Spring Interview Program
Duke Law offers several options to suit your organization's spring recruiting needs. Our Spring Interview Program (SIP) is 100% preselect and there is no fee to participate. Employers may interview all class levels through SIP.
SIP Interviews will take virtually, starting February 3, 2021. As interviews must be scheduled around classes, please plan to be flexible with your schedule date and interview times if possible. Employer registration requests will be accepted via Symplicity starting September 21, 2020. We recommend that employers register no later than January 11, 2021. Once we have processed your request (this may take up to two weeks), the contact listed for your organization will receive an email confirming your interview date. Further program logistics and information on Duke Law’s virtual interview platform will be available in November 2020.
PLEASE NOTE: 1L grades are expected to be available in late January and we expect students to have transcripts available to upload by the end of the bidding period.
How to Register
Please review this SIP Schedule Request Memo for detailed information on how to request an interview schedule.
Important SIP Dates
- September 21: Employer registration period begins.
- October 19: List of participating SIP employers shared with students (later registrations will be added on a rolling basis).
- January 11: Employer registration deadline for SIP.
- January 22: SIP application packets available to employers (by 12pm ET).
- January 25: Employer selections due (by 12pm ET).
- January 25-27: Student accept/decline and scheduling period.
- January 27: Final schedules available (by 5pm ET).
- February 3: First available interview date.
Spring Interview Program Cancellation Policy
All cancellation requests must be made at least one week prior to your interview date.
Additional Recruitment Opportunities
- Duke Law Virtual On Campus Interviews (OCI): OCI for upper level students will be held fully virtually this year, with interviews taking place January 13-16, 2021. OCI interviews are assigned via lottery. Learn more here.
- Duke Law 2L/3L Resume Collects: Offices unable to participate in Virtual OCI or SIP may collect application materials from upper level students via four Resume Collect sessions in Symplicity. Employers may choose from the following sessions (each indicates the deadline application date for students, and the date employers receive application materials): January 7, January 7 [IP ONLY], January 21, February 4. Learn more here.
- Posting opportunities under the “Jobs Postings” tab in Symplicity: Employers preferring an early application deadline for upper level postings (earlier than January 2021) may post positions under the “Jobs Postings / Resume Collect” tab in Symplicity instead of as a formal Resume Collect under the OCI tab. Learn more here. Employers may begin posting 1L positions under the “Job Postings” tab starting October 19, 2020.
Recruiting Policies & Guidelines
Please review our Recruiting Policies & Guidelines before registering for Duke Law SIP. By registering for SIP, employers recruiting at Duke Law are agreeing to adhere to these policies. Employers recruiting at Duke Law should also review Duke University's full Anti-Discrimination Policy and check the section in your Schedule Request labeled "Duke University School of Law Anti-Discriminatory Policy" to affirm your organization's compliance.
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. For more information, please review our full Grading Policy