Whether working for a law firm, judge, government agency, business, think-tank, non-profit, or legislative office, Scalia Law students find no shortage of ways to apply their legal training in the field. Scalia Law’s proximity to downtown Washington, D.C. means access to jobs year-round. Our rigorous academic and career programs fully position students to excel in whatever job they pursue. For 15 years, Scalia Law’s employment rate has outpaced the national law graduate employment rate.
The abundance of career opportunities for Scalia Law graduates stems not only from our students’ historically strong work ethic and strategic location in the Washington, D.C. area, but also from our exceptional academic and career programming. Scalia Law is one of the only schools in the nation with a focus on the intersection of law and economics. Our nationally acclaimed Law & Economics Center introduces prospective employers of all types to the Scalia Law community through dozens of academic conferences and scholarly research. The concentration of law and economics training and scholars has proven invaluable to hundreds of graduates working in business and regulatory positions.
Scalia Law gives students the flexibility they need to best prepare for their specific career goals. For those already in a career, Scalia Law’s part-time program stands on equal footing with its full-time program and allows students to take evening classes and pursue clinics and extracurricular activities without interrupting work. Need to switch from the full-time to part-time program to pursue a job lead? No problem. Students can toggle back and forth between day and evening courses as career opportunities arise, and nearly 90% of the student body participates in clinical, externship, and advocacy training programs. Would you like to specialize in one or more areas of the law? Scalia Law has 18 specialty tracks and concentrations in some of the hottest practices areas today.
Finally, Scalia Law offers extraordinarily rich research, writing, and professional development programming. Our two-year Legal Research, Writing and Analysis Program exposes students in small group settings to a wide range of legal documents and research tools. Career development programs begin the moment students enter. First-year students participate in one-on-one counseling meetings and receive further individualized attention from their faculty advisors and alumni mentors. Also, throughout the first year, students progress through our Professionalism and Leadership Development Program. This program brings in leaders from bench, bar, and business to provide training on oral communication skills, law firm economics, time management, ethics, and more.
Scalia Law’s location, culture, and programs produce more than just job-ready graduates. We produce leaders. We will work with you to find the right schedule, courses, career tools and networking leads so that you can become a leader in your chosen field.