Online Job Bank

Post an Online Job Listing

To gain access to Fordham's online Job Bank managed by Symplicity, first time users need to register online. Once approved, you will be able to log in at your convenience and post, alter and remove job listings for students and alumni. Please note Fordham Law only posts direct Employer listings and not third party listings, including listings from search firms.

To Register

  1. Simply go to the following Symplicity Employer Login page and click on the "Register" button.
  2. Fill in the required information and click the "Submit" button.
  3. Your application should be approved within two business days. You will receive an email which will include instructions and your password.

To Post a Job

  1. Once you receive an email approving your account, return to the Symplicity Employer login page.
  2. Select the "Sign In" tab at the top of the page and enter your email address and password.
  3. Now click the "Jobs" tab at the top of the page. This will take you to the "Jobs Postings" page.
  4. Click the box labeled "Add New" and fill out the required information. You will be asked to provide the following information:
  1. Position Type: Check off the applicable category for the job you are posting
  2. Title: Please provide a job title for the position
  3. Job Description: Please provide a description of the job; include all information that a potential applicant would want to know before deciding whether to apply for the position
  4. Resume Receipt: Select one of the three options for receiving submissions.

    • E-mail: Applicants will submit the requested materials through Symplicity and Symplicity will then email them to you as soon as they are submitted; applicants will not see the e-mail address you have provided.
    • Accumulate Online: Applicants will submit the requested materials throught Symplicity, where they will be retained until you log in to Symplicity to retrieve them.
    • Other (enter below): You may provide any other alternative method for submitting applications; e.g., regular mail, fax, direct email by applicants to an address you specify, or online application via your own proprietary HR site.
  5. Required Experience Level:  Choose the experience level(s) desired for the position. (For student positions, specify the class year(s) that would be suitable for the position. For post-graduate positions, specify whether the position is suitable for Recent Graduates, Experienced Graduates, or both.)
  6. Policy Affirmation: You will have to check the box indicating your agreement with Fordham's Non-Discrimination Policy.

We will then review and approve your job listing, usually within one business day.

Helpful Hints

  1. Length of Posting: By default, the position you have posted will remain active in Fordham's Job Bank for 30 days. To have your listing remain in our Job Bank for a different period of time, simply specify the expiration date in the drop-down box provided in the job listing page.
  2. Deactivation: If at any time you wish to deactivate your listing, simply return to your job listings page and click "delete" at the top of the page. This will delete only the posted job. Your account remains active and available to you for future job listings.
  3. Collecting Resumes Online: If you chose to accumulate applicants' submissions online, you can easily create a single, downloadable packet of all the submitted materials by clicking the "Generate Book" option. You will then have a single PDF document file for download.
  4. Other submission methods: If you are unable to submit your job listing via direct input into Symplicity and must submit it by some other method, please provide all the information set forth in items 4a-4f above to ensure that we wil be able to process your posting expeditiously. (If you do not submit your job listing via direct input into Symplicity, you will have to affirm your agreement with our Non-Discrimination Policy on this page before we can post your job.)

Using this system you can insure that your job listings are posted on a timely basis and exactly in the way that you would like to see them posted. You have the power to post, modify, update and delete listings at your convenience.

If you have any questions or if we can be of assistance, please feel free to contact us at careers@law.fordham.edu or at 212.636.7602.

Continue to Post a Job

Policies Governing Recruitment at Fordham Law School

A number of different policies, standards and guidelines govern recruiting at Fordham. This section of our website provides links to the details of all such policies.

FLS Student Professionalism Standards

Every student has received a copy of the Fordham Law School Student Professional Standards [PDF], and is expected to abide by these standards.

Interview Protocol

Interview Guidelines for On and Off Campus Employers

In the process of determining which applicant(s) are the best match for a particular organization, interviewers typically take a variety of factors into consideration from objective data presented on an applicant's resume to impressions received during an interview.

In order to facilitate the fair and objective evaluation of applicants, the Career Planning Center offers employers the following guidelines in formulating interview inquiries as obtained from the New York State Division on Human Rights.

The following are examples of different types of inquiries that are recommended or not recommended by the New York State Division of Human Rights:

Subject: Age

Recommended: Are you 18 years of age or older? If not, state your age.
Not recommended: How old are you? What are the ages of your children, if any?

Subject: Arrest Record

Recommended: Inquiry into applicant's past criminal convictions for offenses that the employer deems job-related and consistent with business necessity. (See http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/arrest_conviction.cfm.)
Not recommended: Have you ever been arrested?

Subject: Disability

Recommended: None
Not recommended: Do you have a disability? Have you ever been treated for any of the following diseases . . .? Do you have now, or have you ever had, a drug or alcohol problem?

Subject: Genetic Predisposition or Carrier Status

Recommended: None
Not recommended: Do you have any genetic predisposition to disease? Do any diseases run in your family? Inquiries as to the health status of parents or other family members.

