Spring Interview Program (SIP) Overview

Dates, Fees and Policies

The Spring Interview Program (SIP) is an opportunity for public and private sector employers to connect with first, second and third-year Harvard Law students. Interviews will take place Monday, January 27 to Friday, February 14, 2014, between 11 am and 7 pm on the Harvard Law School campus. Interviews are assigned through an online lottery system designed to maximize opportunities for both employers and students. The school has a strict no-prescreening policy, which means employers are not allowed to ask for resumes or transcripts in order to select the students they want to interview.

Employers can register for an interview schedule or resume collection, but not both. An interview schedule consists of either 20 interviews lasting 20 minutes each or 13 interviews lasting 30 minutes each. The registration fee for the first interview schedule is $250, with no fee for additional schedules unless a separate schedule is requested by a different office location.There is no fee for a resume collection. 

Government and non-profit employers are exempt from all fees. 

Please note that you should contact students directly regarding second-round interviews. There is no designated fly-out week for SIP. Students attend call-back interviews on their time or during spring break, and are usually provided with approximately two weeks to accept or decline an offer. 

Important Dates
Open through January 6Employer Registration Period
December 16SIP dates released to employers with complete registrations.
January 7 - 14Students bid for SIP interviews.
January 14 - 15Employers review number of bids submitted by students.
January 21Interview schedules and resumes released to employers interviewing January 27 - 31. 
January 28Interview schedules and resumes released to employers interviewing February 3 - 7.
February 4Interview schedules and resumes released to employers interviewing February 10 - 14.
January 27 - February 14Interviews


Registration Overview

You can register for SIP using Symplicity, our online career database. Please visit our SIP Registration page for details.

Recruitment Policies

All employers participating in SIP will be expected to comply with Harvard Law School’s Recruitment Policies and the NALP Timing Guidelines

Contact OCS

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Donovan, Recruitment Manager, at 617-495-2959 or recruiting@law.harvard.edu

Last modified: October 23, 2014

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