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The University of North Carolina School of Law Career Development Office is happy to tailor a recruitment option to help you find current students, new graduates or more experienced alumni. Please let us know which of the following methods will best meet your recruiting needs.

guidelines for the timing of offers and acceptance

In November 2018, the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) revised its Principles and Standards for Law Placement and Recruitment Activities. This revision eliminated long-standing guidelines for the timing of offers and decisions, which were designed to give students time to consider offers while insuring that employers would be able to get decisions in a reasonable amount of time.

In the absence of guidance from NALP, the UNC School of Law has adopted the following guidelines for the timing of offers and decisions: 

Summer Employment Provisions

  1. Employers offering positions for the following summer to candidates not previously employed by them as part of our on-campus interview program(s) should leave those offers open for at least 14 days following the date of the offer letter.
  2. If an employer makes an offer to a law student candidate not previously employed by that employer before the beginning of the law school's on-campus interview program(s), that offer should not expire until at least 14 days following the first day of our on-campus interview program(s). Employers should contact the UNC School of Law Career Development Office to determine these dates.
  3. Employers offering positions for the following summer to candidates previously employed by them should leave those offers open until at least 14 days following the first day of our on-campus interview program(s). Employers should contact the UNC School of Law Career Development Office to determine these dates.
  4. Candidates may request that an employer extend the deadline to accept the employer’s offer until as late as April 1 if the candidate is actively pursuing positions with public interest or government organizations. Candidates may hold open only one offer in such circumstances. Employers are encouraged to grant such requests.
  5. The above policy does not apply to offers resulting from interviews conducted for positions posted in the Job Bank or conducted as part of an off-campus interview program.

Full-Time Employment Provisions

  1. Employers offering full-time positions to commence following graduation to candidates not previously employed by them should leave those offers open for at least 28 days following the date of the offer letter or until December 30, whichever comes first. Candidates should reaffirm these offers within 14 days from the date of the offer letter, if an employer requests such reaffirmation in its offer letter. Employers that have requested this reaffirmation may retract any offer that is not reaffirmed within the 14-day period.
  2. Offers made after December 15 for full-time positions to commence following graduation should remain open for at least two weeks after the date of the offer letter. Candidates may request that an employer extend the deadline to accept the employer’s offer until as late as April 1 if the candidate is actively pursuing positions with public interest or government organizations. Candidates may hold open only one offer in such circumstances. Employers are encouraged to grant such requests.
  3. Employers offering full-time positions to commence following graduation to candidates previously employed by them should leave those offers open until at least October 1 of the candidate’s final year of law school, provided that such offers are made prior to or on September 2. Candidates should reaffirm these offers within thirty days from the date of the offer letter, if an employer requests such reaffirmation in its offer letter. Employers that have requested this reaffirmation may retract any offer that is not reaffirmed within the 30-day period. After September 2 of a candidate's final year of law school, employers offering full-time positions to commence following graduation to candidates previously employed by them should leave those offers open for at least 28 days following the date of the offer letter.
  4. If an employer makes an offer to a law student candidate not previously employed by that employer before the beginning of the law school's on-campus interview program, that offer should not expire until at least 28 days following the first day of the law school's on-campus interview program. Employers should contact the appropriate law school(s) to determine these dates.
  5. Employers offering candidates full-time positions to commence following graduation and having a total of 40 attorneys or fewer in all offices are exempted from Paragraphs 1-4 of this Section. Instead, offers made on or before December 15 should remain open for at least three weeks following the date of the offer letter or until December 30, whichever comes first, and offers made after December 15 should remain open for at least two weeks

On-Campus Interviews (OCI)

Fall interviews are scheduled from mid-August through late September and Spring interviews are scheduled beginning in February.

Interviews are held at the law school, in Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, or remotely via our video interview room and typically are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays with a one-hour break for lunch. Lunch is hosted by a representative from the law school at the Hill Alumni Center nearby.

We will schedule your requested interview date, have students submit their application materials for your review online, allow 100% prescreening, and set up interviews with your selected students.

Bidding for Fall OCIs begins the first week of July, and bidding for Spring OCIs begins at the end of January. During each bidding cycle, students have until Monday evening to submit their materials in Symplicity. Application packets are ready for download by employers on Tuesday, and have until the following Monday to make their interview selections.

A schedule of important employer dates for Fall 2018 OCIs can be found here.

OCI Fee Schedule

All OCI fees go to support our Public Interest Summer Grant program, which provides 100 students with up to $3000 each to support their work as summer volunteers with legal services providers, non-profit advocacy groups and federal, state and local government agencies. For employers who participate in Fall OCI, no fee will be charged for the following Spring's OCI. View the schedule of OCI fees.

Job Bank Postings (No Fee)

Job opportunities are posted online and students respond directly to the employer. If the employer would like to receive application materials as a group, job postings can be set up so applications are accumulated online and then e-mailed to the employer as a bundle when the posting expires.

To post jobs/internships for current students or permanent positions for alumni, please do so through Symplicity or by contacting lawcareers@unc.edu.

Off-Campus Interview Programs

The UNC School of Law coordinates our students’ participation in the following off-campus interview programs:

  • North Carolina Legal Interview Program (NCLIP): Charlotte and Raleigh
  • Southern Legal Interview Program (SLIP): Dallas and Atlanta
  • National Law School Consortium (NLSC): New York; Washington, DC; Miami; Chicago; Houston
  • Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF): Atlanta

For more information on any of the above off-campus programs or to register, please contact the CDO.

In addition to the programs above, students at Carolina Law are invited to participate in many other off-campus interview programs each year, giving them access to employers who do not ordinarily participate in on-campus interviews or who are seeking students with specialized credentials or characteristics.

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