The competition for acceptance to law school today is intense; not all law school graduates work as attorneys. While it is the aim of most pre-law students to enter private practice, many lawyers today find employment in corporations, education, non-profits, and government.
Most Xavier graduates who enter law school do so immediately after completing their undergraduate degree requirements. Students who first anticipate employment after graduating may begin working on a personal career plan with the Career Development Office. Through the Office, students may also participate in the Xavier Mentor Program, through which they can get advice from career professionals who are currently working in the field of law. In addition, the Office assists students by offering individual career counseling sessions, by conducting an annual workshop series on interviewing and resume writing techniques, and by maintaining a current educational, vocational, and employer information resource center.
Pre-law students are also encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to find internships and legal clerkships that are available through Xavier's pre-law program office.