Dannnye K. Holley, Dean and Professor of Law

Employment Recruitment Services

Welcome Employers!

Thank you for your interest in recruiting students and alumni from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law. 

The newly-renamed Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD), led by Assistant Dean Nikki Smith, is here to assist you with your recruiting needs. We welcome you to post a job or scholarship, participate in our On Campus Interview (OCI) Program, and get involved by participating in programs and panels where you can better get to know the talent you will find at Thurgood Marshall. 

The Career and Professional Development Office manages all of its recruiting efforts through Symplicity. You can also use the forms provided below to participate in our programs.

  • Symplicity: Create an account or log in to post a job, sign up for OCI, or update your profile.

Virtual Jobs/Scholarships Bank

The Career and Professional Development Office hosts a virtual jobs/scholarships bank year-round for students and alumni. Posting a position or opportunity is a quick and direct way to reach quality candidates. For your convenience, we have provided a form that we ask you complete and return to careerservices@tmslaw.tsu.edu.

2017 On-Campus Interview (OCI) Program

Each year legal employers representing law firms, corporations, courts, government agencies, and public interest organizations visit our campus to conduct interviews. Employers may also participate in OCI through virtual resume collections and/or video interviews. 
The On-Campus Interview (OCI) Program is held at the beginning of each Fall semester, although employers are welcome to interview on campus year-round. After registration, the CSO facilitates every step of the process from collecting applications to providing interview accommodations. Participating in the 2017 Fall On-Campus Interview (OCI) Program is a great way to streamline your recruiting process while accessing some of the best talent in the legal market today. To assist you with this year’s OCI Program, the CSO has provided a Registration Form for all interested employers.

Although the official registration period has closed, we invite employers to contact the Office directly for late registration and/or to inquire about other ways to recruit on campus.

Registration for the Fall 2017 OCI Program is now underway. For more information, please contact the Office.
Important OCI Dates

On Campus Interview Period:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Friday, September 15, 2017

Available Days and Times: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 8am-5pm

Employer Registration Period:

Monday, May 8, 2017 - Friday, June 16, 2017

Late Registration Available

Employer Application Review Period: Friday, July 14 - Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Interview Invitations must be submitted by 5pm on July 26.
Final Interview Schedules Available: Monday, August 7, 2017

Professionalism Programs

With a full Career and Professional Development Team in place, the OCPD was able to host over 30 programs focused on professionalism during the 2016-2017 academic year. We could not have achieved this success without the assistance of practicing attorneys, industry groups, and bar associations who were willing to support our programing efforts. If you are interested in participating in or sponsoring a professional development program, please contact Assistant Dean Nikki Smith at 713-313-7372 or nismith@tmslaw.tsu.edu.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age or disability in the administration of its academic or employment policies, or other school-administered rights, privileges, programs or activities.  Employers must agree to the Non-Discrimination Policy prior to using our services.  

We’re Here to Help

Employers may request our services by email, mail, fax, or telephone to any career services staff member. If you have questions regarding employment of our students or graduates, please contact the Career and Professional Development Teamat 713.313.7086 or tmslcareers@tsu.edu.

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