For Alumni

The Office of Career Services and Professional Development offers flexible and expansive support tailored to your unique career path.

Take these steps to get started: 

If you are looking for career counseling in public interest or government, contact Social Justice Initiatives. The staff can assist you with job searches, fellowships, networking, and connecting you to our national network of public interest and government career counselors.

If you are interested in pursuing a judicial clerkship, contact the Office of Judicial Clerkships (OJC), which offers a broad range of advising, placement, and processing services.

 

For Non-Columbia Alumni

It is the policy of Columbia Law School to make available the facilities and services of its Career Services Office to graduates of other law schools, with the exception of those within the greater New York City area, provided that their law schools provide similar reciprocity privileges to Columbia Law School graduates. It is requested that graduates of other law schools wishing to utilize the Columbia Law School Career Services facilities have the Career Services Director of their law school send a written request by email to [email protected] at least two weeks in advance of a visit.

Students from the greater Columbia University community may be granted reciprocity on an as-requested basis. The director of the program should contact the law school career services office in order to make the appropriate arrangements for use of the resource library and counseling assistance as is possible to provide due to time constraints.

Columbia Law School students and graduates have first priority in the use of the facilities of the Columbia Law School Office of Career Services. Assistance to non-Columbia Law graduates will be scheduled at times that do not interfere with the needs of Columbia Law students. 

Reciprocity services are limited to access to the Career Resource Library, and to a period of not more than 90 days per request. Reciprocity services do not include on-campus interviewing, counseling sessions or access to job postings that are exclusively for Columbia Law School students.

Reciprocity is not available from July 1 through November 1 due to the pressures of the on-campus interviewing season. All graduates who have been granted reciprocity must first call the Office of Career Services at 212-854-2683 before arriving to ensure access to the resource library.

Requests for reciprocity may be directed to:

Sonovia Harmon
Assistant Director of Programming
Columbia Law School

Office of Career Services and Professional Development
435 West 116th Street, Box A-5
New York, NY 10027

212-854-1666
[email protected]

For Columbia Law School Alumni

The Office of Career Services and Professional Development may request reciprocal services on behalf of Columbia Law School alumni to the career services office of a non-New York law school. Please note that services offered vary depending on a particular institution's policy. If you are seeking a particular service (access to job postings, counseling) please review the desired law school's reciprocity policy online. To submit a request, please send an email with your name, graduation year, and the name of the school whose services you would like to access to [email protected].

Requests for reciprocity may be directed to:

Sonovia Harmon
Assistant Director of Programming
Columbia Law School

Office of Career Services and Professional Development
435 West 116th Street, Box A-5
New York, NY 10027

212-854-1666
[email protected]

We reserve the right to modify our Reciprocity Policy at any time, without advance notice.