Career Success

Why Law at Champlain College?

Employers are searching for people who can think critically and analytically in regard to legal issues and arguments. In addition to having a solid legal background, a professional in the field of law must be able to communicate effectively.

Champlain's Law program prepares our graduates for success by providing the technical expertise as well as the soft skills—or power skills, as we prefer. You'll be an expert listener, communicator, and collaborator, making you invaluable to your employer and colleagues.

High Rates of Success for Champlain Law Graduates

Our recent graduates are already making important headway in their careers, with 100% of the Class of 2018 either continuing their education or employed within six months of graduation.

Our students have accepted positions in departments such as: 

  • the Vermont Judicial Bureau
  • the Vermont Department of Labor
  • the State of Maine Judicial Branch of the Superior Court

Champlain Law Graduates Are Ready

In addition to the extensive career-focused programs and support offered College-wide, each of Champlain's career-focused majors features learning opportunities and other programs that help our students create highly marketable résumés. Highlights include:

Champlain College Class of 2018 Joins the Workforce

Champlain's Career Collaborative team surveys alumni six months after graduation to find out how job searches are going. The college-wide results below are based on an outstanding 89% response rate—significantly higher than most post-graduation college surveys.

  • 94% are either employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating.
  • 91% of the graduates who are employed indicated that their jobs are related to their career goals.
  • 92% also indicated that they had completed one or more internships or other experiential learning opportunities before graduation.

The Results are Clear

Our graduates are thriving; their Champlain education prepared them with real-world experience that sets them apart in their field.