Fall 2014 On Campus Interviewing

Fall 2014 OCI

Registration begins: Monday, March 10, 2014, at 12:00 PM (ET).
Registration ends: Friday, May 23, 2014, at 12:00 PM (ET).
Notification of assigned OCI date: Rolling basis beginning April 15, 2014.
List of participating employers available to students: May 30, 2014.
Student bidding (Segment I) begins: July 21, 2014.
Segment I schedules and wait list available to employers: Expected week of August 4, 2014.
Segment I interviews at Durham Hilton: August 11 - 14, 2014.
Callback days: Friday, August 15 - Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

Segment II & III interview schedules will be available to employers:

Approximately one week prior to the date of your interviews.

Upper-Level classes begin: Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
Segment II interviews at Duke Law School: weekdays, August 27 - September 5, 2014.

Segment III interviews at Duke Law School: weekdays, September 8 - 30, 2014 (no interviews September 24-26, 2014).



Interviews on August 11-14 will take place in the Hilton Hotel-Durham. The Hilton Hotel is located at 3800 Hillsborough Road. The phone number is (919) 383-8033, and more information is available here.

Interviews on subsequent dates will be held on-campus in the Law School.

Fall 2014 OCI Season Fees

Fall 2014 OCI Season Fees Per Interview Room*

1 to 40 attorney firm, government, public interest No charge
41 to 99 attorney law firm $400
100 or more attorney law firm $875

*Fees are due no later than one week from the confirmation of your registration date.

Please make your check payable to Duke University School of Law and mail it to:
Ms. Kelly Briggs
210 Science Drive, Box 90367
Durham, NC 27708-0367

Important OCI Information

  • Please print schedules and student resumes again 48 hours prior to arrival, as interview schedules may change up to this point.
  • Sending packages and marketing materials for OCI: Please follow the specific instructions outlined below.
  • Hospitality Suites: A very limited number of hospitality suites are available for Segment I for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis by directly contacting the Hilton Hotel. Please contact Erin Biggerstaff at erin.biggerstaff@law.duke.edu or 919-613-7190 to reserve a Hospitality Suite before contacting the Hilton. We will not be offering hospitality suites for Segment II or Segment III.

Hotel Accommodations:

The following hotels will provide accommodations at a special "Duke rate." More information will be available soon:

Shipping Packages and Marketing Materials

Due to the University's green policy and limited storage space, we ask that you limit shipping boxed marketing materials to one box per employer organization-wide. Please follow the instructions below for shipping materials to your interview locations.

Hotel Location for Segment I Interviews:

  1. Please mail all packages so that they arrive at the Hilton Hotel two business days prior to your scheduled interview date. This should provide ample time to correct errors such as lost or misdirected packages. Packages will not be received at Duke Law School for Segment I; please send directly to the Hilton Hotel.
  2. All packages sent to Hotel must include the name of Group, date of program and number of items. Shipment should arrive no earlier than three (3) days prior to event. Hotel has no liability for the delivery, security or condition of the packages.
  3. Please address all packages as follows:

    Hilton Hotel-Durham
    Duke OCI - Employer Name
    3800 Hillsborough Road
    Durham, North Carolina, 27705-2328
  4. Include the following email address: erin.biggerstaff@law.duke.edu in the shipping company’s tracking and notification system. This will help the Career Center staff track it's status.
  5. Clearly label and package separately all materials that are to be delivered some place other than the interview room suite. The area designated for your hospitality table may not be in close proximity to your interview room. This will help us to deliver all of your materials to their proper destination.
  6. If you are hosting an evening reception in the Durham area, please make arrangements with the venue to ship your materials directly there.

Due to the volume of packages and marketing materials that we receive during OCI, we are unable to take responsibility for shipping unused materials back to you after your visit to Duke Law. All unused or unclaimed materials will be discarded at the end of your interview day unless you make arrangements to ship them back to your office.

By following these easy instructions, you will help us to ensure that your time at Duke Law goes as smoothly as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.

For Interviews at Duke Law School:

  1. Plan to mail all packages so that they arrive at Duke Law School two business days prior to your scheduled interview date. This should provide ample time to correct errors such as lost or misdirected packages.
  2. Please address all packages as follows:

    Erin Biggerstaff, Recruiting Coordinator
    Career & Professional Development Center
    Duke University School of Law
    210 Science Drive
    Box 90367
    Durham, North Carolina 27708

FedEx/UPS Shipments: The Law School's physical address is 210 Science Drive (Do not include the Box number).

Do not address the package to yourself or your interviewers - if our mailroom does not recognize the addressee on the package, this increases the chance that it will not be delivered to the proper place.

See above for steps 3, 4, & 5.

Conditions of Recruiting On-Campus

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Statement Compliance


Additionally, you are encouraged to be familiar with the School's Anti-discrimination Policy and the National Association for Law Placement publication, Lawful and Effective Interviewing Practices, as an aid to appropriate interviewing practices.

2014 Fall OCI Cancellation Policy

*All late cancellation requests must be made by July 1, 2014 for a half refund.

Please note that student bidding will begin in July. Interview schedules will be available to students by the end of July, 2014. Please make all cancellation requests prior to this date.

Scholastic Standing and Grading Policy

The Law School does not release class rank.

Duke Law School uses a slightly modified form of the familiar 4.0 scale. The modification permits faculty to recognize especially distinguished performances with grades above a 4.0. The highest grade given is 4.3. A grade of 1.5 or lower is failing.

The median grade for all first- year and upper level courses of 40 or more students is 3.3.

What's Being Said About the Duke Interviewing Process

I think that the Duke OCI process is one of the best law school recruiting processes in the country. The students are well prepared, professional and informed. They have obviously taken time to think about choosing to interview with our Firm beyond just the name or viewing us as “just another” firm. Further, the Duke career counselors are without exception the most attentive and finest staff at any law school in the country at which I have conducted interviews. They are not concerned about just getting a student a job but rather finding them a career in an environment in which they have an opportunity to have long term success. A breath of fresh air.

- National Hiring Partner, AmLaw 100 Law Firm

Questions about Interviewing?

Email erin.biggerstaff@law.duke.edu

Accessing Symplicity

Go to the Symplicity Web site and enter your username (full email address) and password.

If you did not receive a password from our office or no longer have this information, please click the "FORGOT MY PASSWORD" tab at the top of the Symplicity login page, and your password will be sent to your email, or email Erin Biggerstaff.