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    Tel: 540.458.8535
    Email: lawcareer@wlu.edu
    Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    Office: Third Floor, Sydney Lewis Hall

    Alumni Seeking a Career Change

    Our office includes three former attorneys as career counselors who are available to discuss individualized career planning strategies with alumni. We are dedicated to assisting you with:

    • Self-assessment for those seeking some direction in their desire for a career change
    • Strategizing for those seeking a specific change
    • Resume and cover letter review

    We are available to meet in person or by telephone. Request an appointment by emailing lawcareer@wlu.edu


    Notices of permanent job opportunities are posted on SCORE, our new, secure, online career management platform.  Please contact Jane McDonald, mcdonaldj@wlu.edu, and include your full name, grad year, and current email address. Once you have been added to the system you can register for SCORE, here. If you have any questions, or difficulties, please send an email to Jane McDonald, mcdonaldj@wlu.edu.


    Craft a search strategy using these web resources, grouped by legal setting:

    For passwords to any online web resource, send an email to Jane McDonald, mcdonaldj@wlu.edu, indicating which resource password you need.

    Interested in International opportunities?  Subscribe to International Employment Weekly's email job alerts.


    To find W&L Alumni in a geographic or practice area of interest, use the resources below:

    Colonnade Connections
    This database includes W&L Law Alumni and W&L Undergraduate Alumni. Once you log-in, click on "jobs and careers." Search alumni by location or employer under "alumni professional search." Because the site includes both undergraduate and law alumni, you can limit your search to law school graduates by using the "school" search feature. Don't forget however, that many undergraduate alumni are now lawyers and may be able to offer assistance.

    This site allows you to search for lawyers that have attended Washington and Lee that are in law firms or work in-house. You can limit your search by city.


    Our Judicial Clerkship page can provide some basic information on applying for clerkships. Set up a meeting with Andrea Hilton, hiltona@wlu.edu to discuss your search strategy.


    If you are no longer in Lexington, we can request that you be given access to the resources and services of a law school in your area. To request reciprocity, please email Jane McDonald with the name of the school with which you wish to request reciprocity and contact information for the head of their Career Services Office. Ms. McDonald will also need your name and class year.