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Reciprocity Guide

What is reciprocity?

Reciprocity is a process by which NALP member law schools mutually agree to extend career development privileges and services.

Participating law school career development offices will provide access to career resources for law students and graduates from other law schools that agree to provide similar services.

If you are serious about relocating, all you need to do is stop by the Career Development Office to complete a short form indicating the law school you wish to visit, and we will handle the rest!

If the law school to which you have applied for reciprocity is able to accommodate your request, you may receive access to that school's career counseling, job postings, and career services library resources.

You should be mindful that each participating law school has its own reciprocity requirements and that receiving reciprocity is not automatic. Please review our reciprocity policy to learn about the policies of each school.

In addition, most law schools have a "blackout" period - usually between August 1 and November 1, when schools are preparing for and conducting fall recruitment - during which no reciprocity requests will be granted.

Reciprocity Policy

Widener Law Career Development provides reasonable access of resources to students and graduates of law schools outside the immediate area under the following conditions:

  1. Services are available only to those law schools that allow Widener students and graduates use of their facilities.
  2. Reciprocity services will not be available during the fall recruiting season from August 1st to November 15th.
  3. Requests for services must be made in writing by a placement or career counseling official.
  4. Services are available for a three-month period, commencing with the date of response.
  5. Students from other schools may not participate in on campus interviews.
  6. Reciprocity privileges include access to job postings.
  7. Services may be denied to any school which exceeds a reasonable number of requests within a given year or to individuals who misuse the services.
Reciprocity Frequently Asked Questions

Is reciprocity available to current law students of other law schools?  
Yes, with some exceptions.  Contact the Career Development Office.

If yes, what class years are eligible?  
All.

Is reciprocity available to graduates of other law schools?  
Yes, with some exceptions.  Contact the Career Development Office.

When is reciprocity available?
Closed from August 1 to November 15 (see comments at bottom).

What length of time may a student or graduate use our services?
Ninety (90) days.

Is a letter required?  
Yes.

If yes, how far in advance should it be sent?
Two (2) weeks.

Can it be faxed?  
Yes. (Please see fax numbers above.)

Services available to students and graduates of other schools:

  • Job postings

What is the restriction on the number of students/graduates?
Services may be denied to any school which exceeds a reasonable number of requests within a given year, or to individuals who misuse the facilities or services.