Career Development

A successful career tomorrow starts with planning today.

Want to hit the ground running in your new career? We’ll help you get started before you graduate. OCU Law offers career exploration, counseling, strategy development, and more. We have numerous student organizations to help you network with the legal community. And our students participate in job fairs throughout the Central United States. Explore the robust services we provide for students below.

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Law Career Services

When you’re preparing for a career, it helps to have experienced professionals in your corner. The supportive staff at Law Career Services helps you find meaningful employment during and after law school. Opportunities are available in a variety of government, pro bono, public interest, and minority and practice area specific recruitment programs.

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Career Fairs

Career fairs are an excellent platform for discovering worthwhile employment opportunities. Find full-time, part-time, or summer positions during law school or post-graduation.

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Clinics

Clinics take your law school experience beyond the classroom into the real world. Working with clients under the guidance of a faculty member, you’ll gain practical knowhow, insights, and opportunities in real-life legal cases. It’s your opportunity to transition from theory to practice while providing free legal services to the local community.

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Public Interest Opportunities

OCU Law is committed to serving the legal community at the local, state, national, and international levels. Students and graduates have dynamic opportunities to get involved in pro bono and public interest issues.

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Inns of Court

American Inns of Court are groups of judges, practicing attorneys, law professors, and students who discuss and debate issues relating to legal ethics and professionalism. They deepen your sense of professionalism, heighten your professional excellence, and promote dignity and integrity in the practice of law.

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Externships

Earn academic credit while working under the guidance of supervising lawyers from the bar and judiciary. Public and private sector positions are available for students who seek practical experience to further their law careers. 

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Oklahoma Licensed Legal Intern Program

This is your chance to get sworn in and work on actual court cases. OCU’s Licensed Legal Intern Program instills practical skills, training in trial advocacy, and professional ethics under the supervision of licensed attorneys.

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Recruitment Programs

Interested in serving the public interest? Specialized recruitment programs are available for students who are committed to making the world a better place. Ethnic, minority, and specialized recruitment programs are also available to women, minorities, and LGBTQ+ students.

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On-Campus Recruiting

You don’t have to leave campus to discover exciting employment opportunities. On-Campus Recruiting is available for positions such as law clerk, summer associate, or entry-level attorney at participating employers. 

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