Introduction to On-Campus Interviewing

On-Campus Interview Program -- Fall 2015

Each year, the Law School sponsors a Fall on-campus recruitment program for second- and third-year law students, often referred to as OCI.

During Fall OCI, many employers are focused on interviewing second-year law students for summer  positions because the employers use their summer classes as a way to determine whether summer clerks will be offered full-time positions. However, the program is not only for 2L students.  Some employers interview only 3Ls for permanent jobs. Occasionally, employers look for both summer clerks and full-time positions, so they allocate their interview slots to both 2Ls and 3Ls.

The first step to take, if you would like to participate in Fall OCI, is to review the information on this website, and the one-page calendar, which sets forth all the important dates and deadlines. The whole process begins while you are still away for the summer.

Resume Collects

Every fall, a number of employers participate in "Resume Collects." Please do not discount these opportunities simply because they are not OCI opportunities! The employers have specifically requested to receive applications from our students! You will submit your applications by selecting the relevant session in the OCI section of Symplicity.  Be sure to thoroughly look at every resume collect opportunity! 

Clinical Interview Program - 2015/2016

Recruitment for summer Clinical positions at UW Law School is run through the OCPD Symplicity system. Eleven clinics, including the Center for Patient Partnerships, Consumer Law Clinic, Family Court Clinic, Family Law Project, Immigrant Justice Clinic, Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic, Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons, Neighborhood Law Clinic, Oxford Federal Project, Restorative Justice Project, and Wisconsin Innocence Project recruit first and second year students.

This year’s application deadline is Wednesday, November 25, at 11:50 PM. Clinics will invite students for interviews starting on December 4 with possible interviews running through late January. The Clinics will extend offers for positions on January 29. After an offer is made, you have until March 4 to accept an offer and commit to a clinic or decline it. See “Important Details of the Clinical Recruiting Process” for more details.  

Wisconsin Public Interest Interview Program -- February 2016

The University of Wisconsin Law School and Marquette University Law School jointly host the Wisconsin Public Interest Interview Program (PIIP).  PIIP is a great opportunity for students to interview with multiple public interest and government employers for either paid or unpaid summer internships or permanent positions after graduation.

Check back for more details later in the Fall 2015 semester.

On-Campus Interview Program -- Spring 2016

Fall On-Campus Interviews are not the only opportunity students have to interview on campus for Summer and full-time positions.  The Office of Career and Professional Development will also coordinate a Spring OCI season, which will feature employers from the private, public interest, and government arenas.  The deadlines for those OCI programs will be updated during Winter Break 2015, and we will send frequent emails to alert students about employers and resume submission deadlines.

Overview of the Process

Important Details of the Process

Advice on Bidding

Calendar of Important Dates for Fall OCI

Rules for Students Participating in Fall OCI 

List of Employers Participating in On-Campus Recruiting

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