2024 Recruitment Programs

Summer 2024 Recruiting Programs

We are pleased to announce the following dates for GW Law's Recruiting Programs. Interviews will be offered via Flo Recruit in a virtual video format.

New York Interview Program: July 29, 2024

Summer Recruiting Program: July 30 - August 1, 2024

Please note:

  • Students may review the Bid Data from 2018 - 2022 for a list of employers who participated in recent interview programs, along with the percentage of students who received Recruiting Program interviews within specific GPA ranges. Almost all employers who interviewed in 2023 will be returning for the 2024 interview programs. Bidding for the Summer 2024 interviews will open in June.
  • Employers registered for the 2024 interview programs will be visible in CORE at the Recruiting Program tab in April. 

Our recruiting programs provide students with the opportunity to interview for positions for the Summer of 2025. While the majority of employer participants are large law firms, others may include public sector and private industry employers.

We encourage you to start your preparation. Please take advantage of this time to research employers and polish your application materials. Career counselors are eager to work with you on this process and are available all summer. Resources include:

  • What to Expect at the Summer Recruiting Program: Check out our What to Expect at the Summer Recruiting Program info session.
  • Counseling Appointments: You may schedule a counseling appointment online. Counselors are available during the summer to review application materials, discuss interview strategy, and provide mock interviews.
  • CORE Resource Library: The Resource Library in CORE has practice area and practice setting information, interview tips, application material samples and guidelines, and recordings of Career Center programs and many other useful resources.

Recruiting Programs Overview 

Winter Recruiting Program: February 9, 2024| Virtual Video Interviews

The Winter Recruiting Program will be held on February 9, 2024. Students can expect to be involved in call-back interviews for the weeks following the Winter Recruiting Program, so plan accordingly.  Please keep these dates in mind:

  • Employer Registration Opens: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 12:00pm
  • Employer Registration Closes: Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 5:00pm
  • Application Period Opens: Monday, January 8, 2024 at 12:00pm
  • Application Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2024 at 5:00pm
  • Student Interview Scheduling Opens: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 12:00pm
  • Student Interview Scheduling Closes: Monday, February 5, 2024 at 5:00pm

Spring Recruiting Program: March 8, 2024 | Virtual Video Interviews

The Spring Recruiting Program will be held on March 8, 2024. Students can expect to be involved in call-back interviews for the weeks following the Spring Recruiting Program, so plan accordingly.  Please keep these dates in mind:

  • Employer Registration Opens: Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 12:00pm
  • Employer Registration Closes: Wednesday, January 24,2024 at 5:00pm
  • Application Period Opens: Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 12:00pm
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 5:00pm
  • Student Interview Scheduling Opens: Monday, February 26, 2024 at 12:00pm
  • Student Interview Scheduling Closes: Friday, March 1, 2024 at 5:00pm

Summer Recruiting Program: July 30 - August 1, 2024 | Virtual Video Interviews

The Summer Recruiting Program will be held on July 30 - August 1, 2024. Students can expect to be involved in call-back interviews for the weeks following the Summer Recruiting Program, so plan accordingly.  Please keep these dates in mind:

  • Employer Registration Opens: Monday, April 8, 2024 at 12:00pm
  • Employer Registration Closes: Friday, May 24, 2024 at 5:00pm
  • Application Period Opens: Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 12:00pm
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 5:00pm
  • Student Interview Scheduling Opens: Monday, July 15, 2024 at 12:00pm
  • Student Interview Scheduling Closes: Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 5:00pm

Fall Recruiting Program: September 6, 2024 | Virtual Video Interviews

The Fall Recruiting Program will be held on September 6, 2024. Students can expect to be involved in call-back interviews for the weeks following the Fall Recruiting Program, so plan your summer accordingly.  Please keep these dates in mind:

  • Employer Registration Opens: Monday, August 5, 2024 at 12:00pm
  • Employer Registration Closes: Thursday, August 8, 2024 at 5:00pm
  • Application Period Opens: Monday, August 12, 2024 at 12:00pm
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, August 15, 2024 at 5:00pm
  • Student Interview Scheduling Opens: Monday, August 19, 2024 at 12:00pm
  • Student Interview Scheduling Closes: Thursday, August 22, 2024 at 5:00pm

New York Interview Program: July 29, 2024 | Virtual Video Interviews

The New York Interview Program will be held on July 29, 2024. This program is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to working in New York. Students can expect to be involved in call-back interviews for the weeks following the New York Interview Program, so plan accordingly.  Please keep these dates in mind:

  • Employer Registration Opens: Monday, April 8, 2024 at 12:00pm
  • Employer Registration Closes: Monday, May 24, 2024 at 5:00pm
  • Application Period Opens: Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 12:00pm
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 5:00pm
  • Student Interview Scheduling Opens: Monday, July 15, 2024 at 12:00pm
  • Student Interview Scheduling Closes: Friday, July 18, 2024 at 5:00pm

Some employers cannot commit to the dates and timelines of our formal interview programs, but still want to receive applications from GW Law students. These employers may post a Job Listing in CORE.  Employers will continue to post jobs throughout the recruitment season, so be sure to check back frequently.

