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We can help you hire the best and the brightest.

UCLA Law is one of the nation’s preeminent law schools – and our students rank among the smartest, best-trained and most talented anywhere. Our current students and graduates have stellar academic credentials and unprecedented diversity of background and experience, offering invaluable perspective and skill to employers across the legal sector and beyond. 

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OCI Interview Programs

 

Employers  

2024 June Summer Preview Program 

Summer OCI 2024

Summer OCI 2024 Application Collect 

Program Dates 

June 18 – June 27 

July 23 – July 26 

July 5 

Registration Begins 

February 29 

February 29 

February 29 

Registration Closes 

May 6 

May 6 

May 6 

Employer Select Percent 

100% 

40% 

100% 

Student Bidding Deadline 

June 16 

Week of July 1 

Week of July 1 

Employer Preselect Start 

N/A 

July 5 

N/A 

Employer Preselect Ends 

N/A 

July 14 

N/A 

Employers Receive Preliminary  Symplicity Schedules 

N/A 

July 18 

N/A 

Employers receive Flo Recruit Schedule 

N/A 

1 Day before the assigned interview date 

1 Day before the assigned interview date 

OCI Policies 

Recruitment Policies 

Fees 

101+ lawyers: $750 per schedule (Summer OCI; Summer OCI + Summer Preview Program)  

51-100 lawyers: $600 per schedule (Summer OCI; Summer OCI + Summer Preview Program)  

Businesses: $500 per schedule (Summer OCI; Summer OCI + Summer Preview Program)  

1-50 lawyers: $250 per schedule (Summer OCI; Summer OCI + Summer Preview Program)  

Public Interest organizations and Government agencies: no fee (All programs)  

Private Sector employers: $400 (Summer Preview Program only without Summer OCI) 

All Employers:  no fee (Summer OCI Application Collect only)  

 

We would be happy to answer any of your questions or help you determine which of our sessions of On-Campus Interviews is right for your firm or organization. Please contact our Legal Recruitment Manager, Carmen Torres, for more information. 

For the current Recruitment Policy, please visit our Career Services Policies page

 

  • Sign up for On-Campus Interviews

    Register for an account to participate in OCI on Symplicity. Please note that our office will send schedule-related emails to the contact's email address.

    Policies. Please review the UCLA School of Law Policies, including on Non-Discrimination and Sexual Harassment and on Recruiting before registering. This website also has our Guide to Grade Reporting.  

    Steps to register for OCI virtual interviews. Please visit Symplicity starting on February 29th to schedule your request under the OCI tab. If you have questions or need assistance setting up your schedules, please email Carmen Torres at TORRES@law.ucla.edu.   

    1. Log into  Symplicity. If you do not have a UCLA Symplicity account, you will be able to register for one on this site by clicking “Sign Up”. 

    1. Click on OCI (found in left hand navigation toolbar). 

    1. Click on Request Schedule.  Please note, you will be asked to complete the Summer and OCI Feedback Surveys if you haven’t done so already. 

    1. Complete form making sure to select the correct session from the Sessions drop down menu (Summer OCI 2024).   

    When registering, please note: 

    • Dates will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and we will be prioritizing equitable distribution of employers across our interview days. We will try our best to accommodate your requests.  

    • When you register: You will be asked a few questions about your OCI hiring needs. If your hiring needs change, please contact Carmen Torres.  

    Save the date:

    • 2024 Summer Preview Program 
      • Employers receive applications on June 18th
    • Summer OCI 2024
      • Interviews take place virtually on July 23 – July 26, 2024
    • Fall OCI 2024
      • TBA

     

    We would be happy to answer any of your questions or help you determine which of our sessions of On-Campus Interviews is right for your firm or organization. Please contact our Legal Recruitment Manager, Carmen Torres, for more information.

    For the current Recruitment Policy, please visit our Career Services Policies page.

  • Meet the Employer Opportunities

    2024 Virtual Spring Sneak Peek Receptions

    We invite you to meet the UCLA Law Class of 2026, virtually!  Please find the dates of our Virtual Sneak Peek Receptions below.  These networking events will allow UCLA Law 1Ls to get to know firms with offices in the following locations in advance of our Summer OCI Program, which will be held July 23-26, 2024. We look forward to having you meet our talented 1L students! 

    March 26, 2024, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ET)/12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (CT): Washington, D.C. and Chicago, IL

    March 26, 2024, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET): New York, NY

    March 27, 2024, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (PT): Bay Area, CA; Orange County, CA; San Diego, CA

     

    Coffee & Conversation Events

    Spring Semester 

    OCS hosts in-person Coffee & Conversation events in which prominent large law firms will come to network with 1L students over a cup of free coffee or tea.  These events take place in the Shapiro Courtyard. 

     

    Mock Interview Program

    Sign-up for the rising 2L mock interview program will start in mid to late April.

