Domestic LL.M. Services

OCPD is committed to working with LL.M. students by helping them formulate dynamic job-search campaigns that correspond to their career interests. Because gaining practical experience and an expanded network in ones chosen field of law is critical to an effective career development campaign, it is important that domestic LL.M. students start their job search early, and strive to develop meaningful contacts with practitioners in their areas of interest.

OCPD Can Help You:

  • Plan Long and Short-term Career Goals
  • Develop Networking Skills
  • Write Resumes
  • Draft Cover Letters
  • Develop Interviewing Skills & Techniques
  • Maximize OCPD Resources

OCPD Provides the Following Services:

Career Counseling
(Individual Appointments)
Counselors guide you through your job search process by aiding you in planning for interviews, reviewing resumes and cover letters, conducting mock interviews, and planning effective job search strategies. Please schedule an appointment several days in advance by visiting the OCPD office, suite C115, or by calling the OCPD front desk at 202-274-4090.
Job Database & Recruitment Programs Positions listed with OCPD are accessible through CareerLink. If you are an alumnus/alumna who is in need of an account or if you are a current student and you do not know your account information, please email with your full name, date of graduation (or expected date of graduation), degree program, and your primary email address (student address if you are a current student). (This may take up to two business days to process.) This database includes student and alumni positions, volunteer opportunities, clerkships, and fellowships.
Job Search Resources OCPD, suite C115, contains a resource library, four computers, printers and copiers for free career-related printing and copying, a manual typewriter, telephones, brochures & applications from many organizations, and more.
Skills Building Programs OCPD conducts programs on a variety of subjects including practice areas and career planning options. These programs are advertised in The Docket on MyWCL.
Mentor Program The Mentor Program enables students and alumni to contact practicing alumni for the purposes of networking, general career advice, and informational interviews. The database can be searched by practice area, mentor name, graduation year, employer name, job title, firm size or geographic area. To sign up to be a mentor, please contact Matthew Pascocello at 202-274-4092, or e-mail at To access the database, click here, where you will be promted to enter a Login Name and Password that are listed on the CareerLink homepage. To obtain a CareerLink account please email Registration may take up to two business days to process.

Useful Links

These links provide information regarding job searches, including such topics as: Legal Positions, Law Firms, Government Positions, Job Searches by State, Public Interest, International Positions, and Networking.

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Office of Career & Professional Development • American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Ave NW, Suite C115 Washington, DC 20016 • 202-274-4090 F: 202-274-4096