When the Summer 2024 Recruiting Program is fully announced, the Job Listings section in CORE will include postings for summer 2024 positions, including summer associate positions at law firms and public sector opportunities.  Although these employers may not be available to participate in the GW Law recruiting program interview dates, many are still are committed to hiring on the traditional Summer Recruiting Program timeline, which means they intend to review applications, interview, and make offers for summer 2025.  To view and apply to these employers, click on the “Job Listings” tab in CORE and search for “Summer” or “Post-Graduation,” and “Paid” positions using the filters available at the top of the job listings page.  For additional assistance, please contact the Career Center.

Students are encouraged to apply to employers not participating in our July recruiting programs by conducting a direct write application campaign. Submitting “direct writes” simply means that you independently research potential employers and submit application materials to them directly. This is particularly important for students interested in geographic market(s) that are not heavily represented through our formal recruiting programs.

Direct writes should be targeted to employers (typically large law firms) who plan to interview and hire during June, July, and early August. For a direct write application to be effective, the cover letter should be tailored for each specific employer. Why are you interested in the employer? Did you meet an attorney who works there? Is there an area of practice at their firm of specific interest to you, and why? And do you have ties to the geographic location of the firm? 

Make an appointment with a counselor to develop your direct write strategy.

How to Participate in the 2024 Summer Recruiting Programs

 

Step 1: Understand the Programs

To get started, make sure you have a good understanding of the different programs and the steps you can take to prepare.

  • Summer 2024 Recruiting Programs Student Manual (coming soon) 

 

Step 3: Develop Your Strategy

Counseling appointments can be conducted throughout the summer. We will also be hosting a number of webinars to discuss the recruiting process and answer questions.

 

Step 5: Apply

Submit your applications to employers through the Summer Recruiting Program and New York Interview Program before their respective deadlines. In addition to these programs, review the Job Listings in CORE and consider submitting direct write applications.

 

Step 7: Call-Back Interviews

Call-back interviews are typically half day interviews. 

 

Step 9: Continue Your Job Search

In addition to participating in the recruiting programs it is prudent to take a broad approach to your job search.  There will be postings in CORE for small/medium firms, government, corporations, and public interest organizations.  

 


Nondiscrimination Policy

GW Law is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion among all students, faculty, and staff. We believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence, and the advancement of knowledge and we maintain a deep commitment to fostering a diverse community in which all students, staff, and faculty learn and work in an atmosphere of inclusion and respect.

The George Washington University does not unlawfully discriminate against any person on any basis prohibited by federal law, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, or other applicable law, including without limitation, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the university, including admission to education programs and employment.

Current government policy prohibiting members of the transgender community from serving in the military is antithetical to the Law School’s commitment to maintaining a diverse community free from discrimination. Federal law, more specifically, the Solomon Amendment, however, allows the federal government to terminate federal funding if military recruiters are not permitted to recruit on campuses of those institutions, like GW, which receive federal funds. In other words, not allowing military recruiters at GW Law interview programs would jeopardize all federal funds received by GW. While GW Law honors those in our community who have chosen or will choose to engage in military service, it condemns the government’s current prohibition on transgendered individuals serving in the military. Our decision to allow military recruiters at our interview programs is in no way an endorsement of this policy.

The GW Law School Career Center requires employers who post jobs or participate in any GW Law recruitment program to abide by the university's Equal Opportunity, Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment and Non-Retaliation Policy. In addition, consistent with the new NALP Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process, and the George Washington University Nondiscrimination Policy, employers who participate in GW Law's recruitment programs must ensure that recruiters and interviewers have training to avoid bias, discrimination, and harassment in the recruiting process.

GW Law strives to foster a recruitment environment free from discrimination and harassment. Students should report any violations of our recruiting policies or issues related to discrimination or harassment in the recruiting process to the Associate Dean of Professional Development. Additional resources may be found in the university’s Title IX Sexual Harassment and Related Conduct Policy. If you have any questions about this policy please direct them to the university’s Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, who also serves as the university’s Title IX Coordinator, at (202) 994-7440 or via email at [email protected]