Program Details

Virtual Interview Program Date

Saturday, January 25, 2025

Other Important Dates

  • Employer Registration: Wednesday, July 22 – Wednesday, September 25
  • Employers Receive Registration Confirmation: Continuous
  • Pre-selection Period: Wednesday, November 6 – Wednesday, December 4
  • Opt-In Resume Book Selection Period: Wednesday, November 6 – Wednesday, December 4
  • Employer Final Schedule Display: Friday, January 17

Participating Schools

  • University of Chicago Law School
  • Columbia Law School
  • Harvard Law School
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • Stanford Law School
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • Yale Law School

Participating Employers

  • International Law Firms
  • Corporations
  • Consulting Firms
  • Government Organizations
  • Banks

Program Format

Schedules of 20-minute screening interviews:

  • Full day schedule: 20 students
  • Half day schedule: 10 students

50-minute lunch break plus two 15-minute interview breaks.

Students are chosen through a 100% pre-selection process.

There will be one round of pre-selections. Additional candidates can be selected from our 2025 Overseas Trained LL.M. Interview Program Résumé Book.

Program Fees

Deposit
A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to participate in either component of the program and gives you access to the opt-in resume book.

Résumé Collections/Interview Schedules
$250 for each resume collect/interview schedule requested (the non-refundable deposit will be subtracted from the final amount).

Where to Register
The Interview Program portal. Click here to access the site. The site is used for:

  • Registration
  • Invoicing and payments
  • Selecting candidates for the interview program
  • View final interview schedule

Create a new account or reset your password.  We recommend you bookmark the site for greater convenience. Registering for an account is the first step, then you must follow the instructions below to register for the program.

Complete Registration Form
Click the “Program Registration” tab and then the “Register for Program” button at the bottom of the page. Detailed Registration Instructions will be linked above.

Participating Schools
Please note that this is the only interview program in which LL.M. students from Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, Michigan, Stanford, Virginia, and Yale participate. These schools support the program financially and administratively to ensure the success of our students. Accordingly, this program is reserved exclusively for interviewing students from these seven participating schools.

Timing of Offers
We understand that many employers organize student-related receptions and pre-interview programs in the fall semester, prior to the start of the formal interviewing process at the interview program. Similarly, we know that many students who participate in our program may contact you directly to interview in your international offices during a scheduled trip to your region or a school break. In order to provide all students and employers a fair and reasonable time frame for making hiring decisions, the schools participating in the interview program provide the following recommendation regarding offer timing: All offers given by an employer to a student from a participating school prior to the interview program (January 25, 2025) should remain open until the first business day two weeks after the interview program.

Nondiscrimination

  1. Columbia Law School adheres to the non-discrimination statement set forth by the Association of American Law Schools.
  2. As a condition of obtaining any form of recruiting  assistance from Columbia Law School, employers are required to confirm their willingness to observe our equal opportunity commitment:
    Columbia Law School pursues a policy of equal opportunity to obtain employment, without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap or disability, gender (including gender identity or expression), or sexual orientation. Columbia Law School communicates to each employer to whom it furnishes assistance and facilities for interviewing and other recruitment functions the school’s expectation that the employer will observe these principles of equal opportunity.
  3. Federal law limits service in the United States military by some transgender individuals. This policy is in conflict with Columbia Law School’s policy against discrimination on grounds of gender identity or expression. However, the Solomon Amendment, another provision of federal law, provides that a university will lose all federal funds if a law school excludes military recruiters. As such, Columbia Law School cannot apply its non-discrimination policy in the case of military recruiters. This exception to our policy does not in any way reflect acceptance of, or agreement with, any existing or proposed discriminatory hiring practices, including against transgender individuals in the Armed Services.
  4. Columbia University is committed to fostering an environment that is free from gender-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual assault and all other forms of gender-based misconduct. Recruitment activities that are arranged through Columbia Law School, including on-campus interview programs and recruitment events, are covered by Columbia University policies.   

Complaint Procedures for Employer Violations of Nondiscrimination Policy
If someone makes you feel uncomfortable during your job search, you should speak with a career counselor immediately. Employer violations include, but are not limited to, questions or comments related to your race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap or disability, gender (including gender identity or expression), and sexual orientation. Remarks related to the above matters are not only inappropriate, they are often illegal and our office takes them very seriously. Do not hesitate, even if you think that your claim is minor.

Contact Us

Overseas Trained LL.M. Interview Program Administrators