The University of Tulsa College of Law Professional Development Office offers career development services to TU Law students and alumni. The PDO prides itself on learning about each student’s unique skill set and interest areas to provide a high level of individualized service.
PDO services include:
- Individualized career counseling
- Compass, TU Law’s online job posting platform, and a weekly jobs email blast
- Résumé, cover letter, and interviewing assistance
- Mock interviews with local attorneys
- On-Campus Interview Program, résumé collection, and video conferencing services
- Career resource library
- Job fair information and funding assistance
- Programming aimed at résumé preparation, interview skills, and job success
- Networking events and mentorship opportunities
- Walk-in notary public
- Law student business cards
The PDO works with students on career strategies before they ever enter the classroom, beginning with the one-week Foundations of Legal Study (FLS) orientation program. FLS is designed to equip law students for academic and professional success. Not only do students receive guidance on preparing for class, they tour the federal courthouse and meet the judges; attend social activities with deans, faculty, and alumni; and participate in a public service project organized by the TU Law Public Interest Board.
TU Law alumni receive lifetime access to the PDO and Compass, the online job posting platform. (To access an alumni Compass account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 918-631-2430.)
During the first semester, Dean Lyn Entzeroth and Associate Dean and Director of Professional Development Christy Caves lead the Dean’s Seminar to introduce 1Ls to the legal practice and help begin personal career development. During six weekly sessions, students learn about the current legal market, potential career paths, and leadership skills. The course culminates in a one-on-one meeting with the Deans to form each student’s individual professional development plan.
Individualized Career Counseling
Throughout law school, the PDO provides each student with individualized career counseling with former practicing attorneys who have experienced the law school process. The PDO offers programming designed to assist students with résumé writing, interviewing skills, and preparation for success on the job and includes a mock interview program with local attorneys. Networking events throughout the year serve to introduce students to TU Law alumni, local judges, and other professionals and assists students in finding a mentor.
The On-Campus Interview Program during the spring and fall helps students secure internships and clerkships locally or throughout the nation in their specific areas of interest. Through the Licensed Legal Intern (LLI) programm, students gain in-court experience either through the Lobeck Taylor Community Advocacy Clinic or in an internship or externship under the supervision of an Oklahoma licensed attorney.
On-Campus Interview Program
The PDO hosts an On-Campus Interview Program during the spring and fall to help students secure local or national internships and clerkships in their specific areas of interest. Read more about the On-Campus Interview Program