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Spring OCI Program

2021 Key Dates

Winter/Spring On-Campus Interviews (EIW and Spring Weeks)

Note: All times listed are Eastern Time!

EARLY INTERVIEW WEEK ("EIW")

Bidding Opens Monday, December 28, 2020 at 11 a.m.
Bidding Ends Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 11 a.m.
Preliminary Schedules Released (anticipated) Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11 a.m.
Cancellation/Opt-In Deadline Monday, January 25, 2021 at 11 a.m.
Final Schedules Released Monday, January 25, 2021
Interview Dates Tuesday, January 26 - Friday, January 29, 2021

SPRING WEEKS 1-4

Note: All times listed are Eastern Time

  Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Bidding Opens Mon. Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. Mon. Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. Mon. Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. Mon. Jan. 4 at 11 a.m.
Bidding Ends Mon. Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. Fri. Feb 5 at 11 a.m. Fri. Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. Fri. Feb. 19 at 11 a.m.
Schedules Released (anticipated) Mon. Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. Tues. Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. Mon. Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. Mon. Mar. 1 at 11 a.m.
Interview Dates Week of Feb.16 * Week of Feb. 22 Week of Mar. 1 Week of Mar, 8

* No interviews will be conducted on Monday, February 15 (Presidents' Day) or on Wednesday, March 10 (University closed).

Cancellation/Opt-In Deadlines for Spring Weeks

During Spring Weeks:

  • the deadline to cancel an OCI interview is 11 a.m., two business days before the date of the interview.
  • the deadline to opt in is 11 a.m., two business days before the date of the interview.

For example:

  • if a student has an interview scheduled for Wednesday, February 24, the deadline to cancel that interview is 11 a.m., Monday, February 22.
  • if a student has an interview scheduled for Monday, March 1, the deadline to cancel that interview is 11 a.m. Thursday, February 25, because Saturday and Sunday are not business days.
  • if a student has an interview scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, the deadline to cancel that interview is 11 a.m. Friday, February 12, not Monday, February 15, because Monday, February 15 is Presidents' Day and is therefore not a business day (the University is closed on Presidents' Day) and because Saturday and Sunday are also not business days.

WINTER RESUME COLLECT

Note: All times listed are Eastern Time

Bidding Opens Monday, Jan. 4 at 11:00 a.m.
Bidding Ends Monday, Feb. 1 at 11:00 a.m.

 

ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2021 WINTER/SPRING OCI PROGRAM

Employers determine which J.D. class years based on graduation date they will consider for interviews when they register for the OCI Program, whether Spring OCI or Fall OCI.

The Registrar’s Office is the sole office that determines a student’s class year and graduation date on behalf of the Law School; that information is incorporated into Symplicity (the CPC does not and cannot make independent assessments as to graduation date and/or class year).

For purposes of participating in the CPC’s On-Campus Interview and Resume Collect Programs, including Early Interview Week, Fall Weeks and Spring Weeks, the Symplicity system only allows students to see and bid on employers that are considering their Class Year and Graduation Date.

The CPC cannot decide your Class Year or Graduation Date, it can only follow the Registrar’s Office determination. Students must be determined by the Registrar’s Office to be the particular Class Year and Graduation Date at the time of participating in the particular OCI program.

For example, Winter/Spring OCI 2021: for a student to bid on employers that are considering the JD Class of 2022, the student must be determined by the Registrar’s Office to be a member of the JD Class of 2022 as of the opening of bidding for Winter/Spring OCI 2021 (Monday, December 28, 2020).

Ineligible to participate in the 2021 Spring On-Campus Interview Program:

  1. FLS students Visiting Away (including FLS-sponsored “Semester Abroad” programs):

Students who are studying away from Fordham Law School are ineligible to bid or otherwise participate in Fall Weeks and/or Spring OCI, including but not limited to:

  • Fordham Law students who will spend the Fall or Spring semester, or the entire academic year, as Visiting Students at other law schools are ineligible to participate in Fall Weeks and/or Spring OCI during the semester(s) they are visiting at another law school; and
  • Fordham Law students who will be studying abroad as part of FLS-sponsored Semester Abroad or Academic-Year Abroad Programs are ineligible to participate in Fall Weeks and/or Spring OCI during the semester(s) they are studying abroad.

Students visiting away can access the Continuously Updated Excel Spreadsheet of Participating Employers and therefore will be able to apply directly to employers listed therein.

  1. JD Students who graduated prior to February 2021, or who will graduate in February 2021.