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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FRANCIS KING CAREY SCHOOL OF LAW - Baltimore, Maryland

http://www.law.umaryland.edu

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OCI registration opens March 1, 2021

OCI requests accepted by

OCI requests accepted by Email to: [email protected]
Online, URL: https://law-umd-csm.symplicity.com/employers/?signin_tab=0
Email beginning date 03/01/2021
Online beginning date 03/01/2021

Please specify any changes in OCI procedures or policies that will be in effect for the first time during 2022
Due to COVID-19, in 2021, the majority of recruitment activities included virtual interviews. Recruitment programs complied with COVID-19 guidelines. Maryland Carey Law had a Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 hybrid Recruitment Program (majority virtual, some in person interviews). Maryland Carey Law permits employers to initiate recruiting contact with first year students (1Ls) beginning October 1. Maryland Carey Law encourages employers participating in recruitment programs to abide by best practices in the recruitment process and, as such, recommends that offers of employment shall remain open for fourteen days. The fourteen-day time period starts upon receipt of a written offer letter.

OCI date assignment procedure

OCI date assignment procedure First come first served

Comments
First come first served.

OCI Fee? Fee for on-campus interviews is $100 for private sector employers (one schedule) and $50.00 for each additional schedule. No fee for public interest employers.
OCI date confirmation will be sent to employers 03/15/2021

If requested our school will coordinate with
Employer's request. We intend to confirm interview dates on a rolling basis.

Required Employer Forms
We encourage employers to register via Symplicity but in 2021 permitted employers to register via registration form, directly to CDO, and via Qualtrics survey.

OCI Date Details

OCI Interview Periods For 2021-2022, we had an Early Interview Week (week of July 25), a Fall Recruitment Program (August through October), and a Spring Recruitment Program (Mid-January through February).

Callback period for 2L summer positions
We do not have a designated period for call back interviews. We defer to the needs of the employers.

Is video conferencing available? Yes

Comments
We have several platforms by which we can accommodate video interviews. We used Flo Recruit for the majority of virtual interviews in 2021.

Are employers permitted to prescreen? Yes

Dates

OCI Drop date 07/11/2021
Date student materials sent to employer 07/12/2021
Date interview schedule sent to employer 07/23/2021

Mail

Postage/express mail fee N/A

Comments
Materials are sent to employers via PDF unless otherwise requested. Employers may access materials via Symplicity.

Do you provide resume collection or direct mail option for employers not participating in OCI? Yes

Building

Are all OCI conducted in campus buildings? No

If no, describe alternatives and reservation procedure
During 2021/2022 recruitment program, we hosted primarily virtual interviews, with some interviews in person in the campus building (CDO Suite of UM Carey Law.

If you organize or participate in either cooperative or off-campus interview programs, please list applicable information about participating schools, dates, interview locations, program coordinator/telephone, pre-screening or other selection process, and registration fees.
The National Law School Consortium (NLSC) is a consortium of top tier public law schools co-founded by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. The other participating schools include the Ohio State Moritz School of Law, George Mason University, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, University of Alabama, University of Arizona, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, and University of North Carolina. The NLSC holds interview and resume collection programs in markets across the country. Participating regions for 2021: New York, District of Columbia. Employers pre-screen 100% of applications. Fees in 2021 were: $350 for private employer; $75 for government (2021 fees - virtual interviews). Maryland Carey Law students also participate in: Loyola Patent Law Interview Program; Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair; Greater Washington, DC/Baltimore Public Service Career Fair, Lavender Law, and several career fairs and consortia directed to diverse students representing an array of historically under-represented populations in the legal profession. The law school's Career Development Office is the primary point of contact for employers who wish to provide information regarding diversity recruiting and networking opportunities for Maryland Carey Law students. In Spring 2022, the School participated in NPLSA, the National Public Law School Alliance Career Fair.

DIVERSITY INTERVIEW PROGRAMS
ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program and ABA Section of Litigation Summer JIOP; Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair; Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention nd Career Fair; Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair; Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference; Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Program; Black Law Students Association Mid-Atlantic Job Fair; Delaware Minority Job Fair; Montgomery County Scholars Program; Baltimore County Scholars Program; Rocky Mountain Diversity legal Career Fair; Northwest Minority Job Fair

For Employers who do not interview students on-campus, will you:

send, upon request, one package containing resumes/transcripts? Yes
post a notice directing students to apply directly to employer? Yes

If you provide job listings for graduates, describe how to send notice, when employers can expect responses, length of time notice is posted (whether in print or online), etc.
Job listings may be e-mailed to the Career Development Office ([email protected]) Employers may also post positions online directly in our Job/Internship database or via Symplicity (https://law-umd-csm.symplicity.com/employers/?signin_tab=0). For instructions on how to post online, go to (www.law.umaryland.edu/employers/postjob/) or call the Career Development Office at 410-706-2080. Notices are advertised for 6 weeks or until the position is filled. Candidates contact employers directly unless employers have requested a resume collection by the Career Development Office.

