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. 

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.

Recruiting Programs

UConn Law Off-Campus Interview Programs - New York, NY and Boston, MA
Held separately in late August, these Law School sponsored programs bring legal employers from the greater New York and Boston areas together to meet with our students prior to the start of the fall semester.

UConn Law Fall On-Campus Interview Program - Hartford, CT
From late 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 every year by a consortium of tri-state area law schools, this reception brings together hundreds of public interest and government employers at the New York City Bar Association.

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 LL.M. programs.

It is the policy of the University of Connecticut to prohibit discrimination in education, employment,  and  in  the  provision  of  services  on  the  basis  of  legally  protected class characteristics (unless  there  is  a  bona  fide  occupational  qualification  related  to employment), or any other unlawful factor. In Connecticut, protected class characteristics include race,  color,  ethnicity,  religion,  age,  workplace  hazards  to  reproductive  systems, sex  (gender,  sexual  harassment),  marital  status,  sexual  orientation,  genetic  information, pregnancy,  national  origin,  physical/mental/learning  disability,  and  any  other  group protected by civil rights laws.

The University's policy also prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of a criminal record that is not related to the position being sought and supports all state and federal civil rights statutes whether or not specifically cited within this document.

The goal of equal employment opportunity, which is embodied in federal and states laws forbidding discrimination in employment, is inherent in the ideals of the legal profession and represents a special obligation to the profession as well as the School of Law. The School of Law assumes that prospective employers utilizing the services of the Law School's Career Planning Center acknowledge the principle of equal opportunity for all students and graduates. It is expected also that their employment policies comply with the letter and the spirit of law affording equal employment opportunity.