- Fall OCI Program Fees
- Fall OCI Program Materials
- Interview Assignment Process
- Sending Firm Recruiting Materials for Your Interviewers
- Receptions & Hospitality Tables
- Hotels, Directions & Parking
- Day of the Interview
- After Your On-Campus Interview
Fall OCI Calendar of Employer Deadlines
|Fall 2015 Dates|
|Monday, July 6||Symplicity student bidding begins|
|Monday, July 27||Symplicity student bidding closes|
|Wednesday, July 29||Last day for employers to cancel their OCI schedule/s with a refund|
|Friday, July 31||On-Campus Interview schedules and resumes become available in Symplicity|
|Monday, August 10||On-Campus Interviewing Program begins|
|Thursday, August 20||On-Campus Interviewing Program ends|
Fall On-Campus Interviewing / Resume Collection- Register
Each August/September the Office of Career Services conducts our on-campus interviewing program. We invite you to participate! You may elect to recruit second-year, third-year, and advanced degree students for summer and post-graduate positions. Please feel free to contact us with any questions!
The fees for the Fall OCI Program are as follows:
Full Day (9AM-4:30 PM):
- $600 per schedule for employers with 100+ attorneys;
- $500 per schedule for employers with 30-99 attorneys;
- $250 per schedule for employers with less than 30 attorneys
Half Day (4:30 PM-7:30 PM):
- $300 per schedule for employers with 100+ attorneys;
- $250 per schedule for employers with 30-99 attorneys;
- $125 per schedule for employers with less than 30 attorneys
There is no charge for public interest organizations and government agencies.
There is no charge to participate in our Resume Collection.
At the time of OCI registration, please complete the following:
- SLS Addendum to NALP Workplace Environment Questionnaire-- needs to be completed and uploaded to the employer’s profile section in Symplicity. This form is REQUIRED in order for us to accept an employer’s OCI registration. In addition, please make sure that you have completed your online NALP profile.
- Recruiting fees are due upon receipt of your confirmation and invoice (there is no charge for Public Interest or Public Sector employers).
Note: While we believe it to be advantageous for students to have completed NALP forms and our Addendum to them as part of your Resume Collection registration, unlike OCI, we do not require it. There are no forms or fees associated with our Resume Collection program.
Interview Assignment Process
On-Campus interviews are allocated to students by computer lottery. Assignments are based on student preferences and availability. The majority of students receive the interviews they request. When an employer's schedule is oversubscribed, the resumes of students on the overflow list are made available to the employer on-line along with those students who have been granted interviews. For Resume Collection, student bids are placed with no order of preference.
- Interview Schedule & Student Resumes:
- For OCI and Resume collection: An e-mail will be sent to you (if you are participating in OCI) when your schedule(s) and student resumes are available to view.
- Requests for writing samples and other materials:
- For OCI: Resumes will be released to you on-line. Students have been instructed to bring all additional materials with them to their interviews. This includes transcripts.
- For Resume Collection: If employers wish to request additional materials beyond a resume and cover letter, they should do so by directly contacting the student after review of his/her resume. This includes transcripts.
- OCI Schedule Changes Made By Students:
Students are able to add or delete their names from a schedule until 5:00 PM, 2 days before the scheduled interview date. As a result, schedules initially seen online will most likely not be the same as the updated schedule available the day of the interviews. We strongly encourage you to repeatedly view your schedule(s) for changes/updates leading up to your interview date.
- Contacting Students:
Employers may contact students directly through the information included on individual resumes. If you contact a student on your overflow list encouraging him or her to sign up for your OCI schedule, it is the responsibility of that student to sign up for your schedule online during the designated manual sign-up period. Because your schedule is open to all students, we ask that you do not fill empty spots independent of our office.
- Schedule Changes Made By Employers:
If you need to deviate from the schedule in any way (either extend your schedule or end the interviewing early) please e-mail Melissa Leger or call our office at (650) 723-3924 as soon as possible.
- Interviewer Names:
Please let us know as soon as possible the name of your interviewer if you did not report an interviewer name in your initial registration. Please also indicate whether or not the interviewer is an alumnus/a of Stanford Law School, and if so, in what year that person graduated.
- Interviewers with Special Needs:
Please let us know as soon as possible if an interviewer from your organization has special needs (e.g. a wheelchair accessible room or one not requiring stair climbing for access). We will be happy to accommodate any such special needs, but need to know in advance of the interview date since not all interview rooms are appropriate.
Sending Firm Recruiting Materials for Your Interviewers:
We can accept packaged recruiting materials for your interviewer in advance, however, we ask employers to plan for their package/s to arrive no earlier than two business days from their OCI date, if possible. Deliveries are not made directly to our office by courier companies, so to ensure there is no delay in delivery to us, please send your materials well in advance of your interview date and make sure all of the following is posted clearly on all boxes:
Attention: Office of Career Services, Stanford Law School
Hold For: (Interviewer/s name)
Date(s) of Interview Schedule
Our mailing address is below -
Office of Career Services, Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
We are unable to hold, display or ship back materials your interviewers do not use in the course of their interviews. We ask that you please send only enough materials for the students on your schedule, or provide your interviewer with a return label for extra materials.
Receptions & Hospitality Tables:
We will accept requests for employer receptions and hospitality tables beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2015. To submit your request for a hospitality table or reception, please contact Laura Laurion on or after this date.
