JD Recruiting Programs

On-Campus Recruiting Programs

Approximately 650 private law firms, public interest organizations, government agencies, corporations, banks and public accounting firms join us to interview our students. Typically, the interviewers come from more than 30 states and countries around the globe. (On-campus interviews are generally not pre-screened and scheduled on the basis of students' preferred selections through a lottery.)

See our Employer Interview and Offer Guidelines and Policies (as of 2-9-24) (PDF 123 KB) 

Recent and Upcoming Programs

Spring On Campus Interviews | January - March 2023

1L, 2L, and 3L Students

Employer Registration 

  1. Go to our password-protected OCI registration site through Symplicity:
  2. Upon selecting the OCI tab on the left-hand side of the page, click the Schedule Request button.
  3. Click on the Request Schedule button and follow the steps to submit your request.

Please complete the on-line registration at least four weeks prior to your intended visit.

Pre-Season Employment Program (PEP) | June-July 2023

PEP is a pilot program for 2L recruiting and is available exclusively to firms that are registered to interview 2Ls at EIW. NYU Law 2Ls may apply to a maximum of five PEP firms. OCS counselors will work with students to select PEP firms that conform to their academic record, experience, practice area interests and goals. PEP is purely optional for both EIW employers and our students; it is meant to supplement EIW, which remains our cornerstone program. Many students and employers may elect to wait for EIW as their primary recruiting option. PEP employers will receive their applicant packets on June 14, and may contact PEP applicants through June 30 to schedule interviews. July 12 is the last day to extend an offer through PEP and offers must remain open through August 11.

Employer Interview Week (EIW) | July 26-28, 2023

Employer Interview Week (EIW), remains the cornerstone of NYU Law's recruiting programs and is the most effective method to recruit NYU Law talent. EIW is the largest JD recruitment program of the year for 2L and 3L students. Approximately 350+ employers interview for summer or full-time positions. Students typically participate in an average of 21 interviews over the course of three days during this intensive program. Approximately 130 firms interview each day with approximately 7,000 interviews scheduled overall. This program will be held virtually.

Fall OCI | September - October 2023

2L and 3L Students

The Fall OCI Program supplements the EIW program. Most employers who participate in OCI are corporations or mid-sized and smaller US law firms that do not participate in EIW. Interviews with private sector employers are assigned through a lottery, based on students' ranked preferences.

Employer Registration 

OCI Registration

Employers participating in OCI must use our on-line registration program Symplicity. If you do not yet have a Symplicity account, please create one. Upon receipt of an email that your account has been created, simply login to Symplicity to register. Since Fall and Spring OCI dates are assigned on a rolling first-come, first-serve basis, employers planning to interview during the earlier part of our program are encouraged to register at their earliest convenience.

Questions may be directed to Cassandre Stump at cassandre.stump@nyu.edu.

Off-Campus Recruiting Programs

There are opportunities for employers to interview NYU Law students at several off-campus recruiting fairs are held throughout the year.

Consortium Programs

NYU Law hosts or participates with other schools in recruitment programs that serve students with special interests or special needs.

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program 2023

The Patent Law Interview Program in Chicago will be held as a fully virtual program on July 20-21, 2023. The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a national interview program that brings together students with technical backgrounds and legal employers interested in hiring law clerks and entry-level attorneys for their patent or intellectual property law practices. More than 150 law schools including NYU Law and over 140 legal employers from all over the country participate in this highly successful interviewing and networking event. For more information contact OCS at law.careers@nyu.edu, call at (212) 998-6090 or on Loyola's website.  Online student registration for this year’s Patent Law Interview Program is will open on Tuesday, February 14 and will close on Monday, March 27.

Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair 2023

The Lavender Law Conference will be held from July 24 to July 26, 2023. The National LGBT Bar Association’s annual Lavender Law® Career Fair is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBTQ+ candidates within the legal profession’s recruiting efforts. By participating in this career fair, candidates will talk directly to LGBTQ+ friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies, LGBTQ+ rights groups, and corporate legal departments. Only firms that have a nondiscrimination policy that includes sexual orientation and gender identity/expression are eligible to recruit at the Career Fair.  The Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair actively seeks the involvement of individuals from every segment of the legal community and particularly welcomes the participation of people of color, transgender persons and persons with disabilities. Membership in the National LGBT Bar Association is open to all lawyers, legal professionals, law students and other individuals in the legal profession without regard to age, race, religion, gender, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.  This program is designed to provide students with a safe, confidential space where they can ask questions about job search skills, being out on your resume, in interviews and in the workplace, and other related issues. For more information contact OCS at law.careers@nyu.edu, or view the Lavender Law website.

Public Interest Legal Career Fair 2023

The Fair will be held in February 2-3, 2023 (virtual). More than 270 employers interview over 1,800 students from 19 area law schools during this two-day program coordinated by the Law School’s Public Interest Law Center. The registration deadline is typically in December.  Questions about the Fair should be directed to at law.pilcfair@nyu.edu or by calling 212-998-6686. More information can be found at the PILC Fair website



The Office of Career Services provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations for events and services should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the accommodation need. Please email law.careers@nyu.edu or call 212-998-6090 for further assistance.