Employers

Be a part of the UT Law Career Network

At UT Law’s Bettye B. Lewis Career Center, our goal is to understand the specific needs of each employer and to help you identify ideal candidates. We want to reduce the complexity, frustration, and risk of your hiring process regardless of whether you are a law firm, business, government agency, or non-profit entity. Not only will we come to you to learn about your organization and goals, but we also offer free, convenient, and personalized services to employers, with options to meet your individual timeline and requirements.

Contact

Career Center
1505 W. Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

E-mail: lawcareer@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-4348
Fax: 865-974-3068
Office: Suite 157

Resources

Career Services Options

On-campus interviews

The College of Law invites employers to visit our campus each fall and spring to interview top-notch students. The fall season typically begins in mid-August and continues through mid-November. The spring on-campus interviewing season typically begins in mid-February and continues through April. Interested? Complete our On-Campus Interview Request Form.

Fall 2018 OCI dates: August 15-17, resuming August 27
Spring 2019 OCI dates: Beginning February 4

Directions and parking information

Resume collection and forwarding

If your schedule will not permit an on-campus visit, the Career Center is happy to collect and forward the application materials of students interested in employment with your organization. This service (offered during the fall and spring semesters) allows employers to receive materials in one convenient packet by a given deadline. Interested? Complete our Résumé Forwarding Form.

Videoconference interviews

Videoconferencing services are provided by the university’s Career Services office. We can collect application materials for you, mail them in one convenient packet, and then arrange either single interviews or a series of interviews via a number of videoconferencing platforms. Contact lawcareer@utk.edu for more information.

Job Postings for Students and Alumni

Job Postings are available to employers looking to connect with students or experienced graduates for either short-term or long-term hiring. This service is offered free of charge on a year-round basis. Law students and attorneys can access information about open positions through a password-protected website and respond directly to the employer. Interested? You may either create your listing in Symplicity or complete our Position Listing Form.

Off-campus job fairs

Employers may also meet our students and recent graduates at several off-campus recruiting events in Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, and Washington, DC. Please contact Career Services if your organization would like more information about any of these events. Contact our staff for more information.

Employer Resources

In addition to connecting you with ideal candidates, we are prepared to help your organization by providing information and materials regarding evolving legal market trends, salary information, lawyer competency mapping, screening and interview topics, and best practices for legal recruiting and retention. Contact our staff for more information.

Field Placements

Field placements involve supervised legal work by a law student in a professional placement, as approved by the employer. Students receive academic credit for this work at a rate of 50 hours of work (per term) = 1 credit hour. Students work with a faculty supervisor and an employer supervisor to maximize the experiential learning of the participating student. Field placements occurring during the Fall and Spring semesters are covered in the regular tuition paid by the student. Summer field placements require addition tuition per academic hour sought.

The Career Center is happy to help facilitate the hiring process for field placements. To learn more about potentially hiring a student for a field placement, please contact Joe Christian at christian@utk.edu or 865-974-4349.

Nashville Semester in Residence Program

The Semester in Residence offers UT Law students the opportunity to spend the spring semester gaining valuable experience related to their career interests in Nashville. This opportunity provides the experience of hands-on legal work that aligns with student interests in working with either a government entity or a non-profit organization.

Policies

UT Law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and subscribes to its policy of providing students and graduates with equal opportunity to obtain employment without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, handicap or disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Career Center assistance and facilities are open only to those employers whose practices are in agreement with this policy. By using our assistance and/or facilities, your organization acknowledges that you observe the principles of equal opportunity contained in the College of Law’s non-discrimination statement. If your organization cannot provide an affirmative indication of compliance, please tell us why or submit your organization’s non-discrimination policy.

Students and private-sector employers should be aware of federal regulations that apply federal wage and hour laws to internships. View the United States Department of Labor fact sheet on volunteer internships (PDF).

NALP’s principles and standards are guidelines that offer an ethical framework for all participants in law student recruiting. They guide the timing of responses to offers and set forth the obligations of all participants in the recruiting process.