Hotels, Directions & Parking:
Several hotels in the Stanford vicinity offer special rates to university affiliates. To view our list of recommended hotels, click here.
Directions to Stanford Law School and a map of the campus are available here. If you plan to drive from either the San Francisco or San Jose Airport, please allow yourself at least one hour driving time.
The online directions take you to Parking Structure 6 (560 Wilbur Way, Stanford, CA). This is an UNDERGROUND parking lot with a field serving as its roof. In Parking Structure 6, visitor parking (marked as “P”) is located on the first floor of the garage.
To pay, please find the yellow machines which accept coins, cash, and credit cards. The machine will issue you a pass to place in the dashboard of your vehicle.
NOTE: Parking restrictions are strictly enforced by the Santa Clara County Police Department. The school is not able to reimburse employers for any costs incurred as a result of parking violations. Please also note: there is no need to validate past 4:00pm.
Pay for Parking Using the Parkmobile App
In the past, many interviewers have experienced frustration at having to wait in line to purchase parking validation from the machine. New this year is the option to use the "Parkmobile" application. He/she may download it to an Android, Windows phone, Blackberry, or iPhone, enter the zone code (for PS6, the zone code is 7206), their parking space number and the duration. If they're running late, or would prefer to pay remotely once they've checked-in, they now have that option. Click here for more info and set up!
Day of the Interview:
- Interviewer Check-In:
Recruiters will receive an e-mail to notify them of where their interviews will take place, along with check-in instructions, directions and parking information. It’s important that all interviewers check in with an OCS staff member in Room 145 so we know they have arrived.
Lunch will be provided to each interviewer as part of their registration. More detailed information will be provided upon an interviewer’s check-in.
You can make arrangements for outgoing or incoming faxes with Arren Moskowitz in the Copy Center. The phone number is 650.723.2514 and the incoming fax number is 650.723.9902.
- Internet Access:
Wifi Internet access is available to all interviewers and no password is necessary. If your browser doesn't automatically re-direct you to the Stanford Visitor page please open up a new tab and go to www.stanford.edu. You will then be redirected to the Stanford Visitor portal. For more information about wireless connectivity at Stanford visit: www.wirelessnet.stanford.edu.
- Funding For Public Interest and Government Positions:
Public interest and government employers who expect students to secure all or part of their summer funding from external sources should make this clear to all interviewees.
After Your On-Campus Interview:
- Following Up:
Effective follow-up to your Stanford Law School recruiting visit is important. We have found that law students often measure a potential employer's interest by the quality and timeliness of the follow-up procedures. At the conclusion of each interview, inform the student of the approximate date to expect your response and of subsequent steps to be taken by students who are selected.
Students and employers must limit interviews (including transportation to and from interviews) to the period between the conclusion of OCI and the start of classes. Click here to view the 2015-16 Academic Calendar.
When you invite a student to visit your office, please tell the student whether they should make the travel arrangements or whether your office will make them. Please indicate how expenses will be covered and whether or not you will require them to submit a NALP Travel Reimbursement Form. We encourage students to combine several employer visits to save them time and to allow employers to share costs.
To avoid misunderstandings, please send a letter confirming any arrangements made in your telephone conversations with students. Also, if you agree that the student is to make the travel arrangements with reimbursement from you, they can use the original of the confirmation letter to make travel arrangements on credit with a local travel agency. (They are responsible for either obtaining payment from you to pay the travel agency or paying the agency directly and must do so within 30 days.) As you might guess, students appreciate rapid reimbursement, as delay may cause them financial hardship.
- Hotel Voucher Program:
After more than five years of success, the Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation (SPILF) and the Office of Career Services are proud to continue the Hotel Voucher Program this year. The program is a fundraising effort that runs in conjunction with the Law School's On-Campus Interviewing Program (OCI). If a student agrees to stay with friends or relatives instead of in a firm-sponsored hotel for some or all of the nights of their callback interviews, participating firms will donate $175 to SPILF. In the event that a student elects to forgo only one or a few nights of hotel accommodations and multiple firms are sponsoring the trip, firms can choose to donate only their portion of the forgone hotel expenses.
Please note that local Bay Area law firms are exempt from the Hotel Voucher Program since Stanford students do not incur hotel costs when interviewing with these firms. Participating firms will receive a proof of donation form for tax purposes and recognition in SPILF's annual public interest auction program.
At the end of this week, at the conclusion of our OCI Program, we will generate a list of all firms who have chosen to participate, and will distribute this list to students participating in OCI. Each participating student will provide the recruiting coordinators of these firms with a letter indicating his or her decision to forgo one or more nights of hotel accommodations during
Students will also provide SPILF with a voucher form identifying these firms. On or before December 1st, Career Services and SPILF will send recruiting coordinators a list confirming which Stanford Law students took part in the program. Firms may then submit their donations directly to SPILF.
SPILF is a nonprofit organization of Stanford law students and alumni. The funds donated through the program support grants to Stanford law students engaged in public service projects and to non-profit legal services groups around the country.For more information about the Hotel Voucher Program or SPILF, contact our office at 650.723.3924.
We encourage our students to release offers and make decisions in a timely manner. We strongly feel that it greatly benefits both students and employers alike. Our timing guidelines are in accordance with NALP’s guidelines for the timing of offers and decisions.
Office of Career Services
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way, Room 145
tel: 650 723.3924
fax: 650 723.0212
M - F 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.