Spring Interview Program (SIP) Overview

The Spring Interview Program (SIP) is an opportunity for public and private sector employers to interview first, second and third-year Harvard Law students. Interviews will take place Monday, January 26 to Friday, February 6, 2015, between 9 am and 7 pm on the Harvard Law School campus.

General Information

  • Employers can register for an interview schedule or resume collection.
  • An interview schedule consists of either 20 interviews lasting 20 minutes each or 13 interviews lasting 30 minutes each.
  • Employers registering for a resume collection will receive student resumes on February 2nd and should contact candidates directly to coordinate interviews. 
  • Please note that employers should contact students directly regarding second-round interviews after the first-round interview date. There is no designated callback period for SIP; callback interviews should be scheduled during spring break (March 14-22) or other free times in accordance with the students' schedules.
  • Once an offer is extended, students are typically granted approximately two weeks to decide upon the offer.


  • The registration fee for the first interview schedule is $250, with no fee for additional schedules unless a separate schedule is requested by a different office location.
  • Interview rooms are provided at no cost to employers.
  • There is no fee for resume collections.
  • Government and non-profit employers are exempt from all fees.

For more information about HLS recruitment programs, please visit our OCI Program Comparison webpage.

SIP Important Dates
December 15
(on or before)
SIP interview dates released to employers with complete registrations.
January 5Employer registration period closes.
January 6 - 13Students bid for SIP interviews.
January 6 - January 30Students bid for SIP resume collections.
January 13 - 14Employers review number of bids submitted by students and confirm participation in the program.
January 20Interview schedules and resumes released to employers interviewing January 26 - 30
January 26Interview schedules and resumes released to employers interviewing February 2 - 6.
February 2Resumes released to employers participating in the SIP Resume Collection.
January 26 - February 6Interviews
March 14 - 22Spring break

Registration Overview

SIP registrations are accepted  through Symplicity, the OCS online career database. Please visit our SIP Registration page for details.

Recruitment Policies

HLS maintains a strict no-prescreening policy, which means employers are not permitted to ask for resumes or transcripts in order to select students for interviews. Interviews are assigned by lottery, which is designed to maximize opportunities for both employers and students. Students can be asked to bring additional application documents (transcript & writing sample) to the interview. 

All employers participating in SIP will be expected to comply with Harvard Law School’s Recruitment Policies and NALP Timing Guidelines

Contact OCS

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Donovan, Recruitment Manager, at 617-495-2959 or recruiting@law.harvard.edu.

Last modified: February 27, 2015

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