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SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL - Los Angeles, California

OCI / Job Posting

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OCI registration opens Week of March 28, 2022

OCI requests accepted by

OCI requests accepted by Phone
Email to
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Email beginning date 03/28/2022
Phone beginning date 03/28/2022
Online beginning date 03/28/2022

Please specify any changes in OCI procedures or policies that will be in effect for the first time during 2023
We are hosting a two-part hybrid interview format for Fall 2023 OCI. For On-Campus Interviews, our office will coordinate office locations or video interviews with the selected candidates. For Resume Collect, the process will be the same where resumes will be sent to employers, and employers will then coordinate interviews on their own.

OCI date assignment procedure

OCI date assignment procedure First come first served


OCI Fee? No fee. Participation is Free.
OCI date confirmation will be sent to employers 07/07/2023

If requested our school will coordinate with
By request, Southwestern can accommodate on-campus recruitment dates outside of the designated July and September periods.

Required Employer Forms
The Early Interview Week Registration Form must be completed by June 23, 2023. Employers should also submit any promotional materials they would like students to review. The Fall OCI Program Online Registration Form must be completed by August 18, 2023. Employers should also submit any promotional materials they would like students to review.

OCI Date Details

OCI Interview Periods 2023 Fall Interview Program (Early Interview Week): 7/24/2023-7/28/2023
2023 Fall Interview Program: 9/18/2023-9/29/2023

Callback period for 2L summer positions

Is video conferencing available? Yes

Real-time, video conferencing capabilities are available on campus at no charge to the employer. Please contact the Career Services Office to arrange these services.

Are employers permitted to prescreen? Yes


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


Postage/express mail fee No

Employers can request student resumes, transcripts, and writing samples. Materials are sent to employers approximately 7-10 days before the interview date. Employers prescreen candidates, provide selections to the CSO, and an interview schedule is generated.

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
Due to COVID-19, we are hosting a hybrid two-part interview format for Fall 2022 OCI.

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 one of 12 members of the Law School Career Advisors of Southern California (LSCA), Southwestern co-sponsors the Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day at UCLA. Patent Law Interview Program: held in late July/early August at Loyola University Chicago School of Law; Southwestern pays for the cost of student registration. San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA) Bay Area Job Fair - Student members are invited to participate in this annual job fair, which is held in July. Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair - Student members are invited to participate in this annual job fair, which is held in August; Southwestern assists with travel expenses. Equal Justice Works - Student members are invited to participate in this annual job fair, which is held in October; Southwestern assists with travel expenses. * Additional details and coordinator contact information is available by contacting Southwestern's Career Services Office. ** The LSCA schools include California Western School of Law, Chapman University School of Law, Loyola Law School, Pepperdine University School of Law, Southwestern Law School, UCLA School of Law, UC Irvine School of Law, University of La Verne College of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, and USC Law School.

Southwestern encourages its students to participate in job fairs and interview programs of all types. Southwestern students regularly participate in programs such as: Lavender Law Conference, Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference, Impact Job Fair for Students with Disabilities, the Minority Corporate Counsel Job Fair, Hispanic National Bar Association Job Fair, the National and the Western Region Black Law Students Association Career Fair, Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair, Equal Justice Works Job Fair and other similar programs throughout the country.

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.
Attorney and student job listings may be submitted by mail, phone, fax, or email. These listings are posted on Southwestern's Symplicity site and remain active for one month or until our office has been notified that the position has been filled. Employers can also post positions directly to Symplicity. A confirmation message and a copy of the listing are sent to the employer upon listing activation. Employers can find more information about posting jobs on our website.

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 the Spring On-Campus Interview Program, as well as Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day, and other recruiting activities during the spring semester. First year students can gain access to Symplicity after attending their mandatory career services orientation session. Southwestern does not begin offering one-on-one career counseling or resume reviews to first-year students before October 1(except in the case of our 2 year SCALE program, part-time day and part-time evening students).

Recruiting Policy Information

Does your law school have a recruiting policy? No
If yes, does this policy apply to
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