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 1600 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. School coordinators may login here. For detailed ISIP Symplicity instructions, please review this document.
When will the program be held?
The date for 2021 ISIP is TBA until further notice. Important dates will be announced shortly.
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 Carey 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
Note: We are currently unable to accept new school participants. Please contact Elena Lee at email@example.com if you wish to learn about joining the annual distribution 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 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.
Which employers participate?
For a list of participating employers from past years please review this document. Employers indicate hiring criteria (such as country of law degree) when registering to participate in the program, and the system filters students by country of law degree.
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.
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. The registration form is also available through ISIP Symplicity in the Documents Library. Please email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org and keep a copy of the registration form for your records.
ISIP is coordinated through ISIP Symplicity, our online registration and interview management system. Only NYU Law can reset a coordinator login password. Further instructions for using ISIP Symplicity are available here. If you experience problems with ISIP Symplicity that are not addressed in these instructions, please contact the ISIP Coordinator, Elena Lee, at email@example.com.
What are the registration fees?
There is a registration fee of $500 for law schools 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 4 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 ISIP Symplicity using your ‘Payment Account.’ For more information regarding this, please refer to the Coordinator Instructions.
How is ISIP staffed?
With over 800 students and 300 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 Elena Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 FAQs.
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