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Drake Law School's Career Development Office is committed to providing first-rate, proactive assistance to all students and alumni throughout school and beyond.

Providing support for both the traditional and alternative legal employment markets—whether local or national—the Career Development Office (CDO) offers individual attention and direction while empowering students and alumni to have control over their job search and professional development.

CDO services include:

  • Individual counseling and career planning
  • Resources on resumes and cover letters, interviewing strategies, conducting a job search, introduction to law firm life, and more
  • On-campus interviews
  • Information on applying to the state bar exam and application support
  • Mock interview program
  • Formal and informal mentor programs
  • Structured networking events
  • Expansive alumni network
  • Job database with hundreds of job postings
  • Many live and online education programs, focused on careers and professional development

Meet the CDO Staff

Laurie Dufoe, Assistant Dean of Career Development
View Profile or Schedule an Appointment

Carole Tillotson, Director of Career Development
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Lyra Halsten, Program Coordinator



Drake Law School Career Development Office
2604 Forest Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311

P 515-271-2988
F 515-271-1958

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