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Early Interview Program (EIP) Overview

General Information

Please visit our OCI Program Comparison webpage to determine which Harvard Law School (HLS) recruitment program best suits your organization's recruiting needs.

  • Through the Early Interview Program (EIP), law firms, businesses and other private sector employers are welcome to interview rising 2L and / or 3L students.
  • EIP interviews will take place from August 11 to August 15, 2014 between 9 am and 5:20 pm at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA. Information regarding interview dates and the booking of hotel rooms will be sent on or after March 17, 2014. Please note that interview dates are determined in advance of registration.
  • Interview duration - employers have the option of choosing 20- or 30-minutes interviews.
    • A schedule of 20-minute interviews allows for 20 interview slots.
    • A schedule of 30-minute interviews allows for 13 interview slots.
  • Fees - please visit our OCI Program Comparison webpage for more information about EIP fees.
  • If your organization is unable to participate in EIP on-campus interviews, we encourage you to participate in our Resume Collection Program.
  • Grades - for more information, please visit our HLS Grading Policy webpage.

EIP 2014 - Important Dates

February 3Registration opens
February 28

Priority registration deadline

Employers completing their registrations by February 28 will be notified of their organization's interview date(s) on March 17.

Employers completing their registrations after February 28 will be notified of their organization's interview date(s) on a rolling basis up to the final registration deadline on July 3rd.

March 17

Interview dates released to employers with complete registrations

First date to submit hotel reservations for interview and sleeping rooms with the Charles Hotel.

June 30 - July 2Interview schedule confirmation period
July 3Final registration deadline
July 28 - 30

Bid review period

Last opportunity to adjust interview schedules with OCS & reservations with The Charles Hotel

August 4Interview schedules and resumes released
August 11 - 15EIP Interviews
August 18Resume collection results released
August 18 - September 5Students attend callback interviews
September 1Labor Day
September 81st day of fall term classes for 2Ls and 3Ls

Student Callbacks

Please note that classes will begin on September 8 for 2Ls and 3Ls.  As you plan for the upcoming recruiting season, we ask that all EIP employers conduct callback interviews between August 18 and September 5. Consistent with Harvard Law School's Recruitment Policies, employers may not conduct callback interviews during the week of EIP interviews (August 11 - 15).  

We ask that employers inviting candidates to visit their offices explain what travel expenses will be reimbursed prior to the visit. Travel expenses include airfare, rental cars, taxis, and food allowance. It is our experience that clarifying these issues prior to the callback period avoids misunderstandings that may arise when reimbursement policies are not explicit.

Recruitment Policies

All employers participating in EIP will be expected to comply with Harvard Law School’s Recruiting Policies & Guidelines and NALP Timing Guidelines. NALP Member Employers must complete the Pro Bono section of the NALP Form by June 2.


Please direct questions or requests to Steve Donovan, Recruitment Manager, at or 617-495-2959.

Last modified: December 17, 2014

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