S.J. Quinney College of Law

Celebrating 100 Years of
Legal Education (1913-2013)

Professional Development

What do we do?

We offer career-related skills training and education to students and alumni of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, and our mission is to assist individuals in identifying and achieving their unique career goals. Learn more »

Looking for a Legal Career?

Visit our job board to find your next legal career or submit a job to the job board.

Are you a student?

View current employment statistics, tell us about your new job, read our reciprocity policies and information. Also, be sure to read the NALP Principles and Guidelines.

Are you an employer?

We are here to help employers post available positions to the students and graduates of the S.J. Quinney College of Law.   Through our Symplicity On-Line Job Board or our On Campus Interview (“OCI”) program, we connect students and graduates with a number of employers including law firms, courts, businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

  • Employers may post an on-line job announcement on our [link to] Symplicity on-line job board.  You may register for a free Symplicity account with the S.J. Quinney College of Law by visiting the website.  Please contact the Professional Development Office at 801-581-7767 or careers@law.utah.edu if you need assistance in registering for an account and/or posting a position. 
  • Employers are invited to take advantage of our On-Campus Interview Sessions held each Fall and Spring Semesters to collect resumes and interview students for summer, the academic year and entry level or post-graduate attorney positions.  We are already taking reservations for our Fall 2013 OCI, which is currently scheduled to take place between Monday, August 19th and Tuesday, October 1st.  Reservations can be made through Symplicity.  Please contact the Professional Development Office at 801-581-7767 or careers@law.utah.edu if you need further information about or any assistance in registering for our OCI. 
  • We are always available to connect employers with alumna and students in a more informal manner, such as by targeting specific classes with a job posting or temporary project via email and/or resume collection.  Call us at 801-581-7767 or email us at careers@law.utah.edu regarding any of your employment needs and together we can come up with the best approach to find you a qualified selection of candidates. 
  • Even if you are not looking to hire, we welcome the opportunity for you to help our current students and recent graduates in their professional development and career search.  Attorneys provide much needed help by participating in our mock interviews, serving as a mentor, meeting with students in an informal setting to discuss their practice, or presenting at one of our career-related presentations.  If you are interested in reaching out to our students and recent grads in such a manner, please let us know. 

The S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Clinical Program handles all internships and externships through which students receive academic credit for work.  For all questions regarding this program, please contact the Clinical Law Program at clinical@law.utah.edu or 801-585-7703.

Please click here for the Professional Development Office’s policy on student unpaid work at for-profit law firms and businesses. 

Professional Development Office Equal Opportunity Policy.

The S.J. Quinney Utah College of Law at the University of Utah supports the policy of equal employment opportunity as set forth in Section 6.3(b) of the Bylaws of the Association of American Law Schools: “A member school shall pursue a policy of providing its students and graduates with equal opportunity to obtain employment, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap or disability, or sexual orientation. A member school shall communicate to each employer to whom it furnishes assistance and facilities for interviewing and other placement functions the school’s firm expectation that the employer will observe the principle of equal opportunity.”

Unfortunately, inappropriate interviewing behavior is still a reality, and illegal or unacceptable inquiries, behavior or considerations too often continue to enter into recruiting activities and decisions. The S.J. Quinney College of Law Professional Development Office deplores discrimination and unfair employment and placement practices whenever and wherever they occur. Such practices taint the recruiting process and undermine the ethical foundations of the legal profession. We urge anyone using our resources to report illegal or discriminatory hiring practices to us by any means practicable.

Please write or call the PDO Director, Jess Hofberger at Jess.Hofberger@law.utah.edu or 801-581-8700 to report unlawful employment practices.


More job resources

Access the Government Honors and Internship Handbook, Intercollegiate Job Bulletin Bank, or the Judicial Clerkship Database, or view our complete list of internet resources.

Contact the Professional Development office

Get in touch with professional development via email, or phone by calling (801) 581-7767.