Ohio Northern’s Office of Career and Professional Development can assist you in your legal recruitment and hiring for full- and part-time positions, including summer associates; law clerks; interns/externs; judicial clerks; full-time entry-level associates; and lateral attorneys.

Recruiting and hiring can be expensive and time-consuming. We offer many free services designed to support cost-effective and efficient hiring. Building solid relationships with employers is important for our students and graduates. We want to get to know your hiring needs to determine how we can best serve you. We have the ability to accommodate your schedule for on-campus interviews, to collect applications and do whatever we can to make your hiring process easier. We have a flexibility and personal touch you won't find at larger law schools.



Employers are encouraged to post and manage job openings directly through ONU's online database, Symplicity. However, if it is more convenient for you, we are always happy to post your position in Symplicity. There is no charge to use Symplicity. (Please refer to Employer Guidelines for job posting found under "In This Section.") We provide job postings for students and alumni, and employers can specify qualifications and other criteria to meet their needs. If you have questions about using Symplicity, contact our office at 419-772-2220 or lawcareer@onu.edu.

To access Symplicity, click here. Then, you can either:

  •  Click "Employer" and log in as a returning user with your email address and password

  •  Click "Register" as a new organization

  •  Click "Register And Post Job"

  •  If your login credentials do not work, click "forgot password" and enter your email address. A new password will be sent to you. Once logged in, you can change this password using the "My Accounts" tab. Follow the instructions provided after your first login to get started!



We host employers for an on-campus interview program during the fall and spring of every year. Employers can interview students in our modern, private interviewing facilities for part-time, summer and full-time positions. We are happy to accommodate spring and fall dates for on-campus interviews.

Applications will be collected according to the criteria established by employers and forwarded to the hiring partner, firm manager or recruiting coordinator. Interview appointments will be scheduled to meet the employer’s needs. If you would like to stay overnight, check out The Inn at Ohio Northern University.

To schedule an on-campus recruiting date, or for assistance in getting qualified applicants for your legal positions, contact Jane Ward, director of Career and Professional Development at 419-772-2220 or lawcareer@onu.edu.  



Employers exercising discriminatory hiring practices will be prohibited from using the services of Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law’s Office of Career and Professional Development. Ohio Northern University is committed to equal opportunity in all of its programs. ONU Law is committed to equality of opportunity in legal education for all persons, including faculty and employees with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion and tenure, applicants for admission, enrolled students, and graduates, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender (including identity and expression), sexual orientation, age, or disability. ONU Law is committed to complying with all regulations that prohibit unlawful or discriminatory practices promulgated by federal and state agencies as well as by the American Bar Association, Association of American Law Schools and the National Association for Law Placement.