To practice law, first you have to practice
You will learn early how attorneys and judges process the challenges of day-to-day practice through hands-on exercises, including Gateway to Practice, an immersive two-day experience in which 1L students work in mock law firms alongside local practicing attorneys. As a 2L student, you can experience real-world practice through work in our legal clinics, consulting and even representing clients who otherwise may not be able to afford an attorney. You’ll also have your pick of more than 350 externship field sites.
Our career development office, staffed by lawyers with decades of experience, provides a range of counseling services. This includes resume and cover letter reviews, practice interviews and networking opportunities with area lawyers and fellow students. You’ll also benefit from our extensive network of more than 6,000 alumni who practice in Connecticut and beyond.
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Per Interpretation 509-2 of Standard 509, law schools may choose to publicize additional employment outcome data beyond what the Employment Protocols require. This additional data, per Standard 509, must be “complete, accurate, and not misleading to a reasonable law school student or applicant.” Law schools are expected to use “due diligence in obtaining and verifying such information.” The following additional employment outcome data has not been, and will not be, audited by the ABA. It is meant to supplement the annual ABA Employment Summary Report, which reflects the employment status of members of each graduating class as of the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at the American Bar Association website.
*Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org
Law Career Connections
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:
Career Development Office Policies & Procedures (PDF)
To post a job opportunity, please create a new account or login to your existing one here:
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Employment by Industry
The 104 employed graduates of the Class of 2020 were employed in the following industries: