From Washington, Iowa to Washington, DC; from Orange City, Iowa to Orange County, California, a JD from the University of Iowa College of Law will take you near or far, and the assistance you get from the Career Services Office will help you forge the path that is right for you.

Whether you are a law student or an alumnus, our office provides customized assistance to you as you navigate your career path. Iowa law graduates are consistently employed in AmLaw 100 firms, small law firms, federal agencies, prestigious judicial clerkships, and prominent non-profit organizations.

You work hard, and employers recognize that. In fact, employers consistently report that Iowa students demonstrate a keen work ethic that supports the College’s rigorous education. During a typical year, approximately 100-150 firms, corporations, government agencies, and courts visit the College of Law to hire our students. Even more consider Iowa students through résumé collections and off-campus recruiting programs in major metropolitan cities such as Chicago, New York City, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles. Students and alumni alike are recruited through hundreds of job postings and other employment opportunities each year.

From etiquette luncheons to résumé workshops, our office caters to your wants and needs. What have we done for you lately? So glad you asked…

  • Professional Development
  • 1:1 meetings
  • Mock interviews
  • Job search strategizing
  • On-Campus Interviews
  • Peer Advisors
  • Résumé collects
  • Judicial clerkship listserv (subscribe)
  • PING! Our public interest, non-profit, government, and alternative careers listserv (subscribe)
  • Résumé and cover letter review
  • Job Fairs
  • Alumni networking opportunities
  • And programs designed with you in mind

So what are you waiting for? Drop by or make an appointment today. We can’t wait to meet with you.

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Carin Crain

Associate Dean of Student and Career Services
Carin Crain has served as the Associate Dean of Student and Career Services at the University of Iowa College of Law since August 2007. Before coming to Iowa, she worked in various capacities at Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California, including: Lecturer In Law, Special Education Hearing Officer, Director of Off-Campus Clinical Programs, and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Dean Crain started her legal career as a Staff Attorney at the Sacramento and Shasta Regional Offices of Legal Services of Northern California. Before attending law school she taught English and English as a Second Language to junior high students in Los Angeles.
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Nathan Davis

Admin Services Coordinator
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Tami Diebel, J.D.

Assistant Director, Career Services
AJ Finch (1)

AJ Finch, J.D.

Assistant Director, Career and Judicial Clerkships
Melissa Norman (1)

Melissa Norman, J.D.

Director, Career and Student Services