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Information for Employers

On-Campus and Video Conference Interviews
One of the most effective ways for employers to recruit our students is through participation in the Fall and Spring On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) programs. Last year, the law school welcomed more than 100 employers through the OCI program. OCI provides legal employers the opportunity to interview law students for full-time and part-time law clerk, intern or associate positions.

If you are interested in interviewing our students but are unable to come to campus, the College of Law has made available video conference interviews. To participate in video conference interviews, employers need an IP address to establish a connection. The College of Law uses the Tandberg system. Other options are available for those employers that do not have a standard video conference program or IP connection. For more information, please contact the Placement Office at 850.644.4495.

To participate in OCI or video conference interviews, employers simply select an interview date and provide basic information about their organizations. Two weeks before the interview dates, the Placement Office forwards resumes of interested students to the employers for review. Employers then contact the Placement Office with the names of the students they think are best suited for the available positions, and our office coordinates the logistics, including notifying selected students and scheduling the interviews.

Spring 2015 OCI begins February 2, 2015

Spring 2015 Dates:
January 7, 2015 Classes begin
February 2, 2015 OCI begins
February 23, 2015 Board of Visitors
March 9-13, 2015 Spring Break
March 27, 2015 OCI ends
April 15, 2015 Classes end
April 20, 2015 Exams begin
May 1, 2015 Exams end


If you are unable to come during our regular
Fall & Spring OCI, you are welcome to come
to our campus and interview our students at any time.
We will do our best to work with you and schedule
a mutually convenient OCI date for your firm/organization.
Florida State University College of Law, Placement Office

To sign up for OCI, please contact the Placement Office at 850.644.4495.

For quicker service, please complete the online registration form and submit via "Submit" button on the form.

         On-Campus Interview/Resume Referral Registration Form.

Resume Referral
In addition to our On-Campus Interviewing Programs, the Placement Office also hosts a popular Resume Referral Program designed to attract legal employers who are unable to visit Florida State's campus during the scheduled OCI time. The Placement Office collects resumes from interested students and forwards them to employers for review and follow-up by the individual employers.

To sign up for Resume Referral, please contact the Placement Office at 850.644.4495.

For quicker service, please complete the online registration form and submit via "Submit" button on the form.

         On-Campus Interview/Resume Referral Registration Form.

Advertising Entry-level and Lateral Positions
One of the Placement Office's most popular services is posting job listings. All job postings are accessible to students and alumni with a password online.

There are two ways to post job listings:

  1. Fill out the Job Posting form and submit via "Submit" button on the form.
  2. Post the job directly to our job placement software at https://law-fsu-csm.symplicity.com/employers/. Our web-based job placement software program allows employers to post jobs directly to our site and view students' resumes at a glance. If you need a username and password or any assistance in using this software, please call our office at 850.644.4495.

Job Fairs
FSU law students participate in the following job fairs:

  • Southeastern Minority Job Fair: held in Atlanta in August each year
  • Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair: held in Atlanta in July each year
  • Equal Justice Works Career Fair: held in Washington D.C. in October each year
  • Patent Law Interview Program: hosted by Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Nondiscrimination Policy
Please note that Florida State requires all employers to abide by our nondiscrimination statement:

The Florida State University College of Law provides its students and graduates with equal opportunity to obtain employment, without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap or disability, or sexual orientation. Therefore, The Placement Office's files, listings, assistance and facilities are not available to any person or organization that discriminates against any person on any of the above grounds. The College of Law expects every employer who wishes to use the college's placement offices and services to observe the principle of equal opportunity.

The only exception to this rule is for the military recruiters who are allowed to recruit on-campus under the rules of the Solomon Amendments.

Employment Policy for Full-Time Students
Florida State University College of Law recommends that a student not engage in employment for more than 20 hours per week in any semester in which the student is enrolled in more than 12 class hours. Florida State Law appreciates your attention and cooperation in this matter.