Career Fairs

February

30th Annual Southern California Public Interest Career Day

Date: February 7, 2015

Location: University of California, Los Angeles

Sponsor: UCLA School of Law and the Southern CA Area Law Schools

Website: www.law.ucla.edu/news-and-events/1093/2015/2/7/30th-annual-southern-california-public-interest-s-public-sector-career-day/

UCLA School of Law is pleased to host the 30th Annual Southern California Public Interest Career Day. While held at UCLA School of Law, the Career Day is cosponsored by the Southern California-area law schools, including California Western, Chapman, La Verne, Loyola, Pepperdine, Southwestern, Thomas Jefferson, University of San Diego, University of Southern California, Western State and Whittier. The annual Career Day is designed to expose law students to the practice of law in the public interest and to encourage students to consider a public interest career path. More than 120 nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and private firms are participating in Career Day activities.

Public Interest Career Day is comprised of a number of different activities:

  • Prescheduled, formal interviews for summer and/or postgraduate positions.
  • An afternoon panel discussion, "Criminal Law: Prosecution and Defense".
  • A series of informal lunchtime discussions, each focusing on a different substantive area of public interest practice (e.g., children and youth, environmental law, labor law).
  • Informal "table-talk," with representatives of the participating organizations, agencies and firms.

The Career Services Office will notify you of deadlines via email.

2015 Public Interest Legal Career Fair

Date: February 5 - 6, 2015

Location: New York University School of Law

Sponsor: The Public Interest Law Center (PILC) at New York University School of Law

Website: pilcfair.law.nyu.edu/

The Public Interest Law Center (PILC) at New York University School of Law will hold its 38th annual Public Interest Legal Career Fair on February 5 and 6, 2015; it is the largest Fair of its kind in the country.

The Fair gives employers the opportunity to meet with students and allows students to interview with employers for internships and permanent jobs, as well as to talk with employers at information tables. Last year, representatives from more than 200 organizations and over 1,600 law students attended the Fair.

The Fair is located at Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets. Employer and Student Registration open at 8 a.m. Interviews and Table Talk run from 9:20 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. For general travel information, including a campus map and directions, please go to www.nyu.edu/about/visitor-information.html.

Please contact us in advance at law.pilcfair@nyu.edu or (212) 998-6686 to arrange special accommodations, such as wheelchair accessibility or a private space for nursing mothers.

July

National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair

Date: July 19 - 25, 2015

Location: Fairmont, Washington, D.C.

Website: www.blackprosecutors.org/annualconference.html

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

Date: July 2015

Location: Hilton San Francisco Financial District

Sponsor: Bar Association of San Francisco

Website: www.sfbar.org/diversity/career_fair.aspx

In 2005, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and The Bar Association of San Francisco created the Bay Area's first ever Diversity Career Fair for rising second-year law students.

The Diversity Career Fair brings together prominent law firms and government legal departments in the San Francisco Bay Area with highly qualified diverse second-year law students. The participating students come from distinguished local law schools, as well as other top schools from around the nation to interview for coveted positions in summer associate programs.

Underwritten by Orrick and sponsored by BASF, the Bay Area Diversity Career Fair provides a much needed event for employers in the Bay Area, as well as diverse law students across the country, who previously had to travel great distances for job fairs that targeted minority candidates. In addition to the interviews, the fair also provides students with networking and educational opportunities. A welcome reception for students and prospective employers takes place the night before the interviews, and a breakfast panel the morning of the fair features diverse lawyers from a variety of practice areas.

For general career fair information, please contact Nicole Britton-Snyder at nbrittonsnyder@sfbar.org.

18th Annual San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association Bay Area Job Fair

Date: July 2015

Location: University of California, Hastings College of Law

Website: sfipla.com/sfipla-events/job-fair/

In the Summer of 2015, SFIPLA will host the 18th Annual SFIPLA Bay Area Job Fair for rising 2L and 3L students. All accredited law schools in the United States are invited to participate in the SFIPLA Job Fair. Rising 2L and 3L students will be provided with a list of participating employers and asked to designate the employers with whom they would like to interview. Employers will then have an opportunity to review the resumes of interested students and select the candidates to interview.

