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, create an account at OSCAR . For sample cover letters, application deadlines, and other resources for state and federal clerkships, view the Judicial Clerkship section of the CDO's page on My BoydLaw (requires login to UNLV My BoydLaw).
- Other Online Resources – For access to the following sites, log into the CDO's page on My BoydLaw (requires login to UNLV My BoydLaw).
- 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. View other law schools' reciprocity policies here.
Continuing Education – Boyd hosts a variety of seminars covering all areas of law. For information on upcoming CLE’s 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 Boyd 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 summer and winter breaks. If you are interested in participating in the next session, please click here.
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 at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.
Michael Wendlberger, Esq.
Director, Pro Bono Project
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Inc.
725 E. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
702-386-1070 ext. 1429
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.
Our online job board is accessed by students and alumni. Whether you are seeking a law clerk or an attorney, let the Career Development Office assist in your recruiting. For more information on posting a job, participating in On Campus Interviews, or collecting resumes, click here.
Participate on a CDO workshop panel during the academic year on a variety of topics, such as networking, hanging a shingle, public interest careers, and more.