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

Alumni may schedule general counseling appointments online with CDO attorney-counselor and Director of Alumni and Alternative Careers Alison B. Hornstein.  If possible, please provide a recent version of your resume prior to your appointment, no matter how rough. 

In order to discuss public interest fellowships specifically, alumni may schedule appointments online with CDO attorney-counselor and Director of Public Interest Norma D’Apolito

In order to discuss juridical clerkships specifically, alumni may schedule appointments online with CDO attorney-counselor and Director of Clerkships Marilyn Drees

Please note that due to the demands on the office, the availability of alumni counseling appointments not pertaining either to public interest fellowships or judicial clerkships is limited during the months of October, November, December, and January. While alumni may schedule appointments online during these months to discuss public interest fellowships with Norma D'Apolito or to discuss judicial clerkships with Marilyn Drees, alumni in need of more general career counseling in October, November, December, or January should email summaries of their current situations to