Skip to content

2023 Dates are TBD – See below for information on our 2022 program

EIP Introduction

HLS’s Early Interview Program (“EIP”) is the largest law school recruitment program in the country geared toward private sector employment. Participating employers primarily interview 2Ls for summer positions and some 3Ls for full-time positions following graduation.

We are re-introducing our pilot program, EIP Preview (“Preview”). If you are registered for EIP, you may also opt to register for Preview. During Preview, students will bid on up to 5 firms in early June. Employers will receive student application materials (resume and transcript) by mid-June. 

2022 Important Dates

DATE(S)EVENT
Early February 2022Employer Registration Opens
March 1, 2022Priority Registration Deadline (Employers registered by March 1, will be included in the first list of EIP employers released to students)
March 14, 2022EIP Date Release to employers registered by the priority deadline
June 1 – June 16, 2022Preview bidding period for students
June 16, 2022Employers Receive Preview Applications
June 21 – July 14, 2022Student EIP Bidding Period
July 8, 2022Deadline for employers to reply to Preview applicants (if you intend to invite a student for an interview, please let them know by this date)
July 15 – July 18, 2022Employer Bid Count Review (employer’s last chance to make any final schedule adjustments before the lottery is run)
July 29, 2022Schedules available in Symplicity
August 1 – August 5, 2022EIP Interviews
August 5, 2022EIP Resume collection applications released
Resumes & transcripts from students who bid on resume collections will be available in Symplicity.
September 5, 2022Labor Day
September 6, 2022Fall 2022 classes begin for 2Ls & 3Ls

Preview {NEW}

During Preview, 2L students can submit resumes and transcripts to up to 5 employers in mid-June. Employers will receive application materials from Preview candidates and may conduct interviews before the start of classes on September 6, 2022. Employers should be flexible with their interview dates, especially while students are employed at 1L summer jobs and during EIP.

View our Preview FAQ page for more details about the program.

EIP Resume Collection

If your organization is unable to participate in virtual EIP interviews, we encourage you to register for a resume collection instead. Students submit resumes & transcripts to employers of their choosing and the application results are released to employers on August 5, 2022. Register in Symplicity.

Registration & Fees

Registration for EIP, Preview, and EIP Resume Collections is now open. Register in Symplicity then complete the required EIP Employer Registration Survey.

STEP ONE: REPORT 2021 SUMMER ASSOCIATE FEEDBACK

Please provide information about offers extended to and accepted by Summer Associates from Harvard Law.

  1. In Symplicity, select [OCI] from the left side navigation, followed by the [Feedback] sub-tab.
  2. In the [Summer Program Feedback] tab, select [SUM 2021] to report feedback for every HLS student who participated in your organization’s 2021 summer program.
  3. Submit your Summer Program Outcome information by clicking [Finalize]. Once submitted, you will be unable to change or add feedback information. Please contact us if you need to make adjustments to the information you provide.

STEP TWO: REPORT AUGUST 2021 OCI FEEDBACK

  1. In Symplicity, select the [OCI Feedback] tab followed by “EIP Week August 2021.
  2. Report feedback for every HLS student who interviewed with your organization last year. Further instructions are available on the “Feedback” page in Symplicity.
    Please note: If more than one office participates in our program, all offices must submit feedback data before you receive your interview date.
  3. When complete, click [Finalize]. Once you submit your information you will be unable to change or add feedback information through Symplicity. Please contact us if you need to make adjustments to the information you provide.

STEP THREE: SUBMIT YOUR SCHEDULE REQUEST

  1. From the [OCI] tab, select the [Schedule Request] sub-tab.
  2. Click the red [Request A Schedule] button at the bottom of the page.
  3. Select the appropriate recruitment program(s) from the [Session] drop-down menu. *Note: if you intend to participate in Preview, you must submit requests for both EIP interviews and Preview separately.
  4. Complete all required fields and submit your request. You will receive an email confirmation containing the details of your request.
  5. Repeat the above steps to submit additional schedule requests.

STEP FOUR: COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION SURVEY

  1. If your organization is a law firm, complete the EIP 2022 Employer Registration Survey (required part of registration in order to receive your interview date). One survey submission per firm is acceptable unless responses vary by office.

Policies

Employers participating in EIP are expected to comply with Harvard Law School’s Recruiting Policies & Guidelines.

Employers are not permitted to pre-screen candidates for EIP interviews. 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 should not ask for additional documents such as a transcript in advance of their EIP interviews. Employers also should not request students to submit a cover letter with their resume or to bring one to their interview.

Flo Recruit / Interview Platform

Interviews will take place in Flo Recruit. OCS strongly recommends consulting with your internal IT department to ensure interviewers are able to access and use the platform. To book a test call and read more about the platform, please see below.

Flo Recruit Resources:

EIP Communications Log

DATEEMAIL SUBJECT