1L Summer Job Search

All students are strongly encouraged to seek a law-related position for their first summer. Possible opportunities include internships with judges, in government agencies and with public interest organizations. Opportunities can also be found with private law firms or as a research assistant to faculty members.


August-Nov. 1:
Focus on academics


  • Attend Career Development Office Orientation program
  • Draft legal resume
  • Make individual counseling appointment
  • Gain access to QU Law Career Connections [login required] job postings section and continue to navigate the Web site for announcements and events


  • Compile list of family/friends/acquaintances who may be good resources to assist you in networking efforts
  • Begin to identify potential employers identified through informational interviews, other research, and guidance from the Career Development Office
  • Consider opportunities with non profit organizations, government agencies, judges, private law firms, study abroad, externships and clinics


  • Check in with the Career Development Office to discuss job search status
  • Attend Career Development sponsored programs


  • Make initial or follow-up contact with employers that hire late in the spring (e.g. small firms
  • Continue to review listings on QULaw Career Connections Web site
  • Finalize summer plans and apply for Federal Work Study monies and/or PILP grants, if your position will be in the public interest sector

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