Alumni Counseling

Alumni counseling is regularly given with respect to opportunities in both the public and private sectors, as well as with respect to potential transitions between the two. Alumni are also frequently counseled about an array of topics including post-graduation clerkship applications, post-clerkship job searches, fellowships, law firm job searches, alternative careers and careers in business, law teaching, transitioning practice areas, relocating, job searches post-layoff, networking, returning to work after a leave, salary negotiation, temporary legal employment, and preparing to retire.

Alumni are welcome to conduct one-on-one mock interviews with CDO attorney-counselors at any stage of their careers, and to receive real-time personalized feedback on their performance. CDO also provides resume and cover letter review as part of its alumni counseling services.

Depending on what is most convenient for alumni, counseling and mock interview sessions may take place in person, over the telephone, or on Skype.


Appointing Scheduling

For Private Sector Legal and Non-Legal Alumni Counseling:

Alumni from the Class of 2020: Please make an appointment with Director of Alumni and Alternative Careers Alison B. Hornstein.

Alumni from all other Classes: Please make an appointment with Jennifer Bird, Alumni Career Consultant for the Private Sector.

For Public Interest Alumni Counseling (Including Public Interest Fellowships):

Please make an appointment with Director of Public Interest Norma D’Apolito.

For Clerkship Alumni Counseling:

Please make an appointment with Director of Clerkships Marilyn Drees.

For Law Teaching Alumni Counseling:

Please contact Gordon Silverstein, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, at