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OCI registration opens March 1

OCI requests accepted by

OCI requests accepted by Online, URL:
Online beginning date 03/01/2023

Please specify any changes in OCI procedures or policies that will be in effect for the first time during 2023
Requests for dates are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

OCI date assignment procedure

OCI date assignment procedure First come first served

OCI Date confirmation will be sent to employers within 24-48 hours of registration.

OCI Fee? There are no fees to participate in OCI programs.
OCI date confirmation will be sent to employers 03/01/2023

If requested our school will coordinate with
We will try to coordinate schedules with other schools upon request.

Required Employer Forms
Non-Discrimination Policy Form, NALP Directory Information, Firm Brochure if available.

OCI Date Details

OCI Interview Periods August Interview Program: July 31 - August 7; Houston Interview Program: August 4. October Recruiting Program: Oct. 9 - 13. Spring Recruiting (All sectors): Early March 2024

Callback period for 2L summer positions
Employer's Choice.

Is video conferencing available? Yes

SMU Dedman Law plans to host interviews on-campus in 2023, but also offers employers the option for virtual interviews through Flo Recruit.

Are employers permitted to prescreen? Yes


OCI Drop date 07/07/2023
Date student materials sent to employer 07/14/2023
Date interview schedule sent to employer 07/24/2023


Postage/express mail fee No


Do you provide resume collection or direct mail option for employers not participating in OCI? Yes
Are all OCI conducted in campus buildings? Yes

If you organize or participate in either cooperative or off-campus interview programs, please list applicable information about participating schools, dates, interview locations, program coordinator/telephone, pre-screening or other selection process, and registration fees.
Consortium Job Fairs: International Student Interview Program at NYU UT Public Service Career Day (part of Texas Consortium of Law Schools) Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF) in Atlanta, GA Patent Law Interview Program in Chicago, IL Sunbelt Diversity Recruitment Program in Dallas, TX Southeastern Minority Job Fair in Atlanta, GA SMU Dedman Law's participation in these job fairs is managed by Mary Beth Nielsen, Director.

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair – San Francisco, California Boston Lawyers Group, Law Students of Color – Boston, Massachusetts Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program – Atlanta, Georgia Equal Justice Works Career Fair – Washington, D.C. Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair – Kansas City, Missouri Hispanic National Bar Association Job Fair – Boston, Massachusetts Lavender Law Career Fair (LGBT) – Los Angeles, California IndyBar Diversity Career Fair – Indianapolis, Indiana Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference – St. Paul, Minnesota National Black Law Students Association Career Fair – Houston, Texas National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Conference and Job Fair – Chicago, Illinois Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair – Denver, Colorado Southeastern Minority Job Fair – Atlanta, Georgia, Virtual Sunbelt Diversity Recruitment Program – Dallas, Texas

For Employers who do not interview students on-campus, will you:

send, upon request, one package containing resumes/transcripts? Yes
post a notice directing students to apply directly to employer? Yes

If you provide job listings for graduates, describe how to send notice, when employers can expect responses, length of time notice is posted (whether in print or online), etc.
Employers may post a job by completing the online job posting form at or by registering online through Peruna Pro, powered by 12Twenty. (, logging in, choosing "Post a Job," completing the job details, and clicking "Submit." Job submissions are posted within 24 hours and employers are notified via email. Jobs are posted for 60 days, unless employers specify otherwise. Employers may list positions in our monthly Graduate Job Bulletin.

FIRST-YEAR STUDENT Describe any special regulations pertaining to the recruitment of first year students. For example, are first year students eligible for spring OCI? When are job notices posted during second semester?
First year students are eligible to participate in Spring Recruiting and in job fairs that take place in the spring semester. Job notices are posted daily, as we receive them, and students are welcome to apply after November 1st of their 1L year.

Recruiting Policy Information

Does your law school have a recruiting policy? Yes
If yes, does this policy apply to All employers
Link to policy
Do you provide guidelines or a specific requirement regarding the number of days a student should have to respond to an offer? Guidelines
Minimum number of days a student should have to respond 21
Is there a maximum number of employment offers a student may hold open at any one time? Yes
Maximum number of offers that can be held open 3
Is there a specific date before which employers should not initiate formal one-on-one recruiting contact with first-year students? Yes
What is the date before which employers should not initiate contact with first-year students? November 1.
Recruiting policy comments/explanation