Info for Employers

Employers

The Professional Development Office stands ready to help employers find the best students and graduates of the S.J. Quinney College of Law for their organizations.

Posting a Job with SJQ

If you need any assistance posting a position please call Megan Green at 801-587-8217.

On-Campus Recruiting

Employers are invited to take advantage of our On-Campus Interview Sessions held each August and January to collect resumes and interview students for summer, the academic year and entry level or post-graduate attorney positions.  To participate, potential employers should contact Jaclyn Powers by phone (801) 581-7767 or via email at howellj@law.utah.edu for more information and to set up an interview schedule. These schedules will include information about the firm/organization, the position(s) available and the documents that will be required for submission as part of the application process. Although the traditional recruiting seasons are August for 2Ls and January for 1Ls, on campus interviews can be arranged year ‘round.

Connect with Students

Mentor U Program

Are you or attorneys in your organization interested in becoming a mentor of a current law student? Please visit our mentoring webpage, law.utah.edu/mentor

Programming

There are several events held throughout the year that are focused on connecting students with employers.  These events include but are not limited to the following:

Mentor Social (mid-August)

JAG Career Fair (mid-September)

Law Firm “Crawls” hosted during the Fall & Spring semesters, and coordinated by PDO & the Young Alumni Association

Mock Interviews (November 2017)

Law Firm Career Fair (early January)

Public Interest & Government Fair (late November)

Various Career Panels & Presentations

Professional Development Office Equal Opportunity Policy

The S.J. Quinney Utah College of Law at the University of Utah supports a policy of equal employment opportunity. Discrimination against a job applicant because of his or her race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information is not only illegal but incompatible with the practice of law. Employer inquiry regarding these classifications during an interview is prohibited by law and University policy.

If a job applicant with a disability needs an accommodation (such as a sign language interpreter) to apply for a job, please allow the Professional Development Office to assist you in arranging the necessary support.

The S.J. Quinney College of Law believes that fairness in hiring requires something more than just meeting a legal standard. As such, we expect all employers making use of our resources to consider ways in which they might evaluate candidates in a manner which promotes equity, diversity and dignity.

Employers should use valid, job related criteria when evaluating candidates.

  1. Hiring decisions must be based solely on bona fide occupational qualifications. Be certain to consider the role of implicit bias in your decisions.
  2. Employers should carefully avoid conduct or questions during the interview and selection process that are (or appear to be) based on stereotypes or isolated prior experiences.
  3. Factors in a candidate’s background that have no predictive value with respect to employment performance, such as marital or parental status, cultural background, religion or sexual identity should not be inquired about or evaluated.

Employers should refrain from any activity that may adversely affect the ability of a candidate to make an independent and considered decision.

  1. Employers should give candidates a reasonable period of time to consider offers of employment and should avoid conduct that subjects candidates to undue pressure to accept.
  2. Employers offering 1L positions for the following summer to candidates not previously employed by them should leave those offers open for at least 14 days following the date of the offer letter.

All parties are urged to report unfair hiring practices to the Professional Development Office or any Faculty Member. All such reports will be investigated and if found to have merit the employer may be warned about the conduct or suspended from use of University resources for a period of time or indefinitely, at the sole discretion of the Dean.

Please write or call the PDO Director, Jess Hofberger at Jess.Hofberger@law.utah.edu or 801-581-8700 to report unlawful employment practices.