Coordinator FAQs

What is the International Student Interview Program?

Legal employers worldwide are invited to participate in the 29th Annual International Student Interview Program (ISIP). This event has been organized by our law schools to facilitate the hiring of foreign-trained lawyers attending a broad range of schools in an organized, time-efficient manner. Over 1600 LLM candidates representing 75+ countries will have an opportunity to be considered for internship and permanent positions in the United States and abroad during this interview program.

When will the program be held?

Interviews will take place on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Kimmel Center for Student Life on NYU’s Campus at 60 Washington Square South.

Which schools participate?

American University-Washington College of Law
Boston University School of Law
Brigham Young University Law School
University of California Berkeley School of Law
University of California Los Angeles School of Law
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
University of Connecticut School of Law
Cornell University Law School
Duke University School of Law
The University of Florida College of Law
Fordham University School of Law
Georgetown University Law Center
The George Washington University Law School
The University of Georgia School of Law
The University of Houston Law Center
The University of Illinois College of Law
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
University of Miami School of Law
University of Minnesota School of Law
New York University School of Law
Northwestern University School of Law
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
University of San Diego School of Law
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
Southern Methodist University School of Law
Temple University School of Law
The University of Texas School of Law
Tulane University Law School
Vanderbilt University Law School
Wake Forest University School of Law

Please note: We are currently unable to accept new school participants. Please contact Laura Mowry at law.isip@nyu.edu if you wish to learn about the waiting list.

Which students are eligible to participate?

Students currently enrolled in a US graduate (LLM or JSD) program from one of the participating law schools (see above), who received their first law degree from another country, are eligible to interview in this program. Participation is limited to one event per degree earned at one of the participating schools. Students currently enrolled in a US JD program are not eligible to participate under any circumstances.

JSD students may participate in ISIP. Participation is limited to one ISIP event while a JSD student. Students continuing their studies during the following fall semester will need to make their need for a summer associate/intern position very clear in a required cover letter to be submitted along with their resume to each ISIP employer. Anticipated date of graduation must also be made clear on the resume. JSD students graduating in May 2015 do not need to submit a cover letter with their resume since their availability is the same as that of the LLM students.

Which employers participate?

Information on participating employers will be available through the online system in October. For a list of participating employers from past years please refer to the Employer Brochure.

How are interview schedules created?

The International Student Interview Program is 100% pre-screened; employers select their candidates after reviewing student resumes. Employers will submit position requirements through the online system. Students will review this information starting October 13, 2014 and submit their resumes for consideration by November 3, 2014. Employers make candidate selections by December 3, 2014, and interview invitation results are available for students to view online by December 17, 2014. Students will then accept or decline the employers’ invitations by January 9, 2015. Final schedules will be released on January 23, 2015.

September 15, 2014
School registration deadline 5:00 PM (EST)
October 13, 2014
Student bidding period opens 9:00 AM (EST)
November 3, 2014
Student bidding deadline 5:00 PM (EST)
November 6, 2014
Employers receive student resumes 12:00 PM (EST)
December 3, 2014
Employers submit candidate selections 5:00 PM (EST)
December 17, 2014
Interview invitation results available 12:00 PM (EST)
January 9, 2015
Interview preselect/alternate accept or decline deadline 5:00 PM (EST)
January 14, 2015
Preliminary interview schedules released
January 23, 2015
Final schedules released
January 29, 2015
Early student registration opens at 3:00 PM (EST)
January 30, 2015
International Student Interview Program 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST)

How many interviews are on an interview schedule?

Each interview schedule allows an interviewer to conduct up to eighteen interviews. Interviews are scheduled on a 20-minute schedule from 9:00 AM to 5:40 PM with 5 minute breaks between each interview. Students can meet with up to eighteen employers during the day.

Where will the interviews be held?

All interviews will take place in NYU’s Kimmel Center for Student Life on the corner of LaGuardia Place and Washington Square South.

How do I register?

Complete and submit the School Registration Form sent in your invitation email by September 15, 2014. The registration form is also available through the ISIP Symplicity system in the Documents Library section. Please email the completed form to law.isip@nyu.edu. Please keep a copy of the registration form for your records.

ISIP is coordinated through ISIP Symplicity, our online registration and interview management system. Further instructions for using Symplicity are available here. If you experience problems with ISIP Symplicity that are not addressed in these instructions prepared by our office, please contact the ISIP Coordinator, Laura Mowry, at law.isip@nyu.edu.

What are the registration fees?

There is a registration fee of $500 per law school with fewer than 25 candidates and $600 for law schools with 25 or more candidates. Invoices will be forwarded within two weeks of your registration. Registration fees are due no later than the November 3 student bidding deadline. The program budget is more than $100,000, and your fees pay for program materials, correspondence, employer morning reception, employer luncheon, cocktail reception, beverage breaks, and the rental of space and equipment. Registration fees may be submitted in the form of a check made payable to New York University School of Law or with a credit card through the ISIP Symplicity website using your ‘Payment Account.’ For more information regarding this, please refer to the Coordinator Instructions.

How is ISIP staffed?

With over 700 students and 250 interviewers attending ISIP, NYU School of Law’s resources are stretched very thin. Support from members of the ISIP consortium schools is absolutely critical in making this program run smoothly. It is our expectation that every consortium school will send at least one staff member to assist with the logistics of ISIP. Should you have budgetary concerns regarding your ability to send volunteers to this program, our Associate Dean, Irene Dorzback, would be pleased to communicate directly with the Dean at your school to emphasize the importance of your participation in this program.

Consortium school participants looking for affordable hotel options in New York during ISIP are welcome to use NYU’s corporate rate at Club Quarters (www.clubquarters.com). Please contact Laura Mowry at law.isip@nyu.edu for the online password to access NYU’s special rates at this hotel. NYU also has corporate rates at the SoHo Grand Hotel (www.sohogrand.com); simply mention NYU when making your reservations. We have provided a list of affordable hotel options for students in the Student FAQ document online.

 

 

Contact Information:
Laura Mowry
ISIP Coordinator
Office of Career Services
New York University School of Law
245 Sullivan Street, Suite 430
New York, NY 10012
law.isip@nyu.edu