August On-Campus Interviews

August On-Campus Interviews

Second- and third-year J.D. students can be interviewed through our August On-Campus Interview (OCI) Program. This program runs for two weeks (a total of seven interview days) prior to the beginning of our Autumn Quarter, which allows students to interview without any class conflicts. The 2020 program will run between August 3 and August 12, 2020 (specific interview dates listed below). Fees (see below) are required for participation in this program (an exception is made for government and public service employers). Questions about on-campus recruiting and fees may be directed to Melissa Warner at (773) 834-7579 or melissaw1@uchicago.edu.

PROGRAM DATES AND LOCATION

Interview Days

  • Week 1 (4 days): August  3, 4, 5, and 6
  • Week 2 (3 days): August 10, 11, and 12  

Interview Site
Interviews will be held at the University of Chicago Law School, 1111 East 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637. Interviewers should report directly to this location.

Unable to Attend?
If you cannot join us for August OCI, or if you have one or more offices that will not be represented during your OCI visit, please consider placing a job posting directed to 2L and/or 3L law students on our job posting board via your Symplicity account. There is no cost for this service.

Symplicity Registration
Registration for the August 2020 OCI Program must be made online through the University of Chicago Law School Symplicity system. Our registration period will open March 2, 2020. There is no registration fee, so no charges are due at the time of registration. Participants will be invoiced in September for program fees.

To register:

  1. Log in to, or create, your University of Chicago Law School Symplicity account (https://law-uchicago-csm.symplicity.com/employers/).
  2. Proceed to “On-Campus Recruiting” (on the left side of the page) and click the “Schedule Request” button. 
  3. Next click on the "Request a Schedule" button and complete the Registration Form. Pay particular attention to these registration fields:

a. Under “Scheduling Notes,” tell us about any special interview schedule or interviewer (dietary needs/travel requirements) requests.
b. Under “Position Description,” inform students about any particular practice area needs and/or requirements (i.e., patent practice requires science/engineering degree). Do not enter any class rank preferences, since the Law School does not rank its students.
c. Under “Additional Interview Documents,” list other application documents that students should bring to the interview. You will receive student resumes with your schedule, but students do not upload cover letters, writing samples, or transcripts.

FEES, POLICIES, AND INTERVIEW PROCEDURES

2020 On-Campus Interview Program Fees

Government and public interest employers are exempt from all fees. Other employers can expect an invoice in September 2020 containing charges comprised of:

  1. First Interview Schedule: $1,500
  2. Each Additional Interview Schedule: $1,000

There is no registration fee.

Law School Policies
Registering, online or otherwise, and participating in our August On-Campus Interview Program indicates your agreement to the Law School Policies Relating to Recruitment and Career Services.

PROGRAM PROCEDURES

Interview Date Assignments
The interview date assignment process will begin following the close of registration. Date assignments are made on a rotating basis. Confirmation of your interview date will be provided in May 2020.

Interview Schedule(s) and Resumes
The Symplicity algorithm generates a schedule of interview times based on student bids and availability, interview schedule capacity, and time availability. Employers are not permitted to prescreen students for the purpose of on-campus interviewing. Registered employers will be able to view their interview schedule(s) and resumes for the students who are on their interview schedule in Symplicity once the bidding process has been completed. To access your schedule(s):

  1. Log in to your University of Chicago Law School Symplicity account at https://law-uchicago-csm.symplicity.com/employers.
  2. Click “On-Campus Recruiting” on the left side of the page.
  3. Click the “Resume/Schedule Packets” tab to obtain a copy of the schedule with the students’ resumes.

Interview Day Logistics
Detailed information about OCI logistics, including interview site, directions, check-in procedures, interviewer procedures, breaks, and more will be provided in July 2020.

No Hospitality Suite Arrangements
Unfortunately, we are not in a position to offer employers a hospitality suite. Given the abundance of employers who want to interview on campus, all of our interview rooms must be dedicated to accommodating this need.

We cannot offer a vacant interview room (from employers who cancelled their interview schedule) as a hospitality suite on the interview day.

QUESTIONS?
Contact Melissa Warner at (773) 834-7579 or via e-mail at melissaw1@uchicago.edu.