Recruiting Policies

Marquette Law School's Career Planning Center (CPC) values its relationships with employers and is pleased to offer our facilities and resources to assist employers in meeting their recruiting needs. The CPC's recruiting policies are guided by the National Association for Law Placement's Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions about the below policies or recruiting at Marquette Law School generally.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Marquette Law School is committed to providing its students and graduates with the opportunity to obtain employment without discrimination or segregation based on any personal factor unrelated to qualifications or performance such as, without limitation, race or color, ethnic background, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, religion, creed, age, disability or perceived disability, pregnancy status, or veteran's status. The Career Planning Center restricts its services and resources, including the posting of jobs and participation in Marquette Law School's on-campus interview programs, to employers that agree to abide by this policy.

Recruiting and Timing Guidelines

Marquette Law School has adopted the following guidelines regarding 1) the timing of and response to offers for employment and 2) employer contact with first-year students.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

  • When scheduling interviews with students when classes are in session, employers are asked to inquire about and make all reasonable efforts to avoid class conflicts and otherwise not disrupt students' studies.
  • All offers for employment should remain open for at least 14 days from the date of the written offer, excepting private sector employers with more than 40 attorneys (see the guidelines below).
  • The below guidelines notwithstanding, we request that employers treat Marquette Law School students no less favorably than students from any other law school with respect to the amount of time students are given to respond to offers for employment.

FIRST-YEAR STUDENT RECRUITMENT

 

Initial Application Dates

We ask employers to not initiate formal one-on-one recruiting contact with first-year students, including applications, interviews or offers for employment, before November 15, particularly if final employment decisions are not expected to be made before first-semester grades are available in January. In limited circumstances, government employers requiring extensive background checks may solicit and review applications prior to November 15.

Interview Dates

Employers should not conduct interviews of any first-year student between Thanksgiving and the end of fall semester examinations (December 19, 2019) unless the student has been offered alternative dates outside this window and the student has expressed a preference to interview during this period.

OFFERS TO SECOND-YEAR STUDENTS (Private Sector Employers with Over 40 Attorneys)

 

Students Not Previously Employed by the Employer

  • Offers for summer employment should be made in writing and remain open for at least 21 days from the offer letter, OR until December 1, whichever comes first; except that:
    a) Offers made before the first day of the Marquette's Fall OCI should remain open for at least 21 days from the first day of OCI.
    b) Offers made after December 1 should remain open for at least two (2) weeks from the date of the offer letter.
  • If requested by the employer in the offer letter, students should reaffirm their interest in the offer within the timeframe and/or by the date specified in the offer letter (if the offer has not already been accepted or declined).

2L Students Previously Employed by the Employer

Offers for summer employment should remain open for 21 days from the first day of Marquette's Fall OCI.

OFFERS FOR FULL-TIME, POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT (Private Sector Employers with Over 40 Attorneys)

 

Students NOT Previously Employed by the Employer

  • Offers for post-graduate employment made to students on or before December 1 should remain open for 21 days from the date of the written offer.
  • Offers for post-graduate employment made to students after December 1 should remain open for 14 days from the date of the offer letter.

Students Previously Employed by the Employer

Offers for post-graduate employment should remain open for 21 days from the date of the offer letter.