The Office of Career Services and Professional Development offers counseling sessions with in-person or remote counselors to help you get started on your search. We can also refer you to outside private counselors who have worked with Columbia Law School graduates in the past.
This list is not exhaustive, nor should it be considered an endorsement of any of the counselors on it.
You can make an appointment with a counselor through Symplicity or email [email protected].
Preparing for Your Counseling Session
In preparing for your counseling sessions, we suggest you consider the following areas for discussion.
- The state of your résumé: it should be current and updated with your latest employment and any other pertinent information. You may want to send it to us before we meet so that we can review it in preparation for our session.
- A succinct statement of your current employment situation, or your status as someone not currently employed.
- The settings (e.g. law office, government position, public interest office) that you would consider for your next job.
- The current status of your search: head hunters, networking, applications sent, websites you’ve been using, etc.
- The references you’ve identified who will speak for you. This may include former employers, professors, colleagues at other firms, etc.
- If you are considering a city other than New York as a place you would like to work, identify a law school in that city with which you would like us to arrange reciprocity.
- The questions you have and the areas of most concern to you.
Focusing on these areas, and any others they may suggest, will make your meeting with us a more productive one.