The International Student Interview Program is comprised of educational institutions that are 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, partnership status, pregnancy or child birth (including related medical conditions), genetic information, marital or parental status, alienage or citizenship status, domestic violence victim status, unemployment 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?
The International Student Interview Program (ISIP) is organized by a consortium of 33 US 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 more than 75+ countries will have an opportunity to be considered for internship and permanent positions with leading global legal employers during this interview program.
ISIP is administered through ISIP Symplicity, our online registration and interview scheduling system. Employers may login here. For detailed ISIP Symplicity instructions, please review this document.
When will the program be held?
Interviews will take place on Friday, January 26, 2018 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
BYU 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
UConn School of Law
Cornell Law School
Duke University School of Law
University of Florida Levin 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
University of Houston Law Center
University of Illinois College of Law
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
McGeorge School of Law
University of Miami School of Law
University of Minnesota Law School
New York University School of Law
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Penn State Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School
University of San Diego School of Law
SMU Dedman School of Law
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Temple University Beasley 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 33 consortium schools (see above). More than 1600 students from our consortium LLM programs submit resumes to employers through ISIP Symplicity. Because of the size and scope of the program, our interview facilities are reserved exclusively for interviewing students from these participating schools. 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.
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 160 of the leading legal employers from around the world, including law firms, corporations, and multilateral organizations. For a full list of participating employers from past years please refer to this document.
How are interview schedules created?
ISIP is 100% pre-screened; employers indicate hiring criteria (such as country of law degree, language skills, or practice experience) when registering to participate in the program. Our online system filters students by country of first law degree so that students are only able to apply to employers who have requested students with their qualifications. We encourage employers to think broadly when selecting country of law degree in the schedule request system to maximize student applicants, but be aware that selecting all countries may lead to hundreds of applications. Students review this information in October and submit their resumes to relevant employers for consideration. Student resumes become available to employers starting November 9, and employers must make candidate selections by December 6. 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 19, 2018.
Important ISIP Dates
September 27, 2017
Employer registration deadline 5:00 PM (EST)
November 9, 2017
Employers receive student resumes 12:00 PM (EST)
December 6, 2017
Employer candidate selection deadline 5:00 PM (EST)
January 10, 2018
Preliminary interview schedules released
January 17, 2018
Deadline for any interview schedule changes
January 19, 2018
Final schedules released
January 26, 2018
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 9, 2017. Employers must submit candidate selections online by December 6, 2017. 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 10, 2018. Final schedules will be released on January 19, 2018. 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 ISIP Symplicity. After your account is approved, you must then submit a request for an interview schedule or resume collection. Employers who are not able to interview on campus in January may register for a resume collection. A resume collection allows employers to receive materials from interested students and arrange for one-on-one interviews independently of the interview program. 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 ISIP Symplicity.
The deadline for employer registration is September 27, 2017. Instructions for using ISIP Symplicity, our online registration and interview scheduling system, are available here. If you experience problems with ISIP Symplicity that are not addressed in the instructions prepared by our office, please contact Laura Mowry, the ISIP Coordinator, at email@example.com.
What are the registration fees?
The initial, non-refundable registration interview fee of $450 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). These fees cover resume collection, interview scheduling and administration, one interview table, and space for one interviewer for each schedule. 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 $800 ($450 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 $850 ($450 Registration Fee + Two $200 Interview Schedule Fees). Invoices will be forwarded within two weeks of your schedule confirmation. Additional interviewer fees will be invoiced after January 26, 2018.
For resume collection onlys there is a fee of $300 for up to four resume collections and $400 for five or more collections (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 ISIP Symplicity.
We can also accept payment by check. Checks must be drawn from US banks. A correspondent law firm with a New York office may issue the check. We will not accept checks that do not have a US routing number at the bottom of the check. 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. 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. Additional interviewer fees will be invoiced after January 26, 2018. Invoices will be automatically forwarded to the contact associated with your interview schedule or resume collection in ISIP Symplicity.
Refunds for cancelled resume collections will only be issued prior to the November 9 resume release date. Refunds for cancelled interview schedules will only be issued prior to the December 6 employer candidate selection deadline. Additional interviewer charges can be refunded after the event if it becomes necessary.
May we request a hospitality suite or specific room?
Hospitality suites are not available due to the size of the program and constraints of NYU’s space. We will do our best to accommodate all interview space requests, but we are unable to guarantee any specific location or private rooms.
Does NYU Law provide invitation letters for visa purposes?
NYU Law will provide an invitation letter for a visa. Please contact the ISIP coordinator if you require a letter.
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