Office of Career and Professional Development

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The Office of Career and Professional Development offers resources that will help you effectively utilize your law degree as you navigate a changing job market.  Seasoned professionals will regularly provide career information. OCPD collaborates with faculty on curricular and co-curricular programs that develop students’ understanding of their own skills and interests, the operational aspects of practicing law, the changing marketplace for legal services, and the range of practice pathways. We partner with students to facilitate the identification of professional interests and support the development of an individualized professional roadmap, using one-on-one discussions and group events. We’re here to guide you as you develop ideas and goals for your future career opportunities.

Core Services

  • Partnering employers with students for internship experiences, externship experiences and career fairs
  • Identifying professional mentors for students
  • Offering professional development programs
    • Resume writing seminars
    • Interview preparation/mock interviews
    • Information sessions related to the legal job market
    • Meet and greet events with employers and potential mentors aimed at successful networking
    • Business management competencies
  • Career counseling
  • Personalized career search assistance
  • Facilitation of pro bono experiences

Symplicity

During the Office of Career and Professional Development orientation, students are introduced to Symplicity, an online interface that will enable students to coordinate with the Office of Career and Professional Development regarding services and activities and view available jobs and internships..

Symplicity Login for Students
Symplicity Login for Employers

Summer Employment

Employers who are seeking students for summer employment will be invited for on campus interviews (“OCI”). Job postings will be made available to students.  Since this is not a formal OCI program, employers will not be required to interview students on campus.   The on campus interview program (“OCI”) will begin shortly before the start of the Fall semester. 

 

In order to take all necessary steps to provide a legal education program that will qualify for approval by the American Bar Association (“ABA”), the Office of Career and Professional Development will maintain consistent contact with students to gather data to meet the ABA’s standards and procedures regarding law graduate employment data. To view employment outcomes see our ABA Disclosures.

 Student Recruitment and Employment Policies

  • The law school adheres to the UNT Dallas’s policies on non-discrimination and harassment.
  • Equality of Opportunity: It is the policy of UNT Dallas College of Law to provide equality of opportunity in its admission, access to, treatment and/or employment in its programs and activities for all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, handicap or disability, age, religion, marital or parental status, veteran status or sexual orientation.
  • Policy on Prohibited Harassment: In accordance with applicable law, UNT Dallas College of Law prohibits sexual harassment and harassment because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, age, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Any such harassment will not be tolerated.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: We are pleased that our recruitment efforts at UNT Dallas College of Law have yielded a diverse class. Therefore, we request to be informed of special activities which have been developed to achieve the employer's diversity and inclusion goals; please send information to courteney.harris@untdallas.edu
  • UNT Dallas College of Law adheres to the National Association of Law Placement's (NALP) statement on Non-Discrimination and Fair Access in Legal Recruitmentadopted by its Board of Directors.
  • Law students must maintain ethical and professional standards, including those set out by the National Association of Law Placement.