• Dean Melanie Leslie
    We are committed to helping our students become creative, entrepreneurial lawyers for today's expanding legal landscape.
  • A Leader in Technology, Law and Business
    Avi Muchnick '04 is founder and chief product officer of Aviary, a NY-based photo-editing software startup.
  • Corporate Law
    "Cardozo's intellectual property courses, supplemental programs, and opportunities abroad positioned me to succeed at American Express in New York City." —Lee Pham '10

Welcome to the Cardozo Office of Career Services

We are dedicated to helping law students and recent alumni develop their individual career interests, explore options, and gain access to opportunities.

First, some recent data about our job numbers:

  • Cardozo is ranked 25th in the nation and 3rd place in New York City for "gold-standard" jobs. In fact, over 80% of the class of 2017 are in such jobs, which are full-time, long-term jobs that require a JD degree and bar passage and that are not subsidized by the law school.
  • Cardozo is #37 in the country for lawyers hired by law firms with over 100 attorneys, based on ABA employment figures. In addition, The National Law Journal repeatedly lists Cardozo on its "go-to law schools" for the 100 largest law firms in the country. 

But those aren't the only kind of jobs that we help our students attain. In recent years the law school has overhauled its career service office, tapped into our large alumni base, developed new working relationships with firms and companies in all fields, and created new skills-building opportunites for our students. Our counselors are experts at matching the interests and skills of our students with the growing job market for lawyers in all fields, from corporate law to public sector law, and from small tech-startups to major media and entertainment conglomerates.

From Day One at Cardozo we work with our students and encourage them to think about their careers the way entrepreneurs think about building on their passions to create new opportunities. Law school is a journey and the goal is to find the right career path for you.

Carey Bertolet Grand is the Associate Dean of Career Services, and leads a team of dedicated professionals available to Cardozo students and recent graduates. They are here to help students explore the new legal landscape and build individualized career paths. Career counselors provide multiple recruitment opportunities for students to make connections with firms, agencies, and business. 

In addition to legal skills and experience, tomorrow's lawyers need to develop versatility, flexibility and creativity to envision their careers in a world of change. At Cardozo School of Law you will learn how to adapt to changes in the legal landscape. Our job is to help you find your individual path.

Career Service events help you develop the skills necessary to network effectively and to compete in today’s job market. Cardozo alumni are 14,000 strong and reach across the globe. Spring recruitment programs host hundreds of potential employers looking for Cardozo talent to fill internship, summer associate and postgraduate positions. Recruitment managers in all sectors work with our office to identify prospective employees.