Employer Information

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 align with this policy. By 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 at http://law-isip-csm.symplicity.com/employers. For detailed ISIP Symplicity instructions for the Preview Program, please review this document.

When will the program be held?

In order to accommodate the changes to international LLM enrollment patterns in the 2020-2021 academic year, we have created a two-part program for this year.

  • The ISIP Preview Program will take place between March 15 and April 2, 2021.
  • The ISIP Interview Program will be held on June 18, 2021.

Which students are eligible to participate?

More than 1,600 students from our consortium LLM programs submit resumes to employers through ISIP Symplicity. In the 2020-2021 academic year, this population includes students who will complete their LLM program in May, August, and December 2021.

Because of the size and scope of the program, this program is reserved exclusively for interviewing students from member schools. We are unable to allow any students who are not enrolled in a consortium school to interview through ISIP. If you wish to meet students from other schools during this period, we ask that you please do so outside of NYU’s program. 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.

A student interviewing with one of the more than 160 leading legal employers who participate in ISIP.
A student interviewing with one of the more than 160 leading legal employers who participate in ISIP.

Why is there a two-part (Preview and Interview) Program this year?

The majority of the schools in our consortium provided alternative enrollment options for LLM students because of the public health circumstances caused by COVID-19. We created the two-part program to provide flexibility to both students and employers in this unprecedented year.

Enrollment Timing: Most students in our programs will begin their LLM in January 2021, graduating in either August or December 2021, depending on the school and the program. Accordingly, students participating in ISIP 2021 may be graduating in May, August, or December 2021 and will be looking for career opportunities on a variety of time frames. March interviews during the Preview Program can accommodate those students graduating in May, while June will likely be the appropriate time to interview students graduating in August and December.

LLM Grades: Students starting their LLM program in January will not have grades and will not yet have completed a semester of LLM courses until May 2021. These students may not be able to discuss LLM courses or their LLM experience in-depth at the start of the spring semester, as they will have just started their studies.

Early Access to Top Candidates: We recognize that some employers want to gain access to the talented students in our consortium programs early and may not want to wait to review LLM grades, or may want to interview all candidates in the spring along more traditional LLM recruiting timelines. In such cases, employers may wish to interview all candidates (even those beginning in January) through the Preview Program in March.

In-Person Interviews: We hope to be able to offer in-person or hybrid in-person/virtual interviews during the June interview program, depending on health guidelines. **Please note, the June Interview Program will be completely virtual.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Elena Lee, ISIP Coordinator at law.isip@nyu.edu.

May we interview for both programs?

All employers who register to participate in 2021 ISIP will be automatically be registered to participate in both the Preview Program and Interview Program. If you are interested in interviewing through just one program, please let us know at law.isip@nyu.edu and iterate your hiring needs.

How will the interviews be conducted?

Preview Program: Employers will schedule interviews directly with candidates of interest and host the interviews on the employers’ preferred virtual platform (e.g., Zoom, Webex, Google). NYU can provide support for employers who do not have a preferred virtual platform; please contact law.isip@nyu.edu for assistance.

Interview Program: While we hope to be able to offer in-person interviews in June 2021, we are still monitoring the health guidelines for New York and our global partners. We will provide more details about in-person, hybrid, or completely virtual interviews in the spring. Virtual interviews during the Interview Program will be hosted on NYU’s video interview platform.

Which employers participate?

ISIP hosts more than 160 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.

Preview Program:

Employers will receive all student materials through the ISIP online system in February. Employers interested in interviewing select candidates through the Preview Program will notify us through the online system of the candidates they wish to interview by March 10. This information will be visible to students.

Employers interviewing students during the Preview Program should contact your Preview candidates directly via email to set up a time for a virtual interview between March 15 and April 2. We have provided a two-week window for Preview interviews to accommodate Spring Break at some of our consortium schools. Preview Interviews will not be scheduled by NYU/ISIP. If you need assistance contacting students or setting up virtual interviews during the Preview period, please contact the ISIP Program Coordinator at law.isip@nyu.edu.

