S.J. Quinney College of Law

Celebrating 100 Years of
Legal Education (1913-2013)

About the Professional Development Office

The Professional Development Office offers career-related skills training and education to students and alumni of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Our mission is to assist individuals in identifying and achieving their unique career goals. To this end a variety of informative panels and programs, networking events, and Career Fairs offered throughout the year provide opportunities for students to meet practicing and non-practicing attorneys and explore options in public interest, government, private practice and non-traditional careers. As students prepare for their job searches, the Professional Development Office facilitates mock interviews and provides students and alumni one-on-one counseling for resume and cover letter review and job search strategies. Through our website students have access to many online resources and publications. Print career-related resources are available in the library in the Professional Development Office. Students and employers are connected through online job postings through our website and on-campus recruiting in the fall and spring. Our growing alumni network serve as resources for students seeking employment in particular practice areas, organizations or regions.

SJQ graduates are hired into many different settings throughout the U.S. and abroad: judicial clerkships, government and non-profit organizations, corporations and law firms. With the professional skills developed during law school, students enter the job market prepared to face challenges with confidence.

The Professional Development Office is located in Room 195 of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, on the southwestern corner of the University of Utah campus. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. We can be reached at 801-581-7767 or careers@law.utah.edu.