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OCI registration opens Week of April 3, 2023

OCI requests accepted by

OCI requests accepted by Email to: [email protected]
Online, URL:
Email beginning date 04/10/2023
Online beginning date 04/10/2023

Please specify any changes in OCI procedures or policies that will be in effect for the first time during 2023
UW Law uses a 12Twenty-hosted recruiting system to host our job board and manage our OCI program. Employers wishing to recruit UW Law students may access the system directly to register for an OCI session or post a job at First-time users, please click the Employer Sign Up button to set up a profile.

OCI date assignment procedure

OCI date assignment procedure First come first served

Date assignments are finalized after OCI registration has been reviewed and approved and are subject to necessary adjustments to accommodate Career Development scheduling for in-person and virtual formats.

OCI Fee? Fees vary. See On-Campus Interview Registration information on our website for details.
OCI date confirmation will be sent to employers

If requested our school will coordinate with
Please contact us at [email protected] or 206-543-9097.

Required Employer Forms
Online registration form, job posting form, and non-discrimination agreement in our 12Twenty-hosted site.

OCI Date Details

OCI Interview Periods July 31 - August 2, 2023
August 7-8, 2023
September 21-22, 2023
October 19-20, 2023

Callback period for 2L summer positions
No specific dates are set for callback interviews. Employers are welcome to contact our office for more information.

Is video conferencing available? Yes

The Center for Career Development will offer employers the choice of either all virtual or all in-person interviews this year. Employers are also free to indicate that they do not have a preference. Please contact [email protected] with your requests or questions.

Are employers permitted to prescreen? Yes


OCI Drop date 07/11/2023
Date student materials sent to employer 07/12/2023
Date interview schedule sent to employer 07/26/2023


Postage/express mail fee Online only

Application materials are available to OCI and Resume Collection employers electronically through our 12Twenty system.

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.
Cooperative/Consortia: The University of Washington School of Law (UW Law) is a member of the Northwest Consortium of Law Schools. Each year, the Consortium hosts Public Service Career Fairs in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR on the first Friday and Saturday in February. In addition to UW Law, other schools in the Consortium are: Seattle University, Gonzaga University, University of Idaho, Lewis & Clark College, Willamette University, University of Oregon, Arizona State University, Brigham Young University, and University of Utah. Full fair details are available at The school also participates in the following fairs: Equal Justice Works (EJW) Conference and Career Fair (, the Patent Law Interview Program, Chicago, IL where students with hard science or technology backgrounds are encouraged to participate (, the Oregon Diversity Legal Job Fair in March (, and the National Public Law School Alliance (NPLSA) Job Fair in February (

The University of Washington School of Law (UW Law) students are invited to participate in several diversity career fairs and interview programs in addition to those coordinated by the Center for Career Development, including the ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, the Bay Area Diversity Career Fair, the National Black Law Students Association, Western Region (WRBLSA) Job Fair, Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair, Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference, National LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair, and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Legal Diversity Career Fair. Locally, the Northwest Minority Job Fair ( is held in Seattle each August and the Oregon Diversity Legal Job Fair held in Portland each March ( The Legal Employers Advancing Diversity in Washington (LEAD-WA) interview program takes place each February. The LEAD-WA Fellowship is designed to provide summer employment opportunities to first-year law students from traditionally underrepresented groups from who attend the University of Washington, Gonzaga, and Seattle University Schools of Law. Law firms and corporations in the Seattle and Spokane areas participate in the program, which began in 1991. Contact our office at [email protected] for more information. The Center for Career Development works closely with legal employers seeking to promote individual diversity fellowship/scholarship programs, and to connect employers with interested students.

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 submit student and attorney job announcements, including fellowship opportunities, at any time throughout the year. Positions can be posted electronically using our 12Twenty system, Announcements will remain live until the stated deadline, or for a period of 4 weeks. Employers may also submit job announcements to the Center for Career Development by email ([email protected]). There is no cost to employers to post positions. Upon request, our office will send resumes and other application materials to employers who have requested Resume Collection. Materials will be sent electronically to the designated contact through 12Twenty or by e-mail.

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?
The University of Washington School of Law's Recruiting Policy for Employers is available at Questions about our policy may be submitted to the Center for Career Development at [email protected] or 206-543-9097.

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? No
Recruiting policy comments/explanation UW Law operates on a quarter system, with its academic year starting in late September and ending in late May (2L/3L) or mid-June (1L). Accordingly, UW Law students may be available for employment later than students from law schools operating on a semester system. To the fullest extent possible, employers should consider UW Law’s academic calendar when determining students’ availability for recruiting activities, interviews, and employment. When establishing 1L recruiting timelines, in addition to consideration of UW Law’s academic calendar, employers should prioritize and respect the need for newly matriculated 1L students to acclimate to law school and focus on their studies. 1L students are eligible to participate in Spring OCI, which begins in January.