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NALP Policies

All accredited law schools in the United States, including UIC John Marshall Law School, are members of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP). As an NALP member school, all John Marshall students are required to follow the recruiting rules set by the organization.

The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) was organized in 1971 to promote the exchange of information and cooperation between law schools and employers. In order to advance those interests, the association has developed Principles and Standards for Law Placement and Recruitment Activities. These principles are listed below.

Principles and Standards for Law Placement and Recruitment Activities

  1. General Principles
  2. Principles for Law Schools
  3. Principles for Candidates
  4. Principles for Employers
  5. General Standards for the Timing of Offers and Decisions

NALP encourages law schools and legal employers to educate all participants in the law placement and recruitment process about the spirit and the letter of these principles and standards. NALP urges all participants in the law student recruitment process, including members and non-members of NALP, to abide by these principles and standards.