There is no limit to the number of students that can be interviewed through the Preview Program; however we recommend that these interviews be reserved for May graduates and a small number of exceptional January start candidates. If you receive resumes from candidates that you wish to interview through the formal Interview Program in June, you may contact those students to let them know that you look forward to meeting them in June.

Important Preview Program Dates:

January 20, 2021 Employer registration deadline 5:00 PM (EST)
February 24, 2021 Employers receive student resumes 12:00 PM (EST)
March 10, 2021

Employer candidate selection deadline 5:00 PM (EST)

March 15, 2021 - April 2, 2021 Virtual Interviews scheduled and hosted by the employer

Interview Program:

Employers will have the opportunity to update their interview schedules prior to the June interview program in the case of additional hiring needs, new offices registering, etc. Students will then re-apply through a second round of applications through the ISIP system and employers will receive those resumes by May 5. Note that some may be duplicative of the February applications. Employers will notify us of interview selection by May 26. We will create interview schedules in the ISIP system online. If the June program is entirely virtual or hybrid, we will provide options that will allow us to accommodate multiple time zones.

Important Interview Program Dates:

May 5, 2021    Employers receive second round student resumes 12:00 PM (EST)
May 26, 2021    Employer candidate selection deadline 5:00 PM (EST)
June 9, 2021    Preliminary Interview Schedules Released 12:00 PM (EST)
June 11, 2021    Final Interview Schedules Released 12:00 PM (EST)
June 18, 2021    ISIP Interview Program

When will interview schedules be available?

For the Preview Program, employers will receive student resumes on February 24, 2021. Employers must submit candidate selections online by March 10, 2021. Employers will either directly reach out to students with interview invitations or have the ISIP Coordinator inform students.

For the Interview Program, employers will receive student resumes on May 5, 2021. Employers must submit candidate selections online by May 19, 2021. Preliminary interview schedules will be available on June 9, 2021. Final schedules will be released on June 11, 2021. 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 20-minute interviews. During a virtual program, we can work with your firm to create multiple simultaneous shorter schedules in order to meet time zone differences and to accommodate interviewers’ schedules (e.g. three schedules with six students each rather than one schedule of eighteen). We created sample interview schedules for employers based on region. All Asia-based firms may refer to this sample schedule. All New York, LATAM, and Europe-based firms may refer to their sample schedules here.

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. When you request to register for our programs, 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 a request through ISIP Symplicity. The deadline for employer registration is January 20, 2021. If you experience problems with ISIP Symplicity that are not addressed in the instructions prepared by our office, please contact Elena Lee, the ISIP Coordinator, at law.isip@nyu.edu.

What are the registration fees?

Due to the virtual nature of our event, we are lowering employer fees for 2021 ISIP. The nonrefundable registration fee is $400. Each interview schedule is $150, which encompasses participation in both the Preview Program and the Interview Program. Employers only need to register once to be signed up for both the Preview Program and Interview Program. If you would like additional interview schedules, they will be $150 each. Additional interviewer fees will be maintained at $150.

Employers registering for one interview schedule (which includes participation in both the Preview Program and Interview Program) with one interviewer would pay the registration fee ($400) and the interview schedule fee ($150), submitting a payment of $550.

For resume collections only, there is a single fee of $300 for up to four resume collections and $400 for five or more collections (interview schedule fees do not apply).

After February 2, 2021, all interview schedule and resume collection requests will be subject to a $50 late fee.

Payment Methods and Refund Policy

All major credit cards are accepted. Credit card payments may be made through ISIP Symplicity.

We are now accepting wire transfers. Please email the coordinator Elena Lee at law.isip@nyu.edu for further instructions.

Due to the remote nature of our office, check deposits are delayed. We recommend paying your invoice either with credit card or wire transfer for the time being.

If you must pay by check, please follow these instructions:
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

Invoices will be forwarded by email as PDF attachments within two weeks of your schedule/resume collection confirmation. Additional interviewer fees will be invoiced after the program. Invoices will be automatically forwarded to the contact associated with your interview schedule or resume collection in ISIP Symplicity. 

Contact Information:
Elena Lee
ISIP Coordinator
Office of Career Services
New York University School of Law
245 Sullivan Street, Suite 430
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-6086
law.isip@nyu.edu