Law firms and other legal employers visit law schools nationwide during the fall to interview applicants for employment starting the following summer. Generally, the firms hire students to work the summer between their second and third year and if the students perform well, the firms often make offers to them for full-time employment upon graduation. Some law firms will also interview rising 3Ls for positions commencing the fall after graduation.
REGISTRATION & BIDDING FOR OCI & RESUME COLLECTS
Click here to view instructions for OCI Registration & Bidding
PRINCIPLES & STANDARDS FOR RECRUITMENT & HIRING
The National Association for Law Placement (NALP), of which Loyola is a member, has established principles and standards for recruitment that legal employers, law schools, and law students must abide by. These principles were created to ensure fair and ethical hiring practices; they explain the behavior expected of both employers and students during the fall recruitment process and provide "Standards for the Timing of Offers and Decisions" in Part V.
THANK YOU NOTES
Although it is always appropriate to thank interviewers, thank you notes for OCI interviews are not necessary or expected. You can save your thank you notes for after call-back interviews. If you do choose to send thank you notes, handwritten notes, typewritten letters, and emails are all appropriate. Be certain not to use an inappropriately casual tone in an email. Proofread your thank you notes carefully, no less than you would before handing in a legal document.
JOINT INTERVIEWS WITH OTHER CHICAGO-AREA LAW SCHOOLS
A handful of employers conduct "joint interviews," meeting students from multiple Chicago schools at one Chicago law school location. Our office will coordinate with the other law schools to create the schedule. Please follow any specific instructions listed for the employer.
LINKS TO IMPORTANT NALP INTERVIEWING INFORMATION
NALP Open Letter to Law Students