Reciprocity

Are you are thinking about spending a summer working in another area of the country or possibly relocating outside of the New York metropolitan area after graduation? If so, OCS can help.

In addition to helping Hofstra students and alumni become connected to fellow alumni throughout the United States and abroad, OCS may be able to obtain reciprocity on your behalf. Reciprocity is a process by which Hofstra and other ABA-accredited law schools provide limited access to their career resources for students and graduates from other law schools that agree to provide similar services. If granted, reciprocity will typically enable you to visit an out-of-state law school’s career services office and view job postings maintained by that office.

The National Association for Law Placement maintains a database of law school reciprocity policies which can be viewed at http://nalp.org/reciprocitypolicies?s=reciprocity. A law school is not obligated to grant reciprocity and if reciprocity is granted, students and graduates must read and abide by the reciprocity policy of the host school.

Please note the following:

  • Requests for reciprocity must be sent via email to lawcareer@hofstra.edu and must specify the law school from which you are requesting reciprocity.
  • Students/graduates from Hofstra are limited to one reciprocity request to one school per three month period.
  • OCS will not submit reciprocity requests to any New York-based law school except Albany Law School, Syracuse University College of Law and the University at Buffalo Law School.
  • Reciprocity requests should be submitted to OCS at least three (3) weeks before your planned visit to the host law school so that OCS and the host law school have sufficient time to review and process your request.