May & June access restricted

The University of Pittsburgh Law Building is currently undergoing major renovations. Access to the building and law library is restricted until July. Please email plas@pitt.edu or call (412) 648-1490 if you need assistance.

For Our Students

The Professional Development Office provides the resources and support students and alumni need to navigate their employment search during law school and after graduation. The PDO is committed to position students to be prepared to be practice ready by the time they graduate. In doing so, the PDO organizes a wide variety of career-related programming throughout the school year to pique students' interest in specialized areas of legal practice, navigate potential career paths, and encourage students to think about job opportunities as they develop a post-graduation employment plan. 

Career Counseling

The PDO offers one-on-one career counseling for current students and graduates. Students are free to discuss all of their ideas and concerns. Common discussion topics include career exploration, job search strategies, and tips for interviewing.

Programs & Services

To help navigate the constantly evolving job market, the PDO offers a number of resources which includes:

  • career-building workshops on resumes, cover letters, networking and job search resources 
  • interview prep and mock interviews with practicing attorneys
  • locating and securing internships, employment, and placements in our Semester in D.C. program
  • specialized networking events with other law schools, Bar Associations, and members of the legal community
  • access to Pitt Law's extensive alumni network 

On-Campus Recruiting

The PDO will help you plan for the career of your choice, meet prospective employers, and make connections through a broad range of recruitment programs during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Finding Employment

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Career Sectors

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Student Professional Development Fund

The Pitt Law Student Professional Development Fund assists students in their search to find employment and supports their participation in professional development opportunities, unique learning experiences, educational programming, and job interviews, that will help students explore their career options.