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2019 - 2020 Recruitment Planning Guide

The 2019 - 2020 Recruitment Planning Guide provides details about the hiring practices of traditional legal employers, dates and deadlines for summer/fall recruitment opportunities, and advice on securing a second-year summer job. 

Interview Preparation

An interview is an opportunity to demonstrate to a prospective employer that you meet their hiring needs. While your credentials will help you secure an interview, thorough preparation is key to successfully converting an interview to an offer.

Mock Interview

Regardless of your prior interview experience, participating in a videotaped mock interview is one of the best ways to prepare for an upcoming employment interview. A one-hour session includes a 20-minute interview followed immediately by a feedback session during which you will review some of your recorded performance. In addition to a mock interview for the in-person interview process, mock interviews are available for telephone and Skype interviews also.

Alumni Mock Interview Program

Each January the CDO hosts an Alumni Mock Interview Program. Alumni and friends of the law school working in various practice areas and settings return to campus in the evening to conduct mock interviews for interested students. The Alumni Mock Interview Program is a great way to meet an alum, as well as an opportunity to hone your interview skills and prepare for spring interview programs offered by the CDO. Contact the CDO for more information on program scheduling and how to register to participate.

CDO Recruitment Programs

Below is a brief overview of the programs and services available to Richmond Law students during the academic year. The Career Development Office calendar is updated annually. In addition to the programs below, the CDO regularly cosponsors career-related programming with student organizations. One-on-one advising appointments, job search correspondence review, interview strategy sessions and mock interviews can be scheduled throughout the academic year and summer on an as-needed basis.

Commonwealth Consortium Government & Public Interest Interview Program

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
February 15, 2019
Tyler Haynes Commons, University of Richmond

The Commonwealth Law School Consortium (CLSC) Government and Public Interest Interview Program (GPIIP) is held in conjunction with William & Mary and Washington & Lee law schools. Interviewing employers primarily are interested in interviewing first and second-year students for summer employment.

The student application period opens via Symplicity in mid-December 2018. 
Please contact Kym Osterbind or your career advisor for more information.

Commonwealth Law School Consortium Spring Interview Program

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
March 22, 2019
Tyler Haynes Commons, University of Richmond

The Commonwealth Law School Consortium Spring Interview Program is a joint effort of the University of Richmond, William & Mary, University of Virginia, and Washington & Lee law schools held in mid-March on the campus of the University of Richmond.  Participants in this small spring interview program primarily are small law firms recruiting for summer and post-graduate positions.  

Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair (Washington, D.C.)

Each year this event brings together more than 1,200 public interest law students, law school professionals, and attorneys for two days of interviews, workshops, resume/cover letter review, mock interviews, networking, and other career opportunities.

The program will be held on October 26 & 27, 2018.

Fall On-Campus Interview Program

A majority of the employers who participate in the program are interested in interviewing second-year students for summer associate positions. Third-year students interview for part-time school-year and post-graduate positions.

The OCI program is run entirely through the University of Richmond Symplicity system. The interview weeks are divided into “Sessions” with separate application deadlines.

This program will begin in early August 2019.

New England Interview Program (Boston, MA)

At this consortia program, employers throughout the New England region will interview second-year students for summer positions and third-year students for full-time positions.

The program will be held on August 9, 2019 at The Regus in the financial district of Boston.

Patent Law Interview Program (Chicago, IL)

The program will be held on July 25-26, 2019.

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (Atlanta, GA)

Corporations, law firm and government agencies recruit for summer and post-graduate employment in intellectual property.

The fair will be held in July 2018.

Southeastern Minority Job Fair (Atlanta, GA)

Through this two-day program, employers throughout the United States interview second and third-year students and recent graduates for summer and post-graduate positions.

The fair will be held on July 19-20, 2019. 

Spring On-Campus Interview Program

University of Richmond Law School

The CDO hosts a small Spring On-Campus Interview Program (OCI) beginning in late January. The majority of participating employers are interested in interviewing first-year students for summer positions, though a few opportunities may be available for second-year students.

Students selected for interviews will schedule an interview time through Symplicity on a first-come, first-served basis. Most interviews are 20 minutes in length, although some employers may request a different schedule.

The student application period opens via Symplicity in mid-December 2018. 
Please contact Kym Osterbind or your career advisor for more information.

The Corporate Scholars Program of ACC National Capital Region

Through its Corporate Scholars Program, the ACC National Capital Region interviews and hires first and second-year law students for summer work in the legal departments of prestigious local companies and organizations.

The interviews are typically held during the spring semester.