Supporting Students and Graduates in the Transition from Law School to Lawyer

For Employers

Why hire a student from NYLS?

NYLS Students are Practice-ready: NYLS Ranked #1 for Practical Training in New York State and #13 Among Law Schools Nationally by The National Jurist.

NYLS Students are Diverse: NYLS Diversity Ranked in the Top Third of All Law Schools Nationally by U.S. News & World Report. Our 2015 class is 55% women and 38% minorities from 22 states.

NYLS Students are Ambitious: NYLS was ranked #38 by the National Law Journal for Alumni among Those Lawyers Promoted Most to Partnerships in 2014 at the 250 Largest Law Firms Nationally.

NYLS Students are Business-Savvy: NYLS offers unparalleled training in all aspects of corporate, commercial, and financial law through its Center for Business and Financial Law and many courses.

NYLS Students are Smart and Hard-Working: Among the many accolades received by our students, our students recently won First Place in the John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition; won in the 2015 Fordham National Basketball Negotiation Competition; received New York City Bar Diversity Fellowships; and Scholarships awarded by WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate.

How to hire a student from NYLS?

The Office of Career Planning’s Employer Relations Team is dedicated to providing attention and service to employers.  We understand the diversity of practice settings and we do our best to provide services that complement the different needs of each employer.  We actively seek ways to make hiring easier for you.

You can submit your jobs online by clicking the NYLS Job Posting Form button on the left side of this page or by contacting us by e-mail at or phone at 212.431.2345 and speaking with a member of our Employer Relations Team. No matter what type of employer you are, whether you are a large, midsize, or small firm, a business, government, or nonprofit, we welcome your interest and we look forward to working with you!


Employer Relations Team

Irina Gomelskaya, Senior Director of Employer and Alumni Relations

Irina Gomelskaya is responsible for the development of a comprehensive and creative strategy to connect NYLS students and alumni to employment opportunities within the legal, business, government and non-profit communities.  In this role, she focuses on the cultivation and preservation of employer relationships and provides expedited hiring services for employer participation in the Fall and Spring Recruitment programs.   In addition, she identifies opportunities to engage alumni in providing employment opportunities for NYLS students and alumni and works with the Office of Institutional Advancement to foster positive relationships with NYLS alumni.

Immediately prior to joining NYLS, Irina worked as a legal recruiter at The Edgemont Group, LLC, where she maintained close relationships with the HR contacts and hiring partners and worked with potential candidates to revise their resumes and prepare them for interviews.  Irina is also a Certified Life and Career Coach and has worked with private clients, as well as facilitated group workshops.  Irina started her legal career as an associate in the Financial Restructuring practice group at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, where she practiced for eight years.  She is also an active member of the Career Advancement and Management Committee at the New York City Bar Association and has participated in numerous career panels and programs.  Irina earned her B.A. in Economics and Psychology, magna cum laude, from Barnard College, Columbia University, and her J.D. from The University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Nancy Bocanegra, Employer Relations Coordinator

Nancy Bocanegra administers and supports students and employers for Externship Programs and during Fall and Spring Recruitment.  She also assists employers with job postings.  Nancy earned her B.A. in Business Administration from Berkeley College.