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Career Resources at the Library

Resources to help law students in their career and employment search.


This guide highlights library resources for students seeking legal employment.  

CWRU law students and alumni may obtain personalized job search assistance and job postings by visiting CDO Online or by sending an e-mail to

A Message from the Career Development Office

Please visit CDO Online for the most current information.
Our staff. We are comprised of three attorney-counselors, which makes us one of the larger career development staff as compared to law schools across the country. With varied professional backgrounds, our staff offers a wide variety of personal assistance to our students.
One-on-one career counseling. All students are assigned to career counselors during their first year and are encouraged to meet with their counselors as often as needed. These one-on-one meetings can address all aspects of career planning, including resumes, cover letters, market and employer information, practice area and career options exploration, interview preparation and personal professional development. Appointments are available in person, via telephone and via email, making sure you receive all of the assistance you need in your employment efforts.
First-year programming. Each year, we plan programming with first-year students specifically in mind. This includes the 1L Orientation and Career Kick-Off, which introduces first-year students to the legal market, resume preparation, and the law school's online jobs posting system. Our office also hosts several "Theme Week" programs throughout the year, which provide panels and information sessions to allow first-year students to explore some of the most popular paths students choose to take with their legal education.
Job Postings. On average, we post over 1,300 job opportunities to our students and alumni each year. These opportunities included part-time law clerk positions during the school year, summer opportunities, opportunities for experienced as well as entry-level attorneys, public interest fellowships, judicial clerkships, international opportunities, government employment, internships and in-house corporate opportunities. Our job postings are updated each weekday and are available to students and alumni at any time via CDOonline, our password protected web-based jobs posting and recruitment system.
Resources. We maintain an electronic resource library with hundreds of reference materials, including directories, informational handouts, fellowship and clerkship information and opportunities, legal periodicals, salary and practice-area reports and statistics, and more. We also maintain a resource room which contains a lending library of hard copy reference books regarding legal practice options, preparing for interviews, drafting application documents and general job search advice.

Obtaining Print Resources

For material marked "available via OhioLINK"

  • Click the title of the book to bring up the OhioLINK record
  • Complete the request form.

For material marked "available via InterLibrary Loan"

  • Click the title of the book to bring up the record on
  • Copy the OCLC number.
  • Go to Illiad.
  • Complete the Interlibrary Loan form and include the OCLC number in the note field.