Career Services

1L Student Events 2021-2022

The Office of Career Services, New York University School of Law, Furman Hall, 245 Sullivan Street, Room 430, (212) 998-6090,  

Private Sector 1L Job Search Zoom Workshop

October 11, 2021
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 Symplicity.

1L Group Zoom Counseling Workshop

October 15, 2021 1Ls can begin to 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.
Note:  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

Students should complete and update their 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.  Use this portal to upload your resume, transcript and cover letters, for easy access.

Career Educational Fair

October 19, 2021, 5:00-7:30 p.m. EST
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 9, 2021
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.


January-March 2022
Approximately 30-40 law firms traditionally conduct individual events for NYU Law students in anticipation of EIW 2022.  All event details and RSVP instructions are available upon logging in to the OCS/JCO/PILC Event Calendar.  

1L Law Firm Speed Networking Program

February 10, 2022
This event provides a unique opportunity to become acquainted with attorneys from a large variety of New York City law firms in a virtual setting. Each employer room will be staffed with two law firm representatives (many will be NYU alumni). Students will rotate to three different rooms, to be assigned by OCS, over the course of this event. Please RSVP on CSM.  

1L Mini Mock Interview Sessions

March - June 2022
The Office of Career Services (OCS) holds mandatory 20 minute “mini-mock” interview sessions for 1Ls who intend to interview with law firms at EIW. 1Ls MUST have an updated resume and transcript uploaded to CSM in advance of your mini-mock interview. 

Strike A Match

March 30, 2022 
OCS Counselors will provide an introduction to EIW including logistics, practical advice on selecting employers and developing a job search strategy based upon your experience, academic record and individual goals - all based on historical data. This session is highly confidential and will not be recorded. If you plan to participate in EIW, you are required to attend this session.  Please note that public interest-directed students interviewing exclusively with government and public interest employers during EIW should attend a separate PILC meetings in lieu of the OCS Strike A Match session.

NYU Global Networking Reception

April 6th, 2022, 6:00-7:30 p.m., EST
Attorneys from major law firms in Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, CT, DE, Denver, FL, GA, NJ, PA, TX, the West Coast, Washington, D.C., London, Asia and more 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.

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

April 19, 2022
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.

Pre-Season Employment Program (PEP)

June 2022
PEP is an optional recruiting program for rising 2L students. In June, students can elect to submit resumes and transcripts to a maximum of five EIW firms, and if selected by the firm(s), interview with them prior to EIW. The firms will receive their student packets by June 13 and can reach out to students thereafter. We expect that students who opt to participate in PEP also will participate in EIW.  This program provides our students with a competitive advantage and may help to alleviate compression for law firms during an extremely busy season in July and August.  All offers extended through PEP in June, should remain open through August 12. PEP is a pilot program and EIW remains the cornerstone of NYU Law's recruiting programs.

Early Interview Week

July 27-29, 2022
NYU Law’s Virtual EIW is the largest recruiting program for 2L students seeking summer positions in the private sector; a large majority of 2Ls secure their private sector summer positions as a result of EIW interviews. Please mark your calendar for interviews for the entirety of those days. We will provide a great deal of information and in-depth preparation in the days and months leading up to the program.  The bidding deadline for the EIW is Friday, July 15 and you will receive your preliminary  lottery results on July 20.  As you map out your 1L summer, it will be important to coordinate dates with your employer with EIW dates in mind.  


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