Our mission in Career Services is to empower our students and alumni to actively seek and develop satisfying and fulfilling careers by:
- Providing individual counseling, educational programming and resources designed to assist students and alumni in applying their education and experiences toward advancing career goals;
- Facilitating and supporting connections among potential employers, students, alumni and Mercer Law School; and
- Providing these services in a professional and responsive manner that respects the individual differences and needs of the students and alumni.
The Career Services Office is also a resource for employers seeking to recruit candidates for permanent positions, summer jobs and part-time employment throughout the school year. We provide several methods for students to connect with potential employers, including On-Campus Interview (OCI) programs held each fall and spring, resume forwarding, job fairs and job postings.
Non-Discrimination Policy for Employers
Employers utilizing On-Campus Interviews, Resume Forwarding and Job Posting services must agree to abide by Mercer Law School's non-discrimination policy, found below.
Mercer Law School has long refrained from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, or religion. Accordingly, Mercer Law only makes its interviewing facilities and job listing services available to employers who agree to observe this policy of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, or religion in regard to hiring, promotion, retention, and conditions of employment. The only exception to this policy is made for military recruiters under the Solomon Amendment, which requires schools to provide access or potentially lose federal funding provided to the university as a whole. Compliance with the Solomon Amendment does not in any way reflect acceptance of, or agreement with any discriminatory hiring practices.
Employer Professionalism Policy
After recitation of the need to comply with the non-discrimination policy:
In addition, in the spirit of the Georgia Lawyer’s Creed and Aspirational Statement on Professionalism, we agree not to engage in, or tolerate, conduct in our workplace that is unprofessional. Examples of unprofessional conduct include generally rudeness, discourtesy, or disrespect in interactions with, or references to, any person. Unprofessional conduct specifically includes the use of epithets, slurs, demeaning nicknames, negative stereotyping, and irrelevant references to the personal characteristics or appearance of any person. It also includes any conduct that a reasonable person would construe as threatening, intimidating, lewd, or hostile.