​Types of Recruiting Programs

Our recruiting programs offer an easy, effective and productive way to hire USD law students for a semester or for summer associate and law clerk positions, academic credit externships, or post-graduate and post-bar employment.

Fall Interview Program 

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, on-campus recruiting for NALP and other law firms seeking to interview 2L/3P students for summer 2021 (Class of 2022) and 3L/4P students (Class of 2021) for full-time positions after graduation, has been rescheduled to January 2021.  Specific dates will be determined. 

Recruiting opportunities for fall 2020 or spring 2021 law clerks and externs will be available this fall. Further information will be sent to employers in the near future. In the meantime, please contact our office if we can assist you now with resume collection, virtual interviewing and other remote recruiting methods.

Spring Interview Program

USD Law’s annual Spring Recruiting Program, which occurs in January and February each year, will proceed and details will be sent to employers this fall.  If you have questions about our spring recruiting program, please contact Roseanne Preciado, Assistant Director for Operations and Special Projects.

#HireUSDLaw Job Board

#HireUSDLaw is a centralized online resource for employers that provides students and alumni with direct, 24-hour access to your job opportunities. Posted job openings include externships for academic credit, paid law clerk positions, pro bono opportunities, and attorney positions.  There is no cost to post a job opportunity. 

To Have Applicants Send Materials Directly to You:

  1. Log into #HireUSDLaw*
  2. Select “Post a Job,” fill in your job information, and click the “Submit” button.
  3. You will receive a “Job Posting Confirmed” email. 
  4. Once it is approved by our office, you will receive a “Job Posting Request Approved” email. Your opportunity will not be visible to students until you complete this step.

To Collect Resumes through #HireUSDLaw:  

  1. Log into #HireUSDLaw*
  2. Click on OCI and Job Listings, click on “Post a Job”, and fill in your job information.
  3. Select the correct Resume Collect option and be sure to select “Apply via this Site” option.
  4. When completed, hit the “Submit for Approval” button. Your opportunity will not be visible to students until you complete this step.

*If you have forgotten your password, click the "Forgot Password" button. If you do not have an account, click "Sign Up" or contact us at lawcareers@sandiego.edu.

Employer Events

Careers in the Law - Due to social distancing requirements, USD Law’s Annual Careers in the Law networking event has been canceled.

Meet the Firms - If your firm would like to host a small “Meet the Firm” in-person or virtual reception, please contact Marti Worms, Assistant Director for Employer Outreach.

Public Sector Employers- If your agency or organization would like to host a small in-person or virtual reception for students to learn about externship or post-grad positions with your office, please contact Caliph Assagai, Assistant Director for Public Service. 


If you have any questions concerning our recruiting programs, please contact:

(619) 260-4529