Make an Appointment
Investing the time to meet with an OCS or OPICS counselor is the foundation of a successful career development strategy. Counselors in both offices are available to meet with students individually year round. Almost all of the counselors in both offices are attorneys, and their experiences cover a wide range of practice areas and practice settings. To learn more about our counselors, please visit the OCS Contact Information page or the OPICS Meet the Staff page. We encourage current JD students to schedule an appointment by using our online scheduling calendar below or by calling (202) 662-9300 for OCS or (202) 662-9655 for OPICS.
A note to 1Ls: The National Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP) sets forth guidelines regarding legal employment. These guidelines state that first-year students should not meet with career counselors before October 15 and should not contact employers before December 1. Most large law firms conform to the NALP guidelines. However, many government agencies and public interest organizations are not members of NALP, and a few set deadlines before December 1 for non-legal positions.
Alumni seeking counseling with the Office of Career Services should schedule an appointment with Marilyn Tucker by calling the front desk at 202-662-9300. Please schedule 1-2 weeks in advance of your appointment and be sure to e-mail Marilyn a copy of your resume prior to your meeting at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alumni seeking counseling with one of the advisors in the Office of Public Interest and Community Service can schedule an appointment by calling 202-662-9655.
Online Scheduling (current students only) - Please begin by selecting OCS or OPICS, followed by the counselor you wish to schedule with and then the appointment type. 1Ls, please make an appointment with a counselor from your assigned team:
If possible, use Internet Explorer as your browser when scheduling an appointment time online. Please do not contact your counselor directly if you experience any difficulties when scheduling. Instead, contact the OCS or OPICS front desks at 202-662-9300 (OCS) or 202-662-9655 (OPICS).
*Note that available appointment times are shown in your current time zone. Please keep this in mind when scheduling an appointment.
**Please call the OCS front desk at 202-662-9300 to schedule an appointment with Marcia Shannon.