Review the USD School of Law Policies

Non-Discrimination Policy
Military Recruiting Notice
Interview Attendance and Cancellation Policy
Representations in Job Application Materials Policy
Recruiting Release Form

Non-Discrimination Policy.

The University is an equal opportunity educational institution and employer. All student and employment-related programs, services and decisions will be administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, age, physical disability, mental disability, or other characteristic protected by federal or state law.   Students who believe employers have violated USD School of Law's non- discrimination policy should contact the Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development.

Military Recruiting Notice. 

Military recruiters will be on campus to recruit during the fall semester.  The policies of some military recruiters are not in full compliance with the law school’s non-discrimination policy.  For example, the Navy JAG Corps informed the law school that while it does not discriminate on bases such as sexual orientation, gender, race, religion or national origin, the Navy JAG Corps does make hiring decisions based on age, physical fitness, citizenship and other requirements deemed mission-related.  Questions regarding hiring practices of a particular military branch should be directed to the military recruiter.  The School of Law does not discriminate based on sexual orientation, age, gender, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or other characteristics protected by federal or state law.

Interview Attendance and Cancellation Policy.

Students must agree to abide by the following policy to participate in the Fall Recruiting Program:

You should only submit applications to employers for whom you would consider working. If you are chosen for an on-campus interview, you must accept and attend the interview.  If you are not available to interview on the day or at the location an employer is scheduled to interview, do not submit an application to that employer.

If you are selected for an interview, you will receive an e-mail from Career and Professional Development instructing you to select an interview time.  If you do not select an interview time within the allotted time period, Career and Professional Development will assign an interview time to you.  Even if this interview time conflicts with other commitments, you are responsible for attending your interview.

Should an unforeseen emergency preclude you from attending an interview, you must seek permission from Paula Gluzman, Assistant Director of Employer Outreach and Communications, to cancel your interview.  Emergency circumstances will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, however, non-refundable travel arrangements are not a valid excuse.  If Ms. Gluzman agrees to excuse you from your interview, you must write the employer a letter of apology explaining your absence and submit a copy of this letter to Career and Professional Development within 48 hours of the scheduled interview. 

If you do not comply with this policy, you may lose the privilege of participating in on-campus recruiting or receive other appropriate consequences at the discretion of Ms. Gluzman.

Representations in Job Application Materials Policy.

Students must agree to abide by the following policy to participate in the Fall Recruiting Program:
Any misrepresentation in your job application materials (including rounding up your GPA or rounding down your class rank) may be a violation of Section 3.02 of the USD Law Honor Code.  Misrepresentations may result in severe sanctions from the Law School.
Career Services will not submit your application materials to an employer if a staff member is aware of any misrepresentation.  It is your responsibility to ensure your application materials accurately state all material facts, including class rank, GPA, awards and extracurricular activities.

Recruiting Release Form.

Students must agree to give consent for Career and Professional Development to release their uploaded documents for Fall Recruiting Program participation.

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Career and Professional Development
Warren Hall, Room 113
Phone: (619) 260-4529
Fax: (619) 260-6828


Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Evening appointments available upon request.

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