Interview at
UC Hastings

Early Interview Program

The Early Interview Program (EIP; formerly Fall OCI) is an efficient, streamlined process for interviewing UC Hastings’ second-year students for summer positions and third-year students for permanent post-J.D. positions. Employers may prescreen résumés and select up to 75% of their interview candidates.

The 2018 Early Interview Program will take place from August 1st through August 8th, 2018. Registration will be open to employers on Thursday March 1st on HastingsCareersOnline.com and will end on Thursday June 14th.

To join our EIP employer email list, email careers@uchastings.edu.

EIP Important Dates:

Thursday 6/14 END of Employer Registration
Friday 6/15 Students Begin Bidding on EIP Employers
Tuesday 7/10 Employers Begin Pre-Selecting Students.

If Participating in Resume Collect Only:  Employers Gain Access to Resume Books

Friday 7/20 Last Day for Employers to Pre-Select Students
Friday 7/27 Interview Schedules Released for Students & Employers
Wednesday 8/1 to Wednesday 8/8 EARLY INTERVIEW PROGRAM – UC Hastings, Gold Reading Room

EIP Fees

No Charge for: government agencies, public interest organizations, résumé collection only (any employer type), and first time participants (any employer type).

Number of Attorneys Worldwide Fee per Schedule (including half-day schedules)
1-20 $225
21-100 $450
101+ $600

If fees are a concern, please contact us.

EIP Registration Instructions

If you do not have an account on HCO, please register online at www.HastingsCareersOnline.com.  You will be prompted to complete a profile.  Once your registration is processed, you will receive an email with a link to create a password.  Your username is your email address.

Once you are logged on to HCO, click on the “Early Interview Program” tab on the left of your screen.  (If you have not done so already, you will be prompted to complete feedback forms for Summer 2017 before you can register for 2018 EIP.)  From there, click on the “Schedule Request ” tab on the left and then click on the “Request a Schedule” button in the middle of your screen.  Then you can complete the “Schedule Request” form.

EIP Cancellation Policy:

If you must cancel your EIP schedule, please do so by June 11, 2018 to be eligible to request a refund. A $50.00-$100.00 administrative fee will be withheld, depending upon the size of the employer. For cancellations requested after the cancellation deadline, no refund will be available.

EIP Materials & Guidelines:

Please be sure to update or complete a NALP form and Workplace Questionnaire. If you are not a NALP employer, you can still complete the forms and either upload them to your Profile or e-mail them to us at careers@uchastings.edu. The forms are available on NALP’s website.  No hard-copy materials are required.

All employers participating in EIP agree to abide by the NALP recruitment guidelines as well as the UC Hastings non-discrimination policy. For information about parking and direction to the school, please click here.


Fall & Spring On-Campus Interviews

Fall and Spring Semester OCI (“Fall OCI” and “Spring OCI”) are on-campus interview programs that take place during the semester.  Employers can interview students on any school day they choose.  Fall & Spring OCI are free of charge and employers can pre-screen 100% of the candidates you wish to interview.  Employers can register at any time during the Fall and Spring semesters.  The Career Office will handle all interview logistics, including posting the job opportunity on HCO (Symplicity), collecting student application materials, and arranging interview schedules.

To register for Fall or Spring OCI, please click here (for Outlook users) or return this form via email to careers@uchastings.edu.

Times to Interview Eligible Student Candidates
Fall OCI Late August to Early November 2Ls (for semester internships/summer positions)

3Ls (for semester internships/post-graduate positions)

LLMs (for post-graduate positions)

Spring OCI Early February to Mid-April 1Ls (for summer positions only)

2Ls (for semester internships/summer positions)

3Ls (for semester internships/post-graduate positions)

LLMs (for post-graduate positions)

Ad-Hoc OCI

We’re happy to create an on-campus interview schedule to accommodate your needs any time of year. Email careers@uchastings.edu or call 415-703-8261 to create an OCI to fit your needs.