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Legal Recruiting Specialist

$72,500- $108,000/ year
Posted Apr 25
Full Time
On Site
New York, New York

About Ropes & Gray

Ropes & Gray is a preeminent, global law firm. The firm has been ranked in the top-three on The American Lawyer's prestigious "A-List" for seven years and is ranked #1 on International's "A-List" in the U.K.—rankings that honor the "Best of the Best" firms.


The firm has approximately 2,500 lawyers and professionals serving clients in major centers of business, finance, technology, and government in Boston, Chicago, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.


The firm has consistently been recognized for its leading practices in many areas, including asset management, private equity, M&A, finance, real estate, tax, antitrust, life sciences, health care, intellectual property, litigation & enforcement, privacy & cybersecurity, and business restructuring.


Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.


The Legal Recruiting Specialist will support the New York Legal Recruiting Department with a variety of aspects related to the summer associate program and entry-level recruiting.


Summer Associate Program:


  • Support the execution of the New York summer associate program with tasks relating to orientation, work assignments, and the summer associate review process.
  • Organize and attend summer program social events, including sending calendar invitations and tracking RSVPs.
  • Conduct check-in meetings with summer associates and respond to any enquiries.


Entry-Level Recruiting:


  • Schedule callback interviews and conduct follow-up for offerees.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of offer receptions.
  • Support the early interviewing and on-campus recruiting process for assigned schools.
  • Coordinate 1L outreach initiatives, including 1L receptions, to market the firm and proactively engage with students.
  • Share new ideas and insights relating to recruiting processes, marketing, and event planning.
  • Partner with law school career services and student group organizations to host a variety of events.
  • Assist the Director of Entry-Level Recruiting with firmwide initiatives and special projects.  
  • Coordinate the onboarding process for new hires.
  • Represent the firm through membership at local legal recruiting organization (NYCRA) and stay up to date with evolving developments in the legal recruiting industry.





  • Flexibility in responding quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.
  • Must be team-oriented and share information, goals, opportunities, successes, and failures with the appropriate parties.
  • Ability to consult with attorneys and staff across all levels of seniority.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to follow up and follow through.
  • Ability to multi-task, manage, and prioritize projects effectively.
  • Ability to work in a multi-office environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.
  • Proactive in learning and adapting to new systems and processes.
  • Ability to perform under stressful conditions in a thoughtful, organized, and professional manner.

Continually looks to streamline recruitment processes for greatest efficiency.


  • Bachelor's Degree Preferred.
  • Three - five years of legal recruiting or attorney professional development experience at a mid-sized or large law firm, career services or other professional services industry is preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience with database programs (e.g., LawCruit, Symplicity).
  • Excellent written and oral communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to recognize confidential information and to maintain confidentiality of such information.
  • Ability to work efficiently independently as well as within a team.
  • Highly motivated with strong initiative. 


Comprehensive and Total Rewards Package

Ropes & Gray is proud to offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package to our business support team members. The firm also offers comprehensive health and well-being benefits, personal and professional development, career growth opportunities and a collegial and supportive culture. The anticipated pay range for this role is Boston/DC: $72,500 - $108,000 which represents our good faith and reasonable estimate of the starting salary range at the time of posting. In addition, this role is eligible for a discretionary bonus based on performance. The actual offered rate for this position will be determined based on job-related, non-discriminatory factors, including qualifications and experience, geographic location, education, external market data and consideration of internal equity.  

Working Conditions

This position requires hybrid on-site presence as an essential function of the role. Consistent and predictable on-site presence is required for ongoing business continuity, professional development and effective collaboration with colleagues and management.

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