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Career Services for Employers

How to Hire Our Students

Career Services offers a variety of services to help employers recruit both students and graduates for a variety of positions. Whether employers are seeking to fill a permanent or 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.

To learn more about how to hire Moritz students and graduates, please select from the following:

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 '13 Semester On-Campus Interview Dates

  • February 11 - March 8

Fall '13 Semester On-Campus Interview Dates

  • August 12 - 16 (Early OCI)
  • September 9 - 20 (Regular OCI)

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Post a Job

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

Please be sure to include a brief description of the position, contact information, to whom candidates should apply, and what application materials to include. Rate of pay or salary are helpful but optional.

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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. The National Law School Consortium 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 2013:

  • New York City, NY August 6
  • Washington, D.C. August 7
  • Philadelphia, PA August 8
  • Chicago, IL August 16
  • Miami, FL September 6

Please contact Linda Jones in our office if you would like to participate or learn more about the 2013 job fairs.

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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 assistance with short-term projects. The intent of the program is to provide you with short-term assistance with no obligation to hire on a continued basis and to give students an opportunity to get some relevant practical experience. Such projects could include:

  • 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

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Government & Public Interest Opportunity Forum & Job Fair

Opportunity Forum

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 for selected days in February 2013.   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.

2013 Interview and Table Talk Dates


  • Interviews:  February 12-15
  • Table Talk:  February 20

Examples of Opportunity Forum employers who have participated in the past are: 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.

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Market Your Firm or Organization to Our Students

Employers can market themselves to our students by:

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


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NALP Principles and Standards for Law Placement and Recruitment Activities

Employers 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.

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