Law Student Recruiting Specialist

Website McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Will & Emery LLP is a leading international law firm with a diversified business practice representing commercial, industrial and financial enterprises both publicly and privately held. The Firm has a long history of social responsibility and supporting the communities in which our people live and work.

The Law Student Recruiting Specialist executes upon the law school student recruiting process and summer associate programs for one or more assigned offices.  This position coordinates with team leadership, hiring partners, and recruiting committee members to develop and implement recruiting strategies, administer recruiting process and summer program logistics, and hire top-level talent.

As a Law Student Recruiting Specialist, you will:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with law school career services offices and student organizations at assigned key feeder schools
  • Coordinate Firm participation and sponsorship of outreach activities throughout the calendar year
  • Lead the 1L and 2L law student recruiting process for your assigned office(s), including coordinating with the law school, on campus interview logistics, creating interview schedules, gathering interviewer feedback, and facilitating the callback interview and offer process
  • Plan and execute the full 10-week summer associate program for your assigned office(s), including the work assignment and evaluation processes, events, and other day to day logistics
  • Maintain the applicant tracking system and ensure data integrity for all applicants
  • Compile and analyze on-campus recruiting data and survey results
  • Contribute to firm-wide recruiting initiatives by assisting on special projects
  • Keep apprised of market trends, NALP rules and regulations, and individual school recruiting policies

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least three (3) years of recruitment experience in a professional services or legal environment
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment under tight deadlines and ability to prioritize responsibilities
  • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment, and handle and maintain confidential information
  • Ability to travel and work flexible and/or fluctuating work hours