The Office of Career Services (OCS) offers numerous ways to connect with HLS students including OCS hosted events, podcasts, and programming. Harvard Law School’s Student Organizations are very active and host many employer events as well.
Don’t Forget to Register for the EIP Firm Fair
Our inaugural EIP Firm Fair is an “old school,” in-person employer fair taking place at Harvard Law School on April 2 and 3. The Fair is an opportunity for EIP employers to (re)connect with 1L Harvard Law students ahead of the summer season. Here is how the Fair will work:
- Each day of the Fair will take place from 10am to 5pm.
- Each firm will be assigned one 6’ long table with two chairs on one (1) day of the fair.
- Each firm is allowed to have 2 representatives at their table.
- OCS is compiling an EIP Employer Book to be distributed to 1Ls at the Fair. EIP registration includes a one-page (double sided) entry for your firm.
- Participation sponsorship for the fair is $2500 for two representatives, one table, and a book entry.
Student Engagement Opportunities
In-person Receptions (Spring Semester)
Receptions are firm hosted off-campus events and can be in the form of an event at a restaurant, a bowling night at a bowling alley, a short film viewing at a local theater or even a gourmet coffee tasting. Harvard Square and the surrounding areas offer a range of quality restaurants and venues from which to choose when hosting an off-campus event.
For venue ideas, please see https://www.harvardsquare.com/
Employers must receive OCS approval for Harvard only receptions to ensure that the event will not conflict with other events that could impact attendance.
Please reach out directly to firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate a date.
Masterclass (Fall Semester)
This fall semester event is designed to introduce first-year students to the techniques that will allow them to be successful on the job and during the interview process. Students participate in an informative program about navigating networking events and then immediately flow into a networking reception with participating attorneys. Students learn more about sponsor firms while practicing their newfound skills. A sponsorship commitment is required of participating firms.
1L Mock Interview Program (Fall Semester)
This November program provides students with an opportunity to get real feedback from practicing attorneys on how to refine their interview skills. Attorneys meet with approximately 4 students via Flo Recruit (virtual interview platform) and conduct 30 minute mock interviews. Scheduling is coordinated by OCS.
The OCS website includes recorded podcasts from law firms and other legal employers for students to download. These instructional podcasts feature short interviews with firm representatives and cover practice areas, practice settings, professionalism, and on-the-job skills. These podcasts are crafted to give students an opportunity to learn more about a subject from practicing attorneys.
Please note that the opinions expressed in the podcasts and any materials linked therewith represent the views of the speakers and do not necessarily represent those of the Office of Career Services, Harvard Law School or Harvard University.
Publicity & Marketing Materials
OCS will publicize chats, receptions and other firm events (including firm hosted multi-school events when appropriate).
Additionally, firms may submit any written or video marketing materials to be uploaded to the Symplicity Employer Resource Library for students. We will accept materials on a rolling basis and upload to Symplicity at any time during the spring semester. To submit materials, please email them to email@example.com.
*Please note that materials submitted in the spring and summer of 2023 have been removed from the library.
OCS Publicity will consist of the following:
- A listing in Symplicity where students RSVP for events (for chats and receptions)
- A listing on the OCS events and the university calendar (for chats and receptions)
- Weekly posts on the OCS blog for students (for chats, receptions, other firm events and resource library materials)
Policies & Procedures
Employers may not communicate directly or indirectly with first year students before November 15. Invitations to social functions scheduled before November 15 should be directed only to second and third year students. For more details on HLS Recruiting and Interview Policies please see our policy page.
Individual firm information sessions or networking receptions must comply with Harvard Law School’s non-discrimination policy.
Employers that fail to comply with these policies may not be able to utilize the facilities and services of the Office of Career Services.
We welcome firm and alumni participation in our programming. For all inquiries, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.