Career Services

The Office of Career Services assists St. Mary’s law students and graduates in creating action plans to search for summer and post-graduate employment. We provide informative sessions and online programming to prepare students and alumni for the job market. We strive to maintain strong relationships with employers and alumni to provide students and alumni with valuable contacts in the legal field and job opportunities.

Our staff consists of two licensed attorneys: Assistant Dean and Adjunct Professor of Law Faye Bracey and Director of Career Services Suzanne Patrick. We also have two support staff members: Alicia Mendoza, Recruitment and Programming Coordinator for Career Services, and Kimberly Underdown, Office Coordinator for Career Services. Our office is located on the second floor of the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library in room 216.

Services include:

Career counseling and personal advising

Mock interviews

Judicial Observerships/Internships and Judicial Clerkship Application and Mailing Program

Comprehensive Student Resource Center including books and online resources

Access to two student computers, printers, shredder, telephone, fax machine and copiers for career related purposes

Access to Symplicity: St. Mary’s University School of Law’s job bank and online recruiting system

Monthly programming to introduce students to various areas of the law and help
them build skill sets to be successful in their job search, including a wide variety of topics such as interviewing skills, law firm economics, alternative careers, networking, construction law, corporate counsel and many others

Participation in job fairs throughout Texas and the country

Fall and Spring On-Campus Recruiting

Free coffee for all students

Our students come from varied backgrounds and bring many unique experiences to St. Mary’s University School of Law. We look forward to meeting you if you choose to attend St. Mary’s University School of Law. We start programming for first year students after October 15 of every year in accordance with the National Association of Law Placement (NALP) guidelines. This gives students time to adjust and settle into law school before turning to career related tasks. Graduates from St. Mary’s University School of Law enjoy a variety of exciting and lucrative careers.