Contributing to the Public Interest Through Alternative Lodging
What is the CAPITAL Program?
The CAPITAL Program asks participating firms to make a donation to PILF for each law student who opts to stay with friends or family members or double-up with another Duke Law student, rather than at a firm-sponsored hotel, when traveling on callback interviews. Most firms are eager to participate and have already worked with our peer schools on similar initiatives.
How does a CAPITAL callback work?
CAPITAL callback interviews function exactly like traditional callback interviews except for the fact you won’t make a hotel reservation. Simply inform the recruiting coordinator of your intention to participate in CAPITAL when making travel arrangements. Most firms will pay for additional transportation expenses associated with your alternative location, but please check with them first.
Once you’ve made your travel plans, you should:
1) Get your hands on a PILF CAPITAL callback packet, available in the Forms & Resources section of this website.
2) Complete the first page of the packet and drop it in Daniel Prichard’s mail folder on the second floor.
3) Fill out your portion of the CAPITAL form, and give it to the recruiter when you check in for your interview. PILF will handle it from there.
How much will a CAPITAL callback earn for PILF?
The amount of a donation is left entirely to the discretion of individual firms, but most contribute the equivalent of the cost of one night’s stay at a local hotel, which equates to $100-$300 dollars per night! If you are in town on multiple callbacks, each firm typically donates the amount that it would have spent for your stay at a hotel, but some firms give a flat amount (e.g. $200) for each CAPITAL interviewee.
Previously Participating Law Firms
- Allen & Overy
- Arent Fox LLP
- Ashe, Rafuse & Hill
- Baker & Daniels
- Bingham McCutchen
- Bryan Cave LLP
- Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
- Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
- Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
- Cooley LLP
- DLA Piper
- Drinker Biddle & Reath
- Faegre Benson LLP (now Faegre Baker Daniels LLP)
- Foley Hoag
- Fried Frank
- Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
- Goodwin Procter
- Gunderson Dettmer
- Holland & Knight
- Howard Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk, & Rabkin
- Irell & Manella
- Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro
- Jones Day
- Kelley Drye
- King & Spalding
- K&L Gates
- Latham & Watkins
- Litchford & Christopher
- Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
- Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
- Paul Hastings
- Perkins Coie
- Proskauer Rose
- Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi
- Seward & Kissel
- Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
- Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett
- Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
- Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan
- White & Case
- White & Williams
- Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr