The Career Development Office (CDO) is dedicated to the professional development of Boyd alumni. In addition, there are numerous opportunities for alumni to contribute to the professional development of Boyd’s current students.
Professional Development Resources
Job Search Resources
- Online Job Board – Attorney positions are posted on the law school’s password-protected Online Job Board. Alumni Log-In
- Judicial Clerkships – For access to federal judicial clerkship listings, click here. For sample cover letters, application deadlines, and other resources for state and federal clerkships, click here.
- Other Online Resources – For access to the following sites, click here to log in.
- Intercollegiate Job Bank
- Government Honors & Internship Handbook
Please contact the CDO at (702) 895-2326 or BSLCareerServices@unlv.edu to obtain password access for any password-protected sites.
Personalized Career Counseling – Includes résumé and cover letter review and individual counseling to develop strategies for identifying opportunities and developing job search tools and techniques.
Reciprocity – Reciprocity is an arrangement that allows students and graduates to access job postings at law schools in other states. Each law school has its own requirements and some schools do not grant requests for reciprocity. For Boyd’s reciprocity policy, click here. To request reciprocity, contact the Career Development office at (702) 895-2326.
Continuing Education – Boyd hosts a variety of seminars covering all areas of law. For information on upcoming CLE’s click here.
Bar Exam Information – click here.
Outreach Opportunities for Alumni
Alumni are integral to the success of the Boyd School of Law. Please consider mentoring and recruiting Boyd students.
Dinner with a Rebel Lawyer This program provides an opportunity for law students to network with Boyd alumni while receiving educational and career advice. Boyd alumni host one or more students for a casual meal to answer questions and provide insight about law school and the practice of law. This program runs throughout the year. To register click here.
First-Year Student/Attorney Mentor Program
The First-Year Student/Attorney Mentor Program promotes professionalism among first-year Boyd students as they make the transition into the legal profession. Additionally, the Mentor Program affords students the opportunity to become exposed to an area of practice that is of interest to them. The program begins each spring semester.
Mock Interview Program
Boyd alumni and local practitioners conduct mock interviews in their own offices to provide law students with a realistic experience. Each mock interview will last approximately 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of feedback from the interviewer. This program runs throughout the year.
Partners in Pro Bono
The program provides an opportunity for an attorney and law student to work together on a pre-screened case from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. The types of cases placed in this program range from divorce and child custody to civil cases of wrongful wage garnishment, automobile fraud and deceptive trade practices, and consumer fraud cases such as real estate scams/equity skimming, and predatory lending. The lawyer is expected to mentor the law student and allow the law student to participate in all aspects of the case, from the initial interview of the client, writing the demand letter, to possible litigation. To participate in this program, contact Melanie Kushnir at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada at 702-386-1070 or email@example.com.
Lunch with a Law Firm
During the academic year and summer months, local employers host Boyd students for lunch, giving students the opportunity to meet with attorneys at their offices on an informal basis. This program is designed to inform students about the local legal market and the practice of law, and is also a great networking opportunity.
To participate in any of these programs, contact the Career Development Office at (702) 895-2425 or BSLCareerServices@unlv.edu.