Career Development: Disability Services

The University of Miami School of Law Career Development Office (CDO) provides counsel to students with disabilities. Each Miami Law student is assigned to a Career Advisor (all of whom are licensed attorneys) in their first year of law school.

Advisors meet one-on-one with students in order to put an individual job search strategy in place, and together with the Office of Disability Services (ODS) counsel and assist students on issues related to accommodations in the workplace and disclosure, among many others.

All advisors stay appraised of the opportunities available to disabled students through regular updates from the Associate Director of Diversity & Inclusion.

Additionally, the University of Miami School of Law participates in the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP). WRP is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Defense and gives students with disabilities the opportunity to secure an internship with the federal government for full-time and summer positions.

Further, the CDO encourages students to attend the IMPACT Career Fair, held in early August in Washington, DC. This fair is geared specifically towards students with disabilities and provides a fantastic networking opportunity from which a number of students secure employment.

Resources

For More Information

Students with disabilities interested in pursuing internships or careers in the government should contact Jessi Howell in the Career Development Office at jhowell@law.miami.edu.

CDO QUICKLINKS

Contact the CDO
Career Development Office Blog
Career Development Office E-Newsletter
Miami Law Externship Program
Symplicity Job Posting Database

 

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It is the policy of the University of Miami that no person within the jurisdiction thereof shall, on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination or harassment (including all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence) under any program or activity of the University, regardless of whether such program or activity occurs on-campus or off-campus. Employers who advertise positions through the Career Development Office or participate in CDO recruitment programs must read the non-discrimination policy and undertake to observe it.