Below you will find information about our office and links to the most commonly used career services resources.
The Career Services Office is open from 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. daily (4:00 p.m. on Fridays)
- We are currently available for phone and Zoom appointments only.
- Contact us at CLS-Careers@Cornell.edu
If you’d like to make an appointment with a counselor, you can do so by:
Student Resources > Symplicity
Job Search: Lists of research and job posting sites. Pages may be password protected. If you do not have the login information, please contact Lisa Carberry.
Applications Materials: Guides and sample resumes, cover letters, writing samples, and thank you notes.
Interviews & Networking: How-Tos for professional networking and informational interviewing. Preparation steps and practice questions for internship and job interviews.
Events: Calendar of employer hosted by employers.
Employer Library: Collection of brochures, fact sheets and application instructions submitted by employers.
Recruiting > For 2L & 3L Students
- Early Resume Collection: June 7 – 10, 2021
- August Virtual Job Fair: August 3 – 6, 2021
- Find relevant deadlines in Symplicity
Updated September 1, 2020
A.Provisions Regarding CLS 2Ls/Class of 2022 Students who are applying for 2021 2L Summer Associate Positions
|Offer Type||Offer Deadline|
|Summer Offer made to 2L NOT previously employed by the firm||Remains open for at least 14 calendar days following: a) date of the offer letteror b) January 21, 2021, the last day of the Virtual Job Fair (“VJF”), whichever comes later.|
|Summer Offer made to 2L previously employed by the firm as a 1L summer associate||Remains open for at least 14 calendar days from the last day of VJF.|
CLS 2Ls are permitted to hold up to three offers of employment in any one state at one time.
B. Provisions Regarding CLS 3Ls/Class of 2021 Students, who are applying for 2021 Entry-Level Associate Positions
|Offer Type||Offer Deadline|
|Full-Time Offer made to 3L previously employed by the firm||Remains open until at least October 1 of the candidate’s final year of law school. If the offer is made after September 17, offer should remain open for at least 14 calendar days.|
|Full-Time Offer made to 3L NOT previously employed by the firm||Offer should remain open for at least 14 calendar days following date of the offer letter.|
C. Provisions Regarding CLS 2L, 3L Private & Public Interest Search (applicable to all law firm employers)
Employers are encouraged to grant an extension until April 1, 2021 for 2L and 3L students who are actively pursuing positions with public interest or government organizations. In such circumstances, 2L and 3L students may hold open only one offer and affirm in writing that the employer’s offer is the only private sector offer that the student is holding.
D. Provisions Regarding CLS 1Ls/Class of 2023
Employers and first-year law students should not initiate contact with one another, and employers should not initiate or conduct formal one-on-one recruiting contact with students, including applications, interviews, or offers to first year students, before December 1.