Career Resources for Students

The KU Law Career Services Office is dedicated to preparing our students for meaningful and successful careers. In addition to career counseling and opportunities to connect with KU Law alumni, the CSO offers a wide range of professional development programming and training resources.

The new CSO Boot Camp is a series of videos, instructional handouts and work samples designed to give students all the skills they need to launch the career they want. The virtual training program will cover the application process, interviewing, networking and more. Check back often for new videos and resources.

Upcoming CSO programs are posted on the Career Services calendar. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Heather Spielmaker (hspielmaker@ku.edu) or Stacey Blakeman (staceyblakeman@ku.edu) to discuss career strategy.


Application Materials

How to Prepare a Legal Resume

A legal resume should highlight your skills and experience. This video gives an overview of legal resumes, including formatting guidelines, an example resume and important tips to keep in mind.

1L Resume Samples and Resources

How to Prepare a Cover Letter

The purpose of a cover letter is to craft a story about how your skills, interests and qualifications make you a strong candidate for a specific organization. This video walks you through the process of writing a legal cover letter.

1L Cover Letter Samples and Resources

How to Prepare References and Letters of Recommendation

A letter of recommendation is a letter written by a professional who can recommend an individual's work or academic performance. This video gives an overview of references and letters of recommendation, when to use each, who to ask to be your references and how to ask them.


Contact the Career Services Office

Heather Spielmaker, Assistant Dean
hspielmaker@ku.edu | 785-864-9257

Stacey Blakeman, Director
staceyblakeman@ku.edu | 785-864-0239

Career Events