On Campus Interviews

Thank you for your interest in Duke Law School! To speak with our recruiting team, please contact Erin Biggerstaff or Adriane Kyropoulos. If you are unable to come to campus but would like to participate in rising 2L and rising 3L recruiting at Duke Law School, you may post a Resume Collect under the OCI tab in Symplicity.

Public Interest & Government employers may contact Emily Sharples or Stella Boswell.

All dates and information below are subject to change prior to March 2017. Employers should review our recruiting policies before registering.

Important Dates

Registration begins: March 2017

Registration ends for Segments I & II : May 19, 2017

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

Notification of assigned OCI date: Rolling basis beginning late March
List of participating employers available to students: late May
OCI Segment I student bidding: July 10 - July 17, 2017
OCI Segment I schedules and wait list available to employers: July 24, 2017
OCI Segment I interviews at Washington Duke Inn: July 31 - August 3, 2017
Callback days: Friday, August 4 - Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Segment II interview schedules  available to employers:

Approximately one week prior to the date of your interviews.

Upper-Level classes begin: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
OCI Segment II interviews at Duke Law School: weekdays, August 23 - September 15, 2017

Public Interest & Government OCI at Duke Law School: weekdays, August 23 - October 6, 2017

Location

OCI Segment I interviews (July 31 - August 3) 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 for each OCI Segment, including information on sleeping rooms, shipping marketing materials, and parking, will be available summer 2017.

2017 OCI Fees

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: $875 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 2017. 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:
Ms. Kelly Briggs
210 Science Drive, Box 90367
Durham, NC 27708-0367

2017 OCI Cancellations

Registration fees and hospitality suite fees for OCI are non-refundable. Schedule fees for OCI early cancellations (made by 12pm ET, May 19, 2017) are eligible for a full refund. Schedule fees for OCI late cancellations (made by 12pm ET, July 7, 2017) are eligible for a half refund. Fees for schedules cancelled after 12pm ET, July 7, 2016 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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