Florida State University College of Law Career Services

Policy of Reciprocity

(effective December 2020)

FSU Law students and alumni seeking reciprocity with other law schools:

Most law schools require a reciprocity request come from the law student or alumni’s Career Services Office, and not directly from the student or alumni.

FSU Law students seeking reciprocity with another law school need to do the following:

  1. Research the law school’s reciprocity policy and make sure you believe their services will assist you (some law schools require you to be in-person to use their services, and many have black-out dates and fees that apply).
  2. Once you have confirmed that the services the law school offers students will be useful to you, please send the following information to careerservices@law.fsu.edu:
  • Contact information:
    • Full name
    • Mailing address
    • Email Address
    • Phone Number
    • Month and year of anticipated graduation (for students) or year graduated (for alumni)
  • Information about the law school from which you are requesting reciprocity:
    • Name of the law school (if requesting more than one, list in order of priority). PLEASE NOTE: no more than two requests will be processed per semester.
    • The contact information for the other school’s career services staff responsible for processing reciprocity requests. If you cannot determine who that is from the law school’s website, please call the law school’s career services office to determine to whom the request should be addressed. Include the name, phone number and email address.
    • The link to the law school’s reciprocity policy.

Law schools seeking reciprocity on behalf of their students or alumni:

FSU Law Career Services allows students and graduates of other ABA accredited law schools (“requestors”) access to specified resources as follows:

  1. Services are available to requestors of law schools that allow Florida State College of Law graduates or students to use their services.
  2. Requests must be made in writing by a career services administrator. These requests should be emailed to Dean Debra Henley. The request must contain: 
    • Student/alum full name
    • Student/alum expected year of law school graduation
    • Student/alum email address and phone number
  3. Services are available for three months beginning on the date reciprocity is granted. *
  4. Requestors will be able to view our job posts on Symplicity. No counseling services or document review will be provided. 
  5. Reciprocity is not available August through October. 
  6. Requestors may not participate in on-campus or off-campus interviews, (whether held in person or via electronic conference), apply for resume referrals or attend any event hosted by FSU Law Career Services.
  7. We may deny services to a law school that exceeds a reasonable number of requests per year. *We reserve the right to limit access and services available to requestors to the same access and services offered by the law school requesting reciprocity.
  8. We may deny or revoke reciprocity privileges to any requester who misuses the privileges granted or fails to comply with the policies of the Career Services Office.

Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to:

Debra Henley, Assistant Dean for Career Services and Professional Service 
Phone: 850.644.4495