The Career Development Office provides free access to a job database with hundreds of postings for students and alumni.
The Career Development Office uses Symplicity, a password-protected job database, for job postings.
- Current students: Access this resource using your student ID and password. An initial password was assigned your first year, which you may have modified. If you need assistance resetting your password, contact the CDO.
- Alumni: All alumni have access to job postings. To access this resource, use your student ID and then click "forgot password." If you do not recall your student ID or need additional assistance, email email@example.com and allow up to 48 hours for a response.
- Non-Drake students: Access is only provided to Drake Law students and alumni and those granted access through Drake Law School’s Reciprocity Policy. If you believe you qualify under the policy and would like to request reciprocity, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see current job postings, visit the Symplicity job database.
There are also numerous job fairs throughout the country.
When the CDO posts a job on Symplicity, prospective applicants are expected to independently research the employers and opportunities listed as the CDO does not guarantee the accuracy or integrity of job postings. Symplicity requires an application deadline be included in any posting, the deadlines you see may be selected by the CDO and not the employer. Note: The position may be filled before that deadline, so apply early to any job listing that interests you.
Use of the CDO services or a job posting does not represent an endorsement of the employer, the position, or the views or values held by that employer.
- First-year students attending law school full-time are encouraged not to seek employment during the first year of law school. This allows students to become academically established and adjust to the rigors of law school prior to adding additional commitments. In addition, the first year schedule is generally such that it is difficult to find blocks of time to work during the typical work day.
- For any full-time student who opts to work during the academic year, it is recommended that the hours worked not exceed 20 hours per week.
- If you are an international degree-seeking student here on an academic visa, contact the CDO to discuss requirements for off-campus employment.
For questions, contact the Drake Law School Career Development Office at 515-271-2988 or email@example.com.