Employment Resources for Duquesne University Law Students
Duquesne Law students and alumni have access to employment opportunities throughout the United States (after obtaining login information from the Career Services Office). In addition to nationwide job postings, users have access to various directories, including the Pittsburgh Area Law Firm Directory-Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties.
Duquesne Career Services Office Handbook (http://www.duqlawblogs.org/cso/career-resources/cso-handbook/)
A helpful resource that provides students with detailed information on various components of a job search. Further, it discusses other topics such as professionalism and how to be successful at one's job.
NALP Directory for Legal Employers (http://www.nalpdirectory.com)
The National Association for Law Placement allows students to research legal employers nationwide-including law firms, public interest organizations, government agencies and corporations. A variety of search options allow students to refine their research and focus on specific fields of interest.
Students can use this comprehensive search not only to research law firms and organizations, but also to search for lawyers as well. The website also allows users to search for job listings by location or type.
Chambers Associate (http://www.chambers-associate.com)
A website that provides detailed information about the leading law firms in the United States. It allows students to research the top firms via size, state or practice area.
A job posting website specifically for positions in the legal profession. Students can submit their resume online for employers, or they can browse jobs within the United States and abroad.
Students can use this resource when interested in federal government jobs. The website allows students to post their resume for submission to Federal Agencies.
American Bar Association (http://jobs.americanbar.org/jobs)
Students can search for legal jobs within the United States, or they can post their resume online for employers. This resource provides other helpful information for law students in their pursuit of employment.
A comprehensive website for students seeking employment by law firms in the United States. Also, available legal positions in government organizations and corporations can be researched.
Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (https://oscar.uscourts.gov)
An expedited application resource for those interested in employment as a federal law clerk or appellate staff attorney.
A useful website that allows law students to browse jobs and employers in the public interest and government sectors. In addition to employment, students can also find internships and postgraduate fellowships.
A legal job search website that allows students to search for employment opportunities in business, the public sector and private practice.
A job search website specifically designed for soon-to-be or recent law school graduates who are seeking employment.
A useful resource for students interested in obtaining a legal internship within the United States.
Pennsylvania Legal Jobs
Allegheny County Bar Association (http://jobs.acba.org/jobseeker/search/results/)
The ACBA's Career Services Center allows users to locate available legal positions in Allegheny County, or submit their resume online for employers. Alternately, students can view available legal positions throughout Pennsylvania.
Job Gateway (https://www.jobgateway.pa.gov/jponline/Admin/Common/Portal.aspx?WeaMFAxmfq1eUT1yvQDzqAWgfvF@4n_iltxnOavbLubhgF0wYpxUUimvik30gulA13d@Pg86b22aWMGHL0LHcTYrjAyp2XoliqsTWKQR9Tc-UdiCBGHSCWNKghBCCP5y4Io@LFxqTnLEhQsLJedTu9spBRTyC@By)
A Pennsylvania job search website which allows users to upload their resume and apply for jobs online.
Pennsylvania Bar Association (http://www.jobtarget.com/home/home.cfm?site_id=12262)
A helpful resource for students seeking employment opportunities within Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Bar Association Internship Board (http://www.jobtarget.com/home/home.cfm?site_id=13879)
A helpful website for law students in search of internships in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Attorney General (http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/theoffice.aspx?id=172)
An online application that allows students to apply for internships and employment at the Office of Attorney General.
American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (http://www.aclupa.org/takeaction/internships/legal-intake-intern-pittsburgh-office/)
A resource that provides students with information on becoming a legal intern for the ACLU's Pittsburgh Office.
Career Builder (http://www.careerbuilder.com/Jobs/PA/Category/Legal/)
A helpful website for students seeking legal jobs in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=552805&mode=2)
Application for Certified Legal Intern (http://www.pabarexam.org/non_bar_exam_admission/321_322_menuitems.htm)
International Job Search Sites
NYU Public Interest Law Center (http://www.law.nyu.edu/publicinterestlawcenter/careerresources/internationaljobsearchsites)
A comprehensive resource for students seeking internships and employment in the international public interest law field.
A resource for students who are interested in employment opportunities in international law.
ABA Rule of Law Initiative Job Opportunities (http://www.americanbar.org/advocacy/rule_of_law/about/opportunities.html)
A resource that provides students interested in promoting international law with internship and job opportunities in various countries.
American Bar Association International Law Jobs (http://www.americanbar.org/resources_for_lawyers/careercenter/international_law_jobs.html)
A helpful website for students interested in legal positions outside of the United States.
A general job search website for those seeking employment abroad.
General Job Search Sites
- Career Board (http://www.careerboard.com)
- Career Builder (http://www.careerbuilder.com)
- Idealist (http://www.idealist.org)
- Indeed (http://www.indeed.com)
- Monster (http://www.monster.com)
- Pittsburgh Jobs (http://www.pittsburghjobs.com)
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://www.post-gazette.com/jobs/)
Duquesne University School of Law Employment Statistics 9 Months After Graduation
- Class of 2012 (http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/career-services/employment-statistics)
- Class of 2011 (http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/career-services/employment-statistics/class-of-2011)
- Class of 2010 (http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/career-services/employment-statistics/class-of-2010)
Law Graduate Statistics
- ABA Law School Employment Compilation (http://employmentsummary.abaquestionnaire.org) ABA Class of 2012 Law Graduate Statistics(http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/legal_education_and_admissions_to_the_bar/reports/law_grad_employment_data.authcheckdam.pdf)
- ABA Law Graduate Data (http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/statistics.html)
- July 2013 Pennsylvania Bar Examination Statistics (http://www.pabarexam.org/pdf/statistics/july/j2013.pdf)
- Duquesne University School of Law Bar Passage Rates (http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/academic-programs/bar-preparation-program/bar-passage-rates)
- Duquesne University School of Law Data (http://www.duq.edu/Documents/law/about/Std509InfoReport2012.pdf)
Employment Guide Prepared by Jared Oberweis