The Specialist will help enhance Shearman and Sterling's presence and visibility on campus and at targeted law schools to advance our competitive position among the general law student population and diverse student organizations.
Act as mentor and resource for students during various stages of the recruitment process, from pre-law school (outgoing legal assistants, SEOs, 1L LCLD Diversity Scholars) on through to summer associates
Speak publicly at events, conferences, seminars and workshops for the purposes of educating and engaging with potential Associate candidates
Lead follow-up efforts with candidates who have received employment offers by developing tailored strategies based on each candidate’s profile and interests
Develop and execute a plan for early identification and tailored recruitment of promising prospects; act as liaison, connecting students to appropriate attorneys, specifically utilizing the firm’s Inclusion Networks where appropriate
Participate in the on-campus recruitment process, including traveling to various law schools, overseeing hospitality suites, attending 1L/2L receptions, offer dinners and other programs
Help schedule student callbacks and develop interview schedule
Originate, draft and conduct (or oversee) relevant programming for target law schools via student organizations and Career Services
Attend and/or staff career fairs, conferences and related engagements throughout the year to execute on firm recruitment strategy
Prepare necessary charts, reports, calendars and action plans to track recruitment and diversity statistics
Contribute to and play a key role in development of recruiting website, brochure and other collateral
Perform other such responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes
Outstanding interpersonal skills, self-motivation, enthusiasm, energy and capability to work effectively with a variety of people and departments
Demonstrated ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation or government law
Superior ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing, in person and in small and large group settings
Strong industry knowledge; familiarity with legal landscape & first-hand understanding of the on campus interview process (OCI) ; recruitment-specific marketing knowledge; some public speaking
Education & Experience
5+ years of legal recruiting experience or Career Services experience, ideally with both logistical coordination and "bigger picture" strategy elements
Bachelors’ Degree required
First-hand experience with the law firm interview process; strong networks within legal industry and law schools; understanding of firm business structure, market conditions, practice areas and mindset of law students
JD welcome, but not required
Physical Activity/Other Miscellaneous
Must be able to travel and work extended hours
About Shearman & Sterling LLP
Shearman & Sterling LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. We gained that reputation due to the outstanding achievements of our entire global workforce—our lawyers, legal assistants, and the professionals who support them. Our Professional Support staff is a key contributor to the success of the firm, whether in IT, finance, marketing, human resources or operations.
Shearman & Sterling LLP remains at the forefront of the legal profession since its founding in 1873. Anticipating the forces that affect business and responding to our clients’ needs has been one of our greatest strengths. Our extensive international platform enables us to represent clients from offices in the world’s key financial centers. Today, we advise leading corporations, financial institutions, governments, and state-owned enterprises on the legal matters they face around the globe. The firm’s pioneering spirit has created a diverse foundation and legal practice of unsurpassed global reach.
Shearman & Sterling LLP is an equal opportunity employer without regard to race or color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender or gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.
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