Washington and Lee University School of Law Logo

Washington and Lee University School of Law

Make Each Year Count Washington and Lee University School of Law
Upcoming Events
Tel: 540.458.8535
Email: lawcareer@wlu.edu
Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Office: Powell Suite, Sydney Lewis Hall

Networking Resources



OCP LIBRARY RESOURCES

  • Donna Gerson's Building Career Connections: Networking Tools for Law Students and New Lawyers
  • Susan RoAne's How to Work a Room: Your Essential Guide to Savvy Socializing
  • Kimm Alayne Walton's Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Jobs of Your Dreams…regardless of your GRADES, your SCHOOL or your WORK EXPERIENCE!

WEB RESOURCES

How to Conduct an Informational Interview

Student Business Cards

 

FINDING ALUMNI

Members of the Law Council, the Dean's alumni advisory group, are great resources; these biographical notes will help you identify Law Council members you may want to contact.  If you met a member of Law Council on campus, consult these rosters of members in attendance at the September 2012, April 2013, September 2013 or April 2014 meetings for contact information.

Colonnade Connections
This database includes W&L Law Alumni and W&L Undergraduate Alumni. Once you log-in, click on "jobs and careers." Search alumni by location or employer under "alumni professional search." Because the site includes both undergraduate and law alumni, you can limit your search to law school graduates by using the "school" search feature. Don't forget however, that many undergraduate alumni are now lawyers and may be able to offer assistance. 

Martindale.com
This site allows you to search for lawyers that have attended Washington and Lee that are in law firms or work in-house. You can limit your search by city.

Alumni Support Network (W&L Login Required)
This network includes alumni that have self-selected to be contacted by students. The database can be searched by name, location, clerkship, practice setting, or practice area.

W&L Geographic Guides
These guides list alumni in law firms, corporations, government, and public interest organizations in various cities across the country.

 

MAKING YOUR FIRST CONTACT WITH ALUMNI