Dates and information below is subject to change prior to February 2019.
|Registration begins: February 19, 2019|
Registration ends for Segments I & II : May 17, 2019
(Registrations for Public Interest & Government OCI are accepted on a rolling basis through October)
|Notification of assigned OCI date: Rolling basis beginning late March 2019|
|List of participating employers available to students: late May 2019|
|OCI Segment I student bidding: July 10 - July 17, 2019|
|OCI Segment I schedules and wait list available to employers: July 29, 2019|
|OCI Segment I interviews at Washington Duke Inn: August 5-8, 2019|
|Callback days: Friday, August 9 - Friday, August 23, 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: weekdays, August 26 - October 4, 2019
OCI Segment I interviews (August 5-8) 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.
Updated logistics memorandums for each OCI Segment, including information on sleeping rooms, shipping marketing materials, and parking, will be available summer 2019.
2019 OCI Fees
The fees and deadlines below are subject to change prior to February, 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.
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 2018. 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:
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 PoliciesBefore 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 TranscriptsDue 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.
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.