Outreach by Private Sector Employers

The Office of Career Services provides many ways to get involved with our students. We are always looking to include employers in our programs whether it be as panelists, mock interviewers or speakers. There are numerous opportunities throughout the academic year, both on and off campus. Getting involved is a great way to connect with our students and improve visibility for your firm.

Host an Event

If you are interested in hosting a reception on- or off-campus, or would like to obtain a hospitality table for the date of your OCI interviews, please contact Rhiannon Acoba, Assistant Director of Private Sector Programs.

Hire a First-Year Law Student

Stanford Law School is small. More so than anywhere else, word of mouth goes a long way. Our students are encouraged to contact one another over the summer to share their experiences, and freely do so as they begin their fall interviewing research.

Hiring a first year law student is a great public relations tool for your firm. You now have a rising 2L eager to talk about you and generate a buzz for the coming fall. While we certainly understand the reluctance on the part of many employers, this strategy has proven to be a way for even smaller and mid-sized firms to maintain a consistent pattern of interviewing and hiring at Stanford. Please feel free to contact us to further to discuss this option, explore our options for Spring On-Campus Interviews or to post a job.

Encourage Your SLS alumni to Get Involved

If you already have an SLS graduate working with you, his or her involvement in the Stanford community can greatly increase student interest in your firm or organization. Has the alum agreed to be part of the career network? Signed up as a public interest mentor? Participated in mock interviews? If not, have them contact  Rhiannon Acoba, Assistant Director of Private Sector Programs.

Participate in OCS Programs

Throughout the year, OCS schedules panels and presentations on a variety of practice areas and career related issues and we’re always looking for attorneys to share their expertise and unique perspectives. The programs vary from year to year, but if you have particular areas of focus and would be willing to speak, please contact Rhiannon Acoba, Assistant Director of Private Sector Programs.

Volunteer to Conduct Mock Interviews

In early November, attorneys from around the Bay Area come to Stanford Law School for one afternoon to give first-year students feedback on their resumes and interview skills. These one-on-one meetings are a great way for local attorneys to connect with our students and provide them with constructive feedback. If you would like to participate as a mock interviewer, please contact Rhiannon Acoba, Assistant Director of Private Sector Programs.

Send a Judge for Stanford Law School’s Moot Court Competition

Each year in January and February second and third year students enrolled in the Kirkwood Moot Court Competition hold oral arguments. Many local attorneys volunteer to serve as judges in oral arguments. For more information, contact Stephanie Basso of the Kirkwood Moot Court Program, in December.

Connect with Student Organizations

If you have a particular area of expertise, an interesting case, or just simply a really dynamic speaker, we encourage you to take your presentation directly to the students. You may offer to present to an appropriate student organization, or to one of our student minority groups. You can also offer to co-sponsor one of their existing programs.

Each year in March, the Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation (SPILF) hosts its annual auction. It is an opportunity for anyone and everyone to donate items to help fund employment for our students in the public sector. Students, staff, others affiliated with the Law School, and local entities donate everything from weekend getaways, to wine, to memorabilia, to whatever they can think of. It shows both a commitment to public interest work, and to the Stanford community as a whole. Visit the SPILF site for donation ideas from last year’s auction, a donation form, and the names of the students to contact if you have any questions.