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Welcome to the Western State College of Law Career Development Department! We look forward to working with you to identify, go after, and achieve your career goals. For both short-term and long-term opportunities, Career Development is here to assist you every step of the way. Our door is always open to you. Please contact us via email at or phone 714.459.1106.



All current students, graduates and alumni have access to Symplicity for life! If you need assistance navigating Symplicity or in resetting your password, please contact Career Resources at or phone 714.459.1106.


Career Development provides career counseling and assistance at every level, matching our expertise and resources to fit your needs. Examples include one-on-one career counseling, on-campus interviews, networking events, workshops, mock interviews and salary negotiations, the Career Development library, and more.



Career preparation starts during your first year of law school, well before you receive your degree. To keep you on track, we have developed checklists for each semester that highlight the small steps you can take along the way that will add up to big results by graduation. Click on the links below to see your action plans.



It’s important to log off your laptop now and then to meet with your fellow students, professors, and successful Western State alumni. Career Development coordinates events throughout the year for students to network, learn lifetime job search skills, and to promote professionalism. Join us for alumni speakers, presentations by experts in various practice areas, field trips to OCBA events, and business etiquette mixers. To find out about upcoming Career Development events, check out the Events Calendar.



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Western State College of Law adheres to a policy of nondiscrimination in the hiring, compensation, work assignment, and promotion of any person on the basis of gender, age, race, color, religious creed, national origin, sexual orientation, physical disability, marital, parental or veteran status, or the prejudice of clients. Western State also subscribes to a policy prohibiting harassment in any form including verbal, physical, and visual harassment, and extending to harassment based on race, color, religion, ancestry, gender, national origin, age, disability status, sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law.

Western State’s policies on harassment, anti-discrimination, and ethical conduct (Honor System) apply to all activities of the law school including employment activities and extend to employers using the Career Development Department and participating in the Civil & Judicial Externship Program. Western State reserves the right to evaluate the appropriateness of each employment listing. Consistent with Western State’s policy, the College of Law reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to decline placement services.

Founded in 1966, Western State College of Law is the oldest law school in Orange County, Southern California, and is fully ABA approved. Western State College of Law’s 11,000+ alumni are well represented across public and private sector legal practice areas, including 150 California judges and about 15% of Orange County’s Deputy Public Defenders and District Attorneys.

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