The goal of the Career & Professional Development Center is to provide students with the tools and skills to conduct a successful job search. The Career & Professional Development Center helps build legal resumes, identify career paths, provide networking opportunities, develop job search skills, sharpen interviewing skills and perfect application materials. We offer a wide range of services to students and alumni of the Law School:
Career paths are becoming increasingly varied, and the Career & Professional Development team is available to assist students in identifying and winning the best job for their particular skill set. Attorney-counselors are available to help students develop customized job searching strategies.
Programming & Workshops
The Career & Professional Development Center sponsors programs, workshops and panel presentations on a variety of topics throughout the academic year. Programming topics include: job search training; networking; judicial clerkships; how to get a prosecution job; and business and social etiquette. Many of these programs are recorded and can be viewed as needed.
Informational handouts and guides are available to students in the Career & Professional Development Center and on the MyTechLaw website.
In addition to formal Mock Interview Marathons held each fall and spring, students may request mock interviews throughout the year to gain feedback.
The Career & Professional Development Center counselors are available to review resumes, cover letters, writing samples, and other documents related to the job search process.
Each Fall and Spring, the Career & Professional Development Center conducts an On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) program that attracts law firms, governmental entities and corporations from around the state and nation. OCI provides opportunities for both summer clerkships and full-time associate positions.
Joint recruitment programs with law schools in Texas and Southwest United States are held throughout the year. In addition, Texas Tech Law students participate in regional and practice area job fairs.
The Career & Professional Development Center is open to all law students, and we encourage students to take advantage of our services as early in their legal career as possible. Please do not be hesitant to schedule an appointment because you are afraid that your grades are not good enough or you are uncertain about a career path. Our goal is guide each and every student through the job search process.
Non-Discrimination Policy – Texas Tech University
The university does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on or related to sex (including pregnancy), race, national origin, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected categories, classes, or characteristics. While sexual orientation and gender identity are not explicitly protected categories under state or federal law, it is the university's policy not to discriminate in employment, admission, or use of programs, activities, facilities, or services on these bases. OP 40.02, 40.03: Non-Discrimination and Anti- Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure for Violations of Employment and Other Laws dated May 26, 2016.
Non-Discrimination Policy – Texas Tech University School of Law
Texas Tech University School of Law (Tech Law) will not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, genetic information, protected veteran status, national origin, sex, gender (including identity and expression), sexual orientation, age, or disability. Dated October 19, 2016.
AALS Requirements on Equal Opportunity in Employment
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), of which Tech Law is a member, requires member schools to pursue a policy of providing students and graduates with equal opportunity to obtain employment, without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender (including identity and expression), sexual orientation, age, or disability. Member schools should inform employers of its obligation and require employers, as a condition of obtaining any form of placement assistance or use of the school's facilities, to provide assurance of the employer's willingness to observe the principle of equal opportunity. AALS Bylaws Section 6-3b and AALS Regulation 6-3.2.
Message about Military Recruiting
In its recruitment and employment practices, the U.S. military practices are inconsistent with the Texas Tech Law non-discrimination policies. The military branches are exempt by federal law from compliance with the law school's policy.