Schedule:

Registration for the Job Fair will open in April 2015.

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

Date: July 30 – 31, 2015

Location: Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront, 511 N. Columbus Drive

Website: www.luc.edu/law/career/patent.html

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment.

Look out for emails from Career Services regarding this great event.

August

2015 Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference

Date: August 7, 2015

Location: University of St. Thomas School of Law

Sponsor: Twin Cities Committee on Minority Lawyers in Large Law Firms and the Minnesota State Bar Association

Website: www.diversityinpractice.org/index.asp?pageID=25

Registration is now open for the August 1, 2014 Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference hosted by Twin Cities Diversity In Practice. If you are a minority law student and interested in registering for this exciting event please visit Simplicity to get started: Please click here to be directed to the registration link: law-tcc-csm.symplicity.com/. For more information about the program please view the attachment.

2014 MMRC Important Dates and Deadlines:
Student Registration is open as of May 19, 2014

Key Dates:

  • Student Registration Deadline: June 6, 2014
  • Student Bidding: June 9 – 20, 2014
  • Student Invitation Acceptance: July 7 – 13, 2014

Interviews held August 1st (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

If you have question please feel free to reach out to us at lshaw@diversityinpractice.org or (612) 343-7999. We look forward to having you join us!

The Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair for Second and Third Year Law Students of Color

Date: August 2015

Location: Boston Job Fair Sheraton Boston, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA

Website: www.thebostonlawyersgroup.com/events/

The BLG Job Fair for Students of Color is a great opportunity for employers to see a large pool of applicants. Further, students will have the opportunity to gain valuable interview experience while marketing their credentials to employers. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity!!

Rocky Mountain Diversity Career Fair

Date: August 2015

Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, CO.

Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Diversity Career

Website: www.rmdlcf.com/

Student Registration Ends:

Student and employer registration for the 2013 Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair is now open. Students and employers have until June 8, 2013 to register for this year’s career fair, which takes place on Friday, August 9, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, CO. Please click on the links below to register. For questions, please email info@rmdlcf.com or call the RMDLCF hotline at (303) 892-7377.

Student Registration: law-rmdlcf-csm.symplicity.com/students/

Key Dates:

  • Student Registration: April 16 - June 8, 2013
  • Student Bidding: June 9 - 13, 2013
  • Students Confirm Interviews: June 29 - July 6, 2013
  • Alternates Notified: July 7 - 10, 2013
  • Career Fair: August 9, 2013

Notice to Students:

As legal employers and law students are aware, the economic climate in 2011 and 2012 has changed. In an effort to continue putting students and recent graduates in contact with legal employers, we added a new feature to the career fair in 2011. Employers may choose to conduct interviews for open positions or interviews that are informational only. Each employer will specify which type of interview they are conducting in their job posting. Nonetheless, we anticipate fewer employers will participate in the 2013 Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair than in the past and there may be fewer callback interviews and offers.

The 10th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF)

Date: August 2015

Location: Crown Plaza Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri

Website: law-kcmba-csm.symplicity.com/students/

The 10th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) will be held August 1-2, 2014, in Kansas City, Missouri. Students who are interested in becoming part of Kansas City’s dynamic legal community should strongly consider attending this event. Students who will be returning to school in August and those graduating in May are eligible to attend the job fair, as employers will be interviewing for both summer and post-graduate positions.

The HDLJF is the result of Kansas City's leading law firms, legal associations, and corporate legal departments coming together to encourage law students to practice law in Kansas City. The HDLJF is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both traditional and non-traditional legal employers. In addition, the event is a great way to learn more about living in this wonderful city.

The HDLJF will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. It will kick off with an evening Welcome Reception on Friday, August 1st at the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. The Saturday schedule includes a continental breakfast, interviewing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and a luncheon at which participants will be greeted and addressed by a special Keynote Speaker.

