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Career Development

Online Student Center 

The Career Development Office is here to assist you with discovering your career goals, identifying a path to achieving those goals, and supporting your job search. This page contains numerous resources to aid in your job search. Talk with your CDO counselor to identify ways of using these resources as part of your overall career development strategy.

You can create your own career path by taking advantage of the Law School's resources. Since not all law students know what type of law they want to practice, we provide many opportunities for you to explore and identify your particular interests in the law. 

The CDO Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the St. John’s Law CDO’s policies and procedures.

Begin by ensuring your resume is in order, you have an effective cover letter, and you have sharpened your interviewing skills.

There are numerous resources on the web to assist you with your job search.  Some are password protected—contact your career counselor for the login information. For a more comprehensive listing, please access the Guide to Online Resources, located in the Career Development Office and the Resources section of Simplicity.

  • Symplicity – Log onto Symplicity for job postings, events and to update your employment and contact information.
  • Chambers Associate– US legal career guide of nation’s leading law firms.
  • NALP Directory– The NALP Directory provides specific information on law firms, government agencies, public interest organizations, and corporations, including lawyer demographics, practice areas, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion practices, and other valuable information about legal employers.
  • PSJD – Log onto PSJD for a listing of public interest and government positions and organizations.
  • St. John’s Journal of International and Comparative Law – serves as the repository for the electronic publication of JICL as well as a hub for news and events at the Center for International and Comparative Law, has launched. A particularly exciting part of the website is CICL Field Notes, a student-run and student-edited blog about students working this summer, and in the coming school year, at international organizations, foreign law firms and other institutions engaged in transnational legal practice.
  • Arizona Government and Public Policy Handbooks – – Please contact your career counselor for the username and password.
  • Vermont Law School’s Guide to State Judicial Clerkship Resources is available online. The Guide includes current information on the application procedures, timing, salary, and hiring process for judicial clerkships in all fifty states and several territories. The procedures for both state appellate and trial courts are included. Please note that although the New York section includes information regarding applying individually to judges, these judges do not generally hire term clerks as the judges have permanent clerks on staff. You should contact chambers to confirm openings before applying. When New York clerkship/court attorney opportunities are available, these will be posted to the Career Opportunities section of Symplicity under “Judicial Clerkships.” Please contact your career counselor for the username and password.

Sampling of Job Boards

Visit our website Career Development Office for additional information as well.

Financial Literacy

AccessLex: Insurance, Scholarships, and Upcoming Events

Annually, one 1L MAX participant who completes the eight-part Financial Foundations course and attends at least two MAX events will be automatically entered to win a $50,000 scholarship toward their remaining law school tuition. The first drawing of the Scholarship will take place on May 1, 2023

Complete the following tasks to gain entry:

  1. Log in to Ask EDNA! – the Education Network at AccessLex.
  2. Complete the “Financial Foundations” course activities.
  3. Attend any two MAX webinars or live events (there are two recommended events in the “Financial Foundations” course, but any two will gain you entry). Don’t forget to enter the scholarship entry code given by the presenter after the event.


Scholarship Rules


Additional Programming:
Different legal career trajectories can require different approaches to money management, focusing on everything from student loan repayment to investing and insurance planning. Here are a few webinars happening this month, led by Accredited Financial Counselors® from AccessLex Institute, to help you wrap your mind around common strategies:

Managing Your Money for BigLaw Careers - April 12, 3 PM ET

Managing Your Money for Private and Solo Practice CareersApril 19, 3 PM ET

Managing Your Money for Public Service Careers– April 26, 3 PM ET

Click the links to register and attend the sessions that are relevant to you.

Remember, to access all AccessLex student resources,  Visit Ask EDNA! — the new Education Network at AccessLex.

Check out the FOURTEEN new lessons developed for the Student Success and Bar Success sections:

Ask EDNA! has insight and information at every step of the law school journey, and there’s always something new.

AccessLex MAX – February Scholarship Drawing

Happy New Year!

The next MAX scholarship drawing for two $5,000 scholarships for students is coming up quickly on February 1. MAXimize your scholarship entries and your personal finance education, be sure to complete this month’s activities. Remember, the more tasks completed, the more entries earned. 

1L Students

2L Students

3L Students

And if you want to read, listen and learn, check out the latest from the MAX Blog and LEX Talk Money! podcast.

Don’t forget, for entry in the scholarship drawings, log into your MAX account HERE. If you have not yet made your AccessLex MAX account, please do so here: For easy access, download the MAX by AccessLex® app in the iOS or Android app store. 

AccessLex MAX Scholarship!

While the November MAX scholarship drawing has come and gone, there are still two drawings left (February 1st and April 1st) and this evening’s Not Just a Number: The Importance of Credit to Law Students event is a great opportunity to earn an entry.

For entry in the scholarship drawings, log into your MAX account HERE. If you have not yet made your AccessLex MAX account, please do so here: For easy access, download the MAX by AccessLex® app in the iOS or Android app store. Remember, the more tasks you complete the more entries you earn in the drawing.

Remember, each event you attend provides you scholarship entries to the MAX scholarship drawings on February 1st and April 1st. There is still $100,000 in scholarship money available to each class year at MAX schools!

Don’t forget to register for the live, one-day LexCon@Home virtual event on Thursday, December 10, for an exciting schedule of engaging sessions, exceptional speakers, and collaboration with peers from across the country. Attendance is free, but limitedRegister today!

Now is the time to rack up entries for the April 1 MAX by AccessLex® Grand Prize scholarship drawings. AccessLex Institute will be awarding $25,000 to six students (two from each class), and $40,000 to three students (one from each class) for law school cost of attendance!

If you haven’t already, complete all the activities in your personal finance course and attend at least two webinars that interest you. Doing so will unlock 10 bonus entries for April’s drawing!

Make one of your webinars this month the brand new Real Estate Ownership and Investing primer – lead by an AccessLex Accredited Financial Counselor®.