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On-Campus Interview Program Comparison

Harvard Law School (HLS) hosts three separate on-campus interview (OCI) programs. All OCI programs offer the option of 20- or 30-minutes interviews. An interview schedule consisting of 20-minute interviews allows for 20 interview slots while an interview schedule consisting of 30-minute interviews allows for 13 interview slots. If your organization is unable to participate in our OCI programs, we encourage you to register for our Resume Collection Program.

The differences between our OCI programs are detailed in the chart below:

 Spring Interview
Early Interview
Public Interest
Interview Program
Fall Interview Program
Private Sector
(FIP - PS)
Participating EmployersAll EmployersPrivate Sector
Public Interest &
Non Profit
Small to mid-size
private sector employers
Interview DatesJanuary 27 -
February 14
August 11 - 15September 2 - 5September 22 - 26
LocationHLS campusThe Charles HotelHLS campusHLS campus
Interview Times11 am to 7 pm9 am to 5:20 pm9 am to 5 pm11 am to 7 pm
Callback PeriodN/AAugust 18 - September 5N/AN/A
OCI Registration Deadline(s)1/6/20142/28/2014
Employer Registration Fee$2502$3003$0$250
Fee Per Interview Schedule$0$5004$0$0
Resume Collection Fee$0$0$0$0
Additional InformationSIP OverviewEIP OverviewPIIP OverviewFIP - PS Overview

1 The priority registration deadline for EIP is 2/28/2014. Employers with completed registrations by this date will be notified of their interview date on 3/17/2014. Employers completing their registration after 2/28/2014 will be notified of their interview date on a rolling basis.

2 Government, public interest & non-profit employers are exempt from OCI fees.

3 If separate offices of a single organization register for separate EIP interview schedules, each registering office pays a registration fee of $300. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $250 for all EIP registrations canceled after May 31, 2014. However, employers that request a single interview schedule and receive 5 or fewer bids will receive a full refund if they decide to cancel.

4 Law firms with 40 or fewer attorneys are not charged a schedule fee for the firm's first interview schedule. Additional schedules (2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc.) are charged at a rate of $500 per schedule.

Alternatives to OCI Programs

Recruitment Policies

All employers participating in our OCI programs 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: October 23, 2014

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