On-Campus Interviews

Moritz’s Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program (“OCI”) brings employers to campus to interview 2L and 3L students for summer and permanent positions. Typically, an employer who interviews 14 2L students on campus will invite 4-5 to a day-long “call back” interview with members of the organization. Of those students, between 2-3 will receive offers for summer employment.

The Career Services Office adheres to the Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process, stated by The National Association for Law Placement. Questions from Moritz students regarding the application of the NALP guidelines should be directed to Linda Jones, the Senior Director of Career Services.

Since NALP no longer provides guidance on the timing of offers, Moritz has adopted the following policy, based on significant input from employers who participate in OCI.

Offers of employment resulting from interviews during the fall OCI program, or from other interviews conducted during that time period by NALP member firms or firms hiring for similar positions, shall remain open for at least 14 calendar days from the date of the offer letter. Offers of employment dated before the beginning of OCI will remain open for at least 14 calendar days from the first day of OCI. Students will be encouraged to negotiate with employers for an extension if needed, on a case by case basis, and after consulting with their career services advisor.  If an employer does not intend to follow the 14-day time-frame, we ask that the career services office be notified in advance.

We believe these guidelines give employers a reasonably quick response time to their offers and provide students with a reasonable time to explore job opportunities, while also allowing flexibility. We want students to be able to interview with employers who are participating in OCI, which is why the policy calls for firms who have extended offers prior to that time, to begin the 14 day offer period at the beginning of the OCI program.

The above policy does not apply to offers resulting from interviews conducted for positions posted on Symplicity or conducted as part of other interview programs.

Students who have successful summer clerkships will receive offers of permanent employment in the fall of their third year. Most firms hire only as many summer clerks as they have permanent positions to offer.

Public and private legal employers come to campus to interview 1L, 2L and 3L students for summer and permanent positions throughout Spring Semester based on their hiring needs, with Public Sector Interview Program (PSIP) occurring in mid-February.

The Current 2018-2019 On-Campus Interview dates are as follows:

  • Spring OCI Dates begin February 14th and continue through March.
  • Public Sector Interview Program February 14, 15, 21, 22
  • Public Sector Interview Program- Table Talk February 11

The 2019-2020 On-Campus Interview dates are as follows:

  • Fall OCI Session I  August 5-9
  • Fall OCI Session 2 September 9-13

 

Symplicity is the web-based Career Services Management System that we use to manage all aspects of the legal recruitment process. Students are given demonstrations on how to use the system before they need to register for OCI.

Prior to participating in OCI, a student needs to upload the following materials to Symplicity:

Students will also need to research employers in order to decide how to prioritize interview requests. The list of employers registered for OCI can be found in Symplicity on the OCI tab designated for each session.