2024 Virtual OCI

Registration for session 1 of our 2024 Virtual OCI Sessions is now open. We are excited to announce that we have moved our first session to early July and has been set for July 8th – July 12th.  This decision was made with careful consideration to ensure ample opportunities for our students and to align with the changing hiring timelines of participating employers.

Our recruitment policies will remain in full force and effect throughout this process. We are committed to upholding our standards of fairness, transparency, and equal opportunity for all students and employers involved. By moving the interview session to early July, we hope that the revised timeline will facilitate meaningful connections between our students and employers, ultimately leading to successful recruitment outcomes for all parties involved.

Please note that detailed information regarding registration deadlines, interview schedules, and other important updates can be found below. our second OCI session will remain in August and dates have been noted in the attachment. We recognize that not all employers will be able to accommodate an earlier timeline and hope this session falls in line with your needs.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Office of Career Services at HUSLCareers@law.howard.edu.

Interview Programs are 100% pre-screened, meaning employers will be able to review application materials and select those students they wish to interview. We do not have a lottery process as part of our OCI program.  All interview materials and preparation are administered via Symplicity. Employers, please ensure that you have an updated Symplicity account to receive the detailed registration announcement for Spring interview.

  • Login to Symplicity (https://law-howard-csm.symplicity.com/employers/);   
  • Click the "OCI" tab; 
  • Select “Schedule Request”;
  • Click on "Request a Schedule;" and  
  • Input your preferred dates available for:

    Interview Dates: July 8th - July 12th, 2024

Registration Opens 

February 28, 2024

Registration Closes 

March 27, 2024

Employer Interview Date Available

March 29, 2024 

Student Applications Viewable 

June 14, 2024 

Employer Pre-Select Submissions 

June 22nd – June 27th  

Final Interview Schedules Available 

July 2, 2024 

OCI Fees

Resume Collect (Interviews will be scheduled independent of our OCI) 

Registration Fees:  

  • $750 (251+ attorneys) 
  •  $550 (fewer than 250 attorneys) 

Assigned Virtual Interview Date

Registration Fees:  

  • $700 (251+ attorneys)  
  • $500 (fewer than 250 attorneys)


Spring 2024 Private Employer Virtual OCI – Session I (Interview & Resume Collect)

We are pleased to announce that Howard Law School's 2024 Spring 1L & Off-Cycle Recruitment & Resume Collect session is open for registration beginning November 8th.

To view and register for this recruiting program:

  1. Login to SYMPLICITY® (https://law-howard-csm.symplicity.com/employers/)
    • You may register for a free account if you do not have an existing employer account.
  2. Click the "OCI" tab
  3. Click on "Request a Schedule"
  4. Select "2024 Spring 1L & Off Cycle Recruitment" from the drop-down menu

Important Information:

  1. Please consider selecting alternate dates
    • To diversify daily offerings, there will be a daily cap on the number of firms interviewing.
  2. Half-day schedules are the default. Full-day requests will be assigned as needed.
    • Half Day – up to 11 preselects
    • Full Day – up to 19 preselects
    • Alternates – up to 5 selections for each schedule
  3. The office will be using Flo Recruit for a seamless virtual interviewing recruitment process
  4. If you are recruiting for multiple office locations, please highlight each office in your registration
  5. Only select one (1) “room” per schedule request
  6. Please enter the contact information for all interviewers no later than February 1, 2024.

Note about transcripts: Some course grades may not be available by the conclusion of bidding. However, applications will be supplemented with full HUSL transcripts prior to the interview date. You may request undergraduate by selecting “Other Documents” and including it in the description.


Resume Collect

  1. Registration closes on December 15, 2023
  2. Applications viewable on January 16, 2024

Virtual Interview Sessions

  1. Virtual on-campus interviews run from February 5 - February 9, 2024
  2. Applications viewable on January 16, 2024

 Interview Dates: February 5th - 9th

Registration Opens                                      November 15, 2023
Registration Closes                                      December 15, 2023
Interview Date Notification                          December 22, 2023
Student Applications Viewable                     January 16, 2024
Employer Pre-Select Submissions                January 16 – 22, 2024
Final Interview Schedules Available             February 1, 2024

Please email or call Deborah Baker, Director of OCS at (202) 806-8135 if you have any questions.
We are looking forward to enjoying another successful recruiting year with you!