Employer FAQs

New York University School of Law is committed to a policy prohibiting discrimination in employment based on race, gender and/or gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, or on any other legally protected basis. Participation is available only for those employers whose practices are in agreement with this policy. In registering, employers affirm their intent to comply with the above stated policy.

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 1,600 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

Which students are eligible to participate?

The International Student Interview Program is hosted by NYU and coordinated by members of our 32 consortium schools (see above). Accordingly, this program is reserved exclusively for interviewing students from these participating schools. Due to security restrictions, and the large volume of students participating in ISIP, we are unable to allow any students who are not enrolled in a consortium school into the Kimmel Center at NYU during the ISIP event. If you wish to meet students from other schools during this period, we ask that you please do so outside of NYU’s interview venue. Please make sure that your interviewer(s) are aware of this policy. There will be no exceptions. By choosing to participate in this program and paying the fee, your firm agrees not to invite students from other schools to ISIP.

This event is designed for foreign-trained lawyers currently enrolled in a US graduate (LLM or JSD) program at one of the participating law schools. Participation is limited to one event per degree. Students currently enrolled in a US JD program are not eligible to participate under any circumstances.

Which employers participate?

ISIP hosts more than 150 of the leading legal employers from around the world, including law firms, corporations and multi-lateral organizations. For a full list of participating employers from past years please refer to the Employer Brochure.

How are interview schedules created?

ISIP 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 and submit their resumes for consideration. Student resumes become available to employers starting November 6, and employers must make candidate selections by December 3. Employers are encouraged to select alternate candidates in order to fill their schedule in the event of a student cancellation. Employers are allotted up to 5 alternates for a full day of interviews and up to 3 for a half day. Final schedules will be announced on January 23, 2015.

Important ISIP Dates

September 29, 2014
Employer registration 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)
January 14, 2015
Preliminary interview schedules released
January 21, 2015
Deadline for any interview schedule changes
January 23, 2015
Final schedules released
January 30, 2015
International Student Interview Program 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST)

When will interview schedules be available?

Employers will receive student resumes on November 6, 2014. Employers must submit candidate selections online by December 3, 2014. Students will have the opportunity to accept or decline the invitation to interview prior to interviews being scheduled. Preliminary interview schedules will be available on January 14, 2015. Final schedules will be released on January 23, 2015. For more information regarding the employer process for ISIP, please refer to the Employer Instructions.

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?

New employers must register a new account online. The ISIP Coordinator will approve your account request and give you access to the online ISIP Symplicity System. After your account is approved, you must then submit a request for an interview schedule or resume collection. When you request an interview schedule or resume collection, you will be able to indicate your hiring criteria, including countries of law degree, language skills, and practice areas. Returning employers do not need to re-register but may simply submit an interview schedule or resume collection request through the ISIP Symplicity System.

The deadline for employer registration is September 29, 2014. Instructions for using Symplicity, our online registration and interview scheduling system, are available on the ISIP Website. If you experience problems with Symplicity that are not addressed in the instructions prepared by our office, please contact Laura Mowry, the ISIP Coordinator, at law.isip@nyu.edu.

What are the registration fees?

The initial, non-refundable registration interview fee of $350 is due upon registration. Registration fees include set-up, continental breakfast, lunch and attendance at the evening cocktail reception. There is a fee of $200 for each interview schedule (this price includes one interviewer). The fee for any additional interviewer(s) is $150 per additional interviewer per existing interview schedule. For example, the fee for a firm that sends two interviewers to conduct one schedule of interviews would be $700 ($350 Registration Fee + $200 Interview Schedule Fee + $150 Additional Interviewer Fee). The fee for a firm with two interviewers, each conducting separate interview schedules would be $750 ($350 Registration Fee + Two $200 Interview Schedule Fees). These fees cover resume collection, interview scheduling and administration, one interview table, and space for one interviewer for each schedule. Invoices will be forwarded within two weeks of your schedule confirmation. Additional interviewer fees will be invoiced after January 30, 2015.

Employers who are not able to interview on campus in January may register for a resume collection of participating students. A resume collection allows employers to receive materials from interested students and arrange for one-on-one interviews independently of the interview program. There is a fee of $200 for employers wishing to participate in a resume collection only (interview schedule fees do not apply). Invoices will be forwarded within two weeks of your resume collection confirmation.

Payment Methods and Refund Policy

NYU does not accept wire transfers.

All major credit cards are accepted. Credit card payments may be made through the online Symplicity system.

We can also accept payment by check or Money Order (including International Money Order). Checks must be drawn from US banks or foreign banks with a New York office. Some banks may have a processing fee, which may affect your payment amount; please check your bank fees before submitting the full payment. Please make checks payable to New York University School of Law. A correspondent law firm with a New York office may issue the check. Foreign banks must send their checks from a US branch in order to be accepted. We will not accept checks that do not have a US routing number at the bottom of the check. Cash payments can only be accepted on the day of the event.

Invoices will be forwarded by email as a PDF attachment within two weeks of your schedule/resume collection confirmation. Invoices will be automatically forwarded to the primary contact registered in the ISIP Symplicity system.

Refunds for cancelled resume collections will only be issued prior to the November 6 resume release date. Refunds for cancelled interview schedules will only be issued prior to the December 3 employer candidate selection deadline. Additional interviewer charges can be refunded after the event if it becomes necessary.

May we request a hospitality suite?

Hospitality suites are not available due to the size of the program and constraints of NYU’s space. There are a number of opportunities to sponsor refreshment tables for participating students. Please contact Laura Mowry, the ISIP Coordinator, at law.isip@nyu.edu for more information about sponsorship.


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