2021 Recruitment Programs

Summer 2021 Interview Programs

We are pleased to announce the following dates for GW Law's Recruiting Programs. Interviews will be offered via Flo Recruit in a virtual video format.

New York Regional Interview Program: Friday, July 30, 2021

On-Campus Interviews (OCI): Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - Thursday, August 5, 2021

Please note:

  • Students may review the 2019 Bid and Interview Data for a list of employers who participated in the 2019 interview programs, along with the percentage of students who received OCI interviews within specific GPA ranges. Almost all employers who interviewed in 2019 will be returning for the 2021 interview programs. Data from the January 2021 programs will be provided soon.
  • Employers registered for the 2021 interview programs will be visible in CORE at the OCI tab in June.  Bidding for the Summer 2021 interviews will be open on June 14, 2021.

Our recruiting programs provide students with the opportunity to interview for positions for the Summer of 2022. While the majority of employer participants are large law firms, others may include public sector and private industry employers.

We encourage you to start your preparation. Please take advantage of this time to research employers and polish your application materials. Career counselors are eager to work with you on this process and are available all summer. Resources include:

  • What to Expect at OCI: The Career Center will offer several webcasts over the summer to provide tips on application preparation, virtual interviews, employer research, and logistics. Please be on alert for emails with dates and times. They will also be posted in CORE when scheduled.
  • Counseling Appointments: You may schedule a counseling appointment online or by calling our office at 202-994-7340. Counselors are available during the summer to review application materials, discuss interview strategy, and provide mock interviews.
  • CORE Resource Library: The Resource Library in CORE has practice area and practice setting information, interview tips, application material samples and guidelines, and recordings of Career Center programs and many other useful resources.

Recruitment Programs Overview

OCI Program: August 3 - 5, 2021 | Virtual Video Interviews

The On-Campus Interview (OCI) Program will run from August 3-5, 2021. Students can expect to be involved in call-back interviews for the weeks following OCI, so plan your summer accordingly.  Please keep these dates in mind:

  • Application Period Opens: June 14, 2021
  • Application Deadline: July 12, 2021
  • Students Notified of Interview Status: July 23, 2021
  • Student Interview Scheduling Opens: July 23, 2021
  • Student Interview Scheduling Closes: July 27, 2021

New York Program: Friday, July 30, 2021 | Virtual Video Interviews

GW Law will host an exclusive Regional Recruitment Program focused on New York on Friday, July 30, 2021. This program is open only to GW Law students and is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to working in New York. Students can expect to be involved in call-back interviews for the weeks following the program.

  • Application Period Opens: June 14, 2021
  • Application Deadline: July 12, 2021
  • Students Notified of Status & Interview Times: July 23, 2021

The 2021 TLC program is a resume collection that will take place in July, 2021.

GW Law is a member of The Law Consortium (“TLC”), a group of law schools that coordinates recruitment programs focused on the Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, and San Francisco markets. The TLC Recruitment Programs operate through a separate Symplicity site.

GW Law students are invited to participate in this resume collection program. Employers will contact applicants directly for additional documentation or to schedule an interview virtually or at their office.

  • Application Period Opens: June 7, 2021
  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

Some employers cannot commit to the dates and timelines of our formal interview programs, but still want to receive applications from GW Law students. These employers may post a Job Listing in CORE.  Employers will continue to post jobs throughout the recruitment season, so be sure to check back frequently.

When the Summer 2021 OCI Recruitment Program is fully announced, the Job Listings section in CORE will include postings for summer 2022 positions, including summer associate positions at law firms and public sector opportunities.  Although these employers may not be available to participate in the GW Law recruitment program interview dates, many are still are committed to hiring on the traditional “OCI” timeline, which means they intend to review applications, interview, and make offers for summer 2022.  To view and apply to these employers, click on the “Job Listings” tab in CORE and search for “Summer” or “Post-Graduation,” and “Paid” positions using the filters available at the top of the job listings page.  For additional assistance, please contact the Career Center.

Students are encouraged to apply to employers not participating in our July and August recruiting programs by conducting a direct write application campaign. Submitting “direct writes” simply means that you independently research potential employers and submit application materials to them directly. This is particularly important for students interested in geographic market(s) that are not heavily represented through our formal recruitment programs.

Direct writes should be targeted to employers (typically large law firms) who plan to interview and hire during June, July, and early August. For a direct write application to be effective, the cover letter should be tailored for each specific employer. Why are you interested in the employer? Did you meet an attorney who works there? Is there an area of practice at their firm of specific interest to you, and why? And do you have ties to the geographic location of the firm? 

Make an appointment with a counselor to develop your direct write strategy.

How to Participate in the Summer 2021 Recruitment Programs 


Step 3: Develop Your Strategy

Counseling appointments can be conducted throughout the summer. We will also be hosting a number of webinars to discuss the recruitment process and answer questions.


Step 5: Apply

Submit your applications to employers through the OCI, NY & TLC programs before their respective deadlines. In addition to these programs, review the Job Listings in CORE and consider submitting direct write applications.


Step 6: Screening Interviews

Monitor your applications in CORE and TLC for interview selections. Once the scheduling period opens, schedule or decline any interview(s) you received as soon as possible. Students who are selected as an alternate candidate will be notified via email if an interview slot becomes available.


Step 9: Continue Your Job Search

In addition to participating in the recruitment programs it is prudent to take a broad approach to your job search.  There will be postings in CORE for small/medium firms, government, corporations, and public interest organizations.  


Nondiscrimination Policy

GW Law is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion among all students, faculty, and staff. We believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence, and the advancement of knowledge and we maintain a deep commitment to fostering a diverse community in which all students, staff, and faculty learn and work in an atmosphere of inclusion and respect.

The George Washington University does not unlawfully discriminate against any person on any basis prohibited by federal law, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, or other applicable law, including without limitation, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the university, including admission to education programs and employment.

Current government policy prohibiting members of the transgender community from serving in the military is antithetical to the Law School’s commitment to maintaining a diverse community free from discrimination. Federal law, more specifically, the Solomon Amendment, however, allows the federal government to terminate federal funding if military recruiters are not permitted to recruit on campuses of those institutions, like GW, which receive federal funds. In other words, not allowing military recruiters at GW Law interview programs would jeopardize all federal funds received by GW. While GW Law honors those in our community who have chosen or will choose to engage in military service, it condemns the government’s current prohibition on transgendered individuals serving in the military. Our decision to allow military recruiters at our interview programs is in no way an endorsement of this policy.

The GW Law School Career Center requires employers who post jobs or participate in any GW Law recruitment program to abide by the university's Equal Opportunity, Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment and Non-Retaliation Policy. In addition, consistent with the new NALP Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process, and the George Washington University Nondiscrimination Policy, employers who participate in GW Law's recruitment programs must ensure that recruiters and interviewers have training to avoid bias, discrimination, and harassment in the recruiting process.

GW Law strives to foster a recruitment environment free from discrimination and harassment. Students should report any violations of our recruiting policies or issues related to discrimination or harassment in the recruiting process to Katherine White, Director of Employer Outreach and Recruitment. Additional resources may be found in the university’s Title IX Sexual Harassment and Related Conduct Policy. If you have any questions about this policy please direct them to the university’s Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, who also serves as the university’s Title IX Coordinator, at (202) 994-7440 or via email at [email protected]

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