Recruiting Guidelines

Guidelines for Offers and Acceptances

  • All recruiting activity shall be guided by NALP’s Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process.
  • All offers of employment shall be made in writing, clearly stating if reaffirmation is requested and by what date. If such reaffirmation by the student is not given by that date, the offer may be retracted.
  • A copy of the employment offers should be forwarded to Employer Outreach Manager, Ebony Mobley ( contemporaneously with the student’s receipt of the offer.
  • A student will not hold open more than three offers of employment at any one time. The student will release an excess offer no later than three business days after its receipt.
  • While we will not require employers to keep offers open for a specific period of time, below are suggested timelines for offers.**

2L summer offers

We suggest at least 21 calendar days from the date of offer

2L summer offers made before August 1

We suggest at least 21 calendar days from the beginning of OCI; this allows students to participate in OCI.

3L offers and post-graduate offers

We suggest at least 21 calendar days from the date of offer

**If your timeline or circumstance does not allow for a decision period of twenty-one (21) calendar days as indicated above, please contact Ebony Mobley at so we can advise the student appropriately.


Recruiting 1Ls

Prospective employers should not initiate formal one-on-one recruiting contact with first-year students, including applications, interviews, or offers prior to October 1. In limited circumstances government employers requiring an extensive background check may receive and review applications prior to October 1.


Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy

The University of Georgia (“the University”) is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, University System of Georgia policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.  Click here to view the full Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy.

Law School facilities are only open to employers whose hiring practices are consistent with the UGA School of Law Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy.