For Employers

Why hire a student from NYLS?

NYLS Students Are Practice-ready: NYLS offers a broad and robust array of experiential learning opportunities, giving all students exceptional opportunities to begin developing their professional identity. Through our Office of Clinical and Experiential Learning, students can participate in clinics, simulation courses, field placements, competition teams, law office and judicial externships, and other programs.

NYLS Students Are Diverse: NYLS diversity ranked in the top third of all law schools nationally by U.S. News & World Report. Our 2019 class is 57 percent women, 29 percent underrepresented minorities, and 26 percent first-generation college students from 28 states.

NYLS Students Are Ambitious: The National Law Journal ranked NYLS No. 37 nationally for most alumni promoted to law firm partnerships in 2016.

NYLS Students Are Business-Savvy: NYLS earned an A+ rating in Business Law from preLaw magazine. We offer unparalleled training in all aspects of corporate, commercial, and financial law through our 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 2019 New York State Bar Association’s Judith Kaye Arbitration Competition; placed second in the 2019 American Bar Association (ABA) Regional Arbitration Competition, earning a spot in the national competition in January 2020; and finished as quarterfinalists in the 70th annual National Moot Court Competition and the 2019 National Veterans Moot Court Competition.

How to hire a student from NYLS?

The Office of Academic Planning and Career Development’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

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 she 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, developing close relationships with the HR contacts, hiring partners, and working with potential candidates to revise their resumes and prepare them for interviews. Irina is a Certified Life and Career Coach and has worked with private clients, as well as facilitated group workshops. She started her legal career as an associate in the Financial Restructuring practice group at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, where she practiced for eight years. Irina is also a member of the National Association for Law Placement’s (NALP) J.D. Career Advisors Section and Co-chair of the J.D. Advantage Work Group. 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 Carey Law School.