Fall Recruiting

Thank you for your interest in Duke Law School students! Registration for Fall OCI will open under the OCI tab in Symplicity on March 9, 2015.  Please contact Erin Biggerstaff wih any questions regarding Fall Recruitment at Duke Law School.

Registration begins: Monday, March 19, 2015, at 12:00 PM (ET)

Registration ends for Segments I & II : Friday, May 22, at 12:00 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 30, 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 distace of the law school. 

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

Fall 2014 OCI Season Fees

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

*Fees are due no later than one week from the reciept 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

Conditions of Recruiting On-Campus

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Statement Compliance


Additionally, you are encouraged to be familiar with the School's Anti-discrimination Policy and the National Association for Law Placement publication, Lawful and Effective Interviewing Practices, as an aid to appropriate interviewing practices.

2015 Fall OCI Cancellation Policy

*All late cancellation requests must be made by July 1, 2015 for a half refund.

Please note that student bidding will begin in July. Interview schedules will be available to students by the end of July, 2015. Please make all cancellation requests prior to this date.

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.


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.