Interview Programs


Yale students and graduates seek employment experiences both within and outside of the legal profession: in private practice, from large firms to solo practices; in federal, state and local government; in public interest settings, and in corporations and businesses; and in non-profit organizations. To facilitate this process, CDO organizes two interview programs in early August and February.

Our Virtual Interview Program (VIP) provides a great avenue for employers to recruit upperclass students at YLS for summer and permanent employment. All recruiting fees are waived for public interest employers. See tab below for registration information.

Spring Interview Program (SIP)
Due to the later start of the 2021 YLS spring term, our participation in the YLS Co-Sponsored NYU Public Interest Career Fair, and the very limited participation in our Spring Interview Program in recent years as an avenue of YLS student hiring, we will not be offering SIP in 2021. Employers seeking to hire YLS students are invited to post job opportunities in Symplicity for students to view and apply.

Interviews scheduled through VIP and SIP are assigned by a lottery algorithm based on student bid rankings and availability. Employers are not permitted to prescreen candidates.

Additionally, Yale Law School participates in the Equal Justice Works Career Fair in Washington, DC, and cosponsors both the NYU Public Interest Legal Career Fair and the Columbia Overseas-Trained LL.M. Student Interview Program both in New York City. If you would like more information regarding these events, please contact CDO at 203-432-1676, or cdo.law@yale.edu.

Employers participating in Yale Law School’s interview programs are required to agree to the Nondiscrimination Policy Statement when they request a schedule on Symplicity.

Yale Law School invites you to participate in our 2021 Virtual Interview Program, which will take place August 2 - 6, 2021.


To Register for VIP:

1. Request a schedule using Symplicity. Employers new to recruiting at Yale, must first register profile information for your organization.

2. Interview Service Fee. Private sector employers will be assessed an interview service fee. Please review our Sample Interview Service Fee worksheet for information on how interview service fees are calculated. Public interest and government employers are welcome to participate free of charge.

3. Interview Date Assignments. We will assign each employer an interview date based on a variety of factors including the fall course schedule and the employer's interview date last year.  Exact times for interviews will be set after the YLS fall course schedule is finalized.  

4. Organization Profile. We invite employers to upload information into your organization's profile on Symplicity. Employers can include information on organization culture such as career advancement tracks and diversity initiatives, as well as Yale specific information such as key alumni contacts at your organization. Students are directed to these profiles as part of their employer research. 

Due to the later start of the 2021 YLS spring term, our participation in the YLS Co-Sponsored NYU Public Interest Career Fair, and the very limited participation in our Spring Interview Program in recent years as an avenue of YLS student hiring, we will not be offering SIP in 2021. Employers seeking to hire YLS students are invited to post job opportunities in Symplicity for students to view and apply.

If you are unable to come to campus but would like to receive resumes from Yale Law students you may post your position opening through our online job posting system powered by Symplicity.