For Employers

NYLS students are bright, hardworking, and practice-ready. Learn how our team can help employers with any recruiting needs they have.

For Employers

As employers of New York Law School students know, our students are bright, hardworking, and practice-ready.

The Office of Academic Planning and Career Development’s Employer Relations Team is dedicated to providing attention and service to employers. We’re ready to help with any recruiting needs you have and identify students most suited to your needs. Submit your jobs online through the NYLS Job Posting Form, email, or call 212.431.2345 to speak with a member of our Employer Relations Team. We welcome your interest and look forward to working with you!

Posting a Legal Job

To post an open position, you must have completed an employer profile in our job database—hosted by Symplicity. Legal employers may register directly through the Symplicity Employer login page to request a username and a password. Alternatively, contact us at 212.431.2345 or When you are ready to post the position, our system allows you to specify your hiring criteria, application materials, and  the manner and timeframe in which you hear from interested applicants.

Recruitment Programs

We welcome employers’ participation in our Fall and Spring Recruitment On-Campus Interview (OCI) and Résumé Collect (RC) Programs. The OCI program facilitates the interviewing of 1L and 2L law students for summer positions. In addition, some employers interview our 3L students for post-grad jobs. Employers select 100 percent of their interview schedule from among many qualified NYLS applicants and identify the dates they prefer to conduct on-campus interviews of their selected candidates, beginning with our On-Campus Interview Week in early August. Employers in the RC Program interview selected candidates at their own offices.

There is no fee for employers to participate. Register using the Spring Recruitment Registration Form or the Fall Recruitment Registration Form.

If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Irina Gomelskaya, Senior Director of Employer and Alumni Relations, at 212.431.2390 or

Hire an Extern

All NYLS externships are unpaid positions that run concurrently with the School's academic calendar. Student externs earn academic credits for their work at a court or law office. They are required to work 140 hours a semester (10 to 12 hours per week in the fall and spring semesters and 20 hours per week during the shorter summer session).

Law offices may post an unpaid externship position using the NYLS Job Form. Once a law office selects a student, the student must apply to participate in the externship course, and NYLS will contact the placement to discuss the externship. To confirm participation, the mentor attorney, student extern, and faculty member supervising the externship will sign a Memorandum of Understanding.

Judges interested in hosting NYLS externs may contact the Office of Academic Planning and Career Development for more information at 212.431.2345 or

Policies for Employers

NYLS requires all employers using our services and facilities to comply with our policies; with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations; and with pertinent standards of the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools. Read more.

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