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The Career Development Office offers a range of events for students. Click to see a full listing of all events on the YLS calendar.

September 26 Tuesday

“How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers” by Nancy Liao '05

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Room 128

Are you interested in corporate law? Might you be interested in business? Do you wonder how to gain the skills to help you be successful at both? Then this presentation by Nancy Liao '05, Executive Director of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, may be for you!

September 27 Wednesday

Mentor in Residence: Alaska Supreme Court Justice Joel Bolger

9:00AM to 3:00PM

Room 171

Justice Bolger will meet with students to discuss opportunities in the Alaska courts.

September 28 Thursday

Panel Discussion: “Is the YLS-SOM 3-Year JD-MBA Joint Degree Program for You?”

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Faculty Lounge

Panelists include: Travis Anderson-Hamilton ’19 (JD and MBA); Gabriella Capone ‘19 (JD and MBA); Sandra Lynne Fryhofer ‘19 (JD and MBA); Paul Joo ‘18 (JD and MBA); Gurjot Kaur ‘19 (JD and MBA); Snow Rui ‘18 (JD and MBA); and Barry Nalebuff, Milton Steinbach Professor of Management, Yale SOM; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS St

October 2 Monday

Mentor in Residence: Jamil Jivani, YLS '13

10:00AM to 12:00PM

Room 169

Jamil is a Canadian lawyer, activist, professor and author. He is focused on creating economic opportunities for families, empowering youth and improving public safety. Jamil recently completed his first book, titled "Why Young Men," which will be published by HarperCollins in March 2018. He holds research and teaching appointments at Osgoode Hall Law School and Yale Law School. Jamil is also the director of law and policy at Our Ohio Renewal, a nonprofit organization founded to develop solutions to the issues raised in J.D.

October 2 Monday

1L Summer Job Search

12:10PM to 1:00PM

Room 127

CDO counselors will provide an overview of the summer job search process. All first-year students are strongly encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.

October 4 Wednesday

Networking – Not What You Think

3:10PM to 4:00PM

Room 122

Many lawyers and law students feel anxious and uncomfortable when they think about "networking," but it does not have to be that way.  Join Kevin Doolan – lecturer, consultant, former partner at Freshfields (UK) and co-author of Natural Networking: building your professional network, without pain – as he shares his insights on the (surprising) real purpose of networking and strategies to make it effective and less stressful.

October 11 Wednesday

1L Application Preparation: Resumes, Cover Letters, and More

12:10PM to 1:00PM

Room 127

CDO counselors will discuss the timing and process of preparing applications, as well as the finer points of resume and cover letter writing for the legal market. All first-year students are strongly encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.

October 11 Wednesday

Applying for the Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship

12:10PM to 1:00PM

Room 124

Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Jojo Annobil, the Executive Director of the Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship, will discuss the role of the Immigrant Justice Corps in delivering quality immigration legal service and in training the next generation of leading immigration practitioners.  They will also explain the application and selection process and answer questions.  These are two-year fellowships.

Lunch will be provided, please RSVP here.

October 12 Thursday

Coffee Chat with John Bellinger on Careers in National Security

4:00PM to 5:00PM

Room 129

Come join John Bellinger III for a discussion on careers in international law and national security law in the government and private sector. John Bellinger served as the Legal Adviser to the State Department (2005-2009) and the Legal Adviser to the National Security Council (2001-2005). He is currently a partner at Arnold & Porter, Kay, Scholer. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP here.

October 18 Wednesday

1L Introduction to Public Interest Careers

3:10PM to 4:00PM

Room 120

Get started on a game plan to achieve your public interest goals. Learn about the many public interest career paths, get insights on ways to incorporate public interest in your professional life, and identify public interest resources. Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP here.

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