '19Hometown: Laguna Niguel, CA
Employer: Stevens & Lee, Reading, PA

“At Dickinson Law, I developed the practical skills necessary to succeed through the entrepreneurship curriculum, the Business Law Society, and the Business Negotiation Competition. I look forward to putting these skills to use in this position.”

Doris Baxley '19

Doris Baxley '19Hometown: Chapin, SC
Employer: Pepper Hamilton, Philadelphia, PA

“Law school teaches you to think critically in a collaborative setting to best assist clients achieve their goals. The Business Law Society at Dickinson Law helped me develop the skills necessary to effectively represent clients in an increasingly global corporate world.”

Laura Bortnick '19

Laura Bortnick

Hometown: Princeton Junction, NJ
Employer: U.S. Navy JAG, Newport, RI

“I am grateful to Dickinson Law for preparing me for my future career as a Judge Advocate General, especially while interning with the U.S. Air Force as part of the Semester-in-Washington, D.C. Program. I learned through hands-on experience and ultimately found the right place for me after graduation.”

Cassidy Crowley '19

Cassidy Crowley '19Hometown: Bernville, PA
Employer: U.S. Air Force J.A.G., Birmingham, AL

“It is a true privilege to have the opportunity to practice law in the United States Air Force. Dickinson Law has prepared me well to serve my country doing the work that I love.”

Ben Forbes '19

Ben Forbes '19Hometown: Orwigsburg, PA
Employer: Williamson, Friedberg & Jones, LLC, Williamsport, PA

“My experiences at Dickinson Law have instilled the importance of strong legal analysis skills, and have reinforced the immense value of soft skills as a lawyer and citizen. The business curriculum has given me the tools to confront a wide variety of problems from the business client’s perspective.”

Bob Heary '19

Bob Heary '19Hometown: Lancaster, NY
Employer: Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, Binghamton, NY

“At Dickinson Law, I've developed practical skills for interacting with and helping clients through the classes offered and participation in Moot Court, the Business Negotiation Competition, and the Business Law Society. I look forward to putting these skills to use to help my future clients.”

Sarah Kaboly '19

Sarah Kaboly '19Hometown: Bethlehem, PA
Employer: Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE

“I am excited to be starting my career at one of the best places in the country for corporate law. I am confident that the courses and internships I was fortunate enough to have while at Dickinson Law will help me in this role.”

Joe Kerwin '19

Joe Kerwin '19Hometown: Lykens, PA
Employer: Dauphin County District Attorney's Office, Harrisburg, PA

“Dickinson Law gave me the necessary legal advocacy skills to assist me in securing full-time employment as a criminal prosecutor. I feel confident in my ability to succeed in my post-J.D. career thanks to the tireless efforts of the staff and faculty at Dickinson Law, which helped to make me a competent advocate.”

Caroline Koko '19

Caroline Koko '19

Hometown: Stone Mountain, GA
Employer: The Honorable Therese Cunningham ’80, J.S.C., New Jersey Superior Court – Criminal Division, Toms River, NJ

“Dickinson Law's advocacy courses and internship opportunities have provided me with the skills necessary to excel in a litigation setting. I'm looking forward to additional exposure to attorneys advocating in the courtroom, and to applying the writing and research skills I've acquired throughout the past three years.”

Andrew Lindhome '19
Andrew Lindhome '19

Hometown: Camp Hill, PA
Employer: U.S. Department of Justice Immigration Court, Memphis, TN

“I am excited to begin my legal career through the Attorney General Honors Program at the U.S. Department of Justice Immigration Court. Dickinson Law's Government Affairs Certificate Program with a concentration in National Security Law, as well as my internship placements, provided me with the tools necessary to start my career.”

Malcolm McDermond '19

Malcolm McDermond '19Hometown: Lemoyne, PA
Employer: U.S. Department of Justice Immigration Court, New York, NY

“I am thankful for all the ways Dickinson Law has prepared me for a career of service. Because of the community-focused legal education I received here, I feel confident that I can embody Dickinson Law's community ethos in the fast-paced and demanding environment of federal practice in Manhattan.”

Olivia Phillips '19

Olivia Phillips '19Hometown: Gainesville, FL
Employer: Hon. Calvin L. Scott Jr., Superior Court of DE, Wilmington, DE

“Over the past three years, Dickinson Law has prepared me to be an effective advocate for my clients. With this clerkship, I will take the next step in becoming a better advocate: learning firsthand what oral and written advocacy tools are effective in the eyes of a judge.”

Michael Slobom '19

Michael Slobom '19Hometown: Costa Mesa, CA
Employer: Hon. Andrea L. Roncanelli, Superior Court of DE, Wilmington, DE

“My Dickinson Law education has equipped me with the skills necessary to help maintain the integrity and competence of the legal profession. I look forward to putting those skills to practice as I embark on my professional journey under Judge Rocanelli’s guidance.”