The Center for Professional Development & Career Services provides services and resources to assist Emory Law graduates who are conducting employment searches or contemplating career changes.
Our services include:
- Job Listings
- Alumni Job Hunt Guide
- Career Advising
- Reciprocity Services
See "Resources" above for more information.
Emory Law graduates can access many of our most popular resources (Metro-Atlanta Law Firm List, STARS Toolkit, Sample List of Representative Matters, etc.) and job listings via Symplicity.
To register for this service, contact Garnett Taylor. Include your full name, email address, mailing address, telephone number and Emory Law graduation month and year. You will receive an email giving you instructions for logging on to the system.
View job listings from many law schools around the country on Brigham Young University's Intercollegiate Job Bank. The site is navigable by state. If you find listings from schools that are significantly out of date, please let us know so we can follow up. Please note that other Georgia area schools’ listings are on BYU’s job bank website (i.e., UGA Law School’s listings, etc.). We encourage you to review every school’s listings within your particular state(s) of interest since listings may differ among schools in the same region. Email Garnett Taylor for the user ID and password.
Alumni Job Hunt Guide
The 2013 Alumni Job Hunt Guide has comprehensive, up-to-date information regarding employment search websites, networking, informational interviewing, resume tips, employer databases and much more.
Alumni are welcome to schedule one-on-one appointments with one of our advisers. Contact our office at 404.727.6513 to schedule a telephone or in-person appointment. Please call as far in advance as possible to schedule an appointment; a limited number of appointments are available each week.
NALP member law schools support a policy of providing employment search assistance to students and graduates of other schools through reciprocity.
Reciprocity is a mutual exchange of privileges through which law schools provide reasonable access to their career resources for students and graduates from other law schools that agree to provide similar services.
Services vary among the law schools that offer reciprocity. These services may include access to:
- the host law school's career services facilities
- legal publications, directories, handouts, and resource library
- job listings (typically on-site only, and not online)
Typically, the following services are not available through reciprocity:
- participation in recruitment programs
- advising appointments
- resume review services
The duration of reciprocity services also varies from school to school, and, when granted, services are usually available for a limited time or limited number of visits. Many schools have additional restrictions on who may use resources (e.g., only recent graduates), so be sure to check the appropriate school's reciprocity policy.
In addition, most law schools have a "blackout" period—a time during which no reciprocity requests are granted and during which reciprocity is unavailable. This usually occurs from mid to late summer until late fall during which time law schools are preparing for and conducting their on-campus recruitment programs.
All law school career services offices reserve the right to refuse services to any individual school or to any person who misuses or abuses the staff, facilities and/or resources of the host school. A law school may also suspend reciprocity access to one particular school if that school's requests become substantially disproportionate.
Requests/Requirements for Obtaining Reciprocity
It is important to understand that every law school has its own reciprocity requirements. While a few law schools accept reciprocity requests via email, telephone or fax, most law schools require a written request for reciprocity from the requesting law school's office of career services. This request should be sent several weeks in advance of the student's/graduate's planned visit. In some geographic areas with several law schools in close proximity (such as New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, etc.) reciprocity services may be arranged only with one law school in that area.
If you would like to make a request for reciprocity, email Garnett Taylor, providing your name, Emory Law graduation year, email address, telephone number and mailing address, as well as the name of the school from which you are requesting reciprocity. If reciprocity is granted, it is important for you to read and honor the reciprocity policy of the host school. Failure to comply with school policies may result in the termination of reciprocity privileges.
If you are an Emory Law alum interested in assisting students and alumni with the employment search process, there are many ways in which you can get involved.
- Post A Job With Us! Post a position for part-time, summer or post-graduate employment.
- Encourage your organization's participation in one of our on-campus or off-campus recruiting programs. Contact Laura Yearout.
- Write an article for our blog: Professional Developments.
- Become a member of our Ask An Alum Program. To volunteer, join the Emory Law Ask An Alum Program group on LinkedIn. To learn more about the program, email Ragi Soto, Director, Center for Professional Development and Career Strategy, or call 404.727.6513.
- Speak on a panel related to your practice area or employment experiences.
- Provide your contact information to us so that we can make it available to interested students for informational interviews.
- Like Us On Facebook.
To be a resource for current and future Emory Law students, phone 404.727.6513