As a BU Law student, the Office of Career Development & Public Service (CDO) will provide you with individualized career advice specifically focused on helping you to achieve your professional goals. In the fall of your first year 1L, one of our Advisors will be designated to work one-on-one with you. All of our Advisors are experienced attorneys who practiced in the areas in which they advise our students, so they are experts in these fields and bring their knowledge to bear to assisting you with your personal career journey. Our Advisors will help you identify your career goals, the courses and work experience you need to achieve these, work with you to develop your job search strategy, and serve as a knowledgeable guide to the internal and external resources you’ll need to succeed.

While you will have a designated CDO Advisor working with you throughout your law school career, all of the CDO Advisors are also available as resources to you (appointments with any Advisor are easily made via our online appointment system), and our commitment to you extends beyond graduation—the CDO’s services remain available to you as an alumnus after graduation.

Throughout your time at BU Law, the CDO runs programs designed to ensure you are optimally positioned as a candidate—resume and cover letter review programs, professional skills coaching, networking preparation and opportunities, and mock interviews, among others. We also bring practitioners from a broad range of practices to campus, so you are exposed to the breadth of career options and practice settings available to you as a BU Law graduate.

A sampling of CDO-sponsored career and job search-related workshops, panels, and programs:

  • Interview Skills Workshop
  • Online Job Search Tools Workshop
  • Resume & Cover Letter Workshop
  • Clerkship Information Session
  • Stewart Hirsch “How to Work a Room” Presentation
  • Small/Mid-Sized Firm Expo
  • Environmental Law in Practice
  • Applying for a Judicial Clerkship: Nuts and Bolts
  • Equal Justice Works Job Fair
  • Entertainment Law Brown Bag Lunch
  • Public Interest Brown Bag Lunch: Civil Rights
  • Women’s Law Association Panel
  • Sports & Entertainment Law Panel
  • Banking and Financial Careers Panel
  • Tax Careers Panel
  • Public Interest Project “Get Interested” Panel
  • Successful On Campus Interviewing Strategies
  • Department of Justice Honors Program Presentation
  • Finding an International Public Interest Position
  • “I Know What You Did Last Summer:” Students discuss their summer jobs

A sampling of BU Law alumni and other attorneys who visited throughout the year to take part in lectures, panel discussions, and advising sessions with students:

  • Peter Barlow, Kates & Barlow, PC,
  • Abram Barth, FDA
  • Eric Becker, Starz Entertainment and Starz Media
  • Michael Berman, General Growth Properties, Inc.
  • Robert Bird, University of Connecticut, School of Business
  • Arinda Brooks, Landman Akashian, LLP
  • Brett Budzinski, WilmerHale
  • Tasnin Chowdhury, Middlesex District Attorney’s Office
  • Thomas A. Cox, DC Comics
  • Mitul Desai, South and Central Asia Bureau—US State Department
  • Alan Einhorn, Foley & Lardner, LLP
  • Marion Fremont-Smith, Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Victor Garo, Law Offices of Victor J. Garo
  • Andy Goldberg, MA Office of the Attorney General
  • Jonathan Halpern, Bracewell & Giuliani
  • Alexandra Harvey, Adler Cohen
  • Pamela Harvey, MA Department of Environmental Protection
  • Pam Hill, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Samuel Hoar Jr., Dinse Knapp McAndrew
  • Andrew Kadets, Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple, PC
  • Stuart Katz, Cohen and Wolf, P.C.
  • Jay Kogan, Publishing and Intellectual Property, DC Comics, A Warner Bros. Entertainment Company
  • Linda Lager, Chief Administrative Judge, CT Civil Division
  • Jessica Lecroy, Bennett Jones
  • Michael Leshin, Ginsburg & Leshin, LLP
  • Melissa Lopes, Office of the President and Provost at Harvard University
  • Peter May, American University of Beirut
  • Carla Moynihan, Robinson & Cole, LLP
  • Ramona Nee, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP
  • Max Perlman, Hirsch Roberts Weinstein, LLP
  • Sue Reid, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Avi Robinson, Mass Supreme Judicial Court
  • Jennifer Serafyn, Civil Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Eric Tennen, Swomley & Tennen, LLP
  • Alexandra (Sasha) Thaler, Bello Black & Welsh, LLP
  • Nur Ul-Haq, Federal Trade Commission—Northeast Region
  • Colin Van Dyke, Mintz Levin PC

Connecting with Alumni

Our graduates include federal judges, senators, corporate directors, district attorneys, state governors, and company presidents. They work in all areas of law, seeking to enact positive changes in clients’ lives, contributing to key pieces of legislation, and providing guidance to companies around the globe. Long after graduation, BU Law alumni stay connected with the School and each other, providing crucial support to the current student body. The First-Year Mentor Program pairs first-year students with a BU Law alumni mentor, allowing students to benefit from the guidance and career advice offered by alumni working in their field of interest.

The Esdaile Alumni Center and the Career Development Office host reunion events and organize lectures throughout the year.