Welcome to the Office of Career Development! We can guide you through the process of making a change in your practice, career direction, or geographic area.

In turn, you can help your alma mater by participating in Career Development programs, posting an employment opportunity with your organization, and updating your employment status with our office.

Counseling Appointments

As an alumni, you can set up an individual appointment with any member of our office to discuss the unique needs facing you from the initial post-grad job search to advanced career transitions.

Employment Opportunities

We share job openings with over 100 other law schools through the Intercollegiate Job Bank, which you can access through your Symplicity account.

Career Fairs

  • New York University Public Interest Legal Career Fair, New York, NY
  • Equal Justice Works Career Fair, Washington, D.C.
  • Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair


Reciprocity allows RWU Law students and alumni to use the career development offices of other law schools. See more information on Reciprocity. 

Employment Status Update

The Office of Career Development strives to maintain accurate employment statistics for RWU Law graduates. This is important not only for required reporting to the National Association for Law Placement and the American Bar Association, but also for students to examine trends in the labor market. For these reasons, we ask that all alumni keep in touch with the Office of Career Development and inform us of your current employment status. 

Report your Current Employment Status

How You Can Help

One of the major functions of the Office of Career Development is to bring employers, students, and alumni together. Help your employer recruit students and alumni by posting an academic year, summer, or permanent position or by participating in our On-Campus Interview Program. We would welcome your participation in our office programs, mock interviews, student mentoring, or moot court competitions. If you'd like to post a position or participate in Career Development programs, please contact our office.

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Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.


After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.


Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.


Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.