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OCI registration opens First week in February, although we are happy to host at the convenience of employers

OCI requests accepted by

OCI requests accepted by Mail
Email to: [email protected]
Email beginning date 02/01/2023
Mail beginning date 02/01/2023
Phone beginning date 02/01/2023

Please specify any changes in OCI procedures or policies that will be in effect for the first time during 2023
We welcome all law firms or organizations who would like to come to Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law to meet and/or interview our law students or who would like to conduct virtual interviews, providing they comply with our Non-Discrimination policy. Contact our office at 419-772-2220 to set up an OCI. Instead of scheduling specific dates for OCIs we try to accommodate what works best for employers.

OCI date assignment procedure

OCI date assignment procedure First come first served

At employer's convenience.

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

If requested our school will coordinate with
We will accommodate all reasonable needs by employers as far as dates, times, application materials.

Required Employer Forms
We will accommodate employers in a manner that is most convenient for them.

OCI Date Details

OCI Interview Periods Flexible depending on employer preferences

Callback period for 2L summer positions
Flexible depending on employer preferences

Is video conferencing available? Yes


Are employers permitted to prescreen? Yes


OCI Drop date
Date student materials sent to employer
Date interview schedule sent to employer


Postage/express mail fee No

Collected applications are emailed to employer.

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.
Non-participant except for career fair or conferences students can attend across the country.

As requested.

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.
Notices are sent to graduates through email, Symplicity CSM, and social media. Employers can expect responses on a date they specify.

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?
Jobs are posted as they become available. First year students are eligible for spring OCIs if they meet employer qualifications.

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?
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?
Recruiting policy comments/explanation Our recruiting policy is open to law firms, corporations, government and public interest organizations and every effort is made to accommodate recruiting requests. Reasonable and fair expectations of students on the part of recruiters should be upheld or we may deny the right to recruit our students.
Additionally, all recruiters must abide by our NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

Employers exercising discriminatory hiring practices will be prohibited from using the services of Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law’s Office of Career and Professional Development. Ohio Northern University is committed to equal opportunity in all of its programs. ONU Law is committed to equality of opportunity in legal education and does not discriminate against any otherwise qualified person in employment, educational programs, admission, placement, or any other activities or operations on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. ONU Law is committed to complying with all regulations that prohibit unlawful or discriminatory practices promulgated by federal and state agencies as well as by the American Bar Association, Association of American Law Schools and the National Association for Law Placement.