Participate in the On-Campus Interview Program
Each fall and spring, employers have the opportunity to conduct on-campus interviews for positions during fall, spring, summer, and after graduation. Our 100% pre-screening model allows you to review resumes and select only those applicants whose backgrounds and credentials specifically meet your needs. There is no fee to participate. Our Fall program begins the first week of August. Our Spring program begins the third week of February.
- Register online here. You may also contact the Career Services Office regarding registration: firstname.lastname@example.org, 213-738-6794.
Request a Resume Collection
For employers are unable to conduct on-campus interviews, but are interested in receiving resumes from Southwestern students, we have a Resume Collect Option. We share information about your employment opportunities with our students, collect resumes on your behalf, and then forward to you a booklet containing only those resumes that meet your specific requirements. You may review said resumes and schedule interviews at your convenience.
Post Available Opportunities Year-Round Via Symplicity
The Southwestern Law School Career Services Office maintains a Job Board for students and graduates on Symplicity. Legal employers may easily post year-round for law students, recent graduates or experienced attorneys at no charge. If you are interested in hiring a law student as a clerk or a permanent associate, or if you need to hire an experienced attorney for a lateral position, we can assist you with your hiring needs.
Participate in our Fall Firm Reception
Each fall, the Career Services Office recruits firms and brings them on campus for mini-interviews. Through this event, firms can recruit 2Ls, 3Ls, and recent grads. Mini-interviews will take place on the spot and are approximately 7 minutes in length to serve as the gateway to securing a more traditional interview that may result in being hired. Contact the Career Services Office to participate.
Hire a GAP Associate
The GAP Associate Program (GAP) is a recruitment platform that matches trained, recent Southwestern graduates with small and medium sized firms that do not typically hire entry level attorneys, for twelve-month, full-time, paid positions at salaries similar to those of post-graduate legal fellowships. GAP Associates, who have completed a rigorous civil litigation training program, are ready to work on terms that are particularly suited to smaller firms. GAP provides the additional benefits of affordability, minimal commitment and hiring support. Registration opens in September, with recruitment beginning in December.
Alumni Post-Bar Law Clerk Program
Starting February 1st, Southwestern Alums are invited to recruit for short-term paid law clerk positions during the months of February-April. Simply contact the Career Services Office and indicate your interest in hiring one or more law clerks anytime from February till the end of the April.
As a condition of using our recruitment facilities, we require assurance from employers of their willingness to support non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law in connection with admission to the school, or in the administration of any of its educational, employment, housing, financial aid, scholarship, or student activity programs. By placing a job listing with Southwestern, you are agreeing to comply with the above regulations and all applicable federal and state laws. If for some reason you are unable to do so, please notify us immediately.
Southwestern Law students are well-rounded, entrepreneurial and prepared for practice. With our emphasis on academic excellence and career preparation, our students are among the nation’s finest. Moreover, Southwestern is fiercely committed to diversity. Minorities make up over 43 percent of the student population, while women represent more than half the student population. Through our Recruitment Programs, we can help you get the talent you need to ensure your organization's continued and well-rounded success.