Career Services

JD Calendar of Events for 1Ls 2020-2021

The Office of Career Services, New York University School of Law, Furman Hall, 245 Sullivan Street, Room 430, (212) 998-6090,  You may also visit our virtual reception area,

FALL 2020 - All Events are Virtual

Private Sector 1L Job Search Zoom Workshop (Mandatory)

Friday, October 16, 2020, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST
  Log into your CSM account and go to the "Events>OCS/PILC/JCO Events" page
Attend this session to learn more about the 1L job search process, job search resources, and networking and interview skills. Get legal market information and guidance from private sector career counselors. Individual counselor appointments will be available to students who have attended this Workshop.  For students interested in public sector careers only, attendance is encouraged but not required.  The NYU Law Career Development Resources file will be available after this session on CSM Sypmlicity.

1L Group Zoom Counseling Workshop

Beginning Saturday, October 17, 2020 1Ls can sign up for a small group Zoom counseling workshop through the Events Tab on CSM.  Attendance at a Group Zoom Counseling Workshop is the first component of NYU Law's Career Education Curriculum and is required in order to meet with a private sector counselor or to participate in any private sector interview program (1L or 2L summer job).  These workshops accomodate up to fifteen (15) students and are allocated ona first-come, first-served basis.  You must attend the mandatory 1L Job Search Zoom Workshop before you schedule your 1L group session.
Students pursuing a purely public interest job search for both 1L and 2L summer do not need to attend a 1L Small Group workshop with the OCS, but should meet with a public interest career counselor to discuss job search strategy. 

Career Services Manager (CSM) and Public Service Jobs Directory (PSJD) Registration

Please complete your profile on one or both websites in advance of attending the Job Search Workshops.

The Career Services Manager (CSM) is an online portal used by NYU School of Law to post private sector, public interest, and government job listings, employer events, job search workshops, links to employer research materials, on-campus interviewing information, and a variety of other career resources favorite/bookmark the website for easy future reference.

Please fill out the required fields and as much of the profile as you can so that counselors have up-to-date information about your job search preferences. You may update your profile at any time as your career interests evolve.  To ensure that you receive notifications about public interest opportunities, check off Public Interest in your employer type preferences.  If you are interested in clerking, please check off Judicial in your employer type preferences.

Career Educational Fair

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 5:00-7:30 p.m. EST
RSVP:  Log into your CSM account and go to the "Events>OCS/PILC/JCO Events" page.  Further information regarding signing up for specific practice areas will be provided to those who RSVP.
This networking and career education program includes practice area tables representing over 30 areas of legal practice and some alternative (non-legal) employers. 1Ls can speak informally to NYU alumni and other practicing attorneys with private sector experience during this virtual networking and career education program about a wide range of practice areas and practice setting options.  Please note that this is an educational event and not a job fair, so resumes are not required.  Dress is business casual..

Annual Diversity Forum Career Fair & Panel

November 10,2020
The Forum features a panel addressing the ways in which issues of diversity in the workplace impact law students' and attorneys' career trajectories.  Historically, the Forum has included a fair introducing 1L diversity summer opportunities.  This year, the fair may include employers that feature 2L summer diversity scholarships.

Annual NYU Global Networking Reception

November 18, 2020
Attorneys from major law firms in Boston, Chicago, CT, FL, GA, NJ, PA, TX, the West Coast, Washington, D.C., London, Asia and abroad will discuss their law firms, their practice areas, and the law firm job search process in their job market. This event is mandatory for students who plan to interview with firms outside of New York City.


1L Law Firm Speed Networking Luncheon

February 2021-Date TBD
This luncheon provides a unique opportunity to become acquainted with attorneys from a large variety of New York City law firms in a very informal setting. Each employer table will be staffed with a hiring partner, recruiting professional and/or junior level attorney (many will be NYU alumni). Students will rotate to three tables over the course of this luncheon. Please RSVP on CSM.  

How to Succeed as a Summer Associate and Throughout Your Legal Career

April 2021 - Date TBD
Panelists will provide tips and guidance relating to professionalism, general demeanor/behavior, work assignments, feedback/evaluations and office protocol to foster your success in your summer position and throughout your legal career. The panel will include attorneys, recruiting staff, and other legal professionals.



For more information about clerkships, please visit the Judicial Clerkship Office (JCO) page.