Current Students

A 95 percent employment rate and a 93.3 percent bar passage rate don’t just happen

“Much of the school’s success in 2017 occurred because students took personal responsibility for engaging in the strong programming and opportunities available to them here,” Assistant Dean for Career Services Eleanor MacLellan said. 

We encourage you to work closely with us throughout your three-years here to strategically build your resume, practical experiences, and contacts so that you may secure post-grad job opportunities in the practice area and geographic location you desire.

Services include:
 
  • Creating an individual career development plan and strategy that changes as you refine your career interests;
  • Improve and use the skills necessary to secure an entry level position in the legal marketplace, including professionalism, increasing self-awareness, confidence, networking, finding and developing mentoring relationships, and participating in community service;
  • Creating opportunities to increase your networking, mentoring, and job search opportunities;
  • Preparing resumes, cover letters and other application materials that comply with professional standards and emphasize your strongest qualities;
  • Preparing for interviews and pre-hiring meetings;
  • Strategizing employment negotiations.
     

1L

2L

3L

Fall

Intro to Legal Prof. class

Update resume and cover letters

Update resume and cover letters

Networking events

Meet w/ CS for interview prep, planning and next summer’s job strategy

Meet with advisor to assure all credits are

Speed Mentoring

Second round OCI and Loyola interviews

Strategize post-grad job search with CS

Resume workshop

Continue to attend networking events

Target alums in geographic area for networking

Finalize resume for Spring job search

Use Speed Mentoring event to build network

Target employers

Create cover letter templates

Check job postings for summer jobs

Monitor and apply for jobs

Begin using network to plan summer job search

Oct.  Equal Justice Works conference and job fair

Initial meeting with Career Services to discuss interests

Apply for summer jobs with larger employers

Spring

Public Interest Job Fair

Public Interest Job Fair

Pass MPRE

Mock Interview Round Robin

Mock Interview Round Robin

Apply for state Bar membership

Individual interview prep with

Career Services

Meet w/ CS to plan strategy, interview prep, build network

Continue applying for jobs

IP students consider Loyola IP Job Fair

Apply for Rule 36 admission if appropriate for summer job

Coordinate with CS re job search assistance, interview prep, etc.

Apply for Rudman Fellowship if doing a public interest summer job

Meet with advisor to assure you have all necessary credits planned for on-time graduation

If interested in residency, meet with Professor Brooks

Summer

On-Campus Interview program for next summer’s job

Eligible students take Patent Bar

Pass the Bar Exam!

Secure strong recommendation from summer employer

Secure strong recommendation from summer employer

Take some down time

Patent eligible students attend Loyola IP job fair

Start your new career!

Map out tentative next 2 years

Our Staff Members

Eleanor MacLellan, (603) 513-5108, eleanor.maclellan@law.unh.edu
Paula Harris, (603) 513-5160, paula.harris@law.unh.edu