Legal Career Options Day

Last night the Office of Career Services hosted its 8th Annual Legal Career Options Day from 5-7 pm in the Ballroom of the Kansas Union.

Each year, this high energy networking event exposes our students to a wide variety of employment opportunities available to law students and graduates.

The Kansas Bar Association, the Johnson County Bar Association, and the Wichita Bar Association generously provided financial support and were on hand to promote collegiality and the important part lawyers play in giving back to the community.

The 90 attorneys and more than 120 students that attended the event discussed career paths and job-hunting strategies, as well as specific internships and full-time employment opportunities with the over 60 represented legal employers.

Attorneys from all walks of the legal profession were present, including those in private practice with both small, medium-sized and large law firms; local, state and federal government agencies; businesses; public interest organizations and the judiciary.

Through conversations with these attorneys, our students learned more about the diversity of the juris doctor degree. Following an hour long “meet and greet,” students and attorneys mingled during a catered reception.

The Office of Career Services would like to thank the attorneys who attended Legal Career Options Day, the three bar association sponsors, and our students for representing KU Law so well.

A photo gallery from last year’s event can be viewed here, and we’ll update the page with 2010 pics in the next few days!

Todd Rogers, Assistant Dean for Career Services