• 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

Law School is a Journey and the Goal is to Help You Find Your Path 

At Cardozo's Office of Career Service we are excited to help law students and recent alumni find their passion, experience meaningful opportunities, and land that all-important first job to launch a successful career.  We are proud of the work we do to help our graduates be successful!

  • 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 large firms and gold standard jobs are not all that's out there, and not what everyone wants. We help all our students find the right individual approach for their needs. And in recent years we have systematically improved our approach to working with you as you work through law school. We 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.

Carey Bertolet Grand is the Associate Dean of Career Services, and leads a team of dedicated professionals. We provide multiple recruitment opportunities to help you make connections with firms, agencies, and businesses. We sponsore dozens of annual events to help you develop the skills necessary to network effectively and to compete in today’s job market. We connect you to Cardozo alumni, who 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.