Reciprocity is a mutual exchange of privileges between ABA-accredited and NALP member law schools. This allows law schools to provide reasonable access to their career resources for law students and graduates from other law schools that agree to provide similar services. The UIC John Marshall Law School’s Career Services Office provides reasonable access of resources to students and graduates of law schools outside the Chicago area.
UIC John Marshall Students/Graduates Seeking Reciprocity at Other Schools
To request Reciprocity, telephone, email or stop by the Career Services Office and leave your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, class year and the name of the school to which you would like to request access. The Career Services Office will write a letter to that school requesting Reciprocity on your behalf and will send you a copy of the letter. Once you receive your copy of the letter, you may then contact the career services office at the school where Reciprocity was requested and ask them if they have received the request and if Reciprocity has been granted. This process usually takes 1-2 weeks.
This list of schools offering reciprocity and their requirements is available at www.NALP.org. Select the “Professional Resources” from the menu and then “Career Services” from the drop down menu, then “Reciprocity Policies”.
NOTE: No John Marshall student may request reciprocity from another Chicago school and no students from those schools may request reciprocity at John Marshall. This rule is pursuant to an agreement through the Chicago Area Law School Consortium.
Reciprocity Services Available
Services vary among law schools that offer Reciprocity. Some of these services may include access to:
- Current position vacancy announcements (UIC John Marshall Law School does not offer on-line job listing access to reciprocity students and graduates from other law schools. Job postings may be viewed in person in the UIC John Marshall Law School’s Career Services Office.)
- Career Services Office publications and directories
- Handout and reprint materials
- Access to computers and laser printers
Reciprocity Services NOT Available
Services generally not available include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Participation in programs, on-campus recruitment, and job fairs
- Counseling with CSO staff
- Resume review services
When Reciprocity is NOT Granted
Most law schools, especially UIC John Marshall Law School, have a “blackout” period — a time during which no reciprocity requests are granted. This usually occurs from August 1 to November 1 when law schools are preparing for and conducting their fall recruitment programs. During this period, the host law school’s students take priority.
Length of Reciprocity and Termination
Students from other Schools (not other Chicago area schools) seeking Reciprocity will be allowed to use the CSO resources for a six-month period of time as determined by the date of original request. Any exceptions will be made on an individual basis. The rules of reciprocity vary from school to school. UIC John Marshall students seeking reciprocity from other non-Chicago schools should review the policies from other law schools at www.NALP.org. Select the Professional Resources from the menu and then Career Services from the dropdown menu, then Reciprocity Policies.
UIC John Marshall Law School Reciprocity Policy
UIC John Marshall Law School offers reciprocal arrangements with other accredited law schools for the mutual benefit of their and our students and graduates. The conditions of our reciprocity policy are as follows:
- UIC John Marshall Law School’s Career Services Office provides reasonable access of resources to students and graduates of law schools outside the Chicago area.
- Services are available only to those ABA-accredited law schools which allow students and graduates from the six Chicago area law schools (Chicago-Kent, DePaul, UIC John Marshall, Loyola, Northwestern, and the University of Chicago) use of their facilities.
- Requests for reciprocity can be made to only one Chicago law school per student or graduate. Reciprocity is not available among Chicago law schools.
- Services are available to a particular student or graduate for a six-month period of time as determined by the date of original request. Any exceptions will be made on an individual basis.
- Services will not be available between August 1 and November 1.
- A letter of reciprocity from a student’s or graduate’s law school must be received prior to that person’s visit to UIC John Marshall Law School. The letter must indicate that the same services offered by us will be available to a John Marshall student or graduate at the requesting law school. No walk-in requests will be honored.
- UIC John Marshall Law School may deny further services to any school surpassing four (4) requests within a given calendar year.
- Without exception, students and graduates of other schools will not be permitted to schedule on-campus interview appointments with prospective employers.
- The following services will be provided to the extent that the reciprocating school provides in-kind services:
- Current position vacancy announcements. UIC John Marshall Law School does not offer online job listing access to reciprocity students and graduates. Job postings may be reviewed in person in the UIC John Marshall Law School’s Career Services Office.
- Career Services Office publications and directories.
- Handout and reprint materials.
- Access to computers and laser printers
- UIC John Marshall Law School reserves the right to terminate reciprocity services to any student or graduate that misuses the institution’s services or facilities or the reciprocity rights conferred herein.
UIC John Marshall Law School’s Career Services Office provides postings of employment opportunities as a service to our students, graduates and employers. We make no representations or endorsements concerning the job postings or the organizations that post them. Before applying for a position, students and graduates are encouraged to research the employers and posted employment opportunities.