Career Services Office Information Guide: Networking
University at Buffalo law alumni association
For more than 100 years, the Law Alumni Association (LAA) has served our alumni/ae and law students with events and programs, social and educational opportunities, and a network of connections, throughout the country and internationally.
Benefits of Joining the Law Alumni Association
Membership includes discounts to social, professional and educational events. Or become a joint member with the UB Alumni Association and receive a long list of benefits for your joint membership.
Click the links below to explore how law alumni membership dues are used to support the following programs and services:
Networking is the process of making contacts within your professional field through events, internships, work experience, and other professional settings. A strong network helps you in your career once you leave law school, and is can be a support system in the professional world.
The National Career Network (NCN) Mentor Program is a career guidance program designed to:
- help students explore career options and regions before making a decision; and
- help law students and recent graduates make the transition from law school to the legal community.
Alumni volunteers all over the country have agreed to talk with students on a one-to-one basis through personal meetings or by telephone and by email.
Topics for these career advice meetings are open. They might include:
- information on the geographic area and practice types (opportunities, advantages and disadvantages);
- working in a particular type of employment setting (private firm (all sizes), corporation, government, public interest firm and courts);
- approaches to the particular job market; feedback on resumes, cover letters or interview skills.
This is your chance to:
- explore law practice options and settings;
- obtain insight on the realities of practice, practice settings and geographic locations (important information before you make your permanent job commitments);
- get some pseudo-interview experience and advice before Fall recruiting;
- begin to "network" in the legal community.
The NCN Program is not designed to be a placement or employment service but can be a helpful part of a job search.
We encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity and lay the foundation for an informative career choice and employment search. See Marc Davies for assistance.