Career Services

The Office of Career Services is committed to providing our students with the services and resources needed for a lifetime of successful career management.  We understand that early skills training and career planning are vital to a successful job search and career satisfaction. We strive to equip students with the tools they will need to launch a successful job search.

The Office of Career Services also serves as an intermediary between law students and prospective employers. We maintain ongoing employer outreach to increase employer interest and community exposure to benefit our students. A variety of flexible recruitment opportunities are available for employers. Please contact us for information on job postings, on-campus or video interviewing, or any other recruitment needs that you may have.

Detailed employment statistics about our recent graduates, including the ABA Employment Summary Report, is available here.

You can reach us by phone at 865.545.5341, fax at 865.524.5290, or email at careerservicesdsol@LMUnet.edu.

For Students

The Office of Career Services is here to equip you with the tools and resources you need to launch a successful job search. While each student is ultimately responsible for his or her own career planning, our role is to instruct, guide, and facilitate the career development process.

Career Services Handbook

For an overview of legal employment, job search strategies, career timelines, sample resumes and much more, download our Career Services Handbook.

Counseling

We encourage you to make an appointment so we can help you examine your career interests, practice interviewing techniques, or discuss any career-related questions that you may have.

Online Job Postings

We maintain employment and internship postings from private and public employers. These postings are located on our Career Services TWEN page. Your Westlaw password is required for access.

Professional Development Programming

We provide professional development programming throughout the academic year. These programs include presentations on resume writing, corresponding with potential employers, interviewing skills, and professional etiquette. We also offer panels and presentations by legal practitioners who can share information about specific practice areas.

Resource Center

The Office of Career Services works with the library to develop and maintain career resources in the library. We make every effort to acquire electronic versions of the materials so that they will be available 24 hours a day.

Resume/Cover Letter Critique

We are happy to review your resume and cover letter before you apply for a job. Once you have completed your initial draft, email it to the Office of Career Services. We will provide guidance and feedback in order to help you craft an effective and professional resume.

Symplicity®

Symplicity is a tool available to students and employers to manage legal employment opportunities. It is an interactive database of present and past employers that gives students the opportunity to see available positions and sometimes apply online. Students and employers can modify their profiles to display information relevant to positions. Students also may use a resume builder tool within Symplicity to help them catch the attention of future employers. Students can log in today to set up an account. Your username is your LMU email address, and your password has been sent to you via email. If you have not received your username and password, please contact Associate Dean of Students Laura Hash at laura.hash@LMUnet.edu.

For Employers

If you are planning to hire a law clerk, summer associate, or intern in the next year, LMU Law’s Office of Career Services is happy to help. We offer a variety of flexible recruitment options at no cost to your firm or organization.

The American Bar Association requires that all employers who use LMU Law’s assistance and facilities for interviews and other placement functions observe the principles set forth in ABA Standard 211: equal opportunity to obtain employment without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Contract Work Employment Listings

We offer a contract listing service to assist employers who need to hire students to perform legal research. This service may reduce costs for employers who often need temporary law clerks for short- or long-term projects.

Employment or Internship Postings

The Office of Career Services offers employers the ability to post current employment and internship opportunities year-round on a password-protected site. We also allow blind postings of vacancies in which the name of the employer is not revealed. If your organization is interested in posting a position, please download our job posting form. Email form(s) to careerservicesdsol@lmunet.edu or fax them to 865.524.5290.

Events and Networking

LMU Law presents programming that includes workshops and career panel discussions detailing career options and professional development. These panels and workshops give students important opportunities to explore practice areas and topics in professional development. If you are interested in participating, contact us.

On-Campus and Videoconference Interviewing

On-campus interviews provide employers an efficient, cost-effective way to interview many qualified students in a short period of time. Employers may use our facilities at their convenience and prescreen candidates they wish to interview. All interviews are conducted in private rooms away from the distractions of daily activities. Career Services also provides videoconference capabilities for the convenience of students and employers. There is no charge for these services.

Resume Collection

If you are not able to visit campus but are interested in interviewing our students, we can conduct a resume collection for you. We will post the opening, collect application packets, and forward all materials directly to you. We are happy to help schedule interviews for any applicants you may select.

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Lincoln Memorial University

Accreditation Statement
Lincoln Memorial University - John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law (LMU-DSOL) is provisionally accredited
by the American Bar Association. The earliest LMU-DSOL may apply for ABA full accreditation is December 2016.

Questions concerning ABA accreditation may be directed to:
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312.988.6738

American Bar Association FAQ Website

Additionally, Lincoln Memorial University - Duncan School of Law is approved by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners.