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Position Yourself to Practice Law in New York

Posted by Gisele Joachim on 1/12/17 1:15 PM


Many prospective students enter law school hoping to work in a particular geographic area. For example, some may ask – if I go to school in New Jersey, do I have chance to practice law in New York City? At Seton Hall, the answer is an unquestionable yes. Seton Hall students will actually see that they have more than just a chance to practice law in New York; they will have options.

Each year, Seton Hall Law students and graduates join the ranks of big, mid-sized, and boutique firms together with government offices, non-profits, and corporations in the Big Apple. As the largest legal market in the country, New York offers opportunities that Seton Hall students are well-positioned to take advantage of. In addition to those students landing NY jobs directly upon graduation, many Seton Hall Law alum find their NY ‘dream’ job upon completion of a clerkship. Our graduates are well-represented throughout NY firms and welcome new Associates as part of the Seton Hall family.

Looking at just NYC big law hiring for the upcoming summer (2017), here is a small sample of the firms where students will work – Sidley Austin, Morgan Lewis, Simpson Thacher, Mayer Brown, Davis Polk, and Paul Hastings. For each of these placements and many more, Career Services and Seton Hall Law alumni worked directly to ensure these opportunities were provided to our students.

Beyond New York and New Jersey, Seton Hall places its students throughout the country with recent grads landing great jobs in such diverse places as California, Minnesota, Washington D.C, Pittsburgh, Chicago and more. Career Development at Seton Hall Law is a round-the-clock operation focused on providing customized service and placement to each and every student regardless of grades. Our distinguished alumni and faculty are dedicated to opening doors for students. Behind the scenes, the Career Services Office leverages their diverse contacts in a number of competitive markets to open doors while providing individual coaching to each student to ensure successful consideration by employers. There is a dream match for every student. The Career Services staff does not stop until that match is made.

Whether you are dreaming of a Big Law NY job, a position right here in the Garden State, or an adventure (or return) to someplace else – we are poised to prepare you for the rigors of the job and also to position you to get the job!

READ MORE: Three recent graduates discuss their paths to practice law in New York.

Topics: Internships/Jobs, Admissions

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