Non-Discrimination Policy

UCLA School of Law is committed to a policy against discrimination in employment based on color, race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by UC policy and federal, state and city laws and regulations.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Under University of California policies, the Law School's facilities are not available to employers whose employment practices violate applicable state or federal laws.

Employers are required to sign a statement of compliance before participating in any on-campus interviewing programs or posting jobs.

Student Complaints Regarding Recruiting Practices

Students are encouraged to notify the Office of Career Services of improper recruiting practices or inappropriate interviewing conduct by employers as soon as possible after the incident in question.

Complaint Procedure

  1. Oral complaint. A student may make an oral complaint to the Assistant Dean of Career Services. If the student does not wish to pursue the matter following the initial conversation with the Assistant Dean, the employer will not be informed of the complaint and no notes or record of the complaint or conversation will be kept.
  2. Written complaint. A student who wishes to have his or her complaint recorded and pursued may submit the complaint in writing to the Assistant Dean. After discussing the complaint with the student, the Assistant Dean may, in appropriate cases, contact the employer to discuss the complaint and to clarify the employer's policies and practices. If the complaining student so requests, the Assistant Dean will preserve the student's anonymity to the extent practical in discussing the complaint with the employer.

The Assistant Dean will keep written records of the complaint, related conversations, and any informal compromise or resolution of the matter. Such records shall be solely for the use of the Office of Career Services and will not be available to students. Any student who submits a written complaint and subsequently decides not to pursue the matter may withdraw his or her complaint and the letter will be destroyed and no record of the complaint will be kept. If the employer has already been contacted when the student drops the complaint, the employer will be told that the student has withdrawn the complaint, and the employer will have an opportunity to respond to the substance of the complaint, if the employer so wishes.

If the student chooses to pursue the complaint, the Assistant Dean shall then present the complaint and any supporting materials to the Placement Committee. The Committee shall review the complaint and request a written response from the employer. In appropriate circumstances, the Committee may wish to hear directly from the complaining student and/or the employer. If the Committee finds that the employer should be sanctioned for its recruiting conduct, the Committee will forward to the Dean of the Law School its recommendation for an appropriate remedy. The Dean shall have final authority in imposing sanctions on employers, including, in serious cases, barring employers from the On-Campus Recruiting Program for a stated time. Information about formal sanctions imposed on particular employers will be made available to students.

For further information about the complaint procedure, and for detailed rules regarding the formal complaint procedure, please consult the Office of Career Services.