Career Services


The Career Services Office is an important resource for our students. Our goal is to educate and empower students in their professional development and to assist them during each phase of the career-search process. Our individualized and proactive approach is geared toward helping students identify and obtain meaningful professional and practical experience that is well suited to their interests and skills. An Ave Maria legal education provides a strong foundation for any number of career goals. We help students prepare for their careers with a commitment to the highest ethical and moral standards by making choices consistent with that commitment.



Luncheon in Tampa: The Career Services Office hosted a lunch break for recent graduates who were taking the bar in Tampa; Dean Milhizer was also there to support them.



Dress for Success: Tom Monaghan, the Founder of AMSL, spoke to students about the importance of dress.



JAG Presentation: The Military Law Society has a strong presence at AMSL and each year at least one branch of the armed forces offers a presentation to students on the current application process and the JAG experience.



Environmental Law Panel: Attorneys who practice environmental law in Southwest Florida spoke to students about their respective career paths and the work that they do today.



Estate Planning Panel: Five estate planning lawyers shared their wisdom and experience with students who are interested in pursuing a career in this area of the law.



Orientation: Career Services hosted a networking training and reception during Orientation. First year students had an opportunity to develop their networking skills and meet AMSL students, faculty and staff as well as members of the local legal community.



Public Interest and Government Career Fair: One third of the student body at AMSL turned out for this career fair to speak with 29 representatives from a variety of local, state and federal organizations.



Immigration Law Panel: Several local attorneys spoke to AMSL students about a career in immigration law.



Mock Interview Program: Attorneys and judges from Southwest Florida conducted mock interviews, on-campus, with over 50% of the 1L class.



Blackstone Panel: Current students who were Blackstone Fellows shared their insights on the Blackstone application process.