How to Hire Our Students

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Career Services offers a range of services to help employers recruit both students and graduates for a variety of positions. Whether employers are seeking to fill a permanent or a temporary position, full- or part-time position, summer or school-year position, or legal or non-legal position, the office provides an array of recruiting mechanisms to assist employers in recruiting qualified candidates.

On-Campus Interviews

For the convenience of employers, on-campus interviewing periods are offered twice a year,  in the fall and the spring. Fall on-campus interviewing is limited to 2L and 3L students, while spring interviewing also includes our first-year law students.

Spring ’14 Semester On-Campus Interview Dates

  • February 17 – 21

Fall ’14 Semester On-Campus Interview Dates

  • August 11 – 15 (Early OCI)
  • September 8 - 19 (Regular OCI)

Government & Public Interest Opportunity Forum & Job Fair

Designed for public interest and government employers, this event is held each year in the spring semester. The Forum brings together public interest and public service employers seeking paid and unpaid interns for the summer or for the school year. Employers select and interview students for full or half days.   Additional “Table Talk” sessions allow employers to provide information about their organizations to interested students.  Employers may participate in either or both sessions.  If you wish to participate or have questions, please contact Cybele Smith at smith.302@osu.edu or (614) 292-7707.

2014 Interview and Table Talk Dates

  • Interviews:  February 11-14
  • Table Talk:  February 19

Examples of Opportunity Forum employers who have participated in the past include The Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, Franklin County Public Defender’s Office, Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, Equal Justice Foundation, Industrial Commission of Ohio, Ohio Poverty Law Center, Ohio Department of Mental Health, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Franklin County Common Pleas Court, and others.

Post a Job

There are three ways to post a job for our students and/or alumni:

Please include a brief description of the position, contact information, name of the person to whom candidates should apply, and list of materials applicants should submit. Rate of payor salary information is helpful but optional.  Unpaid positions are presumed to be in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Off-Campus Job Fairs

As a member of The National Law School Consortium (NLSC), we hold job fairs in various large U.S. legal markets. NLSC is an association of ten top public law schools from across the United States. Employers who participate in these job fairs include a cross section of large firms, medium-sized firms and government employers.  We will be participating in the following off-campus job fairs in 2014:

  • Houston, TX – August 5
  • Atlanta, GA – August 6
  • New York City, NY – August 7
  • Washington, D.C. – August 8
  • Chicago, IL – August 15
  • Miami, FL – August 15

Please contact Linda Jones in our office if you would like to participate or learn more about the 2014 job fairs.

Moritz Short-term Assistance Registry (STAR)

The Moritz Short-term Assistance Registry (STAR) is designed to provide employers a pool of qualified second- and third-year students and graduates from the most recent class to hire for short-term projects. The intent of the program is to provide employers with short-term assistance but no obligation to hire on a continued basis and to give students  opportunities to get some relevant practical experience. Such projects could include the following:

  • Document review
  • Research and writing
  • Updating summaries of state and/or federal regulations
  • Assisting with writing articles or updating firm newsletters
  • Updating firm website
  • Filing court documents

Follow this link for Short-term Assistance Registry (STAR) materials.

Market Your Firm or Organization to Our Students

Employers can market themselves to our students in many ways:

  • Volunteering to conduct mock interviews
  • Participating in career services programs relevant to  area of practice
  • Conducting informational interviews with  students
  • Working with student groups
  • Hosting snacks during final exams
  • Hosting an on- or off-campus event
  • Sponsoring the purchase of career-related resources

NALP Principles and Standards for Law Placement and Recruitment Activities

Employers that are NALP members must adhere to the Principles and Standards for Law Placement and Recruitment Activities as set forth in the NALP Guidelines. See Section IV, Principles for Employers and Section V, Standards for the Timing of Offers.

The services of the Career Services Office of the Moritz College of Law are available only to employers who provide equal opportunities for all, in compliance with the policy of The Ohio State University, regardless of sex, age, race, color, gender identity or expression, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, Vietnam-era or other veteran status, except as mandated by pertinent legal requirements.