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. If you wish to meet students from other schools while you are at the hotel, we ask that you please do so at another location. Please make sure that your interviewer(s) are aware of this policy. There will be no exceptions. By choosing to participate in this program and paying the fee, your firm agrees not to interview students from other schools at the hotel.
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 26, 2019) should remain open until the first business day two weeks after the Interview Program (February 11, 2019).
As a condition of obtaining any form of placement assistance from Columbia Law School, employers are required to confirm their willingness to observe our equal opportunity commitment:
Columbia 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. The Law School communicates to each employer to whom it furnishes assistance and facilities for interviewing and other placement functions the school’s expectation that the employer will observe these principles of equal opportunity.
We are very pleased that under the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010, gay and lesbian people can begin serving openly in the United States Armed Services. Because of ongoing discrimination against openly transgender individuals who seek to serve in the U.S. military, however, we take this opportunity to remind members of our community of the Law School's anti-discrimination commitment and express our view that the military should take steps to allow transgender individuals to continue to serve openly and remove barriers that currently exist for transgender people who seek to enter military service.
Please note: Because the federal Solomon Amendment threatens the loss of federal funding to the University, the Law School cannot apply its nondiscrimination policy to the military. 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.
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.