    The Office of Career Services coordinates two highly successful virtual mock interview programs, one for first-year students in January, and another for second-year students with attorneys in law office settings during the summer. Because nothing prepares students for interviewing as well as a practice interview, these programs are extremely helpful and popular, with more than one-third of students participating. These mock interview sessions are conducted at your convenience, and you can choose the number of interviewees. We welcome your volunteer participation. 

     

    Sign-up for the rising 2L mock interview program will start in mid to late April. 

    For more information, or to inquire about the 1L mock interview program held in January, please contact careers@law.ucla.edu

     

    May Sneak Peek

    May 23, 2024

    May Sneak Peek will take place on the UCLA Law Campus. This is a great opportunity for firms and students to connect at the beginning of the recruiting season. More information coming soon. 

     

     

  • Summer OCI

    Every year, 2L and 3L J.D. students, along with joint degree students, participate in Summer OCI.  In 2024, the program will take place in a virtual format on the Flo Recruit platform. For the recruitment of 2Ls for summer 2025 positions and/or 3Ls for post-graduate 2024 positions, this program will be held July 23 – July 26. 

    To enhance your interviewing experience, we offer 40 percent pre-selection of your interview schedule, with the balance assigned via lottery based on student preference.  

  • Fall OCI

    Fall OCI will take place in September 2024 (TBD).  As in the past, this session is an excellent opportunity for small and midsized law firms, corporate counsel, and public sector employers to connect with current students. 

    We would be happy to answer any of your questions or help you determine which of our sessions of On-Campus Interviews is right for your firm or organization. 

  • Winter OCI

    The UCLA School of Law Office of Career Services invites potential employers to interview on campus during Spring Semester. Your firm or organization may choose 100% of the students you meet, be they 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, recent graduates, and/or LL.M. candidates. In addition, we offer resume collections to those employers who may forgo interviewing on campus but are interested in receiving resumes from UCLA Law students. 

     

Employer Resources

  • Bruins Hiring Bruins

    UCLA School of Law graduates are among the most capable and best-trained young lawyers in the country, resulting in an outstanding record of employment for new grads. UCLA Law's family of 22,000 alumni are among the most accomplished attorneys working in law firms, business, government agencies and public service organizations around the world. 

    Bruins Hiring Bruins is a win-win for emerging graduates and alumni looking to bring the best and brightest into their organizations. The UCLA Law Office of Career Services connects students with prospective employers through: 

    • On-campus interviews
    • Off-campus interviews in major legal markets across the country
    • Receptions and career fairs for small/mid-sized firms, public interest organizations and government agencies
    • Diversity receptions and job fairs
    • Sneak Peek receptions where 1Ls and rising 2Ls network with alumni at large firms in major cities
    • Expert-led seminars for students and alumni on topics including how to succeed in big law, judicial clerkships, practicing on the East Coast, careers in national security, and more
    • Exclusive job listings
    • Counseling and guidance for students and alumni

    Contact the Office of Career Services to connect with UCLA Law students and graduates who can make an impact for your organization. 

    "On multiple occasions I have had the joy of recruiting a rising 2L from UCLA School of Law, working side-by-side with her, and then celebrating her election to the Paul Hastings partnership. For decades UCLA School of Law graduates have filled important leadership roles, including managing partner, in our firm. I look forward to meeting the next generation of leaders when interviews begin."
    Nancy Abell '79
    Partner, Paul Hastings LLP
    Co-Chair, UCLA Law Women LEAD

    "Silicon Valley provides great opportunities for law grads who are ready to work hard and tackle cutting-edge issues in a fast-paced environment. I am always on the lookout for UCLA Law grads, not simply to support my alma mater, but because I know from experience that UCLA Law graduates come prepared to dive in and make a difference."
    Matthew Fawcett '92
    General Counsel, NetApp

  • Post a Job

    The following services for posting positions for law students or attorneys are free of charge. 

    Create an account on Symplicity, our Job Posting Site. 

    This is a great way to attract UCLA School of Law candidates, both students and alumni, by tailoring your job posting to your exact needs. Establishing a Symplicity account enables you to post a position, update your post, and receive and manage resumes and other application materials. This is our recommended posting method, as you can control your post and it will appear for candidates. 

    If you have questions or would like assistance, feel free to email careers@law.ucla.edu or call 310.206.1117. 

    For paralegal or assistant positions, please consider posting on the UCLA Career Center's Handshake

  • Summer Judicial Externship Fellowship

    UCLA Law has established a summer Judicial Externship Fellowship Program. Through this program, every UCLA first-year law student who secures a full-time summer externship of at least eight weeks with a judge in a federal court (circuit, district, magistrate, bankruptcy or tax court) or in a state’s highest court (i.e., the Supreme Court of California or its equivalent) receives funding support from the school. 

