I was under the impression that the Dec. 1 rule was an ABA, not a NALP rule. We weren't even allowed to talk to our career services office until the middle of November.
I was not aware of the policy stating that we can't talk to employers, I thought it was a school policy that we can't access career services before a certain date. But ignorance of the "law" is no legal excuse, so with that said, I have not actually personally talked to this man before, just my parents have. I guess I'll hold off until I am allowed to personally speak to employers so I can go by the book.