Employment Programs & Policies

Employment Programs

Each year the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law hosts Fall and Spring Recruitment Programs. These programs allow employers both locally and nationally to recruit our students for summer and permanent positions. Law firms, public interest and government employers all participate in this program and we welcome you to consider joining the ranks of many prestigious employers who have experienced great success through our program. Interview programs include:

As an alternative to interview programs, employers may also participate in our recruitment program by conducting a bulk Résumé Collection or posting employment and internship listings through our Symplicity job database.

Legal Assistance Resources

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law students are not licensed attorneys and cannot provide legal representation for the general public. Student attorneys work under the direct supervision of faculty members on select cases handled by the Clinical Law Program. If you are seeking legal representation, please consider these legal resources.

Employment Policies


Non-Discrimination Policy

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Career Development Office (CDO) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, in any stage of employment. The School of Law’s facilities and programs sponsored by the CDO are available only to employers whose practices are consistent and in agreement with this non-discrimination policy.

Law Student Employment Policy

In accordance with the American Bar Association rules of accreditation, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law does not permit full-time students to be employed more than 20 hours per week during the academic year, nor does the School of Law permit first-year full-time (Day Division) students to be employed during the academic year. The Career Development Office reserves the right not to post position listings that are inconsistent with its policies.

Unpaid Positions

To facilitate hiring practices that comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Career Development Office will only list or advertise unpaid positions affiliated with School of Law academic programs, and public service and not-for-profit organizations. We encourage prospective employers that are recruiting for unpaid positions at for-profit institutions to consult U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) guidelines. The Career Development Office reserves the right not to post or advertise position listings that are inconsistent with its employment policies or DOL guidelines.

Credit for Externship Opportunities

To determine whether UM Carey Law students may receive credit for externships, please see the School of Law’s Policy Statement on Externships. For additional information about externships, contact Crystal Edwards, Assistant Dean for Academic Administration, cedwards@law.umaryland.edu.

Job Posting Disclaimer

Employers that contact the CDO to post job listings are required to affirm that they will observe the CDO’s non-discrimination policy. As a service to students and graduates, the CDO also actively reviews Internet job boards and classifieds in search of job and intern postings for the benefit of UM Carey Law job-seekers. Further, our office receives from third-parties job listings that we verify and then post in the UMD-Symplicity Job Bank. While some of these job listings include non-discrimination employer policies, some of the listings do not include employer non-discrimination policies. In these cases, we will provide within the individual job posting links to the original source or the specific employer’s websites. By posting these job listings from third-party sources, the CDO does not represent that these employers are in full compliance with the School of Law’s non-discrimination policy.


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