Yale Career Panel
Yale Career Panel

This event is the 49th in a series covering different professions and career issues.  Organized 9 years ago by a group of Yale alumni volunteers, these panels strive to provide candid, unvarnished views of the featured profession.  The lawyers for this panel represent different careers in the practice of law:  in house counsel to a financial services company, a Federal Judge and an expert in a non-profit, nonpartisan institute devoted to equal justice and the rule of law.

The panel discussion will be broadcast via an interactive streaming video system and will allow Yale students and alumni to ask questions of the panel and interact with each other. There will be a networking period after the one hour panel has ended. 


  • Where is the profession heading (good and bad)?
  • How do you get into the profession and what is the typical career path?
  • What are the myths versus the realities?
  • What are the characteristics of people who tend to do well and are happy in the profession?
  • What types of people tend not to do well or end up unhappy and why?
  • If you don’t stay in the profession until retirement, what are the exit routes to other professions?

This series is jointly supported by various organizations at Yale University and Yale Alumni organizations, including the Yale Office of Career Strategy, the Yale Alumni Association (YAA), the Yale School of Management, Students and Alumni of Yale (STAY), the Junior Class Council (JCC), the Yale.nyc (the Yale alumni association in New York City), and the Association of Asian American Yale Alumni (AAAYA).

The recorded Yale Career Panels and Fireside Chats can be viewed at www.yalecareerpanels.com.