»Employer Frequently Asked Questions
+-I need to hire a law clerk. What types of positions are available for students?
The term "law clerk" has a generic meaning. In particular, we recommend that you give the title to the student based on the following:
Law Clerk: Paid position; no school credit. The student may be responsible for legal research and writing, and other related work.
Summer Associate: Paid position; no school credit. These are positions Filled by 2Ls during the summer at large firms. Summer Associates are recruited in the fall of their 2L year, primarily via On-Campus Interviewing, Resume Collection, and Resume Direct Applications. Some firms offer summer associate programs for 1Ls; however, the majority of the positions are offered to second-year students.
Intern: Unpaid position; no school credit. These positions are prevalent in the public sector (e.g., government agencies, public interest organizations). Interns perform work similar to that of a law clerk.
Extern: Unpaid position; school credit. Similar to an intern, an extern would primarily work in the public and non-profit sector. Those hired by judges (while in law school) would also be considered an extern. There are other opportunities for externships in other sectors, such as entertainment. For more information, please visit our Externship Program.
+-I need a law clerk ASAP. Where do I announce the job?
+-I forgot my Symplicity password. How can I retrieve it?
+-Do you post attorney positions?
+-How many hours can students work?
+-How much should I be prepared to pay a law clerk?
+-I need to fill a position, but don't want to advertise to the general students and/or alumni population. Can Career Services help me prescreen qualified candidates?
+-How do I participate in On-Campus Interviewing (OCI)?
+-Is there a fee(s) to post a job, participate in OCI, or represent my firm at a career fair?
+-What types of recruiting events does Career Services offer?
The CSO has annual events/opportunities, which include (but are not limited to):
- Fall OCI (August - October) & Spring OCI (February - April)
- Resume Book (distributed twice a year)
- Resume Collections (part of Fall & Spring Recruitment)
- Job Postings (via Symplicity and other sources)
- Small & Mid-Sized Law Firm Career Fair (Spring)
Southern California Law School Consortium Events:
- IP Associate Search (hosted by Whittier Law School)
- IP Road Show (hosted by Whittier Law School)
- Public Interest Career Day (hosted by UCLA School of Law)
- Entertainment Law Day (hosted by Southwestern Law School)
- Government Day (hosted by Chapman University Fowler School of Law)
- Patent Job Fair (hosted by Loyola Law School, Chicago)
- Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair (in Washington, D.C.)
Please contact the Recruitment Manager for more information about these programs.