Spring On-Campus Interviews

Spring OCI & Resume Collect Programs

Each January the Office of Career Services conducts our spring on-campus interviewing program. We invite you to participate! You may elect to recruit first-year, second-year, and advanced degree students for summer and post-graduate positions. Employer registration for spring OCI & resume collect usually begins in late-November and ends early-January.


Spring OCI—Important Dates

Spring 2018 Dates
Friday, January 5 Spring OCI registrations due (initial deadline)
Tuesday, January 9 Assigned dates available to employers
Monday, January 15 Student bids due for Resume Collection & OCI by 5:00 pm
Tuesday, January 16 Resumes available to resume collect employers
Thursday, January 18 Schedules/resumes available to OCI employers
Monday, January 22 On-Campus Interviewing Program begins
Wednesday, January 24 On-Campus Interviewing Program ends

Program Fees

For private sector employers, there is a $250 per schedule fee for Spring OCI. Public interest and government employers may participate at no cost.


Interview Assignment Process

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 online along with those students who have been granted interviews. For Resume Collect employers, student bids are placed with no order of preference.

Submitting Interviewer Names

All OCI employers are asked to submit the name/s of their interviewer/s as soon as possible (unless you included it in your initial registration). If you’ve not yet submitted this information, please email Melissa Leger or call our office at (650) 723-3924 as soon as possible. We ask that you also indicate whether or not the interviewer is an alumnus/a of Stanford Law School, and if so, in what year that person graduated.

Accessing Your Interview Schedule & Student Resumes

OCI and Resume Collect employers will receive an email once their resume packet and/or schedule is available to view in Symplicity. Note: all communications relating our recruiting programs will be sent to the email address of the contact who originally requested a schedule.

Requests for Writing Samples and Other Materials

For OCI: Resumes will be released to you online. 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 reviewing 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 business 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Required Materials

For OCI Participants

Please make sure you’ve completed your online NALP Directory profile.

For Resume Collect Participants

While we believe it to be advantageous for students to have access to your completed NALP forms as part of your Resume Collect registration, unlike OCI, we do not require it. There are no forms or fees associated with our Resume Collection program.

Public Relations Interviewing

Occasionally, employers have interviewed first-year students to market their organization without having any real intention to hire 1Ls. We strongly discourage this practice. Students interview with the belief that positions are available and are, understandably, upset when they discover otherwise. Such “public relations” interviewing often does more harm than good to an employer’s reputation.

Mailing Your Materials

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.

Display clearly on all boxes:

Attention: Office of Career Services, Stanford Law School
Employer Name
Hold For: (Interviewer/s name)
Date(s) of Interview Schedule

Mail to:

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.

Day of Interviews

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 so we know they have arrived.

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.


You can make arrangements for outgoing or incoming faxes with Arren Moskowitz in the Copy Center (located on the basement level of the administrative building). The phone number is (650)723.2514 and the incoming fax number is (650)723.9902.

After Your Interviews

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 outside of scheduled classes.

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.


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.

Hotels, Directions & Parking

Nearby Hotels

Several hotels in the Stanford vicinity offer special rates to university affiliates. This is by no means a complete list of hotels, however.

View Recommended Hotels

Directions & Parking

If you plan to drive from either the San Francisco or San Jose Airport, please allow yourself at least one hour driving time. The Law School address is 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA. You can also view our campus map to familiarize yourself with the University.

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Wilbur Field parking garage (PS6) is the nearest garage to the Law School. The address for PS6 is 560 Wilbur Way, Stanford, CA. This is an UNDERGROUND parking lot with a field serving as its roof. Visitor parking (marked as “P”) is located on the first floor of the garage.

To pay for parking, 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. There is no need to validate past 4:00 p.m.

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. The good news is you now have the option of using the “Parkmobile” application. Simply download the app on your smartphone (Android, Windows phone, Blackberry, or iPhone), enter the zone code (for Wilbur Field/PS6 it’s 7206), your parking space number and the duration. If you’re running late, or would prefer to pay remotely once you’ve checked-in, you now have that option.

Using the Parkmobile App