Recruiting Policies

COVID-19 Response

In light of the ongoing disruption to the hiring practices of the legal profession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Career Development Office recognizes the need for flexibility during the 2020-2021 recruiting season. If, after due consideration, an employer is not able to comply with our recruiting policies on the timing of offers and acceptance, as outlined below, we ask the employer to notify us so we may best advise our students. 

Guidelines for the Timing of Offers and Acceptance

Summer Employment Provisions
Full-Time Employment Provisions

Non-Discrimination Policy

  • The official non-discrimination policy of UNC School of Law is as follows: “The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to equality of educational opportunity. The University does not discriminate in offering access to its educational programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University’s non-discrimination policies.” Use of CDO facilities and services is restricted to students and prospective employers who agree to comply with this non-discrimination policy.
  • UNC School of Law complies with the anti-discrimination requirements of state and federal law, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, and other accrediting agencies. The requirements of the Association of American Law Schools mandate that the School of Law “pursue a policy of providing its students and graduates with equal opportunity to obtain employment, without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap or disability, or sexual orientation.” They further require that the school “communicate to each employer to whom it furnishes assistance to facilities for interviewing and other placement functions. It is the school’s firm expectation that the employer will observe the principle of equal opportunity.” For this reason, the School of Law asks all employers who intend to use its recruitment facilities to refrain from inappropriate or illegal considerations in the student employment process.