FIRST-YEAR STUDENT Describe any special regulations pertaining to the recruitment of first year students. For example, are first year students eligible for spring OCI? When are job notices posted during second semester?
Maryland Carey Law believes that first-year law students (1L or 1D/2E students) must acclimate to the law school setting and focus on learning the core curriculum. We discourage employers from initiating formal one-on-one recruiting contact with first-year students, including applications, interviews, or extending offers prior to October 1. First-Year students may participate in on campus interviewing held during Spring Recruitment. Job notices are posted all year long and students may apply as summer recruiting opportunities become available.

Recruiting Policy Information

Does your law school have a recruiting policy? Yes
If yes, does this policy apply to All employers
Link to policy https://www.nalp.org/fair_ethical_recruitment
Do you provide guidelines or a specific requirement regarding the number of days a student should have to respond to an offer? Guidelines
Minimum number of days a student should have to respond 14
Is there a maximum number of employment offers a student may hold open at any one time? Yes
Maximum number of offers that can be held open 4
Is there a specific date before which employers should not initiate formal one-on-one recruiting contact with first-year students? Yes
What is the date before which employers should not initiate contact with first-year students? October 1
Recruiting policy comments/explanation Maryland Carey Law’s Career Development Office (CDO) follows the recruiting principles set forth by NALP, which establishes and guides best practices for the fair and ethical recruiting of law students by legal employers. https://www.nalp.org/fair_ethical_recruitment

General Principles
• University of Maryland, Baltimore Non-Discrimination Policy
The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, protected veteran's status, or age in its programs and activities. Specifically, Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in UMB's programs and activities. UMB will take steps to eliminate prohibited conduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.
We encourage diversity, ethics in the recruitment process, the need for first-year students to learn and absorb the first-year curriculum, and to begin their legal education and careers on a level playing field. We encourage the self-assessment phase of the employment process and discourage outreach from employers that contradicts these principles.

Principles for Employers
• 1L Student Recruitment
Maryland Carey Law believes that first-year law students (1L or 1D/2E students) must acclimate to the law school setting and focus on learning the core curriculum. We discourage employers from initiating formal one-on-one recruiting contact with first-year students, including applications, interviews, or extending offers prior to October 1. Should a government employer require extensive background checks on specific candidates, the government employer may receive and review applications prior to October 1.
• Timing of Offers and Decisions
Maryland Carey Law encourages employers participating in recruitment programs to abide by best practices in the recruitment process and, as such, recommends that offers of employment shall remain open for fourteen days. The fourteen-day time period starts upon receipt of a written offer letter.

Principles for Students
Only students who are currently enrolled at Maryland Carey Law, and who intend to be enrolled for the year following the start of the recruitment program or season, may participate in the recruitment programs sponsored by the CDO.
Students must maintain professionalism and responsiveness in the recruitment process. In addition to the policies set forth here, students must abide by all University academic policies. Regarding application materials, students must abide by CDO Policies and Maryland Carey Law’s School Honor Code.
Students must adhere to scheduling commitments made during the recruitment programs, and must not cancel scheduled interviews except with good cause. Students must give adequate notice to the CDO when cancellation is necessary.
If a student is unable to attend an initial screening interview scheduled through the CDO recruitment programs, the student must contact the CDO directly, and not the employer, so that the CDO team can determine whether the employer is amenable to rescheduling the interview.
Students must respond promptly to communications regarding the following: requests for interviews, offer acceptance, declines, or deferrals.
We encourage students to respond immediately to an offer extension by acknowledging receipt of the offer, either in writing or by phone, and to clarify the deadline by which a decision is required.
Should a student need additional time in order to make a decision on an offer, the student must communicate with the employer and request a reasonable extension of time to make a final decision.
Students should hold no more than four (4) offers open at any given time.

Student Recruiting/Employment Grievance Procedure
The CDO and University of Maryland, Baltimore expect all employers recruiting our law students to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the recruitment and employment process. Should a student believe that the student has been the recipient of offensive, insensitive, or discriminatory behavior by an employer representative in the recruiting or employment process, the student should contact the CDO immediately. The CDO will handle the complaint in accordance with the policies set forth by the Office and by the University of Maryland, Baltimore as applicable to the specific student situation. Title IX related policies.