What is the International Student Interview Program?
Legal employers worldwide are invited to participate in the 27th 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 1100 LL.M. 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 25, 2013 on NYU’s Campus.
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 Samantha Chalal at email@example.com if you wish to learn about the waiting list)
Which students are eligible to participate?
Students currently enrolled in a U.S. graduate (LL.M. or J.S.D.) 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 U.S. J.D. program are not eligible to participate under any circumstances.
J.S.D. students may participate in ISIP. Participation is limited to one ISIP event while a J.S.D. 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. J.S.D. students graduating in May 2013 do not need to submit a cover letter with their resume since their availability is the same as that of the LL.M. students.
If a student participated last year are they eligible to participate again this year?
Students are only eligible to participate once during their LL.M. program.
If a student had an account last year, but did not bid, does it count as participation?
If a student has an account but does not place a bid they are not counted as having participated. Once a student places a bid they have used their opportunity to participate in the program.
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 15, 2012 and submit their resumes for consideration by November 2, 2012. Employers make candidate selections by November 29, 2012 and preliminary interview results are available for students to view on-line by December 19, 2012. Students will then accept or decline the employers’ invitations by January 9, 2013. Preliminary interview scheduled will be announced on January 11, 2013.
Important ISIP Dates:
July 2, 2012 School registration opens 9:00 AM (EST)
September 28, 2012 School registration deadline 5:00 PM (EST)
October 15, 2012 Student bidding period opens 9:00 AM (EST)
November 5, 2012 Student bidding deadline 5:00 PM (EST)
November 8, 2012 Employers receive student resumes 12:00 PM (EST)
December 5, 2012 Employers submit candidate selections 5:00 PM (EST)
December 12, 2012 Preliminary interview results available 12:00 PM (EST)
January 9, 2013 Interview Preselect/Alternate accept or decline deadline 5:00 PM (EST)
January 11, 2013 Interview assignments announced 12:00 PM (EST)
January 24, 2013 Early student registration opens at 3:00 PM (EST)
January 25, 2013 International Student Interview Program 9:00 a.m. 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.
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 28, 2012. The registration form is also available through the ISIP Symplicity system in the Documents Library section. The form is in PDF format and can be submitting by email with the ‘Submit’ button at the bottom of the form or by printing and submitting a hard copy to the address listed below. 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 on here. If you experience problems with ISIP Symplicity that are not addressed in the instructions prepared by our office, please contact the ISIP Coordinator Samantha Chalal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Registration fees are due no later than the November 2nd student bidding deadline. The program budget is more than $70,000 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 Symplcity website. Your login information will be sent in your invitation email. 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. School participation is more important than ever this year due to the expanded two-day program. 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 Assistant 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, which has locations in midtown and the financial district. www.clubquarters.com and www.TheHolidayInnSoho.com. Please contact Samantha Chalal at email@example.com for the online password to access NYU’s special rates at these hotels. 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.
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