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Our mission is to empower students to pursue their career aspirations by acquiring professional skills, identifying and achieving individual goals, and developing insights to adapt to a rapidly changing global market.

The combined efforts of our Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) staff, faculty, alumni, and even fellow students play an integral part in helping students shape their career path. It is a firmly held belief within Duke Law that the alignment of personal values and professional aspirations creates the foundation for a meaningful career. We aim for each student to leave Duke Law with professional opportunities that match his or her unique values and goals, and with the skills and tools to capitalize on future opportunities.

In response to the adverse impacts of COVID-19 on students’ summer plans, the CPDC has compiled enrichment offerings from Duke and other providers to guide students in creating self-directed study programs to supplement their summer opportunities. The Summer Success Dashboard details offerings for experiential learning, interactive workshops, engagement with Duke Law faculty and alumni, virtual internships with employers, career webinars, and other information specific to preparing for telework and virtual research assistantships.