Recruit Emory Law

The Center for Professional Development & Career Strategy connects employers and students through our interview programs, online employment postings, career-related panels and presentations, and other networking events.

On-Campus Interview Program

Beginning with our August OCI program and continuing throughout the fall, employers conduct on-campus interviews with second- and third-year students for summer and permanent positions.  Beginning in the spring semester, on a date of the employer's choice, employers may request schedules to interview students from any class year. Please see below for instructions and links.

Employers who choose not to conduct interviews at the law school, but who are interested in receiving resumes from Emory Law students can submit employment opportunities to the Career Center. We will communicate with our students, post the position on Symplicity, collect application materials, and forward those materials for your review.

Please contact Carolyn Roan, Recruiting Manager, at 404.727.8773, if you have questions about our recruiting programs or if you have misplaced your Symplicity account log in information.

August 2019 On Campus Interview Program: Tuesday, July 30 – Thursday, August 1, 2019

Fall On Campus Interviews: Date of Your Choice

  • Emory Law's Fall Hiring Season takes place throughout the fall semester.
  • Employers may interview 2Ls and 3Ls.
  • To register for a Fall OCI date, complete the OCI Date Request Form and choose your preferred date.

Spring On Campus Interviews: Date of Your Choice

  • Emory Law's Spring Hiring Season takes place throughout the spring semester.
  • Employers may request schedules to interview students from any class year during that program and on any date of their choosing.
  • OCI Date Request Form

The Center for Professional Development & Career Strategy participates in and coordinates national job fairs, interview programs, and consortia.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Roan, Recruiting Manager, at 404.727.8773.

Emory in New York Interview Program: July 25 -July 26, 2019 (Desired date may fill up and reschedule may be necessary)

  • The London NYC  (New York, NY)

  • Employers with 100+ attorneys registration fee: $600

  • No charge for private sector employers with fewer than 100 attorneys

  • No charge for public sector employers

  • No charge for first-time Emory Law OCI employer participants
  • Registration Instructions: Log into Symplicity | Click OCI | Schedule Request | Request A Schedule | Session: 2019 Emory in NY | Complete the form | Submit
  • Deadline to register is June 14, 2019

Emory in Bay Area Interview Program: Friday, August 2, 2019 (walk-around)

  • Walk-around program in the organizations’ offices
  • Registration Instructions: Log into Symplicity | Click OCI | Schedule Request | Request A Schedule | Session: 2019 Emory in NY | Complete the form | Submit
  • Deadline to register is June 14, 2019

The Midwest California Georgia Consortium

Emory Law is proud to be part of this consortium alongside UCLA Law School, the University of Iowa College of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, USC Gould School of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School and Washington University School of Law.  Please review the MCGC website for more information: http://mcgc.law.wisc.edu/

Midwest California Georgia Consortium in Washington, DC Interview Program: July 23, 2019

  • St. Gregory Luxury Hotel & Suite (Washington, DC)

  • Employer registration deadline: May 27, 2019
  • Law firm registration fee: $650

  • Public Interest/Government registration fee: $100

Midwest California Georgia Consortium in Chicago: August 5, 2019

Midwest California Georgia Consortium in Houston: August 7, 2019 (walk-around)

  • Walk-around program in the organizations' offices
  • Employer Registration deadline: May 27, 2019
  • Law Firms/Non-profit/Government registration fee: $100

Register to Interview:  

New England Interview Program (Boston, MA): Friday, August 2, 2019

Held jointly with the law schools at Arizona State University, Case Western Reserve University, William and Mary, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, University of Richmond, Wake Forest University, Washington and Lee University, and Washington University (St. Louis). Registration information is available online; the deadline to register is May 10, 2019.

Southeastern Minority Job Fair (Atlanta, GA): Friday, July 19 (3:00-6:00pm) - Saturday July 20, 2019 (9:00am-3:00pm)

National employer base; sponsored by 52 Southeastern law schools. Registration information is available at www.semjf.org; deadline to register is May 10, 2019.

Remote Interviews

If you would like to take advantage of OCI benefits (pre-screened candidates, arranged schedules) in the convenience of your own office, we offer year-round videoconferencing and Skype as alternatives. Complete the OCI Date Request Form and choose "Videoconferencing/Skype."

The Georgia Consortium

Emory Law is proud to be a part of the Georgia Law School Consortium alongside the four other Georgia law schools: University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Mercer Law School, and Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. Each spring the consortium hosts the Public Sector Career Fair (at Georgia State University) and the Judicial Clerk Interview Program (at the University of Georgia).

To advertise your summer associate, part-time academic year or post-graduate position with us, please complete this Job Posting Request form.

Alternately, you may post the position on Symplicity by following the directions below.

  1. Go to https://law-emory-csm.symplicity.com/employers »
  2. Click on the register button and enter your information
  3. Once approved, you will receive an e-mail indicating your username and password
  4. Go to Symplicity »
  5. Enter your username and password
  6. Click on CREATE NON-OCI JOB POSTING
  7. Enter position information

By posting a listing with our office, you agree that you will strictly adhere to our Non-Discrimination Policy.

Once your job posting is approved, your position will be visible to Emory Law students and/or alumni. If you have any questions, contact Carolyn Roan, Manager of Recruiting, at 404.727.8773.

Policies

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran’s status, or any factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law. The services of the Center for Professional Development & Career Strategy are available only to those employers whose practices are consistent with this policy.

The following information may be of interest to employers as you evaluate our students' resumes.

  • Emory Law's policy is to rank only the top 1/3 of each class. Our GPAs are calculated on a 4.30 scale. If you'd like to receive a copy of the most current grade percentiles and cut-offs, please email Carolyn Roan.

It is Emory Law's policy not to release contact information about our students to employers, including addresses, telephone numbers, or e-mail addresses.

All recruiting activity shall be guided by NALP’s Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process. Additionally, should there be disagreements between Emory Law students and employers around the interpretation and implementation of the Policies & Guidelines, the school’s Career Center shall be consulted regarding best practices and final decisions. 

General Provisions

  1. All offers of employment shall be made in writing, clearly stating if reaffirmation is requested and by what date.If such reaffirmation by the student is not given by that date, the offer may be retracted.
  2. A copy of the employment offer shall be forwarded to the Recruiting Manager of Emory Law’s Career Center (Carolyn Roan) contemporaneously with the student’s receipt of the offer.
  3. A student shall not hold open more than three offers of employment at any one time. The student will release an excess offer no later than three business days after its receipt.
  4. All offers to Emory Law students from private sector employers with > 40 attorneys shall remain open for at least 14 days, except as provided for below; all reasonable requests for extensions should be granted:

 

Days Open: Early Summer Offers

Days Open: 1L Summer Offer

Days Open:

2L Summer Offer

Days Open: Post-Grad Employment Offer

Days Open: Private Sector <40 Attorneys

Offers made before August 1: 21 days from start of school’s OCI.

14 days

Offer made between August 1-Dec. 15: 21 days.

 

Offer made after Dec. 15: 14 days.

Previously employed: Offer before Sept. 2 is open until Oct. 1 of 3L year.

 

Not previously employed: Offer before Dec. 15 is open 21 days.

Offer after Dec. 15 is open 14 days.

14 days

 

First-Year Student Recruiting and Priorities

To position law students to be as successful as possible, their efforts during the first semester of law school should be focused on their studies and not their job search. 

We ask that private sector employers not initiate formal one-on-one recruiting contact with first-year students before November 1, UNLESS they plan to make final hiring decisions before grades become available in late January.