SIP – Spring 2022

The Spring Interview Program (SIP) will be held virtually from Monday, January 31 through Friday, February 11, 2022. The Program is open to all J.D. students, although most employers are typically interested in 1L candidates. Remember, you should be viewing this program as only one among many vehicles for securing employment.

How To Participate

The process for obtaining interviews for the Spring Interview Program (SIP) is different from Early Interview Week (EIW). Unlike EIW , where students bid for interviews that are assigned via the lottery through b-Line, in the Spring Interview Program the students apply for interviews via the b-Line, employers then prescreen applicants and invite those students they are interested in interviewing.

Click here for step-by-step instructions on applying to SIP employers. You will see a list of employers who have registered for SIP via the b-Line beginning on December 17, 2021, and you will be able to start applying to employers on Monday, December 27, 2021, however employers can continue to register into early January, so check back often for updates. The deadline for applications to SIP employers is January 14, 2022.

Other options you should also consider include:

b-Line Job Postings: Apply directly to many employers who want to recruit Berkeley Law students, but are not participating in our interview program.

PIPS Day: Consider participating in the Public Interest/Public Sector Legal Careers Day and be sure to regularly check for other public interest, or public sector opportunities.

Use your network: Explore other options with the @Cal Career Network, the Berkeley Law Alumni Network, or contact your undergraduate institution to access its career network opportunities.  See the Making Connections section of the CDO Career Resource Library webpage for several helpful links including how to connect with Berkeley Law alums.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Answers to common job-related questions.

Employer Research Resources

One Page Summary of Employer Research Resources

Detailed Employer Research Guide

webcast: How To Research Private Sector Employers presented by attorney-counselor Sarah Cunniff on April 14, 2011 (60 min.)

b-Line also contains students’ evaluations of their summer employment experiences.

Tools for finding information about — and evaluating — law firm pro bono programs

Links To Other On Campus Interview (OCI) Preparation Advice

Effective Interviewing

Callbacks and Offers 

Resume and Cover Letter Writing Advice