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Contacting 1L Students

Policies and Guidelines

The Law School does not make the facilities of the Office of Career Services available to first-year students prior to November 1.  In addition, we require that employers not communicate directly or indirectly with first-year students before December 1.  This rule also prohibits informally arranging meetings with 1Ls during the fall recruitment season, even if the contact is student initiated.  Invitations to social functions scheduled before December 1 should be directed only to second and third year students and, if first year students appear at such functions, employers are expected to make clear that their attendance is a violation of policy.  Employers using the Office of Career Services may not organize, on their own, interview schedules in the Cambridge area for first-year students before the spring semester.

Ways to Reach Out 

  • 1L Interactive Programming Series: On-campus programming designed to increase the level of contact that 1L students have with potential employers and provide the maximum marketing exposure to firms seeking to increase their visibility within the 1L class. Contact Jason McCann, Assistant Director for JD Advising, at jmccann@law.harvard.edu.
  • Spring Interview Program: An on-campus interview program for all class levels.
  • Post a Job Online: After December 1, job opportunities may be posted in our job bank.
Last modified: August 20, 2014

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