Recruiting Policies

Recruiting Policies

We are happy to offer you the facilities and assistance of the Career Development Office at Baylor Law and hope we can help you find students who will meet your needs. We want to make you aware of the non-discrimination policies followed by the University and the Law School, and ask that you provide us with assurance of your willingness as employers to observe the same principles of equal opportunity.

Policy on Nondiscrimination

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Baylor University is controlled by a predominantly Baptist Board of Regents and is operated within the Christian-oriented aims and ideals of Baptists. The University is also affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, a cooperative association of autonomous Texas Baptist churches. As a religiously-controlled institution of higher education, the University is exempt from compliance with some provisions of certain civil rights laws. As such, the University prescribes standards of personal conduct that are consistent with its mission and values. Further information may be obtained from the University website at “Policies & Manuals” then “Personnel Policies.”

Equal Opportunity Obligation of Employers Using Law School Facilities

As a condition of the use of Law School facilities, we are required by the Association of American Law Schools, of which the Law School is a member, to ask that you provide us with assurance of your intent to observe the principles of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin, gender, age, disability in either employment or the provision of services, and sexual orientation per se. Thank you for your interest in our students and your cooperation in making our program successful.

NALP Principles

Baylor Law is a member of NALP, and follows the NALP Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruiting Process. Please see this link for the full text.

In addition, Baylor Law has adopted new guidelines in place of the recently modified NALP guidelines. The full text of these guidelines will be added to this page at a later date. Please see the chart below for a summary:

  Old NALP Guideline New NALP Guideline New Baylor Law Guideline
1L Recruiting Timing Begins December 1 No specific dates First day of the Winter Quarter (Nov. 11, 2019)
2L Offer Period 28 days from the date of offer No specific number of days 14 days from the date of offer
Early Offers (i.e. precruiting) 28 days from the first day of On-Campus Interviews No specific number of days 14 days from the first day of On-Campus Interviews