Career Volunteer


Alumni Coach Volunteer
The Alumni Coaching Program pairs Northwestern Law students with alumni coaches for mock interviews. We make an effort to match students with alumni coaches based primarily on each student's geographic preference, and then according to employer type/size and practice area where available. There is no guarantee that you will be paired with a student who shares your professional interests.
Mock interviews take place in the summer and early fall. We estimate that each mock interview you volunteer to conduct will take approximately 45 minutes of your time (1/2 hour interview; 15 minute feedback). Mock interviews should be conducted in person to provide students with the most constructive feedback.

Career-Related Advisor
Become a career-related advisor by joining the Northwestern University School of Law Public Interest Group and/or the Alumni & Student Career Networking Group!

Public Interest Group
The Public Interest LinkedIn Group should be a useful tool for both students and alumni interested in public interest law to network, share public interest experiences, and support public interest work. We encourage alumni who are working in or have an interest in non-profit, government, pro bono or NGO organizations to sign up. If you have questions about the Public Interest Group, please contact Public Interest Advisor Cindy Wilson, (312) 503-2924.

Sign Up Instructions
After clicking on the "Join" link below, you will be prompted to sign in to LinkedIn or to click on the "Join LinkedIn" link to create an account. Once logged in, press the yellow "Join Group" button. Once you have done this, you will get a "Your membership is pending approval" message. We will approve your membership within 2 business days.
Join the Public Interest Group

Alumni & Student Career Networking Group

The main purpose of the Alumni & Student Career Networking LinkedIn Group is for students and alums to use the group as an informational/networking tool as they explore career options in the public and private sector. The program allows them to contact volunteer advisors and ask questions about particular practice areas, discuss market trends, or obtain valuable career advice. Please note that students and alums will not contact volunteer advisors to solicit employment opportunities. Your commitment would involve occasional phone conversations, e-mail exchanges, or informational interviews with individuals gathering career information only. If you have questions about the Alumni & Student Career Networking Group, please contact JD Counselor Puja Patel, (312) 503-1282. We look forward to your participation.

Sign Up Instructions

After clicking on the "Join" link below, you will be prompted to sign in to LinkedIn or to click on the "Join LinkedIn" link to create an account. Once logged in, press the yellow "Join Group" button. Once you have done this, you will get a "Your membership is pending approval" message. We will approve your membership within 2 business days.
Join the Alumni & Student Career Networking Group

Career-Related Panelist

The Center for Career Strategy and Advancement organizes a number of career-related panels during the school year. While the primary audience for these panels tends to be 1Ls, all students are invited and encouraged to attend. Most panels center on various practice areas though there are a number that encompass a broader topic area. Panelists selected represent as wide a spectrum as possible: employer type; employer size; private vs. public employers; geographic location; specialties within a given practice area; career changers; and different levels of experience. These one-hour panels typically take place during the lunch hour in one of the law school classrooms.