The Career Development Offices provides many opportunities for you to get to know our students and for students to get to know you, well before the time comes to make employment decisions. Please contact Daniel Hare if you are interested in any of the opportunities listed below.
Host a Reception or an Event. The Career Development Office at Baylor Law is always interested in employers hosting a reception or an event on or near campus. Waco offers many suitable venues for off-campus gatherings, including the Baylor Club in spectacular McLane Stadium. This is a good way for you and our students to get to know each other in an informal setting.
Participate in a Professional Development Program. Another effective way to connect with our students is through participation in one of our speaking opportunities. The Professional Development Program is a graduation requirement for all students, and mandates 18 seminar-hours of credit (similar to CLE). We are always looking for practicing lawyers to present on topics such as law firm economics, client development, time management, technology, ethical and professional responsibility issues, etc. While many presentations are made by a single speaker, we also host a number of panel discussions each year. You might consider collaborating with a colleague or reconnecting with one of your former classmates. If you have an idea for a topic and would like to participate, we want to hear from you.
Update Your Employer Profile. Baylor Law students use Symplicity, our online recruitment system, to apply for jobs, participate in on-campus interview programs, and conduct general employer research. Employers can use this system to share information with students about their organization.
Recruit 1L Students. Our first-year students are eager to find employment during their first summer, and, while few employers take advantage of connecting with students during their first summer, it may be to your advantage to recruit 1L students. Employers are encouraged to post positions for 1L summer internships in Symplicity and to participate in our Spring On-Campus Interview Program.
Serve as a Mentor. We offer several opportunities for practicing lawyers to mentor Baylor Law students. You can participate in our "Mentor Network," which provides contact information to students of lawyers willing to provide advice or guidance. You may also participate in one of our seasonal mentoring programs, such as the Practice Court Mentorship or On-Campus Interview Mentorship.
Participate in a Mock Interview Program. We rely on the assistance of practicing lawyers to prepare our students for real-world interviews. Consider serving as the interviewing attorney for a law student by holding a mock interview and providing constructive feedback.