Please register as soon as possible. Students who register before May 16th will be entered into a drawing for exciting prizes. The final deadline for registering is June 14, 2014.

Students can register on-line at law-kcmba-csm.symplicity.com/students/

Annual DuPont Legal Minority Job Fairs

Date: August 2015

Sponsors: DuPont & Ballard Spahr LLP

Location: Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Wilmington, DE

Website: www.dupontlegalmodel.com/diversity/dupont-legal-minity-job-fairs/

To register, go to: Registration for the Houston, Los Angeles, and Wilmington sites will be completed electronically. You may log onto the site directly via the link below, complete the registration form, upload your resume and transcript and click "Submit."

NOTE: The Job Fair registration is on a restricted site available only to pre-designated law schools, therefore, you must use the information below to access the registration form. This information is not to be shared with students from other law schools.

  • Ballad Spahr LLP is hosting the registration form on their firm’s website. To access the Ballard Spahr site, visit: www.ballardspahr.com.
  • When the Homepage loads, you will see the link to the DuPont Minority Job Fair on the left of the page in yellow. Click on this link to bring up the screen which asks for your username and password. Use the information provided below to populate these fields. Please note that the letters are case sensitive (the third character is a zero and the sixth character is a lower case "o").

Username: student

Password: 3r0vaodf

  • You are requested to upload a copy of your resume and law school transcript to the electronic registration form. If this is not possible, you may send the information as an e-mail attachment to dupontregistration@ballardspahr.com or by mail to Bonnie Bell, DuPont Legal Minority Job Fair Coordinator, Ballard Spahr LLP, 1735 Market Street, 51st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103-7599
  • Your application materials will not be accepted unless you provide both your resume and transcript.

10th Annual IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities

Date: August 2015

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Washington, DC

Website: www.law.arizona.edu/career/IMPACToptional.cfm

Sponsors: Please join us for the 10th Annual IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities. Last year, 31 law firms and government agencies interviewed students and graduates from across the US. We invite you to promote your agency by conducting interviews and/or staffing an information table for your law clerk and entry level attorney needs.

Lavender Law

Date: August 5 - 8, 2015

Location: Chicago Marriott

Website: lgbtbar.org/annual/career-fair/

The National LGBT Bar Association's Annual Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBT candidates within the legal profession's recruiting efforts. By participating in this career fair, candidates will talk directly to LGBT-friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies; LGBT rights groups, and legal departments.

  • Candidates are encouraged to discuss their identity and their aspirations to become part of a bias-free work environment.
  • Recruiters are encouraged to take this opportunity to showcase their diversity efforts to top level law students and lateral candidates from around the country.

The Career Fair kicks off with a panel of legal practitioners with experience working in government, non-profit, small and large firms. The panel will be guided by a law career services professional will discuss the tools, considerations and critical aspects to find, research and evaluate LGBT-friendly employers in each of these legal arenas.

The Annual Career Fair and Conference has grown leaps and bounds over the past five years. Over 600 candidates and 130 recruiters representing private firms and public organizations from all over the country were present.

Northwest Minority Job Fair

Date: August 2015

Location: Washington State Attorney General’s Office; 800 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000; Seattle, WA 98104; www.atg.wa.gov

Sponsor: Lane Powell, Dorsey & Whitney, K&L Gates, Lane Powell, Perkins Coie, Stoel Rives, Washington State Attorney General and Williams Kastner

Website: www.nwmjf.org/

Davis Wright Tremaine is honored to serve as host of the Northwest Minority Job Fair in its 27th year. Our firm is committed to encouraging opportunities that promote diversity throughout the legal community. We benefit from the talents, ideas and commitment of people who represent a world of differences. We recognize the need for diversity in the workplace and the fact that fostering an atmosphere of inclusion and respect leads to increased employee satisfaction, productivity, and client loyalty. The Job Fair provides employers with an opportunity to interview applicants from national and local law schools while offering law students a forum to interact with both potential employers and fellow students.

