Career Night in Rotunda

The Career Development Office provides over 80 programs per year including Career Night, the Legal Careers Pathways Conference, and Meet the Tar Heels. We also provide a variety of online resources to assist students in their search for meaningful summer and permanent employment. 

Our signature events and resources for first-year students include:


On-demand web resources designed to answer many of your questions about the legal profession, practice areas/settings, and your job search.

Career Development Curriculum

Our CDO Curriculum is designed to help students take the right steps at the right time and provide helpful resources along the way. 

• Topic 1: Legal Resumes
• Topic 2: Cover Letters
• Topic 3: Introduction to Symplicity
• Topic 4: Meet with a Career Counselor
• Topic 5: Career Exploration & Events
• Topic 6: Preparing to Apply for Summer Jobs

Career Development Handbook

A comprehensive guide to your legal job search used by students throughout their time at Carolina Law and beyond.

Career Night

An evening of career and practice area exploration allowing students to connect with attorneys grouped by practice area.

CDO Coffee House

A series of Monday and Thursday morning coffee hours and information sessions sponsored by employers who recruit our students. 

First-Year Resume Reviews

One-on-one resume review sessions in your first semester.

Legal Career Pathways Conference

A two-day virtual career conference focused on exposing our first-year students to the various practice settings in which they can pursue a fulfilling career in the law. Panelists share with students their experience in the following practice settings:
• Government – Agencies, Prosecutors, & Defenders
• In-House Legal Departments
• Judicial Clerkships 
• Private Practice – Medium & Large Firm
• Private Practice – Small Firm 
• Public Interest

Meet the Tar Heels

This evening reception is held twice a year and provides students an opportunity to connect with on-campus interview program employers. The December event is for all class years. The June event is for rising 2Ls.

Mock Interview Program

Practicing attorneys offer mock interviews to first-year students.

Professional Development Boot Camp

A year-long series presented by employers who recruit our students.