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Career Development for Current JD Students

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We are here to assist in your career development and can provide information regarding the legal market, resources for identifying prospective employers and assistance in marketing yourself to the legal and business communities.

The following is a list of some of the services we provide:

Individualized Career Counseling

The counselors in the CDO are available to meet with you to discuss career interests, job search strategies, networking approaches, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, interviewing skills or any other career-related concern. To see a counselor, you must make an appointment. To make an appointment, email cdo@pepperdine.edu

Resource Library

Students can conduct career research using the resources listed on Career Links. Additional hard copy resources are also located both in the CDO and in the law school library.

Symplicity Jobs Board

The CDO receives many listings from employers for part-time and full-time positions throughout the academic year and during the summer. Job listings are available on Symplicity, our web-based career management program. All listings for law students and alumni are housed in one location.

Interview Programs

Each fall and spring, employers come on campus to interview law students for full-time and permanent/post-graduate positions. See Interview Programs for a detailed schedule.


If you are searching for employment outside of Southern California and would like to use the Career Office of another university's law school, please send us your contact information along with the name and contact information of the law school you would like to visit. We will send a letter of introduction and request reciprocity on your behalf. Please send your reciprocity request to cdo@pepperdine.edu.

Presentations and Workshops

The CDO offers a vartiety of programs on career planning and interview techniques. We also invite speakers, frequently Pepperdine law alumni, from different firms, agencies, and organizations to speak to students.

Post Graduate Judicial Clerkship Support

If you are a second year law student interested in clerking for a judge after graduation, please contact the CDO office for assistance with the process. A panel presentation is scheduled during the academic year whereby professors and alumni, who have previously clerked, serve as panelists.


  • Non-Discrimination: Pepperdine has a strong commitment to non-discrimination. Read the Career Development Office Non-Discrimination Policy.
  • Employment Principles: Pepperdine Caruso Law takes the fair recruitment, interviewing, and employment of its students and alumni seriously. Read the full Career Development Employment Principles for recruitment, interview, and offer guidelines.