Career Services

1L Student Events 2023-2024

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


1L Private Sector Orientation

Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall, Tishman Auditorium

Attendance at this event is required to meet with a private sector counselor or to participate in any private sector interview programs. Learn about the 1L job search process, job search resources, networking, and interview skills. Private sector career counselors will provide legal market information and guidance. Attendance is encouraged for students considering public sector careers only during law school and upon graduation.

Law Is A Two Way Street:  Mapping a Career in the Public and Private Sectors

Thursday, October 5, 2023, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 210

Please join us for an exciting panel highlighting four NYU School of Law alumni who will share their career progression and provide insight into the often opaque transitions between the public and private sectors.

Networking 101

Friday, October 6, 2023, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Panel With 2Ls


Current 2Ls will discuss their summer job experiences in the following settings: public interest, in house, law firms, judicial chambers and faculty research assistants. They will discuss how they found their positions and give tips and advice for navigating through the 1L job search process.

1L Job Search Webinars

After attending the 1L Private Sector Orientation, students are required to watch three short webinars addressing:

  • 1L Summer Job Search Resources
  • 1L Resume Workshop
  • 1L Cover Letter Workshop

Students can access these webinars via the CAREER VIDEOS link on the OCS website.

1L Career Group Sessions

Starting Monday, October 9, 2023

Receive targeted advice and personalized feedback to launch your 1L summer job search. Attendance at a 1L Career Group Session is required in order to meet with a private sector counselor or to participate in any private sector interview programs for a 1L or 2L summer job. These 1L Career Group Sessions accommodate up to ten (10) students and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Beginning in October, 1Ls can sign up for a 1L Career Group Session through the Events Tab on CSM.

After registering for a 1L Career Group Session, students will receive a link to fill out the Group Session Intake form via Google Forms. Students should submit the form and then upload their resume in NYU format to CSM, 48 hours in advance of their scheduled session.

In addition to the 1L Resume Workshop webinar, students can reference the 1L Resume Template in the CSM Career Resources Library (keyword search “resume template”) to update their resumes to NYU format.

Note: Students interested solely in public sector careers for their 1L/2L summers and upon graduation do not need to attend a 1L Career Group Session 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.

Practice Area Panel and Fair

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Panel:  Vanderbilt Hall, Room 220, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Fair:  Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

This program includes a panel as well as a networking fair featuring practice area stations representing more than 20 areas of practice – from Project Finance, to Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring, to Health Care to Litigation. Students have the opportunity to speak informally with attorneys working in the private sector about the diverse array of practice specialties and how to prepare for careers in these areas.

Diversity Forum: Panel & 1L Diversity Career Fair

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Panel:  Vanderbilt Hall, Room 218, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Fair:   Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

This event features a panel addressing how issues of diversity in the workplace impact law students’ and attorneys’ career trajectories and a fair showcasing employers that are sponsoring 1L diversity fellowships, scholarships, or summer associate programs (“diversity opportunity”) for summer 2024. Students will not share resumes during either portion of this program; the purpose of this event is for students to learn first-hand about various firms’ diversity opportunities and gain exposure to different types of diversity initiatives and programming.

Investment Banking For Lawyers:  1L Panel & Networking

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 206, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

This 1L panel will feature J.D. and JD/MBA Graduates who work in Investment Banking. The event is geared toward current 1L J.D. students who may wish to recruit for 2L summer positions. The program will focus on showcasing the industry and sharing information on how to network, interview and research for 1Ls, prior to the 2L JD recruiting season.  RSVP via CSM OCS/PILC/JCO Events.


January-March 2024

Approximately 30-40 law firms traditionally conduct individual events for NYU Law students in anticipation of EIW 2023.  All event details and RSVP instructions are available upon logging in to the OCS/JCO/PILC Event Calendar.  

1L Spring Private Sector Kick Off

Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
D'Agostino Hall, Lipton Hall

Members of the Office of Career Services will briefly discuss: 
•    Logistics of the 2024 Spring OCI Program 
•    Interviewing tips for a successful 1L job search • Making the most of upcoming 1L 

Law Firm Speed Networking For 1Ls

Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge

Typically, more than 20 NY offices participate in this event with the goal of introducing 1Ls to firms in anticipation of the upcoming summer 2024 2L recruiting season. Participating 1Ls are randomly assigned to network with practitioners from 3+ NY offices in 15-minute increments. This is a networking event and not a job fair, so 1Ls will not share resumes during this program.

1L Mini Mock Interview Sessions

March - June 2024

OCS counselors will meet individually with students to conduct a short mock interview and will provide detailed feedback. Attendance is required to participate in 2L private sector summer recruiting programs. 1Ls MUST have an updated resume and transcript uploaded to CSM in advance of your mini-mock interview. 

NYU Law Confidental:  2L Summer Law
Firm Intel (Class of 2026)

Monday, March 3, 2024, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall, Tishman Auditorium

OCS counselors launch the 2L summer recruiting process by presenting confidential data about law firm hiring practices in connection with NYU Law School's Employer Interview Week and provide advice regarding the firm selection process.

NYU Global Networking Reception

Monday, March 4, 2024, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge

For students interested in offices outside of NYC.  Attorneys from major law firms in DC, Boston, the West Coast, and select domestic and international offices host information tables to discuss their law firms, practice areas and the law firm job search process in their job market.

1L Interview Skills Workshop

Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
D'Agostino Hall, Lipton Hall

The OCS counselors will talk about overall interview tips, building an interviewing agenda and responding to difficult questions.

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

Monday, April 8, 2024, 1:10-2:25 p.m.
D'Agostino Hall, Lipton Hall

Panelists will provide tips and guidance regarding professionalism, work assignments, feedback/evaluations, and office protocol to foster success during law firm summer positions and throughout a legal career.

Pre-Season Employment Program (PEP)

June-July 2024

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 14 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. PEP is a pilot program and EIW remains the cornerstone of NYU Law's recruiting programs.

Attorney Interview Match (AIM) Program

Event Format & Location To Be Announced

The OCS will match students with practicing attorneys from law firms in major metropolitan cities, nationally and internationally. Each applicable student will make arrangements with the lawyer to meet during the summer to conduct a practice interview.

Early Interview Week (Virtual)

TBD 2024

NYU’s largest employer recruiting event for 2L summer employment in the private sector. Historically, approximately 300 legal employers attend EIW, resulting in approximately 8,000 interviews, which are assigned by lottery.