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Career Services Office Information Guide: Networking

Last Updated: Dec 19, 2023 12:50 PM

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:


Here is a collection of websites for related professional associations, resource pages, blogs etc. Please report dead links to

Why Network?

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.


Mentor Program

The National Career Network (NCN) Mentor Program is a career guidance program designed to:

  1. help students explore career options and regions before making a decision; and
  2. 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:

  1. explore law practice options and settings;
  2. obtain insight on the realities of practice, practice settings and geographic locations (important information before you make your permanent job commitments);
  3. get some pseudo-interview experience and advice before Fall recruiting;
  4. 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.

To Participate
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.