University of Baltimore School of Law's loyal alumni provide valuable career assistance and advice to students in a variety of ways: they serve as mentors, speak at career development programs, conduct mock interviews, host externs and interns, and more. Please visit Programs and Events to learn how you can volunteer.
An exciting new Law Career Development initative is the Women Lawyers as Leaders program-- bringing together law students, young alumni, and dynamic women leaders to encourage women lawyers to take control of their careers by openly discussing the challenges they face both at home and at work, and by cultivating their leadership skills through education, peer support, and mentoring. Learn more.
Virtually all of our services and resources are available to alumni who are looking to make a career change. We use Symplicity, a web-based Career Services Management System. Through Symplicity, you can search job postings, stay informed about upcoming programs, download helpful career resources, and schedule career advising appointments.
Our most popular alumni services include:
We are available throughout the year for one-on-one advising sessions. An experienced career adviser will review your resume and cover letter, point you towards helpful resources and people, conduct a mock interview, and work with you to develop a successful job search strategy. You can make an appointment on-line from your Symplicity homepage. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a login and password. You can also schedule a meeting with a career advisor by contacting us at email@example.com.
Every day we receive numerous job announcements from public and private sector employers nationwide who are looking to hire University of Baltimore alumni. These jobs are posted to Symplicity as we receive them.
We also subscribe to an Intercollegiate Job Bank administered by Brigham Young University School of Law. Over sixty law schools from across the countrypool their alumni listings to provide a more comprehensive list of available opportunities.
Both sites are password protected, so please contact us to receive a login name and password.
As a graduate of the law school, you have full access to our online resource library on Symplicity. You will find a wealth of resource materials, including information on crafting resumes and cover letters, interviewing, networking, federal jobs, practice areas, helpful job search websites, judicial clerkships, and more.
We encourage all alumni to investigate the various federally-backed programs that exist to help manage your student loan debt, and in particular, the Income-Based Repayment Program (IBR) which is open to graduates working at private law firms as well as in the public sector. If you qualify, IBR can be very helpful in lowering your monthly payment.
If you have moved away from the Baltimore area and would like access to another law school's career resources, we can request that school to provide reciprocity. Most schools will be happy to accommodate you. Please note that reciprocity is often unavailable during the fall recruiting season (August to December).
Most schools' requirements can be found at the National Association for Law Placement. Please review the school's reciprocity policy, and if you wish to seek reciprocity, please contact Shirley Skiles. We will submit the request to the specified school on your behalf.