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OCI registration opens March 1

OCI requests accepted by

OCI requests accepted by Online, URL:
Online beginning date 03/01/2023

Please specify any changes in OCI procedures or policies that will be in effect for the first time during 2023
Fall OCI will be held in August and September as usual, with the employers having the choice of doing in-person or virtual interviews.

OCI date assignment procedure

OCI date assignment procedure First come first served

OCI confirmation will be sent within one week of registration submission

OCI Fee? None
OCI date confirmation will be sent to employers

If requested our school will coordinate with

Required Employer Forms
Employers instructions, policies and the online registration link can be found at Online registration can be found at, which includes our nondiscrimination compliance verification.

OCI Date Details

OCI Interview Periods July 31-August 4, September 11-15

Callback period for 2L summer positions

Is video conferencing available? Yes


Are employers permitted to prescreen? Yes


OCI Drop date 06/23/2023
Date student materials sent to employer 07/14/2023
Date interview schedule sent to employer 07/25/2023


Postage/express mail fee


Do you provide resume collection or direct mail option for employers not participating in OCI? Yes


Are all OCI conducted in campus buildings? No

If no, describe alternatives and reservation procedure
Employers participating in OCI have the option to do virtual or in-person interviews.

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.
As part of the MCGC Consortium, the University of Wisconsin Law School conducts off-campus interview programs in: Washington, D.C. - July 17, 2023 (Fees: Law Firm - $150; NP & Govt - $0); New York - July 18, 2023 (Fees: Law Firm - $150; NP & Govt - $0); Chicago - July 19, 2023 (Fees: Law Firm - $150; NP & Govt - $0); and Texas - July 20, 2023 (Fees: Law Firm - $150; NP & Govt - $0) The other schools in the program include: Emory University School of Law; University of California Los Angeles School of Law; University of Iowa College of Law; University of Minnesota Law School; University of Southern California Gould School of Law; and, Washington University School of Law. Find more at All interviews for the programs are pre-screened. UW Law School students also participate in the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program, the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Fair, the Equal Justice Works Career Fair, the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association Bay Area Job Fair, and a number of other programs for diverse students (listed below).

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair Boston Lawyers Group Diversity Job Fair Cleveland Metro Bar Assn Diversity & Inclusion Career Fair Cook County Bar Assn Minority Law Student Job Fair Hispanic National Bar Assn Job Fair Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair Midwest Diversity Career Fair Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair Northwest Minority Job Fair Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair St. Louis Diversity Job Fair Wisconsin State Bar Diversity Clerkship Program

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.
Email job postings to [email protected] or submit a job posting in Symplicity at The Office of Career and Professional Development will post a job for as long as an employer desires, at no charge. Applications can be sent as a packet on a date specified by the employer or generated as applicants submit their material. All jobs are posted online to our Symplicity job bank.

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 UW Law School’s spring OCI and employers are encouraged to recruit them through this program. Job notices are posted as they are received during the spring semester and after October 15 in the fall with an earliest application submission date of December 1.

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? Yes
Maximum number of offers that can be held open 3
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? November 15
Recruiting policy comments/explanation