Career Development Office (CDO)
We are looking forward to working with you throughout the school year! Come visit us during our regular business hours, which are 8:30am-4:45pm. We are available to meet you in-person and virtually. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
We provide career counseling, resource information about prospective employers and alumni, career presentations, online job postings, and on-campus and resume collection recruiting programs.
Access job postings and other advising services including resume and cover letter review, advice with job search strategy, and access to the Career Development Office Resource Library, for free, for life.
Post your law clerk, internship, attorney, or alternate positions through our online job database which is accessible by all Loyola New Orleans College of Law students and alumni and is available to you at no cost.
Loyola Law Class of 2023
Keys to Employment Success
“The Loyola Law Prosecution Clinic run by Judge Calvin Johnson and Judge Molaison is the single most important experience that secured my employment as a prosecutor. The placement at Orleans Parish District Attorney prepared me for all the hypotheticals in my interview, because I actually was placed in those scenarios."
Maricopa County Attorney's Office
"The three most important things that I participated in at Loyola were definitely my time in the Family Law Clinic, Trial Advocacy, and the Externship Program. Participating in the Externship Program 1L and 2L summers helps me gain the confidence by applying what I learned in my coursework to real life and being able to see the law through a judge's perspective. Trial Advocacy taught me how to conduct myself in a courtroom, which gave me invariable confidence as I embark on my next journey as a Litigation Attorney. Lastly, participating in Clinic gave me the opportunity to combine what I learned in my coursework, what I learned in Trial Advocacy, and what I observed externing with numerous judges, which allowed me to see a holistic view of the court system - which truly made me feel prepared and confident for this next adventure!"
The Dill Firm
“I think the Clinic Program was a phenomenal learning experience. I was able to argue in front of judges in multiple jurisdictions which gave me the experience I need to success in the legal field.”
Honorable Dana M. Douglas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
New Orleans, LA
“My overall experience at Loyola prepared me to secure my post-graduation position and equipped me for success. From skills courses and externships which gave me practical experience, to opportunities to develop my writing and advocacy skills through classes and journals, Loyola put me in the best position possible for my future.”
O'Bryon & Schnabel, PLC
New Orleans, LA
“From the very beginning of law school, the Career Development Office made itself visible and open to students seeking more information about employment in the legal field. As someone who'd gained a few years of professional experience prior to attending law school, the CDO helped me better understand how to bridge those two worlds in highlighting my past professional skills while also underscoring my legal aspirations. Because of the constant support, guidance, and encouragement, I am grateful to be joining a great firm with a clear path to success in my legal practice.”
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
New Orleans, LA
"The best part about Loyola Law is 100% the Law Clinic - my experiences in the Clinic gave me so much to talk about with my future employer! My Law Clinic time made me feel confident and ready to represent clients on my own."
Office of the Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney
Lee Davis Williams
“Taking advantage of Loyola's many offerings helped me secure my associate position at Jones Walker. Whether by official offerings, like Moot Court, Trial Advocacy, or advice from the career staff, or through the less formal network of Loyola alumni in the area willing to help, Loyola played a pivotal role in securing my legal future in New Orleans. I feel indebted to the university and the people that make it go.”
Jones Walker, LLP
New Orleans, LA
NALP's Series of "Tips" Videos for Students
NALP has developed a series of "tips" videos for students as they start their job searches and prepare to enter the work force. These interactive e-learning modules are a simple, engaging way to focus on some of the core elements of professionalism. Think of them as interactive video brochures to assist students and graduates in their job searches.
Email and Voicemail Etiquette
Managing Job Offers
Best Practices for Communicating with Employers During the Application Process
Ace the Interview
Maintaining Well-Being During the Job Search Process
Government and Public Service Interviewing