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The Spring Interview Program (SIP) is an opportunity for private and public sector employers to interview 1Ls and 2Ls for summer employment opportunities, as well as 3Ls for permanent post-graduation employment.

Interviews take place Monday, January 22 to Friday, February 2, 2018, between 9 am and 7 pm on the Harvard Law School campus.

General Information

  • Registration Options
    Your organization can register for an interview schedule or resume collection.
  • Interview Duration
    An interview schedule consists of either 20 interviews lasting 20 minutes each or 13 interviews lasting 30 minutes each.
  • Callback or Second Round Interviews
    There is no designated callback period for SIP; callback interviews should be scheduled during spring break (March 10 to 18) or during other free times in accordance with students’ schedules. Please note that employers should coordinate directly with students regarding second-round interviews. 
  • Offers
    Once an offer is extended, students are typically granted approximately two weeks to decide upon the offer.


  • The registration fee for the first interview schedule is $250, with no fee for additional schedules.
  • Interview rooms are reserved by OCS and provided at no cost to employers.
  • There is no fee for resume collections.
  • Government and non-profit employers are exempt from all fees.

For more information about HLS recruitment programs, please visit our OCI Program Comparison webpage.

Important Dates

December 11 (on or before) SIP interview dates released to employers with complete registrations.
January 2 Employer registration period closes.
January 2 – 9 Students bid for SIP interviews.
January 9 – 10 Employers review number of bids submitted by students and confirm participation in the program.
January 16 Interview schedules & resumes released to employers interviewing January 22 – 26.
January 23 Interview schedules & resumes released to employers interviewing January 29 – February 2.
January 22 – February 2 On-Campus Interviews
January 30 – February 6 Students bid for SIP resume collections.
February 6 Resumes released to employers participating in the SIP Resume Collection.
March 10 – 18 Spring break

Planning Your Stay


Provided below are hotel options if you are planning an overnight stay near Harvard Law School.


Provided below are restaurant options near Harvard Law School if you are planning to host a reception.

Recruitment Policies

HLS maintains a strict no-prescreening policy, which means employers are not permitted to ask for resumes or transcripts in order to select students for interviews. Interviews are assigned by a lottery designed to maximize opportunities for both employers and students. Students can be asked to bring additional application documents (transcript & writing sample) to the interview. Cover letters requests are not accepted.

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


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