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On Campus Recruiting Looking Up for CUA Law Students


Catholic University law students can look forward to an increased number of firms that plan to send attorneys to interview at the Columbus School of Law during the fall semester, 2014.  

The well-known law firms of Bingham, Dechert LLP, and Goodwin Procter LLP have committed to interviewing qualified students for summer associate positions.  
The once-common practice of sending attorneys to interview promising law students on campus has seen a decline nationwide in recent years as potential employers have remained cautious about the economy.
The welcome development for CUA Law students stems from joint outreach to the firms by Professor David Lipton, director of the law school’s Securities Law Program, and Jill Frost, director of the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD). Together, they urged influential alumni at all three firms to convince their hiring departments to begin—and in some cases resume—interviewing on campus at the Columbus School of Law.
“This is a prime example of what we call ‘CUA Law Advantage’ in action,” said Lipton. “We’ve successfully placed many of our alumni at these top firms over the years. Now, we’ve said come back and look at all of our students. This can only help our students compete for great jobs.”
“Thanks to our alumni, three more firms will have the opportunity this fall to learn just how good our students are,” added Frost.  
Bingham, Dechert LLP, and Goodwin Procter LLP join a number of big law firms with a significant D.C. presence that send attorneys to meet with CUA Law students in person. Others include Akin Gump, Arent Fox LLP, Ballard Spahr, Hogan Lovells, Steptoe and Johnson, and Venable. All are listed on the National Law Journal’s “350” list, an annual survey of the nation’s largest law firms.