Employers

The Career Planning Center acknowledges that recruiting talented law students can be challenging in an ever-changing legal market. The staff is available to help make that daunting task easier by connecting employers to the Law School's diverse, impressive and skilled student body through a variety of recruiting programs and networking opportunities.

Because Connecticut has one of the most liberal student practice rules in the country, UConn Law students are permitted to represent clients in an unlimited array of civil, criminal and administrative matters. The wide variety of clinical and externship opportunities offered at UConn Law enables students to develop real-world lawyering skills in many substantive practice areas before they graduate. 

Further, through the Law School's Pro Bono Pledge program, students participate in supervised pro bono activities and community service projects. 

Recruiting Programs

The Career Planning Center invites employers to connect with our students and graduates through various recruiting programs. The Career Planning Center recognizes that employers often have recruiting needs that fall outside of any formal recruiting program.  To assist with those needs, we maintain a free, online, interactive recruiting site, Symplicity, where employers may post jobs directly.

UConn Law Off-Campus Interview Program in Boston and Resume Collection Program in New York - New York, NY and Boston, MA
Held separately in July through early August, these Law School sponsored programs facilitate applications and interviews prior to the start of the fall semester.

UConn Law Fall On-Campus Interview Program - Hartford, CT
From mid-August through September, the Law School hosts employers on-campus who are interviewing for summer and post-graduate job opportunities.

Annual Public Interest Legal Career Reception - New York, NY
Held in August or September every year by a consortium of tri-state area law schools, this reception brings together hundreds of public interest and government employers in New York City.

Equal Justice Works Career Fair & Conference - Washington, DC
Held in October, this event brings together nearly 200 public interest and government employers and more than 1,000 law students from across the nation for two days of interviews and informational sessions.

New York University Public Interest Legal Career Fair - New York, NY
Hosted by New York University in early February, this program offers students interested in public interest law the opportunity to interview with public interest and government employers over two days.

UConn Law Cultural Diversity Initiative - Hartford, CT
Hosted on-campus by the affinity student bar associations in mid-January, this program offers employers an opportunity to interview diverse first-year students early in their law school careers for summer positions.

UConn Law Spring Career Reception - Hartford, CT
Held in mid-February, this program provides employers the opportunity to come on-campus to meet with our students at a job fair. The Reception is specifically designed for small and mid-sized law firms, government agencies, public interest organizations, and corporations.

UConn Law Spring On-Campus Interview Program - Hartford, CT
Held throughout the spring, this program provides legal employers the opportunity to come on campus to meet with our students through pre-scheduled interview times.

UConn Law Firm Preview Reception - Hartford, CT
Held in April, this reception allows law firms to meet with students in advance of formal recruiting programs.

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Loyola Chicago School of Law in early August, this program targets patent law employers, rising 2L and 3L students, and students in Intellectual Property LLM programs.

Employer and Non-Discrimination Policies

The University of Connecticut Career Planning Center thanks you for your interest in our students. We look forward to collaborating with you in order to meet your recruitment needs and to aid our students in gaining practice based legal experience and securing fulfilling employment.

The University of Connecticut complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action, including the provision of reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. UConn does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religious creed, age, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, prior conviction of a crime, workplace hazards to reproductive systems, gender identity or expression, or political beliefs in its programs and activities.Download the Employer Policy PDF»