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Career Development

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Paving the way to your future

Law students road test their elevator pitches and interviewing skills with the law school’s alumni during a speed mentoring session hosted at the North Haven Campus.

Career Development Office

It’s not only what you know. It’s who knows you.

Having a strong legal education and skills is the price of entry, but it doesn’t ensure access. To get the right job, you’ll need to put yourself in front of the right people. That's where the Career Development Office comes in.

Specializing in legal careers, our career development counselors will help you connect with our strong network of professionals and alumni. At Quinnipiac, we continually work hard to build relationships with the best law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies and nonprofits to create opportunities to get you introduced.

  • Career counseling, including resume and cover letter review, and interview preparation
  • A career resource center
  • Coordination of student participation in off-campus job fairs and bar association functions
  • Legal career information forums
  • Web-based job listing service with wide range of opportunities within and outside of Connecticut
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Career conversations

Shelley Sadin, associate dean of professional and career development, leads a Q&A session during the Connecticut Supreme Court’s visit to Quinnipiac University School of Law.

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Law Career Connections

A student is speaking with a potential employer during a speed networking event.

Making connections

Johanna Ward, JD ’19 listens to Louis Martocchio, a 1991 graduate of the Quinnipiac School of Law during a Speed-Networking event in the Law Library.

Connecting employers to students

Our students are highly educated and bring a wealth of skills and practical experience to the workplace. If you are interested in recruiting our students for internships or specific positions, we will work with you.

We welcome employers to post job opportunities on our student and alumni career website, Quinnipiac University Law Career Connections. All recruiting activity is governed by the School of Law's policies which you can read here:

To post a job opportunity, please create a new account or login to your existing one here:

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Real-world lawyering

Julie Jaquays, JD ’21 participates in Gateway to Practice, an annual experiential program that enables students to work with alumni and local attorneys. Participants have the opportunity to enhance their oral presentation and client interviewing skills, as well as learn the business aspects of law.

Employment Outcomes

The School of Law's excellent location along the Northeast corridor means easy access to New York, Boston, Hartford and New Haven, and one of the highest concentrations of private law firms, corporate headquarters and financial institutions in the United States.

The graduates of the class of 2018 were employed in the following industries:

Infographic showing percentages of the QU Law Class of 2016 who are currently employed and by what industry

Contact Us

Shelley R. Sadin
Associate Dean of Professional & Career Development
shelley.sadin@qu.edu
203-582-3267    

Doretta D. Sweeney
Director of Professional & Career Development
doretta.sweeney@qu.edu
203-582-3218

Neeta M. Vatti
Associate Director of Professional & Career Development
neeta.vatti@qu.edu
203-582-7899

In person


Quinnipiac University School of Law
370 Bassett Road
North Haven, Connecticut 06473 

By mail


Quinnipiac University School of Law
Law School Career Services
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut 06518