Loyola Students + Alumni: Instructions for Requesting Reciprocity
If you are a Loyola student or alumni, the Career Development Office (CDO) will facilitate reciprocity requests from other ABA-accredited law schools that extend reciprocal services to Loyola. Please read the instructions below before submitting your reciprocity request.
Please note: The Career Development Office must request Reciprocity Services from another law school on your behalf.
Each law school has their own policies and procedures regarding reciprocity. Please check each school’s website to learn about their guidelines (for assistance, please see the links to reciprocity policies of the NALP member law schools: http://www.nalp.org/reciprocitypolicies?s=reciprocity).
Many law schools also have “black out” periods when they do not accept reciprocity requests. These dates are listed on their websites.
If reciprocity is granted, you should honor the reciprocity policy of the host school(s), which will be outlined in the email you receive granting reciprocity. If you are required to be physically present to access a school’s job bank, remember that it is your responsibility to contact that school’s career office and arrange a date and time to visit. Make sure to ask how they would like for you to store any job bank information (flash drive, CD, webmail, etc.). Take a copy of the letter granting your reciprocity and a photo I.D.
To request reciprocity at another law school outside of Louisiana, you must email the CDO at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- The name and contact information of the reciprocity contact for the school;
- A copy of their reciprocity policy;
- Any restrictions, blackouts, etc.
Once we receive this information, please allow 24-48 hours for the CDO to process your request.
The law school will normally respond back to us, either granting or denying the request. We will then contact you to notify you of their response. The process usually takes approximately a week so if you do not hear back from us after one week, please feel free to contact us to follow-up on your request.
Loyola College of Law Reciprocity Policy for Non-Loyola College of Law students and alumni
The Career Development Office (CDO) at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is pleased to share its resources with graduates and graduating seniors of other non-Louisiana ABA accredited law schools. Alumni and students from other ABA-accredited law schools should read the following CDO Reciprocity Policy prior to asking their career services office to submit a request.
Eligibility: Reciprocity is available to graduates who have been out 10 years or less and graduating seniors of any accredited law school whose own law school has made (or agrees to make) available the use of its career services facilities to Loyola graduates and students.
Requesting Reciprocity: Requests for reciprocity for any student or graduate must be made by the career services office of that person’s law school. These requests may be made to the CDO by:
Career Development Office
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS COLLEGE OF LAW
526 Pine Street, Box 910
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
The request must be received and granted prior to the commencement of reciprocity services.
Reciprocity allows: (1) in-office access to CDO resources library, publications, reference materials, handouts and other material as available, and (2) online access to job postings on Symplicity.
Reciprocity will be granted for a sixty (60) day period, and will be terminated at that point, or earlier, if the interested party misuses or abuses his/her reciprocity privileges.
Access is not granted for counseling sessions, directly applying to jobs via Symplicity, resume and cover letter review, Fall or Spring On-Campus Interviews, job fairs and other on-campus programs. Reciprocity is suspended each year from August 1 until November 1 (approximately) and again from February 1 until April 1 (approximately).