Pitt Law Recruiting Policies 2020-2021
The following policies have been established to protect the interests of both law students and employers. By recruiting at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, employers agree to abide by these policies.
On-campus interviews are held throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. We can schedule these interviews to occur at the law school or within your office. There is never a charge to employers. Please register through PittLawWorks.
In 2012, Pitt Law began offering the option of on-site screening interviews. As a result of the overwhelming positive response, we encourage employers to hold screening interviews at your Pittsburgh offices during Fall Recruitment Weeks 1-3. As a reminder, a member of the Pitt Law Professional Development Office will be on-site to ensure a successful interview day. If you are recruiting for an office outside of the downtown Pittsburgh area, please request an interview schedule at the Law School.
We are also happy to facilitate video conference interviews for employers located outside of the Pittsburgh region that are unable to travel to campus for interviews.
Spring Recruitment 2020
OCI during the spring semester may be scheduled by contacting the PDO directly to setup a date that is mutually convenient. Please contact Sarah Weissman, Assistant Director of Private Sector Careers to schedule your spring OCI.
- If you need to create a New Account on PittLawWorks
- To Register for OCI
- To Generate an Application Packet (following a job posting or OCI)
Fall Recruitment 2020
As higher education and the economy adapt to the current challenges surrounding COVID-19, The Professional Development Office (PDO) wanted to provide you with an update on Pitt Law's plan to address 2020 Fall Recruitment and OCI.
Currently, the PDO plans to host traditional OCI beginning January 2021 when many employers will be looking to hire for their Summer 2021 classes. Our office will offer OCI for the fall term virtually beginning August 3, 2020. Employers who have already registered for OCI in August will have the option to interview candidates virtually in August 2020 or move their registration to early 2021. If you have already registered for OCI in August 2021, please contact Sarah Weissman.
This plan may be subject to change according to prevailing health and government limitations as the summer and school term progresses. Our office will be sure to communicate any pertinent information regarding changes as soon as they may be known.
Grading Policy for Spring 2020:
All courses with a final exam will be graded on a mandatory satisfactory (S) or no credit (NC) basis. Professors are permitted to let students know what grade they would have earned and may reveal that grade, with student’s permission, to others. There is, however, no option to have a grade for final exam courses included on the transcript.
All courses without a final exam fall under the Provost’s elective policy. After grading is complete for those courses, students may elect to take a satisfactory (S) or a no credit (NC) in lieu of the grade that was assigned.
All first year students will receive a letter grade for Legal Analysis and Writing.
Law Journal Invitations:
Law journal invitations will be extended to rising 2Ls in mid-July. These invitations are based on a combination of grades and a write-on submission.
If you are unable to attend any of our interview programs, PDO will collect and forward student resumes to you. At your request, we can then work with you to arrange an interview schedule either at your office or at a mutually convenient location. Please register through PittLawWorks.
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