Subject: Marital Status

Recommended: None
Not recommended: Do you wish to be addressed as Miss? Mrs.? Ms.? Are you married? Single? Divorced? Separated? Name or other information about spouse.

Subject: National Origin

Recommended: None
Not recommended: Inquiry into applicant's lineage, ancestry, national origin, descent, parentage or nationality. Nationality of applicant's parents or spouse.

Subject: Sexual Orientation

Recommended: None
Not recommended: Inquiries as to sexual orientation. Are you married or single? Do you have a girlfriend/boyfriend? Requirement that applicant produce any document that would reveal marital status.

Subject: Race or Color

Recommended: None
Not recommended: Complexion or color of applicant's skin, eyes, hair, and so forth.

Subject: Religion

Recommended: None
Not recommended: Inquiry into applicant's religious denomination, religious affiliations, house of worship, religious holidays observed.

Subject: Sex

Recommended: None
Not recommended: Inquiry as to gender. Inquiries as to capacity to reproduce, use of any form of birth control or family planning.

Subject: Address or Duration of Residence

Recommended: Do you live in NYC?
Not recommended: How long have you lived in this country? In what country did you live before?

Subject: Birthday

Recommended: None
Not recommended: Requirement that applicant submit birth certificate, naturalization or other record showing age. Requirement that applicant produce proof of age in form of birth certificate or other record.

Subject: Birthplace

Recommended: None
Not recommended: Inquiries as to birthplace of applicant or birthplace of applicant's parents, spouse or other relatives.

Subject: Citizenship

Recommended: None
Not recommended: Of what country are you a citizen? Inquiries as to whether an applicant or an applicant's parents or spouse are naturalized or native-born citizens; requirement that applicant produce naturalization papers.

Subject: Driver's License

Recommended: None
Not recommended: Requirement that applicant produce license prior to offer of employment.

Subject: Education

Recommended: Inquiry into applicant's academic, vocational or professional education and the public and private schools attended.
Not recommended: Year(s) of attendance; Date(s) of graduation.

Subject: Language Experience

Recommended: Inquiry into work experience. If the duties of the position applicant is seeking require fluency in a particular language, inquiry may be made into whether applicant speaks or writes that language fluently.
Not recommended: What is your native language? Inquiry into how applicant acquired ability to read, write or speak a foreign language.

Subject: Military Experience

Recommended: Inquiry into applicant's military experience in the Armed Forces of the United States or in a State Militia. Inquiry into applicant's service in a particular branch of the United States Army, Navy, etc.
Not recommended: Inquiry into applicant's military experience other than in the Armed Forces of the United States or in a State Militia.

Subject: Name

Recommended: Have you ever worked for this company under a different name? Is additional information relative to change of name, use of an assumed name or nickname necessary to enable check on your work records? If yes, explain.
Not recommended: Inquiries as to original names of an applicant whose name has been changed by court order or otherwise. Inquiries as to the birth name of a married woman. If you have ever worked under another name, state name and dates.

Subject: Notice In Case of Emergency

Recommended: None
Not recommended: Requirement that applicant provide name and address of relative to be notified in case of an accident or emergency.

Subject: Organizations

Recommended: Are there extra-curricular activities or groups you're involved in that you think might usefully relate to work with our organization?
Not recommended: Requirement that applicant list all clubs, societies, and lodges to which applicant belongs.

Subject: Photograph

Recommended: None
Not recommended: Requirement or option that applicant affix a photograph to employment form at any time before hiring.

Subject: Relatives

Recommended: Inquiry as to names of applicant's relatives already employed by the company.
Not recommended: Inquiry as to names, addresses and ages of applicant's spouse, children or relatives not employed by the company.

NALP Principles and Standards

NALP's Principles and Standards for Law Placement and Recruitment Activities are available on the NALP website.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Before interviewing at Fordham School of Law, employers are asked to review this policy and sign a statement of compliance. Fordham University School of Law reaffirms its policy of nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity in the context of the services provided by the Career Planning Center.

Non-Discrimination Statement of Agreement

The School of Law does not knowingly support or patronize any organization that discriminates on the basis of race, religion, gender, creed, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or veteran status. Sanctions up to and including a ban on the use of Law School facilities or services may be imposed by the Dean on organizations, and employers which engage in (a) discrimination in its recruitment or hiring practices, or (b) conduct constituting sexual harassment by individual recruiters.

Employers are referred to Fordham University's Statement of Policy on Sexual Harassment, dated June 1989, according to which employers may not engage in sexual harassment in their recruitment of Fordham Law School students.

(The University Statement of Policy on Sexual Harassment is available from Career Planning upon request.)

If you have any questions or if we can be of assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Career Planning Center

Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd St., Suite LL-100, New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-6926

Fax: 212-636-7852

Email: careers@law.fordham.edu