Welcome First Year Law Students

Welcome to the Office of Career Development and Public Service (CDO). We look forward to working with you closely throughout your time at BU Law and after you graduate to help you achieve your career goals. Although we encourage you to explore this site, the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) prohibits all law schools from providing individual counseling and programming for 1Ls until after October 15th. You should use this time to get acclimated to law school life and to focus on your studies. You are also welcome to attend career-related panels and programs such as the CDO Open House, Public Interest Orientation, employer panels, and brown bag lunches. After October 15th, watch for CDO programs specifically for 1Ls and make an appointment with a CDO advisor.

General Information

Summer Job Search by Employment Sector

1L Career Conference Materials

Panel Recordings 

*This page is intended for 1Ls. If you are a 2L or 3L, you can find information specific to your job search, including the 2L and 3L timelines, in the Resources Section. More general information can be found in the Employment Sectors, Diversity Resources, Application Materials, Interviewing, and Networking sections.