Resources to Make Informed Career Decisions


CDO is here to partner with you as you evaluate your goals, explore possibilities, and navigate your job search. We provide one-on-one counseling, programs, and resources relating to nonprofits and government, including public interest fellowships; law firms; and judicial clerkships; and we coordinate interview programs to facilitate hiring.

We look forward to developing a strong working relationship with you based on a mutual understanding of expectations and goals. We commit to you that we will offer you our best advice and feedback in a timely, respectful manner; we will be prepared, to the best of our ability, to respond to your questions and concerns; and we will work diligently to foster interactions with employers in compliance with our Recruiting Policies, Yale’s Sexual Misconduct Policies, and NALP’s Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process. In return, we expect you to take ownership of your job search and commit to us that you will make full use of the resources provided, represent yourself accurately in all communications, be responsive to communications, and honor your commitments.

Alumni & Student Profiles


Lily Fan
’04

Lily Fan

From Law School to Documentary Film Producer

Yale Law School Employment Statistics


Yale Law students are among the most sought after in the nation by employers of all types. Our alumni are prominent both within and outside of the legal profession.

Yale Law School prepared me for a lifelong career in public interest and social justice work through its academic excellence, hands-on clinical practice, and expansive student-led leadership opportunities.”


Lourdes Rivera ’90

Senior Vice President, U.S. Programs, Center for Reproductive Rights