Career Services

The Office of Career Services is dedicated to increasing employment opportunities for our students. We are constantly exploring new resources to assist our students with their job search efforts. Our goals are to provide the students with the most up-to-date information regarding the job market and assist each student with his or her individual career development needs.

To those ends, we provide the following services for our students and alumni:


  • Counseling sessions as requested
  • Student orientation with the office & services provided
  • Student registration with office
  • Review & edit of resumes and cover letters


  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Peer Pointer Sessions
  • Alternate Legal Careers Seminars
  • Mock Interviews
  • Judicial Clerkship-Informational Seminars
  • Professionalism Seminars
  • Resume and Cover Letter Training


  • Register students and alumni on Symplicity, our virtual career counseling office
  • Coordinate fall and spring semester On-Campus Interviews (OCI)
  • Coordinate off campus interviews for students
  • Post and notify students and alumni regarding available positions
  • Coordinate student and alumni participation in regional and national job fairs

We are committed to providing specialized career counseling, collecting and distributing vital information and resources, and offering critical skills training, while leading the efforts of the law school to establish relationships with employers. We strive to be a major marketing and outreach program for the Law Center and an invaluable resource for both law students and graduates as they chart their career paths.

The Office of Career Services is located in Suite 116 of the Southern University Law Center and is open for business between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday, with evening appointments available upon request.

ABA Required Disclosures

Michelle A. Jackson, B.A., J.D.
Director of Career Services
Phone number: (225) 771-2142
Fax number: (225) 771-5891

Tavares Walker, B.A., J.D.
Career Counselor
Phone number: (225) 771-2142
Fax number: (225) 771-5891

Renita Washington
Administrative Assistant
Phone number: (225) 771-2142
Fax number: (225) 771-5891

Mailing Address:
Southern University Law Center
Office of Career Services
Post Office 9294
Baton Rouge, LA 70813

Physical Address:
Southern University Law Center
2 Roosevelt Steptoe Drive, Suite 116
Post Office 9294
Baton Rouge, LA 70813