• Full Time
  • New York

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Department purpose and structure

The HR team at Allen & Overy provides a first class service to the business, offering strategic HR business advice at the business partner level and quality support services in the full range of HR functions through specialist teams such as, learning & development, resourcing, reward, employee relations advice, diversity and inclusion, payroll, systems and HR administration.


Role purpose

The Law Student Recruitment Specialist (or Senior Coordinator) is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of year-round, student-focused efforts – including on-campus interview and call back processes, our multi-office US summer program, law school and student outreach & events, and entry-level attorney recruiting. This role will coordinate law student recruitment efforts for A&O’s New York, Washington DC as well as newer Boston, Los Angeles, and Silicon Valley offices.


Key relationships

–      Law Student Recruitment Team (Senior Manager, Coordinator, seasonal temp assistant)

–      US Associates/Counsel and Partners (notably the US Recruitment Committee members/US Hiring Partners)

–      Law schools’ career services teams, nationally

–      US HR Teams (including DEI, Professional Development, Benefits, Payroll & HR Systems)


Role and Responsibilities

Law Student Recruitment

Provide input into the development & execution of tailored recruitment strategies for five distinct and expanding US Allen & Overy offices (New York, DC, Boston, Los Angeles & Silicon Valley)
Assist with targeted law school & student outreach efforts with creative involvement on: DEI, marketing materials, events, industry surveys, sponsorships, legal media content and A&O branding
Manage on-campus and callback interviewing teams, focusing on: candidate-experience, yield-management, offer processes, as well student interface & correspondence via LawCruit and FloRecruit
Aid in preparation, reporting and analysis of applicant, offeree and acceptance data
Manage (as needed) entry-level recruitment of 3L, judicial clerks and LLM students, including: ascertaining hiring needs, sourcing applicants and overseeing offers
Collaborate with greater US HR team on the tracking, intake and onboarding of 3L, LLMs and judicial clerks
Serve as firm liaison to candidates: during applicant pre-identification/DEI efforts, at receptions & events, for non-OCI interviewing as well as to facilitate attorneys’ follow-up with pre-recruits & offerees
Liaise with a variety of student & affinity groups, key Career Services teams and diversity pipeline organizations
Assist with such special efforts as: interviewer trainings, 1L hiring, SEO & LCLD partnerships, laterals’ involvement in hiring, collaborations with A&O clients and the development of diversity fellowship programs

Summer Associate Program

Spearhead creative offerings for a (25+ student) multi-office, in-person & virtual “hybrid” summer program – focused on practice area & participant interconnectedness, alongside current Recruiting Coordinator
Collaborate in summer program execution, including: content, communications, mentoring and delivery of assignments, guidance & offers
Help organize in-person Summer Orientation and on-boarding, including: liaising with HR, IT, Travel & Finance departments; tracking work authorization/visa application processing; and overseeing external vendors
Facilitate summer associate feedback compilation, help conduct mid-summer and end-summer reviews and track entry-level practice group rotation preferences
Liaise with offices overseas, also hosting US JD-track summer associate programs
Serve as year-round resource to law students from 1L outreach into their summer program and later throughout 3L pre-Fall arrival aftercare


Create and maintain (internally & externally) messaging consistent with Firm’s US growth strategies and unique global brand
Interweave DEI efforts into all aspects of recruitment, campus relations and summer curriculum/programs
Remain alert to (and report on) market trends, peer firm intelligence, the legal education landscape and advancements in the law firm/professional services hiring
Other DEI-focused recruitment and HR-adjacent projects, as needed


This individual will report directly to the NY-based Senior Manager of US Law Student Recruitment and will work closely with an LSR-focused Recruiting Coordinator, as well as other members of the US HR team.


Key requirements

Allen & Overy means Allen & Overy LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings. Allen & Overy LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC306763. Allen & Overy (Holdings) Limited is a limited company registered in England and Wales with registered number 07462870. Allen & Overy LLP and Allen & Overy (Holdings) Limited are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales.

The term partner is used to refer to a member of Allen & Overy LLP or a director of Allen & Overy (Holdings) Limited or, in either case, an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or an individual with equivalent status in one of Allen & Overy LLP’s affiliated undertakings. A list of the members of Allen & Overy LLP and of the non-members who are designated as partners, and a list of the directors of Allen & Overy (Holdings) Limited, is open to inspection at our registered office at One Bishops Square, London E1 6AD.

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·       Bachelor’s degree, ideally with an interest in the legal field

·       2-4+ years, experience of managing recruitment processes in a high-quality, high-touch, fast-paced environment, ideally at a comparably sized firm. Knowledge of US legal markets and lateral or law student recruitment industries, desirable.

·       Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to quickly establish rapport, build trust and demonstrate credibility with a range of personalities and across varied seniority levels

·       Proven organizational skills with excellent attention to detail

·       Must be willing to work extended hours and travel, including some weekends, particularly during the busy recruitment season (May-August)

Sound judgment, flexibility, eagerness, intellectual curiosity and ability to respect, protect, and maintain highly confidential information

Additional Information:

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over 30 countries all over the world.  We’re built on the work of talented and motivated people, in a supportive and collaborative environment, dedicated to delivering an exceptional standard of work for our clients.  We operate at the forefront of the legal industry, and our deals and cases often make headline business news.  With many of our partners and senior leadership acknowledged as leaders in their field, and with all our people demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism, we have a reputation for delivering excellence in all that we do.

We’re thoughtful and inventive, and we’ve developed a culture in which difference and openness is positively valued, where people are free to be themselves. We’re one global team, supportive and collaborative but also ambitious and driven. Our capacity to combine these qualities and provide a setting in which our people can thrive is what makes us different.