Employer Resources

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Thank you for your interest in adding a Dickinson Law student or graduate to your professional organization. If you already know you want to post a job or OCI opportunity, you may post a job through our Career Portal. If you are registering for the first time, please allow between one and two business days for your registration to be reviewed and approved.

If you have questions or would like to speak with one of our staff about posting a job or about the services we offer below, please email us or call 717-240-5201.

Remote Pro Bono—Dickinson Law Student Summer Volunteers

In response to the current crisis, the Career Services Office seeks to provide volunteer opportunities for law students during the summer of 2020 that involve discrete assignments, or continuous and ongoing work.

Licensed attorneys working on a pro bono case, or an attorney at a public interest organization may request remote pro bono work assistance from Dickinson Law students. Such opportunities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Remote client intake
  • Drafting client correspondence
  • Drafting litigation or transactional documents
  • Legal research and writing
  • Assisting with discovery or document review

Attorneys should provide appropriate supervision and feedback via zoom, phone call or other methods of communication. Submit a request or email millercenter@psu.edu with any questions. A full description and Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

Our Services

We are committed to helping employers recruit students in a variety of methods, including:

On-campus Interviews
Many employers visit Dickinson Law on a regular basis as part of ongoing recruitment efforts. You can meet our students on campus at Lewis Katz Hall during the academic year. If you choose to participate in on-campus interviews, you have the option to pre-screen candidates. We provide interview rooms on campus and will facilitate the interview day, making the process quick, easy and enjoyable.

Videoconference Interviews
Dickinson Law’s facilities integrate sophisticated videoconferencing equipment into specially designed interview rooms and classrooms. As a result, we regularly have videoconference interviews with employers located throughout the U.S.

This technology is the perfect avenue for long-distance recruiting: employers can connect with students from the convenience of their offices, avoiding undue travel expenses and scheduling conflicts, and offers our students access to the entire range of opportunities nationwide.

Résumé Requests
Our résumé collection program. A résumé collection job posting allows employers to receive application packets compiled by the Career Services Office from a pool of our qualified students and alumni.

Direct Contact Job Postings
The Career Services Office will advertise your job opportunity to current Dickinson Law students, recent graduates and alumni.

Direct contact postings enable students, graduates and alumni to send their application materials directly to the hiring contact for immediate review.

Off-Campus Interviews
Our students participate in job fairs in various parts of the country, including Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York and California.

Local job fairs our students attend include:

  • GPALS (Greater Philadelphia Area Law School Consortium) Job Fair (August, Washington, D.C.)
  • GPALS Public Interest and Public Service Job Fair (Spring, Philadelphia)
  • Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair (October, Arlington, VA)

We have several interview rooms available for in-person and video interviews. If you have questions or would like to speak with one of our staff about posting a job, please email lawcareers@psu.edu or call 717-240-5201.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

The University is committed to equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment for all persons. It is the policy of the University to maintain an environment free of harassment and free of discrimination against any person because of age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or family status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, physical or mental disability, gender, perceived gender, gender identity, genetic information or political ideas. Discriminatory conduct and harassment, as well as sexual misconduct and relationship violence, violates the dignity of individuals, impedes the realization of the University’s educational mission, and will not be tolerated. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to the Affirmative Action Office, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901, Email: aao@psu.edu, Phone: 814-863-0471.

NALP Guidelines

The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) sets guidelines on recruiting and timing which Dickinson Law encourages all employers and students to abide by. Students and employers should read and review the NALP Principles and Standards for Law Placement and Recruitment Activities to ensure compliance with their responsibilities regarding recruitment for summer and permanent employment. Specifically, employers who are NALP members must follow the guidelines along with NALP member schools. NALP member employers are expected to follow the guidelines, as well. Students or employers with questions regarding the application of the NALP Guidelines can direct them to the Career Services Office.