Interview Programs


Yale students seek employment experiences in private practice, from large firms to solo practices; in federal, state and local government; in public interest; and in business. To facilitate hiring, CDO organizes and cosponsors several interview programs. All employers participating in our interview programs are required to comply with Yale's Employer Recruiting Policies, including our Nondiscrimination Policy.

Our Virtual Interview Program (VIP), held in late summer, is open to all employers seeking to hire 2Ls or 3Ls for summer or permanent employment. Although public interest employers are welcome to participate, this is traditionally a law firm focused recruiting event. VIP interviews are assigned by a lottery algorithm based on student bid rankings and availability. Employers are not permitted to prescreen candidates. Law firms are charged a recruiting fee to participate. Registration opens in late spring.

Our Public Interest Interview Program (PIIP), held early in the fall semester, is exclusively for non-profit organizations, government offices and public interest law firms seeking to hire 2Ls or 3Ls for summer or permanent employment. PIIP is an employer pre-select program enabling employers to select which student(s) they wish to invite to interview. There is no recruiting fee for participating employers. Registration opens in summer.

Our Winter Interview Program (WIP), held early in the spring semester, is open to all employers seeking to hire 1Ls, 2Ls, or 3Ls for summer or permanent employment. This is traditionally a 1L focused recruiting event. WIP interviews are assigned by a lottery algorithm based on student bid rankings and availability. Employers are not permitted to prescreen candidates. There is no recruiting fee for participating employers. Registration opens in late fall. 

Cosponsored Interview Programs - 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.

Registration for VIP will open in late spring. Please check back at that time.

Registration for PIIP will open in the summer. Please check back at that time.

Registration for WIP will open in late fall. Please check back at that time

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