Thursday, March 12, 2009

Looking for Work in a Far Away Place?

Every year, a number of students seek either a summer or a post-graduate job away from the greater New York City metropolitan area. While CSO receives job listings from employers in distant geographical areas, there is no doubt that law schools in those areas will have a greater number. Wouldn't it be great to be able to visit another law school and utilize its Career Services Office as you use Touro's CSO?

Well, you can. Most law schools have entered into agreements with each other, whereby students from one school can use the CSO facilities of another school. The system is known as reciprocity. You apply for reciprocity by providing CSO with certain information, we reach out to the law school(s) you have selected, and we wait for those law schools to respond.

Each law school has its own policy. Some law schools hand out Internet ID's and passwords to use their online job databases, while other law schools require you to visit them and be logged in by a staff member. A grant of reciprocity is typically for a time period certain, so you should not apply for it too soon. In addition, the reciprocity system shuts down between August 1 and December 1 each year. A grant of reciprocity often is not available with another law school in the NYC area.

So, if you are thinking about a summer or post-graduate job in a faraway place, speak with a CSO counselor to learn more about the reciprocity system.

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