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Tel: 540.458.8535
Email: lawcareer@wlu.edu
Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Office: Powell Suite, Sydney Lewis Hall

Alumni Seeking a Career Change

Our office includes three former attorneys as career counselors who are available to discuss individualized career planning strategies with alumni. We are dedicated to assisting you with:

  • Self-assessment for those seeking some direction in their desire for a career change
  • Strategizing for those seeking a specific change
  • Resume and cover letter review

We are available to meet in person or by telephone. Request an appointment by emailing lawcareer@wlu.edu

W&L ALUMNI JOB POSTINGS

Notices of permanent job opportunities are posted on Symplicity, our secure, online career management system.  To obtain login and password information for Symplicity, please send an email to Jane McDonald, mcdonaldj@wlu.edu with the following information: Full name (include name at time of graduation if it has since changed), graduation year, and current active email address.

WEB RESOURCES FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH

Craft a search strategy using these web resources, grouped by legal setting:

For passwords to any online web resource, send an email to Jane McDonald, mcdonaldj@wlu.edu, indicating which resource password you need.

Interested in International opportunities?  Subscribe to International Employment Weekly's email job alerts.

CONNECTING WITH OTHER W&L ALUMNI

To find W&L Alumni in a geographic or practice area of interest, use the resources below:

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—contact mcdonaldj@wlu.edu for assistance)
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.

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

Our Judicial Clerkship page can provide some basic information on applying for clerkships. Set up a meeting with Andrea Hilton, hiltona@wlu.edu to discuss your search strategy.

RECIPROCITY

If you are no longer in Lexington, we can request that you be given access to the resources and services of a law school in your area. To request reciprocity, please email Jane McDonald with the name of the school with which you wish to request reciprocity and contact information for the head of their Career Services Office. Ms. McDonald will also need your name and class year.