Students are encouraged to take advantage of numerous networking opportunities throughout the semester, including alumni-student events. Students are encouraged to make their own connections, as well. Opportunities for DC Externship students to build connections with local attorneys, exposing them to a diverse variety of DC-area legal jobs and potentially opening new career paths, include
Following Orientation, there will be an informal student/alumni reception for students to socialize and meet area alumni, specifically those participating in the Alumni Advisory Committee or Mentor Programs. Students will be encouraged to seek out alumni doing things that interest them, and mentor matches will be made, in part, out of connections made at this event.
Over the course of the semester, DC Externship students are constantly called upon to assess and reassess areas of the law that interest them and to research various offices and organizations where they might want to work. Students are encouraged to meet attorneys (including alumni) working in areas of the law or specific offices that interest them.
Washington, DC, Pepperdine Law Alumni volunteer to serve as mentors to our DC Externship students. Mentors are encouraged to meet with their mentees several times over the course of the semester, to provide the students with advice about potential post-graduate job opportunities, and to help students increase their networks in the DC area.
The annual Alumni/DC Student Spring Reception will allow students participating in the DC Externship Experience an additional opportunity to meet local alumni.
Class speakers represent a varied sampling of DC attorneys, and all of our speakers are willing to speak students outside of class about possible career options.