USD School of Law Dean Robert Schapiro Enlists Alumni to #HireUSDLaw

Robert A. Schapiro

SAN DIEGO (February 4, 2021) – On Tuesday, January 26, University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Dean Robert Schapiro sent a personal message to the USD law alumni community to ask for assistance with employing our most recent graduates.  

“As you know, since this pandemic struck, the employment landscape has changed drastically and continues to change,” wrote Dean Schapiro.  “The graduates of the class of 2020 are attempting to navigate unprecedented challenges.  In their search for employment, they need your encouragement and support in the form of introductions, referrals, leads, and, if possible, job offers.”

The USD Law Alumni Association Board of Directors is directly supporting efforts for the Class of 2020 to attain employment.  The Board is categorizing jobs and identifying practice areas and industries that have remained strong during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Board members are volunteering to work directly with graduates still seeking jobs.  They are committed to coaching and mentoring, helping to acquire interviews, making introductions to colleagues, and finding job leads.  

Alumni may contact Assistant Dean Molly Wescott or Assistant Director Emily Hirsekorn in the Office of Career and Professional Development to share networking leads, potential opportunities, a position, or to learn more about the law school’s employer outreach efforts.

The Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) works closely with students and alumni to offer career guidance and support for employment during law school and after graduation with a particular emphasis on efforts to support alumni in securing their first post-graduate jobs.

Practice Ready Attorneys
Through experiential opportunities, rigorous coursework and hands-on skills training, recent graduates of USD School of Law of Law are ready now to contribute to your practice, company, organization, and agency.

OCPD connects legal employers with exceptional candidates for a wide range of positions in law firms, companies, agencies, and organizations.  Our centralized online job posting site, #HireUSDLaw, is a one-stop portal to post jobs, receive and manage resumes, and review application materials.

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“Thank you in advance for your help. In this critical time, there is no more important way for you to support the school and our students,” shared Dean Schapiro.

It’s always a good time to #HireUSDLaw!

Read Dean Schapiro’s complete email.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world.  The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates.  The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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