Regulations for First Years
Law school is a unique experience with a significant adjustment period in the beginning of the first year. Students are encouraged to initially focus on understanding the educational process, developing a study strategy and keeping up with their academic requirements. In recognition of this "start-up" period, the National Association for Legal Career Professionals has adopted a rule which prohibits law schools from providing career services to first year law students prior to November 1. The Law School supports the premise and terms of this rule and, therefore, limits first-year students' exposure to the Career Planning Center prior to November 1. In preparation for the time period in which career services support is permissible, however, the CPC holds a First-Year Orientation Program each year at the end of October to provide an overview of the office and the services provided as background information. Commencing November 1, Career Planning offers one-on-one counseling, résumé preparation assistance, programs, panels, workshops and other organized events to assist first-year students in their career planning and professional development.