Working Here

Downtown Spokane  

Vibrant local law community

  • Where Zags help Zags, offering internships and job possibilities
  • Writing and Research

Gonzaga Law has a profound Legacy of Leadership within the regional law community. Gonzaga Law alums currently make up one third of the Washington State Supreme Court. A large percentage of the judges, prosecutors, and trial lawyers in the Spokane region are Gonzaga Law graduates. For students, this provides a deep connection with those who have walked these halls before them. From internships, to mentor programs, to post-graduation employment, our active alumni base stays committed to serving and training each new generation of practitioners.

Learn more about our Legacy of Leadership

The Center for Professional Development 

The Gonzaga University School of Law Center for Professional Development (CPD) is a resource that develops stronger careers by fostering connections between Gonzaga University students, alumni, and employers.

The CPD regularly provides assistance with

  • Job searching and career outlining
  • Salary research
  • Mock interviews and resume review
  • Targeted, effective cover letters
  • Developing networking contacts
  • Student mentoring 

Learn more about CPD's employment services, fellowship opportunities and interview programs

Three people studying together

Examples of just some of our local Externship placements:

  • Center for Justice
  • Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington & Idaho
  • Gonzaga University General Counsel’s Office
  • Kalispel Tribe Legal Offices
  • Kootenai County District Court
  • Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney
  • Northwest Justice Project
  • Office of Administrative Hearings
  • City of Spokane
  • Spokane County Municipal Court
  • Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Spokane County Public Defender’s Office
  • Spokane County Superior Court
  • Team Child
  • Unemployment Law Project
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Idaho
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Eastern Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Local #1439
  • Washington State Attorney General’s Office
  • Washington State Court of Appeals, Division 3