The Career Development Office coordinates fall and spring On-Campus Interview (OCI) programs. Law firms and other employers participate in the OCI program to search for the most qualified law students for summer clerkship and entry-level associate positions.
The fall OCI program is open to second-year and third-year law students (The National Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP) Principles and Guidelines prohibit first-year law students from seeking employment prior to December 1). The spring OCI program includes opportunities for first-year law students, as well as second-year and third-year students.
The CDO staff is available to provide more information about the OCI rules, requirements, and logistics. The OCI program is just one of many opportunities for law school students to secure employment. The CDO staff is also available to discuss other job search options. Please call (804) 289-8638, e-mail us, or visit the office to schedule an appointment.
OCI Tips for Law Students:
- Apply only to employers in which you are sincerely interested.
- Appear for all scheduled interviews on time.
- Keep the Career Development Office informed of the status of your top search efforts.
- Notify the Career Development Office of all callbacks and offers (including offers from summer employment) in a timely manner.
- When you accept an offer, notify the Career Development Office, complete the employment survey in Symplicity, send letters to other employers where you are under consideration, and cease all interviews.
- For first-year and second-year law students working during the summer, complete the Summer Experience Survey in Symplicity upon returning to school in the fall.
The "Policy Against Discriminatory Practices," which participating employers are required to acknowledge and return to us before recruiting on campus:
The University of Richmond School of Law prohibits discrimination and harassment against any individual on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status or any protected classification in accordance with local, state and federal law. Use of law school resources, facilities or services in the recruitment and employment process affirms an employer's agreement to abide by law school policy. Military employers are granted a limited exemption.