On Campus Interviews

Thank you for your interest in Duke Law School! To speak with our recruiting team, please contact Erin Biggerstaff

Employers should review our recruiting policies, including our Non-Discrimination Policy before registering for OCI.

Important Dates

Registration begins: February 19, 2019, 12pm (noon) ET

Registration ends for Segments I & II :  May 17, 2019, 12pm (noon) ET deadline extended to July 5, 2019, 12pm (noon) ET for OCI Segment I and extended to August 2, 12pm (noon) ET for OCI Segment II.

(Registrations for Public Interest & Government OCI are accepted on a rolling basis through August 30)

Notification of assigned OCI date: Rolling basis beginning March 5, 2019
List of participating employers available to students: May 20, 2019
OCI Segment I student bidding: July 3 - 10, 2019
OCI Segment I schedules and wait list available to employers: July 22, by 5PM ET
OCI Segment I interviews at Washington Duke Inn:  July 29 - August 1, 2019
Callback days: Friday, August 2 - Saturday, August 24, 2019

Segment II interview schedules  available to employers:

Approximately one week prior to the date of your interviews.

Upper-Level classes begin: Monday, August 26, 2019
OCI Segment II interviews at Duke Law School: weekdays, August 26 - September 13, 2019

Public Interest & Government OCI at Duke Law School: Thursdays and Fridays, September 5 - 20, 2019


OCI Segment I interviews (July 29 - August 1) will take place in the Washington Duke Inn, located within walking distance of the law school. 

Interviews for OCI Segment II and Public Interest & Government OCI will be held at the Law School.


Please review the logistics memorandums below for information on sleeping rooms, shipping marketing materials, parking, and other important planning details:

2019 OCI Fees

The fees and deadlines below are subject to change prior to February 19, 2019.

Registration Fee: $125 per employer for OCI Segment I (non-refundable). The registration fee will be waived for government and public interest organizations and for Segment II OCI. If multiple offices register separately for OCI Segment I, this fee will be included on the invoice of the first office registering.

Schedule Fees:

1 to 40 attorney organizations; government; public interest: no charge

41 to 99  attorney organizations: $400 per room

100 or more attorney organizations: $895 per room

Hospitality Suite Fees: $600 per suite (non-refundable). Limited space is available for employer hospitality suites for OCI Segment I. For more information and to reserve a hospitality suite, please contact Erin Biggerstaff.

Fees for interview schedules and hospitality suites cover the costs of room reservations - employers do not need to book their own interview rooms or hospitality suites. Employers are responsible for booking sleeping rooms for their interviewers if needed (a courtesy room block will be available at the Washington Duke Inn). Interviewers may not stay in interview rooms or hospitality suites over night.

Please review our cancellation policy below in advance of submitting your OCI schedule request. Invoices will be sent to the contact listed on the OCI schedule via email at the end of May 2019. If your organization plans to register for multiple schedules with more than one contact, the registration fee will be attached the invoice for the first schedule request received. Fees are due two weeks from the receipt of your invoice.

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

2019 OCI Cancellations

Registration fees and hospitality suite fees for OCI are non-refundable. Schedule fees for OCI early cancellations (made by 12pm ET, May 17, 2019) are eligible for a full refund. Schedule fees for OCI late cancellations (made by 12pm ET, July 5, 2019) are eligible for a half refund. Fees for schedules cancelled after 12pm ET, July 5, 2019 are not refundable. There are no fees associated with Public Interest & Government OCI. All employer cancellation requests must be made at least one week prior to your interview date.

Recruiting Policies

Before submitting your registration, please visit and review our full Recruiting Policies page. By registering for OCI, employers recruiting at Duke Law are agreeing to adhere to these policies. 

Cover Letters and Transcripts

Due to the volume of employers participating, we cannot accommodate requests for cover letters, transcripts or writing samples for OCI Segment I. All students are encouraged to bring printed copies of their transcript and writing sample to interviews. Employers participating in OCI Segment II may request that students bring a cover letter to their interview in addition to their transcript and writing sample.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Employers recruiting at Duke Law should review Duke University's full Anti-Discrimination Policy and check the section in your OCI Schedule Request labeled "Duke University School of Law Anti-Discriminatory Policy" to affirm your organization's compliance.

Scholastic Standing and Grading Policy

Duke 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.


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

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