The University of Nebraska College of Law seeks to produce highly qualified and trained graduates for the legal profession. We are committed to providing the best legal education possible and we are proud of our first-rate faculty, graduates and facilities. The Career Services Office coordinates recruitment activities between students, alumni and employers, and strives to connect our students and alumni with their future employers.
The University of Nebraska College of Law hosts two on-campus interview sessions per year. Employers are invited to interview second- and third-year students for law clerk, summer associate and associate positions during the fall interview session (September through November). The spring session runs from January through March and includes first-, second- and third-year students.
The first day of Fall On-Campus Interviews is Wednesday, september 4, 2013. We employ a preselect system, which allows employers to choose the students they wish to interview based on the application materials requested. To request a Fall 2013 interview schedule, complete and return the OCI Schedule Request Form.
If you are not able to travel to Lincoln for interviews, we would be happy to set up a resume collection for you. Simply fill out the Fall 2013 Resume Collection form.
Interviewing takes place at the law college in our newly renovated and convenient facilities. To request a schedule or check available interview dates, log in to ROSCOE and complete the OCI Schedule Request, or contact the Career Services Office directly at (402) 472-5130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employers participating in On-Campus Interviews will be asked to read and sign the College of Law’s Non-Discrimination Policy. Employers are also expected to be familiar with and abide by the Employer Responsibilities.
Where do I start?
All of our employer services are coordinated through ROSCOE, our online recruiting system powered by Symplicity. ROSCOE will allow you to post jobs, arrange on-campus interviews, browse resumes, and create an employer profile viewable by students and alumni. Click here for more information about ROSCOE. If you would prefer to recruit without using ROSCOE, contact the Career Services Office at (402) 472-5130 or email@example.com. We will do whatever we can to accomodate your needs.
Who may post a position on ROSCOE?
Employers of all types are encouraged to post job opportunities on ROSCOE. This includes law firms, governmental agencies, corporations, and non-profit organizations. Positions listed on ROSCOE are limited to those that prefer or require a current law student or graduate with a J.D. or M.L.S. degree. Positions not requiring or preferring law college training are better listed on Husker Hire Link, the online recruiting system for UNL Career Services.
Can I post a position for an experienced attorney?
The Career Services Office is happy to post positions for experienced attorneys as well as recent graduates and current students. Alumni who want to relocate, change their career path, or are interested in a job transition often look to our office to connect with potential employers. By posting a job notice with us, interested alumni will be aware of your employment needs.
Do you accept postings for volunteers, interns and externs?
Yes, our office welcomes all postings that seek attorneys, law students, or those with a legal education. In fact, the Law College has a Pro Bono Initiative which seeks to encourage and recognize volunteer legal service by College of Law students during their second and third years. The Law College also offers students the opportunity to earn academic credit by developing an externship with an employer. Before posting for an unpaid position, please familiarize yourself with the FLSA standards to make sure you will not be in violation of federal wage laws. If you are posting a volunteer position, please be sure it is clearly indicated on the job posting.
What if I just need help with a single project?
Feel free to contact our office for assistance in posting short-term research projects. Many of our students are interested in working on discrete projects in areas of specific interest to them when their schedules allow.
How do I post a job?
Simply login to ROSCOE and complete the job posting form. The Employer User Guide for ROSCOE includes walk-throughs for several major components of ROSCOE. If you would prefer to be assisted with job posting, contact the Career Services Office at (402) 472-5130.
When filling a position some employers prefer to have all of the interested students and alumni submit their information in one complete packet rather than receiving individual applications over a matter of weeks. With ROSCOE, this process is simplified for both employers and students. Follow the job posting instructions and, when asked, choose the "accumulate online" option for resume delivery. You may access submitted resumes at any time or simply let the resumes accumulate online - waiting until the deadline has passed before reviewing them. Please contact us if you need assistance setting up a resume collection.
Students have the option to make their resumes accessible to employers via an online resume database. By accessing the database, employers can browse student resumes at their leisure or search through all resumes for specific keywords using an advanced search function. If you are interested in this added feature contact the Career Services Office at (402) 472-5130 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will adjust your account access accordingly.
An explanation of the University of Nebraska College of Law's grading system can be found here.
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NOTE: First-year students at the University of Nebraska College of Law do not receive permanent grades or rankings until after completion of the first year. Students take mid-term exams and receive Quartile rankings so they can have an indication of how they are performing in relation to their classmates. Because the mid-term grades may account for as little as 25% of the students' final grade, we ask that you consider mid-term Quartile rankings in this light: A good performance on mid-term exams is a good indication that a student will do well in law school overall. However, a mixed performance on the mid-terms is not a good predictor of a student's overall first-year performance.