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Reciprocity

Current Students and Alumni

The Office of Career Planning will request reciprocity from other ABA law schools outside of the Bay Area for our alumni and second or third year law students as permitted. Generally, reciprocal services include use of that school's career services office, access to job postings, resource lists, and general information. Most law schools, including USF, either offer reciprocity on a limited basis (a "one for one" exchange) or may only grant privileges to students or alumni from specific schools.

All reciprocity requests must originate from the USF School of Law Office of Career Planning and must be formally submitted to the preferred school at least one week prior to the intended visit.

Please complete the reciprocity request form and send as an email attachment to lawcareer@usfca.edu. Our office will process your request within three working days.

NALP Member Law Schools' List of Reciprocity Policies

Requests From Other Schools

Reciprocity is available to graduates and second or third year students of any ABA-accredited law school that allows University of San Francisco School of Law graduates and students to use its career resources. NOTE: Reciprocity is a privilege and the Office of Career Planning has the right to refuse access at any time.

Requests must be submitted electronically by the graduate or student's law school career services office. Phone requests or walk-ins will not be allowed. If approved, the OCP will send electronic confirmation of reciprocity to the requestor's career services office. If granted, privileges will expire 90 days from the date of approval. An approved request grants access privileges as outlined below.

Privileges

Remote Reciprocity Access

The Office of Career Planning offers remote access to our online job posting system, USFLaw Link. Individuals granted reciprocity are given limited access to USFLaw Link for a $30 fee for 90 days from receipt of this fee. In order to activate remote access privileges after approval from our office, the reciprocity student/alumni must contact the Office of Career Planning at lawcareer@usfca.edu. Individuals must indicate in this email that he/she has been granted reciprocity and provide name, email address, phone number, and graduation date.

Online reciprocity and login information will not become active until the Office of Career Planning receives the $30 fee. Please send a check payable to “University of San Francisco School of Law” (Please note that personal check is the only acceptable form of payment). Send payment to the following address:

Office of Career Planning
University of San Francisco School of Law
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Upon receipt of payment, reciprocity grantees will receive email notification of their USFLaw Link username and password. Online access to USFLaw Link, the USF School of Law’s electronic jobs database, includes limited access to job postings and online career resources. The 90 day access period can be renewed with receipt of another $30 fee; however, subsequent approvals are not guaranteed.

In-Office Reciprocity Access

Reciprocity visitors must present a copy of the reciprocity approval and valid ID for each visit. Access includes designated resources such as publications, directories, reference materials, selected handouts, and temporary access to job postings. Materials located in Career Planning are for in-office use only. Other services including counseling, resume review, and recruiting programs are not available to reciprocity visitors.

Restrictions

Reciprocity grantees agree to not share online access information with other individuals. As our office receives job postings on a rolling basis, we do not guarantee the number of job listings posted during a given period. The Office of Career Planning has the right to deny or discontinue reciprocity services at our discretion.

Reciprocity is not available from August 1 to October 1.