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How We Can Help You

One-on-One Career Counseling

Consider meeting with one of our attorney counselors, who can provide insight, advice and suggestions to help shape your job search strategy. Get resume and cover letter preparation and application procedures, market and employer information, practice area and career options exploration, interview preparation, and personal professional development.


We maintain an electronic resource library with hundreds of reference materials, including directories, informational handouts, fellowship and clerkship information and opportunities, legal periodicals, salary and practice-area reports and statistics, and more. We also maintain a resource room that contains a lending library of hard copy reference books regarding legal practice options, preparing for interviews, drafting application documents and general job search advice.


Our alumni database and Case Connections networking database offer you the opportunity to contact other alumni practicing in geographic or legal practice areas of interest.


Reciprocity allows you to receive temporary access to some or all of the career services resources of another law school. Reciprocity is a valuable favor from another school, and many schools (especially those in high-volume areas like New York City, Chicago, and Washington, DC) will grant only a limited number of reciprocity requests each year.

To request reciprocity, please complete our request form. A copy of our reciprocity policy is available.

Job Postings

Our job postings are updated each weekday, so be sure to check CDOonline on a regular basis. We recommend checking at least twice a week, and applying to available opportunities without delay. We also participate in the BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank, which includes job postings submitted by law schools nationwide.

How You Can Get Involved

Our office values the expertise and experience of our alumni and we regularly seek alumni, both locally and across the country, willing to share their time with tomorrow's attorneys. Below are some of the ways you can give back to your law school and its students.

Join Case Connections

Case Connections is an "opt-in" database of alumni who have expressed a desire to speak with current students about their law practice, job search techniques, the legal market in their city or state, and other issues related to navigating the career path. We welcome alumni nationwide into this network. To join the database, register and complete your profile in our online portal.

Speak on a Panel

Throughout the academic year, our office hosts a variety of programs and panels addressing different practice areas, trends in the law, interview tips, resume tips, networking, and more. Consider speaking on one of these panels or giving a presentation about your area of law or career path.

Contact us if you are interested in speaking on a panel. 

Serve as a Mock Interviewer

Each winter, our office hosts a Mock Interview Saturday Program, which invites alumni and other practicing attorneys back to the school to conduct mock interviews with current students. We strive to include interviewers from all types of employers, including private practice, government, corporate, and public interest.

Contact us if you are interested in serving as a mock interviewer. 

Conduct an Employer Outreach Meeting

Throughout the year, the CDO staff travels the country to meet with alumni and employers in an effort to learn what employers are looking for in candidates, what best practices and advice alumni want to share with current students, and to share information about the law school and its students. We would be delighted to meet with you.

Contact us if you are interested in conducting an employer outreach meeting. 

Participate in our Interview and Recruitment Programs

Make sure there are more attorneys from your alma mater at your office. Participate in our on-campus interview programs or request resumes through our early recruitment programs for Boston, New York City, Southern California, Chicago, Washington, D.C. or elsewhere around the globe.

Submit a Job Posting

Hire a student to help with your caseload, or expand your practice with a recent graduate. Register with CDOonline and post your opportunity directly or use our online form to have us post your opportunity to our students and alumni through our password-protected online database.

Class Notes

Have you recently changed careers, been promoted, received an award, published a book, traveled the world or have other updates to share? We would love to share your news!

Submit Your Class Note

For questions about class notes or to share a photo related to your submission, please email

Alumni News

  • Professor and four alums receive honors at alumni luncheon

    The law school hosted an alumni luncheon at the stunning art deco Silver Grille in the old Higbee building downtown on April 10 with several hundred alums and faculty in attendance. A professor and four alumni selected by the Law Alumni Association received honors at the luncheon.

  • CWRU Law Alum Philip Hadji becomes Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims

    On March 15, 2024, Co-Dean Michael Scharf spoke at the Investiture for alum Philip Hadji (LAW ‘09), who was recently unanimously confirmed by the Senate as the newest judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims. 

  • Recognizing International Day of Women Judges with Law Alumna

    For Emanuella Groves (LAW ‘81), doing what is right has always been a core principle. Throughout her childhood, Groves’ parents stressed the importance of education and hard work, driving her to graduate both high school and college in three years before beginning her law degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. 

  • Alum wins international human smuggling trial

    Adjunct professor Ted Parran III (LAW '13) is an Assistant United States Attorney in McAllen, Texas. McAllen is a rapidly growing border city in deep south Texas, and is a focal point for transnational criminal activity of many kinds, including human smuggling.

  • 2023 Homecoming and Reunion Recap

    It was a busy weekend this year at the School of Law on homecoming weekend. On Friday night, 13 new members were inducted into the Society of Benchers at their 60th induction ceremony.