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The Career & Professional Development Center is committed to getting to know every Duke Law student. Starting with participation in admitted students events and followed by 1L Orientation, the Career Center is integrated into all aspects of the student experience at Duke.

All first-year students are strongly encouraged to meet with a counselor during their first few months of school. For some students, one meeting is all they want or need; others meet with a counselor almost weekly throughout their time at Duke. Our office strives to educate students on the wide variety of employment options available to them, both nationally and internationally. Students and alumni find employment with firms, judges, state and federal governments, and public interest employers.

The experienced staff of attorney-counselors in the Law School's Career Center works hard to keep you abreast of the latest hiring trends and professional standards and NALP guidelines, and conduct one-on-one counseling sessions with every incoming first-year student. We also provide programming throughout the year to help you make informed decisions about both your career path and the lifestyle anticipated by your choice.

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.

We also welcome the opportunity to talk with you during a personal tour of the Law School. Please contact the Admissions office for tour information and be sure to mention that you would like to speak to someone from the Career Center during your visit.