Recruiting Policies for Students
The Office of Career & Professional Development is committed to each student’s ethical and professional growth and development during law school and into future career positions and endeavors. As such, each student is expected to adhere to certain policies and guidelines that promote ethics and professionalism in the recruiting process.
Students who wish to participate in a Wake Forest-sponsored recruiting program are required to submit a signed copy of the Student Professionalism Contract before participating.
NALP Guidelines for Students
The National Association for Legal Professionals (NALP) consists of members of legal recruitment professionals in law schools and legal employment settings. The organization promotes fair employment practices and it has established guidelines governing the recruiting practices for member schools and employers. As a NALP member, Wake Forest University School of Law abides by the NALP recruiting guidelines and encourages law students to adhere to the recruiting guidelines for candidates.
Tips to promote a successful recruiting experience:
- Apply only to employers in which you are sincerely interested.
- Appear for all scheduled interviews on time.
- Keep the Office of Career & Professional Development informed of the status of your top search efforts.
- Notify the Office of Career & Professional Development of all callbacks and offers (including offers from summer employment) in a timely manner.
- When you accept an offer, notify the Office of Career & Professional Development, complete the employment survey in Symplicity, send letters to other employers where you are under consideration and cease all interviews.
- For 1Ls and 2Ls working during the summer, remember to represent Wake Forest in a professional manner at all times during your summer employment. Complete the Summer Experience Survey in Symplicity upon returning to school in the fall.
Wake Forest University is committed to diversity, inclusion and the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices and its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status. Additionally, the University promotes the full realization of equal employment opportunity for women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. This policy must also be adhered to by all persons, companies and organizations recruiting at Wake Forest University School of Law.
In its recruitment and employment practices the U.S. military considers factors in violation of the Wake Forest University School of Law non-discrimination policies. Moreover, Association of American Law Schools (AALS) believes that allowing the military to recruit on campus is inconsistent with the AALS principle requiring member schools to pursue a policy of equal opportunity in employment practices. Nonetheless, AALS has authorized member schools to permit military recruiters on campus, provided that this notice of conflict between AALS policy and military recruitment practices is provided to students considering interviewing with military recruiters. As a member school, Wake Forest University School of Law supports and adheres to AALS policy.