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The Career Development Office is here to assist you with discovering your career goals, identifying a path to achieving those goals, and supporting your job search. This page contains numerous resources to aid in your job search. Talk with your CDO counselor to identify ways of using these resources as part of your overall career development strategy.

The CDO Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the St. John’s Law CDO’s policies and procedures.

Begin by ensuring your resume is in order, you have an effective cover letter, and you have sharpened your interviewing skills.

There are numerous resources on the web to assist you with your job search.  Some are password protected—contact your career counselor for the login information. For a more comprehensive listing, please access the Guide to Online Resources, located in the Career Development Office and the Resources section of Simplicity.

  • Symplicity – Log onto Symplicity for job postings, events and to update your employment and contact information.
  • Going Global – provides both country-specific and USA city-specific career and employment information. Their database features 33 Country Career Guides, 43 USA City Career guides, corporate profiles and more than 600,000 internship and job listings within the USA and around the world. It can be accessed on the Career/Internships tab of St. John’s Central.
  • Chambers Associate– US legal career guide of nation’s leading law firms.
  • NALP Directory– The NALP Directory provides specific information on law firms, government agencies, public interest organizations, and corporations, including lawyer demographics, practice areas, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion practices, and other valuable information about legal employers.
  • PSJD – Log onto PSJD for a listing of public interest and government positions and organizations.
  • St. John’s Journal of International and Comparative Law – serves as the repository for the electronic publication of JICL as well as a hub for news and events at the Center for International and Comparative Law, has launched. A particularly exciting part of the website is CICL Field Notes, a student-run and student-edited blog about students working this summer, and in the coming school year, at international organizations, foreign law firms and other institutions engaged in transnational legal practice.
  • Arizona Government and Public Policy Handbooks – – Please contact your career counselor for the username and password.
  • Vermont Law School’s Guide to State Judicial Clerkship Resources is available online. The Guide includes current information on the application procedures, timing, salary, and hiring process for judicial clerkships in all fifty states and several territories. The procedures for both state appellate and trial courts are included. Please note that although the New York section includes information regarding applying individually to judges, these judges do not generally hire term clerks as the judges have permanent clerks on staff. You should contact chambers to confirm openings before applying. When New York clerkship/court attorney opportunities are available, these will be posted to the Career Opportunities section of Symplicity under “Judicial Clerkships.” Please contact your career counselor for the username and password.

Sampling of Job Boards

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