The Career Development Office (CDO) team has extensive experience in legal recruitment and professional development.

Our goals are to support students in:

  • Exploring all the possibilities your law degree will provide.
  • Determining the legal pathway that is right for you and help you reach your career goals.
  • Accessing an ever-changing job market with a variety of opportunities for law school graduates.
  • Positioning yourself for success upon graduation.
  • Ensuring that employers consider Queen’s Law students for their opportunities.



Extensive programming structured to introduce students to relevant topics as they progress through law school including:

  • Self-assessment and career exploration
  • Strategies for managing formal summer and articling recruitment processes and self-directed job searches
  • Résumé and cover letter development
  • Interview preparation
  • Professional skills development


Comprehensive information resources, including the on-line Career Services Manager (CSM) which contains the document library.


Individual counselling sessions throughout law school that help students apply and build upon the information and skills learned in group sessions.
Appointments can be booked easily online through Queen's Law Career Services Manager (CSM).


Opportunities to meet with employers at career and networking events.
Opportunities to build relationships with alumni through the Shadow Day program, 3Link Mentorship program, and much more.


Our Career Management Plan was designed here at Queen’s Law with feedback from students and alumni. This resource provides you with an overview of the steps that you need to consider from a career perspective for each year of the program.

The theme for 1L is Self-Assessment and Career Exploration. This means that our goals in first year are to have you reflect on your values, interests, personality, and strengths and begin to explore the variety of career options available to you in law and beyond.

The theme for 2L is Job Search and Network Building. This reflects the growing number of opportunities available to students through formal recruitment processes, individual job postings, and greater employer engagement with students conducting self-driven job searches.

The theme for 3L is Refining Long-Term Goals and Preparing for Experiences After Law School. This includes students formally preparing for lawyer licensing processes and longer-term career planning.

Resources for Students