Recruitment Policies

Recruitment Policies

As of July 25, 2019 *

As a member of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), Loyola Law School abides by the Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process.  We expect students and strongly encourage employers to abide by the principles in addition to the Career Development Office policies outlined below.

These policies are designed to promote a fair recruiting process.  Should employers have any concerns regarding these policies, we encourage you to reach out to Graham Sherr, Assistant Dean for Employer Engagement.  Students, consult your career counselor should you have any questions.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Loyola Law School is a member of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in the hiring, compensation, work assignment or promotion of any person on the basis of sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, race, color, religious creed, national origin, disability, marital, parental or veteran status or the prejudice of clients.

NOTE: An exception to the Loyola Law School Career Development Office non-discrimination policy and AALS bylaws is granted to representatives of the U.S. Department of Defense who discriminate on a basis not permitted by Loyola’s non-discrimination policy or AALS bylaws. The exception is currently made in order to avoid the loss of funds that would otherwise be imposed under the Solomon Amendment (enacted by Congress in 1996).

Offer Timing

Employers extending job offers for 2L summer employment should keep offers open for at least 21 days.  If a Pre-OCI offer is made (i.e. before the week of Phase I), the employer should leave that offer open for at least 21 days after the first day of Phase I interviews.

Employers extending job offers for full-time, post-graduate positions to students who were not previously employed by that employer should keep offers open for at least 21 days.

Employers extending job offers for full-time, post-graduate positions to students who were previously employed by the employer should keep offers open for at least 21 days.

Reaffirmation

Students must reaffirm offers within 14 days from the date of the offer letter/email if an employer requests reaffirmation in the offer letter/email.  Employers may retract the offer if the student fails to reaffirm the offer within 14 days.

Offer Limit

Students should decline offers as quickly as possible.  Students should not retain more than 3 open offers at a time. 

Extensions

If necessary, students may request up to 7 days beyond the offer deadline with private employers.  Students may request more than 7 days if pursuing jobs with public interest or government employers.  While we encourage employers to grant reasonable requests, employers are not obligated to do so. 

 

* Recruiting policies are subject to change.