Private practice attorneys work in law firms, which can range in size from single attorney offices to firms with 1000+ attorneys. Often they represent companies or individuals and are paid on an hourly or contingency fee basis. The majority of UST School of Law's graduates initially begin their careers working as associates for private law firms of varying size and in a variety of practices areas.
There are many different paths to a career in private practice; clerkships, internships, externships, and summer associate positions are all great ways to gain the skills and experience needed to become a successful private practice attorney. The CPD office is available to work with you and help you discover what path is best for you.