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Non-Discrimination Policy & Statement of Equal Opportunity

The UC Davis School of Law Career Services Office expects employers recruiting at King Hall to share our belief that the diversity of our students' backgrounds, experience and interests will enrich the legal profession.

UC Davis School of Law does not make its career services facilities or services available to employers who discriminate in the selection of employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), physical or mental disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or service in the uniformed services (includes membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services) status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran, in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws, and with university policy). Employers must ensure that they are in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. A limited exception to this Policy exists for military recruiters to the extent that their employment and hiring practices are permitted under federal law.

An employer that submits a job posting or registers for our On-Campus Interview Program/Resume Collection affirmatively agrees to comply with UC Davis School of Law's Non-Discrimination Policy.

Recruiting Policies

The School of Law new guidelines in response to the modified NALP guidelines.    The new guidelines chart. 

Offers and Decision Guidelines

General Provisions for 2Ls

  • Offers should remain open for at least 21 days from the date of the written offer, unless from a private sector employer with fewer than 40 attorneys.
  • For firms with fewer than 40 attorneys offers should remain open for 14 days.
  • Law students will comply with written terms of offer letters, including requests for reaffirmation.
  • Students should make offer decisions in a timely manner.
  • A student should not hold open more than 3 offers. For each offer over the 3 offer limit, the student should release an offer within one week.

Summer Employment Offers from Employers with over 40 Attorneys

  • Offers for summer employment should remain open for at least 21 days from the date of the written offer. Reasonable requests of offer extensions should be honored.
  • Offers made prior to the first day of our Fall On-Campus Interview Program (OCI) should remain open for at least 21 days after the first day of OCI.
  • A student should not hold open more than 3 For each offer over the 3 offer limit, the student should release an offer within one week.

Full-Time Employment Offers to Third-Year Students from Employers with over 40 Attorneys

  • Offers for full-time employment to students not previously employed by the employer, made on or before December 1, should remain open for 21 days.
  • Offers for full-time employment to students not previously employed by the employer, after December 1, should remain open for at least two weeks.
  • Offers for full-time employment to students previously employed by the employer, made on or before September 2, should remain open until October 1.

Open Offer Limit

We ask students to not hold open more than 3 offers at a time. For each offer over the 3 offer limit, the student should release an offer within one week.

First-Year Student Recruitment

Prospective employers should not initiate recruiting contact, including application materials, interviews or job offers prior to November 1. In limited circumstances government employers requiring lengthy background checks may receive application materials prior to November 1.

Offers should remain open for at least 14 days from the date of the written offer, unless from a private sector employer with fewer than 40 attorneys.

NALP Policies

NALP Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process

Military Recruitment at UC Davis School of Law

Relevant Policies Pertaining to Military Recruitment 

Rules Regarding Academic Year Employment

Employers should be aware that students are expected to devote substantially all of their time to their law studies and related activities. Per Law School regulation 1.11, students are not permitted to undertake remunerative employment in excess of 20 hours a week. 

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