Duke Law students have been charting their employment course and laying the foundation for their job search since the first day of law school.
Our students are counseled closely to define their goals and to think about their skills, knowledge, and passions and how they can fit into a fulfilling professional life. The Career and Professional Development Center offers several opportunities for employers to engage Duke Law students in their recruitment efforts.
Duke Law’s OCI program consists of three segments for interviewing rising 2Ls and 3Ls. Segment I will be held July 27 – July 30, 2020 at the Washington Duke Inn. Segment II and Government & Public Interest OCI will be held at the law school, with interviews starting on August 24, 2020. Registration for 2020 OCI will open at 12pm ET on February 17, 2020 via Symplicity. Learn more about Fall OCI here.
If you are unable to attend OCI but would like to collect applications from rising 2L and rising 3L students at Duke Law, you may register for a summer resume collect under the OCI tab in Symplicity starting in late February each year. Summer resume collects are addressed by students as part of OCI, with deadlines available in June and July.
Resume Collect packets will be available after 1pm ET on the day of your selected deadline. There is no fee to participate. Learn more about resume collects here.
Duke Law In Your City
Duke Law CPDC and the Alumni & Development Office partner with regional groups and employers each summer to host networking receptions for alumni, students and employer representatives in cities across the U.S. This is a great opportunity to connect with current Duke Law students and Duke alumni. More information will be available in April 2020. If your organization is interested in hosting one of these events, please contact Erin Biggerstaff, Director, Recruitment & Employer Relations
Employers may post jobs for students and graduates year- round via our Symplicity job board. For assistance with job postings, please contact Susan Anderson.
Spring Interview Program
Our Spring Interview Program (SIP) is 100% preselect and there is no fee to participate. Registration opens in December each year for interview dates in February. Employers may interview all class levels. Learn more about the Spring Interview Program here.
Job Fairs and Consortium Programs
Duke Law students participate in many job fairs throughout the United States, including SEMJF, the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, SIPJF, Loyola, and Lavender Law.
Duke Law CPDC also participates in the North Carolina Legal Interview Program.