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OCI registration opens March 21, 2021

OCI requests accepted by

OCI requests accepted by Mail
Email to: [email protected]
Online, URL:
Email beginning date 03/21/2022
Mail beginning date 03/21/2022
Phone beginning date 03/21/2022
Online beginning date 03/21/2022

Please specify any changes in OCI procedures or policies that will be in effect for the first time during 2022
The University of St. Thomas School of Law provides this information regarding its OCI policies. The University of St. Thomas School of Law encourages employers to participate in our On-Campus Interviewing Program (OCI), which the timing of which may vary per year and will be adjusted as needed for public health or other purposes, or as scheduled outside of that timeframe with the Career and Professional Development Office. (OCI details available online at To ensure a fair and efficient recruitment and hiring process for all students and employers participating in OCI, employers shall not conduct initial or callback interviews of rising second-year students prior to the employer’s OCI interview dates. Employers may, however, interview rising second-year students prior to OCI as part of an organized job fair. The University of St. Thomas School of Law recognizes the need to balance the business needs of employers with the educational and professional development needs of our students. Employers should refrain from any activity that may adversely affect the ability of students to make an independent and thoughtful decision. Employers should not offer special inducements to persuade students to accept offers of employment earlier than is prescribed. Offers should be made in writing with all material terms and conditions of employment clearly expressed. Students should immediately withdraw their application from consideration and/or decline any offers if they have no expectation or intention of accepting an offer of employment. Once students accept an offer of employment, they must withdraw from consideration from any other employer. The University of St. Thomas School of Law also wants to ensure that the employment relationships that develop from our programs and services result in productive professional relationships. Affording students a reasonable period of time for reviewing, considering, and responding to offers is an important part of promoting successful recruiting. The University of St. Thomas School of Law expects employers to afford students at least 14 days to consider and respond to an offer of employment that results from an interview that took place as a part of OCI. This timeline applies regardless of whether the students has been previously employed by the employer.

OCI date assignment procedure

OCI date assignment procedure First come first served

We are happy to host out of town employers on any dates they are available.

OCI Fee? 0
OCI date confirmation will be sent to employers 03/21/2022

If requested our school will coordinate with
University of Minnesota Law School, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and upon request

Required Employer Forms
Employers may register directly by logging onto Symplicity. Otherwise, employers may complete the registration form indicating 3 top date choices, length of interviews, hiring criteria, materials requested from students, hiring contact, and other information, and provide that information to [email protected]

OCI Date Details

OCI Interview Periods Monday, July 25 to Friday, August 5

Callback period for 2L summer positions
We coordinate with employers to determine callback scheduling.

Is video conferencing available? Yes

We will also set up a resume collect system for employers or work with them to accommodate requests for interviews outside of the stated time periods.

Are employers permitted to prescreen? Yes


OCI Drop date 07/11/2022
Date student materials sent to employer 07/11/2022
Date interview schedule sent to employer 07/20/2022


Postage/express mail fee No


Do you provide resume collection or direct mail option for employers not participating in OCI? Yes
Are all OCI conducted in campus buildings? Yes

If you organize or participate in either cooperative or off-campus interview programs, please list applicable information about participating schools, dates, interview locations, program coordinator/telephone, pre-screening or other selection process, and registration fees.
St. Thomas Law students regularly participate in the following interview programs: Hennepin County Bar Association 1L Summer Associate Program, the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 1L Program, the Equal Justice Works Interview Program, the Loyola Patent Law Interview Fair, and the Minnesota Justice Foundation Summer Clerkship Interview Program. Students are eligible to participate in other interview programs across the county.

St. Thomas Law students participate in the Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair, the Hennepin County Bar Association's 1L Minority Clerkship Program, the Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair, the Minnesota Minority Recruitment Program, the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice's Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference, the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 1L Summer Clerkship Rotation, as well as Diversity Clerkship Programs sponsored by individual law firms.

For Employers who do not interview students on-campus, will you:

send, upon request, one package containing resumes/transcripts? Yes
post a notice directing students to apply directly to employer? Yes

If you provide job listings for graduates, describe how to send notice, when employers can expect responses, length of time notice is posted (whether in print or online), etc.
All posted jobs for students and graduates are accessible online. Job postings are active for 30 days or for the time designated by the employer. Employers can enter the postings themselves on Symplicity, email the posting to [email protected], or fax it to 651-962-4861.

FIRST-YEAR STUDENT Describe any special regulations pertaining to the recruitment of first year students. For example, are first year students eligible for spring OCI? When are job notices posted during second semester?
First year students are eligible to participate in Spring OCI.

Recruiting Policy Information

Does your law school have a recruiting policy? Yes
If yes, does this policy apply to All employers
Link to policy
Do you provide guidelines or a specific requirement regarding the number of days a student should have to respond to an offer? Guidelines
Minimum number of days a student should have to respond 14
Is there a maximum number of employment offers a student may hold open at any one time? No
Maximum number of offers that can be held open
Is there a specific date before which employers should not initiate formal one-on-one recruiting contact with first-year students? Yes
What is the date before which employers should not initiate contact with first-year students? The first semester of law school is critical to providing students with a strong academic foundation. Therefore, first-year students shall not submit applications to prospective employers and prospective employers shall not solicit or consider applications from first-year students before November 1.

Exception: Federal entities that require candidates to undergo extended background checks (commonly entities involved in national security) and need to conduct summer hiring prior to November 1 to accommodate their unique hiring procedures, may solicit, receive, and review applications prior to November 1.
Recruiting policy comments/explanation The recruiting policies apply to all employers, unless otherwise noted in the policy.