Legal Careers - How to Use an Online Law Degree

CAREER SERVICES

Concord students come to us with a wide range of career goals. Some want to advance in their current profession, while others seek to change fields or embark on a second or third career. Our Career Services team has a variety of resources to help you leverage your legal education to achieve your desired goals.

Career Services Advisors

As a Concord student and graduate, you can benefit from the assistance of a Career Services Advisor, who can not only provide advice and guidance on career development and job searches, but can also help with practical items like résumé and cover letter reviews, interview preparation, networking tips, and review of social media profiles.

Online Resources

As is the case with all the student services at Concord, the Career Services center is readily accessible from the student’s personal home page. The Library also includes resume and networking primers, as well as contact information and research on industries and companies.

National Externships

Concord offers an extensive nationwide field placement program that allows you to participate in externships in the state in which you reside. The third-year EJD Practicum and fourth-year JD Legal Education Experience Program (LEEP) electives provide you with the opportunity to gain legal or legal-related experience for your résumé, as well as useful contacts for future employment.

Bar Exam Support

For students who seek to practice as California-licensed attorneys, the bar exam is a necessary step. Concord helps you transition from law school to California bar exam preparation. Fourth-year students take a year-long course designed to help them prepare for the bar exam. In addition, Concord provides a substantial discount for Kaplan Bar Review's commercial bar prep program. There are also links to appropriate bar admission and preparation sites on the career services site. And Concord holds informational chats on the bar exam for third- and fourth-year students. Experts on the California Bar Exam, as well as graduates, participate in the discussions.