Fall OCI

Thank you for your interest in Duke Law School! To speak with our recruiting team, please contact Erin BiggerstaffRecruiting Coordinator, or Adriane KyropoulosDirector of Recruitment & Employer Relations. If you are already registered for OCI Segment I or OCI Segment II, please review the Segment I or Segment II Logistics Memos for more information.

Public Interest & Government employers may contact Stella BoswellAssistant Dean, Career and Professional Development Center, Director, Office of Public Interest Advising, and Emily Sharples,Manager, Office of Public Interest Advising

Important Dates

Registration begins: Monday, March 9, at 12 PM ET

Registration ends for Segments I & II : Extended to Thursday, July 16, 12 PM ET

(Registrations for Public Interest & Government OCI are accepted on a rolling basis through October, 2015)

Notification of assigned OCI date: Rolling basis beginning March 20, 2015
List of participating employers available to students: May 29, 2015
OCI Segment I student bidding: July 20 - 27, 2015
OCI Segment I schedules and wait list available to employers: Expected week of August 3, 2015.
OCI Segment I interviews at Washington Duke Inn: August 10 - 13, 2015
Callback days: Friday, August 14 - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Segment II interview schedules  available to employers:

Approximately one week prior to the date of your interviews.

Upper-Level classes begin: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
OCI Segment II interviews at Duke Law School: weekdays, August 26 - October 2, 2015

Public Interest & Government OCI at Duke Law School: weekdays, August 26 - October 8, 2015


OCI Segment I interviews on August 10-13 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.

Fall 2015 OCI Season Fees (Per Interview Room)

1 to 40 attorney firm, government, public interest No charge
41 to 99 attorney law firm $400
100 or more attorney law firm $875

Invoices will be sent via email at the end of May 2015, and on a rolling basis for registrations after that date. Fees are due no later than one week 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


Specific logistics for each OCI Segment, including information on room blocks, shipping marketing materials and parking, will be available summer 2015.

Hospitality Suites

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.

Fall Resume Collects

If you are unable to come to campus but would like to participate in recruiting at Duke Law, you may choose from three Fall Resume Collect deadlines under the OCI tab in Symplicity. Visit our “Post an Opportunity” page for Symplicity instructions.


Fall 2015 OCI Cancellations

For Fall OCI Segments I & II, employer cancellations made by 5pm ET, May 22, 2015 are eligible for a full refund and late cancellations made by 5pm ET July 1, 2015 are eligible for a half refund (please note that Segment I student bidding will begin in July and interview schedules will be availabe to students by the end of July. Please make all cancellation requests prior to this date). For Public Interest & Government Fall OCI, all employer cancellation requests must be made at least one week prior to your interview date.*

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

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

Recruiting Policies

Employers recruiting at Duke Law should review our full Recruiting Policies  



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

Accessing Symplicity

Go to the Symplicity Web site and enter your username (full email address) and password.

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 Erin Biggerstaff.