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OCI registration opens 04/04/23

OCI requests accepted by

OCI requests accepted by Email to: [email protected]
Online, URL:
Email beginning date 04/03/2023
Online beginning date 04/03/2023

Please specify any changes in OCI procedures or policies that will be in effect for the first time during 2023

OCI date assignment procedure

OCI date assignment procedure First come first served

Detroit Mercy Law welcomes employers to conduct interviews on campus at any time, including outside of the formal OCI dates. OCI dates are confirmed upon receipt of the interview scheduling request.

OCI Fee? None
OCI date confirmation will be sent to employers 07/10/2023

If requested our school will coordinate with

Required Employer Forms
Employers will need to specify if they have requirements they'd like the students to meet, or certain criteria they look for. Additionally, employers must also specify if they wish to conduct the interviews in-person or virtually.

OCI Date Details

OCI Interview Periods OCI dates for Summer
Start Date 07/31/2023
End Date 08/11/2023

Callback period for 2L summer positions
At employers discretion

Is video conferencing available? Yes


Are employers permitted to prescreen? Yes


OCI Drop date 07/24/2023
Date student materials sent to employer 07/17/2023
Date interview schedule sent to employer 07/24/2023


Postage/express mail fee N/A

Students' application materials are sent to employers by email as soon as possible after the student application deadline. Interview schedules are created based on when pre-selections are received.

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.
Public Interest Law Fair Loyola Patent Law Interview Program (

We notify our minority student organizations of a variety of networking and recruitment events. Detroit Mercy Law traditionally participates in the following programs: Wolverine Bar Association (Detroit) Minority Clerkship Program Wolverine Bar Association (Detroit) Judicial Externship Program; Grand Rapids (Michigan)/Floyd Skinner Bar Association Clerkship Program; Minority Job Fair; BLSA Midwest Recruitment Conference.

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.
We accept postings by email, mail and telephone and on our website ( Jobs are posted online for 21 days, and may be extended as per the employer's request. Students and alumni respond to employers directly unless an employer requests an alternate arrangement.

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?
There are no special 1L recruitment regulations in addition to the NALP guidelines. 1Ls 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? No policy
Minimum number of days a student should have to respond
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? No
Recruiting policy comments/explanation N/A