Office of Professional Development

Welcome & Welcome Back!

The Office of Professional Development extends a warm welcome to all returning students and entering first-year students!  We did a lot of exciting work over the summer including meeting with prospective employers to discuss opportunities for U of L law students, simplifying the procedures for meeting your Public Service Requirement, and re-vamping our web-site. 

If you are a returning student, please stop by and tell us what YOU did over the summer.  If you are new, please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself.  We’re looking forward to working with you all during the upcoming year!

Four Tips for Returning Students

With the beginning of the new school year on the horizon, here are a few things returning students can do now to prepare for the job search in the coming year:

1.  Update your resume with your most recent summer experience.  Do this now while your duties and accomplishments are still fresh in your mind.

2.  If you would like to use some of the work you’ve produced as a writing sample, obtain your employer’s permission. 

3.  Ask your supervisor if he or she will serve as a reference for future employers.

4.  Activate your Symplicity account if you have not done so already. Please go to: and enter your Student ID (Username) and Password. If you don’t have a Password, click on “Forgot Password”.  To change your password, click on the Password/Preferences tab in the Profile menu and enter the password you received.  "Bidding" (uploading documents) for Session 1 of the on campus interview portion of the Fall Hiring Season is now open and ends on Sunday, August 26th.

OPD Fellows

Drum roll please.  Introducing the Office of Professional Development Fellows.  They are Andrew Beckman, Jimmie Guilfoyle, Paige Hamby, Jamie Jackson and Eddie O’Brien.  These five students are your liaisons to our office.  If you want to discuss career ideas with them or ask questions, contact one or all of them.  Stay tuned for more information.