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
Texas Tech University strives to maintain an educational and work environment free from impermissible discrimination. Accordingly, no person shall be subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or Vietnam era or special disabled veteran status. OP 10.12: Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Policy.
Non-Discrimination Policy - Texas Tech University School of Law
Texas Tech University School of Law (Texas Tech Law) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or Vietnam era or special disabled veteran status. Texas Tech Law strongly believes in the rights and dignity of all persons, and therefore condemns discrimination on the basis of a person's sexual orientation. Texas Tech Law reaffirms its commitment to providing an inclusive and supportive community for all.
AALS Requirements on Equal Opportunity in Employment
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), of which Texas 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, age, disability, or sexual orientation. As a member school, Texas Tech Law shall communicate to each employer to whom it furnishes assistance and facilities for interviewing and other placement functions the school's firm expectation that the employer will observe the principle of equal opportunity. Moreover, a member school shall inform employers, of its obligations under Bylaw 6-3(b), and shall require employers, as a condition of obtaining any form of placement assistance or use of the school's facilities, to provide an assurance of the employer's willingness to observe the principles of equal opportunity. AALS Bylaws Section 6-3b and AALS Regulation 6-3.2.