Sponsored and funded by a consortium of private and public sector employers, the Job Fair will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine, 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200, Seattle, WA 98101.

In its 27th year, the Job Fair would like to recognize the following firms for their contribution as prior hosts: Lane Powell, Dorsey & Whitney, K&L Gates, Lane Powell, Perkins Coie, Stoel Rives, Washington State Attorney General and Williams Kastner.

Davis Wright Tremaine has been involved in the Job Fair since its inception in 1987. On behalf of all Job Fair sponsors, I extend a warm welcome and hope you find this event to be a valuable experience. Thank you for your participation.

Key Dates:

  • April 19 – June 21, 2015: Employer registration
  • July 1 – July 31, 2015: Student registration
  • August 12, 2015: Schedules mailed to applicants
  • August 19, 2015: Schedules mailed to employers
  • August 24, 2015: Job fair

September

Hispanic National Bar Association Law Student Job Fair

Date: September 2 – 5, 2015

Location: Boston, MA

Sponsor: HNBA

Website: www.hnba.com/main/view_event/6/1

For law students, young and seasoned attorneys and Convention attendees, the Career Fair provides a tremendous opportunity to meet and network with other leading Latino attorneys and employers from across the country. The Career Fair also hosts a symposium designed to help law students enhance their marketing skills for the tough legal Career market.

October

American Intellectual Property Law Association Job Fair

Date: October 2015

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel; 2600 Woodley Road, NW; Washington, DC 20001

Sponsor: American Intellectual Property Law Association

Website: www.aipla.org

The job fair is part of this year’s annual meeting. There are programs that discuss trademark prosecution, transactional information, the role of IP in business strategy and sessions on patent, trade secret, copyright, and trademark litigation.

Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference

Date: October 2015

Location: TBD

Sponsor: Equal Justice Works

Website: www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair

The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest public interest career fair in the country. It is the only event, solely dedicated to law students, where you'll find more than 1000 public interest-minded students representing 200 law schools from across the country coming together to explore career options with leading nonprofit organizations and government agencies. The Conference and Career Fair provides access to job opportunities for law students; connects employers with talented attorneys and law students; and offers a multitude of skill-building and career advising sessions with experts from around the country. Our conference continues to be an unparalleled networking opportunity for students, law school professionals and legal professionals.

Information for Students
Find jobs, internships and camaraderie at the largest public interest law conference and career fair in the country.

The Young Lawyers Career Expo

Date: October 2014

Location: Merrifield Hall, Loyola Law School, 919 Albany Street, Los Angeles, California 90015

Sponsor: John M. Langston Bar Association, Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA), Mexican American Bar Association (MABA), and Latina Lawyers Bar Association (LLBA)

Website: younglawyerscareerexpo-efbnend.eventbrite.com/

On behalf of the John M. Langston Bar Association, Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA), Mexican American Bar Association (MABA), and Latina Lawyers Bar Association (LLBA), I would like to invite University of San Diego School of Law to participate in the Young Lawyers Career Expo. We are excited to offer you this opportunity to meet the young lawyers in our community. There is no cost for your participation.

The Young Lawyers Career Expo was created to address the employment needs of our young lawyers with 0 – 5 years of experience. Due to the economic downturn and shortage of employment opportunities available, Langston, APABA, MABA, and LLBA envisioned a forum where young lawyers can come together and educate themselves about the employment opportunities available to them through seminars on resume writing, mentorship, the job market and self-employment. In addition to the seminars, we want to provide the young lawyers with a sense of empowerment and accomplishment. To that end, we ask that you attend and advise these young lawyers of employment opportunities available including, but not limited to, internships, law clerk positions, associate positions, or independent contractor positions.

Contact:

Career and Professional Development
Warren Hall, Room 113
Phone: (619) 260-4529
Fax: (619) 260-6828

Hours

M, T, Th, F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
W: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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