OCI Segment I (Virtual Interviews)

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OCI Segment I is scheduled by a 100% lottery process, with interviews hosted virtually via Flo Recruit. Employer registration opens at 12 noon ET on February 20, 2023. If you have questions about participation, please contact Erin Biggerstaff.

Recruiting Policies

Please review our Recruiting Policies & Guidelines before registering for Duke Law On Campus Interviews (OCI).

Employers recruiting at Duke Law should review Duke University's full Non-Discrimination Policy and check the section in your OCI Schedule Request labeled "Duke University School of Law Non-Discriminatory Policy" to affirm your organization's compliance.

Grading of Academic Performance: Duke Law School does not release class rank and uses a slightly modified form of the familiar 4.0 scale. For more information, please review Duke Law School’s full Grading Policy.

Important Dates for OCI Segment I

Registration opens: February 20, 2023, 12 noon ET
Notification of assigned OCI date: Rolling basis beginning March 13, 2023
Recommended employer registration deadline: April 21, 2023, 12 noon ET
List of participating employers available to students: Early May, 2023
Final registration deadline (email to inquire about registration after this date): July 5, 2023, 12 noon ET
OCI student bidding: July 7-14, 2023
OCI schedules available to employers: July 26, 2023, by 5pm ET
OCI interview dates: August 1-4, 2023
Upper-Level classes begin: TBD – late August 2023

How to Register

To register for OCI Segment I interview schedules, please visit the OCI tab in Symplicity starting on February 20, 12 noon ET, to schedule request under the OCI tab. If you have questions or need assistance setting up your schedules, please email Erin Biggerstaff.

Program Logistics

OCI Segment I interviews are assigned 100% via a lottery process. Interviews will be conducted virtually via Flo Recruit. You can learn more about Flo Recruit on the Flo Recruit Help Pages. Additional program logistics will be provided when your schedule and interview date is confirmed.

Policies and Fees for OCI Segment I

Interview Date Assignments

Interview date assignments for OCI Segment I will cycle each year. For example, employers that were assigned to the first or second available interview day in August 2022 will be assigned to the third or fourth interview day in August 2023. While we cannot guarantee employer interview date preferences for OCI Segment I, we will do our best to accommodate your date and scheduling preferences when possible. If you have special scheduling needs (such as interview time slots better suited to your time zone or a preference to split your interviews over more than one day), please include those in your schedule notes when registering, or email Erin Biggerstaff.

Schedule Fees

  • 1 to 99 attorney organizations; government; public interest: no charge
  • 100 or more attorney (private sector) organizations: $500 per virtual room

Virtual Hospitality Suites & Virtual Receptions

If your organization wishes to host a virtual hospitality suite or virtual reception the week of OCI Segment I, you may do so via your own video platform such as Zoom or Flo Recruit. If you plan to host a virtual event during OCI, we encourage you to invite the entire 1L class. Please email Susan Anderson for more information on event promotion and to be certain that your event is added to our employer events calendar.


Please review our cancellation policy below in advance of submitting your OCI schedule / hospitality suite request. Invoices will be sent to the contact listed on the OCI schedule via email starting in mid-March 2023. 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

Questions about invoicing and payment can be directed to Susan Anderson.

OCI Segment I Cancellation Policy

  • Schedule for early cancellations (made prior to 12 noon ET, April 21, 2023) are eligible for a full refund or full waiver of outstanding invoice.
  • Schedule for late cancellations (made prior to 12 noon ET, July 5, 2023) are eligible for a half refund or 50% waiver to outstanding invoice.
  • Schedule for cancellations made after 12 noon ET, July 5, 2023 are not refundable. Outstanding invoice fees will not be waived after this date.

Cover Letters and Transcripts

Due to the volume of employers participating in OCI Segment I, employers may not request cover letters or statements of interest from students at any point during the OCI Segment I process. Employers are allowed to request unofficial transcripts, writing samples, and/or references during OCI Segment I bidding. These documents, if requested, will be downloadable from Symplicity when schedules are released on July 26, 2023. Student documents will not be accessible via Flo Recruit for OCI Segment I.

Online Assessments

Employers utilizing online assessment tools (such as Thine or Suited) may either post links to these assessments via the OCI schedule page in Symplicity, or may contact candidates directly after OCI schedules are released on July 26, 2023. However, employers can not require that students complete these assessments prior to the OCI screening interview.

Additional 2023 Recruitment Programs:

  • Duke Law Pre-OCI Resume Collects: Offices unable to participate in OCI, or that would like to receive early applications from Duke Law students in addition to OCI, are encouraged to collect application materials via five Pre-OCI Resume Collect sessions in Symplicity. Employers may choose from the following sessions (each indicates the deadline application date for students, and the date employers receive application materials): June 16, June 30, June 30 [IP Only], July 14, and July 28.
  • Government & Public Interest OCI (GPI OCI): GPI employers may interview students through this program throughout the year. There is no fee to participate.
  • OCI Segment II: Employers preferring later interview dates may register for OCI Segment II. Segment II interviews may be scheduled between August 23-September 22, 2023 and may be scheduled as virtual or in-person interviews.
  • “Jobs Postings” tab in Symplicity: Employers preferring later application deadlines for upper level postings (August or later) may post positions under the “Jobs Postings / Resume Collect” tab in Symplicity.

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

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