    Working as a judicial extern offers an unparalleled experience for law students, and for many years we have encouraged our students to take advantage of these excellent opportunities. While approximately 20% of each first-year class historically has worked in judicial chambers during the summer, some students are not in a position to pursue these positions in the absence of funding support. Our Judicial Externship Fellowship Program enables all students who are interested in a summer judicial externship to pursue such an opportunity, creating an even stronger and more diverse pool of candidates. 

    If you have an interest in receiving UCLA Law applications, please contact Dylan McGrath. Please also feel free to pass this information along to colleagues who also may be interested in UCLA externs. 

     

  • Meet Our Students

    Many employers, alumni and lawyers are looking for a way to connect with UCLA Law students, increase visibility on campus and help students as they embark on their careers. You can make a difference by volunteering. 

    Mentor Program 

    We strongly believe that our students can benefit from the experiences of our alumni. We invite our alumni to mentor new UCLA law students through the Alumni Mentor Program.  To participate, please contact Tara McCarney.  

     

  • Participate in New Graduate Initiatives

    UCLA Law has several programs to help new graduates gain meaningful legal experience while also helping employers address unmet needs. 

    Public Service Fellowship Program

    UCLA Law’s Public Service Fellowship Program seeks to support graduating students who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to public service, enabling them to work with a variety of nonprofit organizations and government agencies, both domestically and abroad. Please contact Andrew Whitcup for more information. 

    New Graduate Opportunity Program

    The New Graduate Opportunity Program funds part-time, temporary work with nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Please contact Gary Greener and Catherine Zingale for more information. 

    Apprentice Associate Program

    This program is geared towards boutique and mid-sized law firms that do not typically hire recent graduates. Participating firms hire at least one recent UCLA Law graduate to work as an apprentice associate for a one-year term. Contact Assistant Dean of Career Services Elizabeth Moeller for more information. 

Attend a Job Fair or Event

  • UCLA LL.M. Interview Program

    Employers interested in enlisting international and other specialized legal talent are invited to attend the UCLA LL.M. Interview Program (formerly known as the West Coast International LL.M. Job Fair). Information about the next program is available. The most recent interview program was held on February 23, 2024. 

    Organized and hosted by UCLA Law, a consortium of 18 law schools have participated in this program. Employers have the opportunity to pre-select LL.M. candidates from a collective pool of high-caliber students who hold their law degrees from around the globe. 

    More information about the UCLA LL.M. Interview Program 

    Information about UCLA Law's LL.M. program

  • Small / Mid-Sized Law Firm Reception

    Small and midsized law firms are essential to our recruitment efforts at UCLA Law. The Office of Career Services offers a wide range of opportunities for our students and graduates, including networking events where students connect with law firm representatives. Approximately 200 students and more than 75 practitioners from 25 practice areas attend this reception annually. 

    If you are interested in possibly attending future receptions, please contact careers@law.ucla.edu. 

     

  • Government and Public Interest Information Fair

    The Government and Public Interest Information Fair includes government and public interest employers that have worked with the Office of Career Services and the Office of Public Interest Programs. The fair: 

    • Helps UCLA law students learn about the world of public service 
    • Allows law students to share their insight and experiences in an informal setting 
    • Provides students with information about summer and postgraduate hiring practices and procedures 
    • Accepts resumes from students 

    To request information about future fairs, please contact careers@law.ucla.edu

  • Annual Southern California Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day

    This career fair is one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Hosted annually in early February at UCLA School of Law and cosponsored by 11 Southern California-area law schools, this career fair generally brings more than 130 public interest/public sector employers to recruit law students for openings, provide information about their work, and inspire students to pursue public interest work. 

  • Consortium Events

    UCLA School of Law partners on events with other law schools 

    Annual Off-Campus Interview Programs 

    UCLA is one of seven law schools across the country chosen to participate in off-campus interview programs in the Chicago, Houston, New York, and Washington, D.C. areas. These interview programs offer flexibility in recruiting to meet your needs. You may specify hiring criteria and applicant materials and then choose to interview only those candidates you pre-select. 

    Register for MCGC 

    For more information, please reach out to careers@law.ucla.edu 

    Additional partner programs: 

    San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association Bay Area Job Fair 

  • Diversity Job Fairs

    The Office of Career Services hosts informational programs and diversity events where students and lawyers can have candid conversations about practicing as a diverse lawyer. 

    One such program is the annual Law Firm Diversity Reception, which includes law firms of all sizes, corporate counsel and affinity bar associations. Sponsoring organizations pay a fee that supports the Law Fellows Program in its continuing efforts to increase diversity in legal education. More than 40 law firms and organizations sponsor this important annual event. 

    The annual Law Firm Diversity Reception typically takes place in November. For more information, please email mentor@law.ucla.edu

    Additionally, we participate in several national diversity job fairs and scholarships such as: 

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