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Preparing for Your Interview Day

We look forward to hosting you for Harvard Law School’s 2013 Early Interview Program (EIP) at the Charles Hotel. Please note the following when planning your trip to Cambridge:

Schedule Information

Interview schedules will run on one of the following schedules:

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (20- & 30-minute interviews)
  • 9:20 am - 5:20 pm (20-minute interviews)

To maximize the number of scheduled interviews, we randomly assigned different start and end times for the interview schedule. Your recruiters will have access to their interview rooms from 8:00 am - 7:00 pm.

OCS will email you as soon as your interview schedules and resumes are available via Symplicity on August 5.

Please note, students will have the option of adding interviews with your firm on the morning of your interview date. OCS will attempt to fill as many empty interview slots as possible at that time.  As such, please do not fill the empty slots in your interview schedules or they may be double-booked.  

Assigning Interviewers to Schedules

In order to facilitate a smooth registration process for your firm on the morning of your interview date, please record interviewer names to your firm's interview schedule(s).  To assign interviewer names, please complete the following steps:

Step 1: Log-in to Symplicity

Step 2: Select 'OCI' from the top menu bar

Step 3: Select the 'Confirm Schedules' tab under 'OCI'

Step 4: Select the interview date next to each interviewing office

Step 5: In the 'Interviewer' section, add the interviewer name for each room. If you have more than one interviewer per room, click the 'Add Name' button.

Your Interview Day

On your interview day, interviewers should check-in with HLS staff in the Regattabar on the third floor of the hotel. We will provide interviewers with final interview schedules, copies of interview schedules to post on their doors, program information and keys to their interview space. The Regattabar will be open to employers from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm with refreshments.  Continental breakfast will be provided from 7:30 am to 10:00 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Directions and Parking

The Charles Hotel is located in Harvard Square at 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA. Please visit for directions.

If your recruiter will drive to the Charles Hotel, parking will be available. For questions regarding parking, please contact Alexina Carey of the Charles Hotel at or 617-661-5002. We recommend that your interviewers take a cab or public transportation to the hotel unless they are familiar with the area.


All packages sent to the Charles Hotel (arrival date should be between 1 and 3 days prior to your interview date) should include the following: firm name, onsite recruitment contact, interview date.

Packages should be sent to the following address:

The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square
One Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Hotel staff will deliver your materials to your interview room.

We look forward to seeing you this August. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Donovan at 617-495-2959 or

Last modified: August 02, 2013

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