Career Development

Recent Quinnipiac JD graduate Danielle McGee participates in a panel where new attorneys offer “Survival Tips for New Lawyers” during Quinnipiac's "Gateway to Practice" workshop Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 in the Ceremonial Courtroom at the Quinnipiac University School of Law Center on the North Haven Campus. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

A tight-knit network

Danielle McGee, JD ’13, associate, Law Offices of Gerry McMahon, participates in a panel discussion with current students. She and several other Quinnipiac School of Law alumni offered "Survival Tips for New Lawyers."

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 guarantee 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 develop relationships with the best law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies and nonprofits to create opportunities to get you introduced.

Personalized resources


  • 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

Clinics and Externships

Your experiences set you apart

The experience on the front lines will change you. Imagine, as a student, that you have the chance to interview clients or represent them in front of a judge. You could be called on to question a witness on the stand. Through your work, you directly influence real-life cases, whether working for a client on a custody dispute or housing issue, or helping an ex-prisoner reenter the work force. Working directly with legal professionals will challenge you, inspire you and introduce you into a community of practitioners.

“Helping Section 8 clients avoid eviction reminded me why I went to law school in the first place.”
Emily Kaas, JD '16

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