As a member of the UMass Law community, you have a lifetime resource in the Career Services Office, through every stage of your legal career.
Our goal is to support both students and alumni with all aspects of their career development. The Career Services Office looks forward to assisting all alumni in reaching their career goals. Keep in mind that, as when you were enrolled in law school, working with current students continues to be the main focus of the office.
Alumni have access to Symplicity, our online career system, which includes job postings, an employer directory, as well as other job search resources.
Alumni considering a career change or otherwise seeking career guidance are encouraged to email the Career Services Office to schedule an appointment. Your email should include a brief statement of your current employment situation and what you would like to discuss.
Before the meeting, please complete the following:
- update your resume, including your current position
- draft a cover letter (articulate accomplishments, how you would benefit the organization, prior experience, special skills/strengths you bring to the position, unique background, etc.)
- summarize your recent job search activities
- consider whom you would ask to be current professional references for your job search
- register for Symplicity
- review relevant handouts
Additional online career resources for graduates
- Massachusetts Bar Association Referral Service
- Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP)
- Massachusetts Mentoring Programs for New Attorneys (PDF)
- Massachusetts Trial Court Career Center
- Starting Out Solo
Additional resources available to alumni include online handouts on a variety of career-related topics.
Free Westlaw access
The Law Library has a dedicated Westlaw computer terminal that provides UMass Law alumni with this free service, which includes databases containing the United States Code, Massachusetts General Laws, Massachusetts and federal cases, Massachusetts Practice and ALR series, and Am.Jur. forms.
For further information, assistance and training, visit the Law Library or call: 508.985.1121.