We work hard to help you reach your professional goals.

Students are encouraged to visit the CPD early and often in their law school career to continue the career development process through graduation and beyond.

Job Postings

Students have access to #HireWMUCooley for their daily publication of volunteer and paid positions, including summer associate, internships, fellowships, law clerk, judicial clerkships, and part- and full-time employment openings throughout the world. Students access #HireWMUCooley on the Careers page of the Portal.

Career Counseling

Personal appointments are encouraged for students. Topics of discussion may include:

Programs & Workshops

CPD hosts workshops and events designed to introduce you to career options and practice areas, prepare you for the rigors of a legal job search, and help you build a professional network. Each term, you can attend career exploration and development events like:

Career Resource Center

At every campus you have access to a library of career-related resources on topics including resume writing, interviewing, internships, job search, professional dress, and networking. Most resources are available for checkout with your student ID.

Online Resources

All of our resources are included in WMU-Cooley's online library database. You can search the database by title, author, subject, or keyword.


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CPD staff coordinate recruitment activities and serve as liaisons between students, alumni, and employers to facilitate recruiting services. Contact a team member for assistance.

For additional information, email: [email protected]


For information and assistance, contact the Career and Professional Development Office. Most emails are answered within 24 hours.

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