Professional Development

At W&L Law, professional development opportunities come through a range of channels. The Office of Career Strategy offers

  • self-assessment tools
  • informational programs
  • skills development seminars on a range of topics
  • an online professional skills development tool, Lawcountability, J.D., thorough which students set weekly goals around a variety of career and professional development initiatives

These efforts complement the development of professional skills that takes place by virtue of W&L Law's curricular focus.

A selection of OCS' recent Professional Development programs and events:

  • StrengthsFinder assessment and debriefing
  • Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument (assessing thinking style with a view to teamwork and workplace management)
  • Professional Communications, including discussion of generational differences in the workplace
  • Preview of SCOTUS' October Term, followed by case discussions over dinner
  • Seminar on Grit and Resilience, including problem analysis facilitated by faculty
  • Networking Training, followed by a Networking Reception after a law school symposium
  • Managing Social Media
  • Developing a Personal Brand
  • Goal Setting

Andrea Hilton, Associate Director for Professional Development, coordinates professional development offerings. Contact her at 540.458.8022 or