SIP – Spring 2021

The Spring Interview Program (SIP) will be held virtually from Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 12. 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.

Other avenues which you should also consider include:

b-Line jobs (b-Line): Apply directly to many employers who want to recruit Boalt students, but are unable to visit campus.

Public service: Work with Sara Malan and Melanie Rowen our specialists in the field. Sara and Melanie focus on public interest and government opportunities. Consider participating in the Public Interest/Public Sector Legal Careers Day and be sure to regularly check

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.

How To Participate

The process for obtaining interviews for the Spring Interview Program (SIP) is different from Winter Interview Program or WIP (formerly Early Interview Week or EIW) or the Fall On-Campus Interview Program (FIP). Unlike WIP , 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 for SIP interviews. You can see a list of employers who have registered for SIP via the b-Line beginning on December 17, however employers can continue to register into early January, so check back often for updates. The deadline for you to apply to SIP employers is January 14th.

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.)

• The b-Line also contains students’ evaluations of their summer employment experiences — click on the “Summer Evaluations” shortcut in the sidebar on your b‐Line homepage.

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

List of Employers, by Type, Who Participated in the 2019 Spring Interview Program

Links To Other On Campus Interview (OCI) Preparation Advice