CAREER FAIRS/PROGRAMS

2015 Career Fairs

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Summer in the Capital: A Fall Recruitment Preview for Students & Employers
Dates: June 2015
Location: Washington DC
Student Registration Deadline: TBA
Description: The purpose of this event is to bring together legal employers and rising second-year law students (with an expected graduation date of May 2016) who contribute to the diversity of the legal profession and are interested in practicing law in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This will be a great networking opportunity for students and employers from firms, public interest organizations, and government agencies. At last year's event, over 40 employers participated and students from over 40 different law school schools were in attendance. Each sponsoring employer will have a table and may bring up to three representatives to speak with students. We encourage sponsors to bring their marketing materials as well. Students are encouraged to bring their resumes. This event will take place at Ritz-Carlton Hotel Washington, 1150 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037 on Monday, June 23, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. To register, please visit Student Registration: https://walraa-summer-in-the-capital.eventbrite.com.  For more information, please visit http://www.walraa.org/summer-in-the-capital.

National Black Prosecutors Association 31st Annual Conference & Job Fair
Dates:        July 19 – 25, 2015  
Location:    Fairmont Hotel, Washington DC
Student Registration Deadline: TBA  
Description:    The National Black Prosecutors Association is the only professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of Blacks as prosecutors. It includes both chief and line prosecutors nationwide. In addition to prosecutors, the association's membership includes law students, former prosecutors, and law enforcement personnel.  
Website:    http://www.blackprosecutors.org/annualconference.html

Southeastern Minority Job Fair
Dates: July 24 – 25, 2015
Student Registration Deadline:  April 20, 2015
Description:  The Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF) provides legal employers throughout the United States an opportunity to interview second and third year law students, as well as recent graduates, from 50+ ABA-approved law schools. In past years, approximately 140 employers have interviewed over 900 students during the two day job fair.
Website:    http://www.semjf.org/

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
Dates: July 2015
Location: San Francisco, CA
Student Registration Deadline: TBA
Description:The Bay Area Diversity Career Fair will occur on Summer 2014 and is hosted by The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and sponsored by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. The Annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair brings together prominent law firms and government legal departments in the San Francisco Bay Area and highly qualified diverse 2L law students from distinguished local law schools as well as other top schools from around the nation to participate in summer associate programs. Interested students can learn more here.

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair
Date:  July 28, 2015
Student Registration Deadline:  May 20, 2015
Description:    The Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF) is managed and executed by the Georgia State University College of Law Career Services Office. SIPJF mainly targets fulfilling summer associate and entry-level positions for 2014.  
Website:     http://law.gsu.edu/careers/7356.htm

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program
Dates:  July 30 – July 31, 2015
Location:    Embassy Suites Chicago – Downtown/Lakefront
Student Registration Deadline:  March 2, 2014
Description:  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.
Website:    http://www.luc.edu/law/career/Patent_Program_-_Stu.html

Boston Lawyers Group
Date:  August 4, 2015
Location:  Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA
Student Registration Deadline:  April 2015
Description:    The Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair for Law Students of Color takes place annually during the month of August in Boston and Washington, D.C. The Job Fair provides participating member organizations with a great opportunity to select and interview applicants from a nationwide pool of qualified students of color.   
Website:    www.thebostonlawhyersgroup.com/events/student.htm
To Register:    https://law-blg-csm.symplicity.com/students/


Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair
Date:  August 1, 2015
Location:  Denver, CO
Student Registration Deadline:  TBA
Description: The RMDLCF registration will take place in the Spring. For more information and to register for the Career Fair, please visit rmdlcf.com or RMDLCF Symplicity.
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
Sponsors: Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
Date: August 7, 2015
Student Registration Deadline: TBA
Description: The conference will be held at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. The Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference aims to increase legal diversity in the Twin Cities area by joining the largest legal employers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area with top quality 2L and 3L candidates from around the country. Employers participating in the interviews will include small, medium, and large firms; corporate law departments and public interest/non-profit/government entities. For more information: http://diversityinpractice.org/initiatives/mmrc/
 
Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair
Dates:  August 2015
Location:  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kansas City, MO
Student Registration Deadline:  TBA
Description:  The HDLJF was designed by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's Diversity and Managing Partner Committees to encourage students to make Kansas City their first choice.  All 2L and 3L Law Students and recent graduates are invited to participate regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.
Website:    http://www.heartlanddiversity.org/JobFair.htm                    

St. Louis Diversity Job Fair
Dates:     August 2015
Student Registration Deadline: TBA
Description:   The primary goal of the Fair is to attract a diverse group of 2L and 3L students to the metropolitan St. Louis legal community, encourage them to practice law in the area, and become an integral part of our community. The Job Fair steering committee has invited law firms, corporations, and government agencies from all over the nation.
Website:    http://www.stldiversityjobfair.com/

Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair
Dates:        August 6 – 7, 2015
Location:    Indianapolis, Indiana
Student Registration Deadline:  June 29, 2015
Description:    The IndyBar Diversity Job Fair seeks candidates who represent all aspects of diversity, who are looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town charm. We cordially invite fall 2015 full-time 2L students (graduating May 2017) or part-time 2L and 3L (graduating Dec 2017/May 2018) to participate in the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair to be held August 6-7, 2015.
Website:    http://www.ibadiversityjobfair.org/home.htm

Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program
Date:  August 2015
Student Registration Deadline:  TBA
Description:    Second and third year law students and recent graduates from eighteen ABA-approved law schools from Arizona, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas will participate in the program. Collectively, more than 900 minority students attend these schools.
Website:    http://www.sunbeltjobfair.com/

Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair
Dates:        August 5 - 7, 2015
Student Registration Deadline:  August 8, 2015
Location:      Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Description:    The Lavender Law Career Fair 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.  
Website:    http://www.lgbtbar.org/annual/register.php

Northwest Minority Job Fair
Dates:        August 2015
Student Registration Deadline:  TBA
Location:      Seattle, Washington
Description: The Northwest Minority Job Fair will be held in August 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The mission of the fair is to foster access to employment opportunities for historically underrepresented persons in the practice of law and to provide a networking forum for legal employers and minority law students. Current students and 2014 graduates are welcome to participate. Based upon the original purpose of the Job Fair and limited resources, the focus of our mission is ethnic minorities. For more information, please visit www.nwmjf.org.

Hispanic National Bar Association Job Fair
Dates:      Sept. 2 – 5, 2015
Student Registration Deadline:  TBA
Location:      Boston
Description:    The Job Fair occurs during the HNBA Annual Convention, so Job Fair participants will be able to interact with leading Hispanic lawyers throughout the United States and to participate in enriching continuing legal education programs (CLE).    
Website:      http://www.hnba.com/

Equal Justice Works Annual Career Fair and Conference
Dates: October 2015
Student Registration Deadline: TBA
Location: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center - Bethesda, MD
Description: The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest legal career fair in the country.  More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities.  Public interest employers conduct interviews for internship and full-time positions and meet with students in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities.  The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more. For further information, including how to register, deadlines, and participating employers, visit www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair. First-year students: In accordance with the National Association for Legal Professional guidelines, you are not permitted to participate in one-on-one interviews with employers. However, you may participate in the Table Talk and career development sessions.