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

Recruiting Policies

Please review our Recruiting Policies & Guidelines before registering of Duke Law OCI. By registering for OCI, employers recruiting at Duke Law are agreeing to adhere to these policies.

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.

If your organization is participating in Duke Law OCI and also asking candidates to apply early for pre-OCI interviewing for the same offices, we suggest that you post in a Duke Law Resume Collect session in Symplicity in addition to your OCI schedule. The resume collect posting can direct students to apply directly via email or your website on a rolling basis – applications do not have to accumulate in Symplicity.

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. “

Important Dates

Registration opens (all segments) February 17, 12PM ET
Notification of assigned OCI date: Rolling basis beginning March 13, 2020
Registration deadline (Segment I): May 15, 12PM ET
List of participating employers available to students:  May 18, 2020
Registration deadline (Segment II): July 24, 12PM ET
OCI Segment I student bidding:  July 1 - 8, 2020
OCI Segment I schedules and wait list available to employers:  July 20, 2020, by 5PM ET
OCI Segment I interviews at Washington Duke Inn:  July 27 – July 30, 2020
Callback days:  Friday, July 31 - Saturday, August 22, 2020
Segment II interview schedules available to employers: Approximately one week prior to the date of your interviews.
Upper-Level classes begin:  Monday, August 24, 2020
OCI Segment II interviews: Weekdays, August 24 - September 11, 2020
Registration deadline (GPI OCI): Registrations are accepted on a rolling basis through September.
Government & Public Interest (GPI) OCI: Weekdays, August 24 - October, 2020

Location

OCI Segment I interviews (July 27 – July 30, 2020) 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.

Logistics

Logistics memorandums with information on sleeping rooms, shipping marketing materials, parking, and other important planning details will be available in March 2020.

Fees and Policies for OCI Segment I

Interview Date Assignments

Interview date assignments for OCI Segment I will cycle each year (for example, employers assigned to Monday or Tuesday in 2019 will be assigned to Wednesday or Thursday in 2020).

Segment I Registration Fee

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

Segment I 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

Segment I 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 2020. 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

Segment I Cancellation Policy

Registration fees and hospitality suite fees for OCI Segment I are non-refundable. Schedule fees for OCI early cancellations (made by 12pm ET, May 15, 2020) are eligible for a full refund. Schedule fees for OCI late cancellations (made by 12pm ET, June 26, 2020) are eligible for a half refund. Fees for schedules cancelled after 12pm ET, June 26, 2020 are for a half refund. Fees for schedules cancelled after 12pm ET, June 26, 2020 are not refundable.

Cover Letters and Transcripts

Due to the volume of employers participating in OCI Segment I, we cannot accommodate employer requests for cover letters, transcripts or writing samples as part of the bidding process. All students are encouraged to bring printed copies of their transcript and writing sample to OCI Segment I interviews. Employers may not request cover letters or any similar documents from students during the OCI Segment I process.

Fees and Policies for OCI Segment II and Government & Public Interest OCI

There are no fees associated with OCI Segment II or Government & Public Interest OCI, but we ask that any cancellation requests for these segments be made at least one week prior to your interview date. Employers participating in OCI Segment II or Government & Public Interest OCI may request cover letters, writing samples or transcripts be submitted during bidding.

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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

Accessing Symplicity

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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 Susan Anderson.