Professional Development Office

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law Professional Development Office strives to provide law students and alumni with dynamic counseling, strategic career resources, and employer engagement in order to develop professional careers of purpose and meaning.

The Professional Development Office (PDO), located on the second floor of the Barco Law Building, provides students and graduates with the necessary tools and resources for successful career development and advancement. The office assists students in their pursuit of careers in a wide variety of settings, including private law firms, public interest organizations, government agencies, corporate and business environments, judicial clerkships, academia, and non-traditional careers.

Through an extensive variety of services, the PDO provides:

  • One-on-one career advising
  • Extensive and focused programming, panels, and workshops
  • Information and assistance for summer employment opportunities
  • Assistance arranging interviews with prospective employers
  • Access to PittLawWorks, an online resource for potential jobs and internships
  • Recruitment events and job fairs
  • On-Campus Interview programs

For Our Students

The PDO provides current students and graduates with individualized and comprehensive professional development assistance. The goal of the office is to help connect students with a broad range of law practices and practical learning and work experience while helping students develop valuable skills, experience, connections, and confidence.

For Employers

The PDO is happy to assist employers in finding talented candidates for their hiring needs. Our law school prepares extremely talented candidates who are ready to practice and transition to a successful legal career. We offer employers the opportunity to post internships and jobs, , participate in Fall and Spring recruitment, host networking events, and much more.

For Our Alumni

The PDO provides additional assistance to alumni who continue to work in the legal industry or otherwise. Alumni have continuous access to the law school’s online job bank, PittLawWorks. The PDO also assists alumni in recruiting new legal talent, including interview arrangements, resume collections, and job postings.