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General Information

Please visit our OCI Program Comparison webpage to determine which Harvard Law School (HLS) recruitment program best suits your organization’s recruiting needs. For more information on how to register, please visit our EIP Registration page.

  • Participating employers & students
    Through the Early Interview Program (EIP), law firms, businesses and other private sector employers are welcome to interview rising 2L students for summer 2018 positions and / or 3L students for post-graduate positions beginning in fall 2018.
  • Interview dates & location
    EIP interviews will take place from August 7 to August 11, 2017 between 9 am and 5:20 pm at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA. Information regarding interview dates and the booking of hotel rooms will be sent on or after March 13, 2017. Please note that interview dates are determined in advance of registration.
  • Interview length options
    Employers have the option of choosing 20- or 30-minutes interviews.

    • One schedule of 20-minute interviews allows for 20 interview slots.
    • One schedule of 30-minute interviews allows for 13 interview slots.
  • Fees
    $700 per interview schedule. Firms with 40 or fewer attorneys are eligible for a reduced rate of $350 for the first interview schedule. Please visit our OCI Program Comparison webpage for more information about EIP fees.
  • Resume Collections
    If your organization is unable to visit Cambridge for on-campus interviews, we encourage you to participate in our Resume Collection Program.

Student Callbacks

As you plan for the upcoming recruiting season, we ask all EIP employers to conduct callback interviews between August 14 and September 1. Please note that classes will begin on September 5 for 2Ls and 3Ls. Consistent with Harvard Law School’s Recruiting Policies & Guidelines, employers may not conduct callback interviews during the week of EIP (August 7 – 11).

We ask that employers inviting candidates to visit their offices explain the organization’s travel expense reimbursement policy prior to the visit. Travel expenses include airfare, rental cars, taxis, and food allowance. It is our experience that clarifying these issues prior to the callback period avoids misunderstandings that may arise when reimbursement policies are not explicit.

Recruiting Policies

All employers participating in EIP will be expected to comply with Harvard Law School’s Recruiting Policies & Guidelines and NALP Timing Guidelines.

Employers are not permitted to pre-screen candidates. A randomized lottery procedure utilizing students’ employer preferences is used to assign interviews. This process is designed to maximize interviewing opportunities for both students and employers. Other than resumes, employers cannot ask for additional documents in advance of interviews. Students will bring transcripts, writing samples and / or references to the interview upon request. Requests for cover letters are not permitted.

NALP member employers must complete the Pro Bono section of the NALP Form by June 1.

Contact

For assistance please contact us at recruiting@law.harvard.edu.