SIP – Spring 2024

The Spring Interview Program (SIP) is open to all J.D. students, although most employers are typically interested in 1L candidates. This program as only one among many vehicles for securing summer and post graduate employment.

Students apply via b-Line, then employers prescreen applicants and invite those students they are interested in interviewing. This is different from Early Interview Week (EIW) in August, where students bid for interviews that are assigned via the lottery through b-Line. We encourage you to review our SIP pre-application guide for instructions on how to view employer and prepare for the application period. Please see this year’s programs timeline below.

Employer Registration Deadline: December 13, 2023
Student Application Period: December 18 – January 7, 2024
Release Resume Collect Student Applications to Employers: January 8, 2024
Employer Preselect Period (for employers conducting interviews): January 8 – 15, 2024
Student Preselect Interview Acknowledgement Period: January 16-17, 2024
Student Alternate Interview Acknowledgement Period: January 18, 2024
Release Interview Schedules & Logistics to Employers: January 19, 2024
Sent Interviewing Logistics Email to Students: January 19, 2024
Interview Dates: January 22 – February 2, 2024

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 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.

Employer Research Resources

One Page Summary of Employer Research Resources

Detailed Employer Research Guide

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