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 Fall Interview Program (FIP) 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.

Our Spring Interview Program (SIP) held in early February is primarily a first-year recruiting event and provides a unique opportunity for employers to interview YLS students early in their law school careers, to present their summer programs and goals, and to establish working relationships. For more information, see tab below.

Interviews scheduled through our Fall and Spring Interview Programs are assigned by a lottery algorithm based on student bid rankings and availability. Employers participating in our Fall and Spring Interview Programs 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 [email protected].

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 2017 Fall Interview Program, which will take place August 7 through August 11, 2017 at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale.


To Register for FIP:

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

2. Private Employers ONLY: Submit a $100 nonrefundable registration fee (payable to Yale Law School), see address below. A schedule request and $100 registration fee must be submitted for each office conducting interviews separately. Private sector employers will also be charged an interview service fee after the program. For more information on how interview service fees are calculated, please review the Sample Worksheet (private employers only).

Public Interest/Government Employers: There is no charge for interviewing at Yale.

Mailing Address:
Attention: Career Development Office
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520

3. Interview Date Assignments: Yale Law School utilizes a date rotation system. Returning FIP employers will be assigned the next consecutive day of the week from the prior year. For example, employers assigned Tuesday last year, will be assigned Wednesday of the 2017 FIP program. Employers assigned Friday last year, will be assigned Monday of the 2017 FIP Program. Our goal in making this change is to enable employers to plan their recruiting seasons with greater clarity about their Yale Law School interview dates.

4. 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. 

5. Please use the Hiring Criteria section to share information about actual requirements for employment such as language fluency or technical background.  Information about preferences, such as top 10% of class and Yale Law Journal preferred, will be removed.

Upon confirmation of your date, we will include an Interview Room Reservation form for the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale.

Yale Law School invites you to participate in our 2017 Spring Interview Program, which will take place January 25, 2017 at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale. This program provides a unique opportunity for employers to interview Yale Law School students early in their law school careers, to present their summer programs and goals, and to establish working relationships.

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

2. Private Employers ONLY: Submit a $100 nonrefundable registration fee (payable to Yale Law School), see address below.

3. 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. 

4. Please use the Hiring Criteria section to share information about actual requirements for employment such as language fluency or technical background.  Information about preferences, such as top 10% of class and Yale Law Journal preferred, will be removed.

Public Interest/Government Employers: There is no charge for interviewing at Yale.

Mailing Address:
Attention: Career Development Office
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520

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.