Compensation, Non-Discrimination, and Recruiting Policies

Employers listing positions with the University of San Diego School of Law must agree to abide by the following:

Compensation Policy

We require any positions offered to law students at private law firms to be compensated at the legal hourly rate. Academic credit may not be earned by our students working at private law firms. Accordingly, we are unable to post or promote opportunities at private law firms as unpaid, volunteer, or for academic credit. Under USD Law's field placement program, externships/internships for academic credit are only approved for placements in non-profits, corporate counsel offices or government organizations. This policy is in accordance with applicable law and USD School of Law's academic policies and standards.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The University of San Diego School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in the admission or status of students, in the hiring, promotion or supervision of faculty, staff or administrators, or in the administration of law school programs and procedures. The facilities and services of the Office of Career and Professional Development are only available to employers whose hiring practices are consistent with this policy.

Candidates who believe employers have violated USD School of Law's non-discrimination policy have been instructed to contact the Office of Career and Professional Development. 

Recruiting Process

USD Law Office of Career and Professional Development endorses the National Association of Legal Placement Professionals (NALP) Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process. We ask NALP employers to be aware of and voluntarily abide by the NALP Principles.