SIP – Spring 2023

The Spring Interview Program (SIP) is a resume collect program in 2023, with an application deadline of Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 5:00 PT. 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

This year, the Spring Interview Program (SIP) is a resume collect program. Students apply via the 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. 

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 15, 2022, and you will be able to start applying to employers on Tuesday, December 27, 2022. The deadline for applications to SIP employers is Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

Click below to view employers organized by class year hiring.

SIP 1L Opportunities

SIP 2L Opportunities

SIP 3L Opportunities

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