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The Career & Professional Development Center works in partnership with the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Office of International Studies to provide all Duke Law students with resources and tailored career counseling to ensure their success at Duke Law and beyond.

Our mission, and that of the entire Law School, is to work with students to help each acquire the tools and skills necessary to further personal professional development. We seek to enable students to find the right job for them, both during and after law school, and we try to help students understand their own goals and where in the professional world they can be fulfilled. 

The Career Center team is committed to getting to know every Duke Law student with the goal of offering individualized guidance. Starting with participation in Admitted Students events and followed by 1L Orientation, the Career Center is a fixture of the student experience at Duke. The experienced staff work hard to keep students abreast of the latest hiring trends, professional standards, and industry guidelines and best practices, and conducts multiple one-on-one counseling sessions with every first-year student.

For some students, the three required meetings are all they want or need; others meet with a counselor almost weekly throughout their time at Duke Law. Through these meetings, our experienced counselors strive to educate students on the wide variety of national and international employment options available to them. Students and alumni find employment with law firms, companies, judges, state and federal governments, public interest employers, and more.

We understand that a lot goes into selecting the best law school to fit your needs and hope that you find the information contained on our website helpful. Please note that some sections of our site are password protected and available only to current students.