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HARVARD LAW SCHOOL - Cambridge, Massachusetts

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OCI registration opens 2/2/2023

OCI requests accepted by

OCI requests accepted by Online, URL
Online beginning date 02/02/2023

Please specify any changes in OCI procedures or policies that will be in effect for the first time during 2023
Employer Recruiting Policies and Guidelines:

OCI date assignment procedure

OCI date assignment procedure Early/Late Rotation

Where possible, date assignments move up one day each year. For example, an employer interviewing on Wednesday in 2022 would interview on Tuesday in 2023. An employer interviewing on Monday in 2022 would interview on Friday in 2023.

OCI Fee?
OCI date confirmation will be sent to employers 03/15/2023

If requested our school will coordinate with

Required Employer Forms
Completed Summer Associate and OCI Feedback information is required in order to request registration for our Early Interview Program (EIP).

OCI Date Details

OCI Interview Periods Aug 1 - Aug 4, 2023. All EIP interviews will be conducted remotely.

Callback period for 2L summer positions
Aug 7 - Sept 1, 2023

Is video conferencing available? Yes


Are employers permitted to prescreen

Are employers permitted to prescreen? No

If no, explain
Interviews are assigned through a randomized lottery using student bidding preferences.


OCI Drop date
Date student materials sent to employer 07/31/2023
Date interview schedule sent to employer 07/31/2023


Postage/express mail fee n/a

All registrations and student application materials are sent by email.

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
All EIP (Early Interview Program) and PIIP (Public Interest Interview Program) interviews will take place remotely.

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.
Massachusetts Law School Consortium Columbia Law School Overseas-Trained LL.M. Student Interview Program Delaware State Bar 1L Resume Collect Program DuPont Legal Minority Job Fair Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair LGBT Bar Annual Conference & Career Fair Loyola Patent Law Interview Program The Bay Area Diversity Career Fair The Boston Lawyers Group Diversity Career Fair

See Diversity and Professional Development Program section.

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.
Employers may post jobs for students and graduates in Symplicity - Employers can choose when to receive responses. Jobs are typically posted online (Symplicity) for up to 2 months. More information is available on our website: There is no cost for job postings.

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?
Harvard Law School does not make the facilities of the Office of Career Services available to 1Ls prior to October 15. We ask both employers and students refrain from contacting each other before November 15. We host a virtual Spring OCI Program for first year students beginning in late January. The International Summer Employment Program ("ISEP") provides opportunities for students to work abroad at prominent foreign law firms during their 1L summer.

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? Specific Requirements
Minimum number of days a student should have to respond 21
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