The Catholic University of America

Reciprocity - Office of Career and Professional Development

 

The Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC, will entertain reciprocal service requests to accommodate students and alumni from other law schools.
 

RECIPROCAL SERVICES POLICY


The Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC, will entertain reciprocal service requests to accommodate students and alumni from other law schools. The following contains guidelines for grants, denials and requests:
1)    In order for the Office of Career and Professional Development to accept a visiting reciprocity client, the visitor's own ABA-accredited law school must be willing to render in-kind services to Columbus School of Law students and alumni.
 
2)    Reciprocity will be granted on a one-for-one basis, only to the student for whom the request was made. In return, during the same academic year, the Columbus School of Law expects reciprocity to be granted to one student. (Reciprocity requests can only be sent to one law school at a time for an individual student).
 
3)    Requests for services must be made at least one week prior to the visit and in writing from a career services official at the visitor's law school. Requests may be emailed to jobs@law.edu; please allow a reasonable amount of time for us to return a response. No walk-in or phone requests will be honored.
 
4)    Request for services may also be sent via U.S. Mail.  Our address is The Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, Cardinal Station, 3600 John McCormack Road, NE, Suite 163, Washington, DC  20064.

5)   Requests should specify which in-kind services are being sought and offered.  The services available from the Office of Career and Professional Development under reciprocal agreement are: (1) Access to online job postings through Symplicity (2) Access to OCPD Resource Library. Due to the large demand for reciprocity with Washington, DC area schools, counseling services are not available to students.

6)    The visiting client may utilize these resources for a period not to exceed three months. The three-month period will begin from the date of their initial visit or the date the student receives their Symplicity login information.

7)   Visitors must call prior to their visit, register with a staff member upon arrival, and provide identification and their reciprocity letter.  Access to the law school is restricted so individuals MUST have their letter of reciprocity with them at all times. 

8)  Reciprocal requests/grants cannot be entertained during the fall on-campus interview (OCI) season, July 15th through November 15th. All reciprocity requests, made by either CUA students or visiting students, will not be processed until after November 15th.  All reciprocity agreements, which have been granted, prior to that time will expire at the onset of the OCI season. Visitors seeking to reactivate privileges must reapply for reciprocity after November 15th.
 
9)   It is the policy of the Washington D.C. area law schools -- Catholic University, American University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Georgetown University and Howard University -- that an individual may not be served by more than one of the D.C. area schools concurrently.  Therefore, reciprocity requests should be made to only one Washington, D.C. area law school during the entire reciprocity period.

10) The Office of Career and Professional Development may choose to terminate reciprocity privileges of individuals who violate these regulations or misuse our facilities and services at any given time.