The CPD partners with each student in their professional transformation into the legal industry. Through individualized career advising and CPD’s proprietary professional development curriculum, students learn about the various career options, develop professional skills, and acquire the experience needed to best position themselves for employment post-graduation.

In addition to on-campus student resources, the CPD actively engages with local and national Employers to broaden their recruitment efforts with Florida Coastal School of Law.

The CPD continues to increase its national and international presence, and provides career advice and assistance specific to the interests of students wanting to locate to that area.  The CPD partners with national and international private organizations, public interests, and government agencies allowing students to gain experience closer to home developing a professional network while in law school.


CPD is a critical resource in your professional development. We offer the following assistance to students:
  • Counseling: We help develop individualized plans for each student based on their previous experience and career aspirations.  Each student is unique, so we tailor each student’s plan to gain experience in the practice area of choice with the end goal of employment after graduation in that practice area.
  • Job Postings/On-Campus Interviews/Resume Collects: Employers contact the CPD interested in employing our students in both paid and unpaid positions.  Check out the CPD Career Site for current job opportunities. 
  • Publications: The CPD has dozens of handouts and guides on the CPD Career Site in the Resources section.  In addition, there are Business of Law library resources available.


Florida Coastal School of Law’s Center for Professional Development (CPD) is a full-service career counseling and resource center that supports and assists students in all stages of the career planning process. CPD is committed to assisting employers with summer, academic year, project and permanent hiring needs.

Please browse our services listed below.
  • Job Postings: CPD provides employers the ability to post positions for our students and graduates. 
  • Contract Projects: CPD offers employers the ability to post temporary positions for project work and short-term assignments.  Projects are typically shorter in duration and are very specific in need. Examples include trial work preparation, research and writing assignments, document review, and other short-term assignments.
  • On-Campus Interview Program: CPD offers the convenience for employers to interview our students on our campus. 
  • Résumé Collection Program: If you are unable to interview on our campus, another option is for us to collect resumes on your behalf. 
For more information about the Center for Professional Development, please contact Center for Professional Development at