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College of Law Announces Professional Development Week

Lisa Doster meets with Law Students regarding their career opportunities.

Belmont University College of Law’s Office of Career and Professional Development will be hosting its second annual Professional Development Week beginning January 17.  Belmont Law will host a number of legal professionals from across the region at a Table Talk series.  Attorneys from both the private and public sectors will be on campus to speak one-on-one to students about the numerous professional opportunities a Juris Doctor can afford them. These interactive events allow current law students to explore career opportunities while also their networking skills.

Additionally, students will have a chance to participate in the Mock Interview Program the following week, January 23 through the 27.  Through this program, members of the local bar will conduct the industry standard ’20 minute legal interview’ with students and then provide feedback to help sharpen their interviewing skills.

Director of Belmont’s Career and Professional Development Office Lisa Doster said, “Professional Development Week is quickly becoming a mainstay in our Career Development offerings. Not only are students able to network and learn about various practice areas, but many are also able to make valuable connections that lead to both summer and full-time employment opportunities. We thank the practitioners who participate and help equip our students for the job search.”

Belmont Law’s focus on professional development begins on day one with the Attorney Mentor Program through the Belmont College of Law American Inn of Court chapter.   Every first-year student is paired with a practicing legal professional in the Nashville area.  The mentoring relationship allows Belmont Law students to learn from and engage with the Nashville legal community.

Legal Professionals interested in connecting with Belmont Law can contact Lisa Doster at lisa.doster@belmont.edu.

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