CAREER FAIRS/PROGRAMS

2014 Career Fairs

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Summer in the Capital: A Fall Recruitment Preview for Students & Employers
Dates: June 23, 2014
Location: Washington DC
Student Registration Deadline: June 19, 2014
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 20 – 26, 2014  
Location:    Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ
Student Registration Deadline: July 7, 2014  
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 25 – 26, 2014
Student Registration Deadline:  April 21, 2014
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 60 ABA approved law schools.
Website:    http://www.semjf.org/

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
Dates: July 26, 2014
Location: San Francisco, CA
Student Registration Deadline: June 15, 2014
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 29, 2014
Student Registration Deadline:  May 21, 2014
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 31 – August 1, 2014
Location:    Embassy Suites Chicago – Downtown/Lakefront
Student Registration Deadline:  March 3, 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 1, 2014
Location:  Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA
Student Registration Deadline:  July 7, 2014
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, 2014
Location:  Denver, CO
Student Registration Deadline:  June 10, 2014
Description: The RMDLCF will take place on Friday, August 1, 2014, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. Student registration ends on June 10, 2014. 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 1, 2014
Student Registration Deadline: June 6, 2014
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://www.diversityinpractice.org/index.asp?pageID=25
 
Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair
Dates:  August 1 – 2, 2014
Location:  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kansas City, MO
Student Registration Deadline:  June 14, 2014
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 9, 2014
Student Registration Deadline: May 30, 2014
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 21 – 22, 2014
Location:    Indianapolis, Indiana
Student Registration Deadline:  July 20, 2014
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 2014 full-time 2L students (graduating May 2016) to participate in the sixth annual IndyBar Diversity Job Fair.
Website:    http://www.ibadiversityjobfair.org/home.htm

Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program
Date:  August 22, 2014
Student Registration Deadline:  June 25, 2014
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 21 - 23, 2014
Student Registration Deadline:  August 21, 2014
Location:      Marriott Marquis Hotel, San Francisco, California
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 23, 2014
Student Registration Deadline:  July 21, 2014
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. 10 – 13, 2014
Student Registration Deadline:  August 29, 2014
Location:      Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
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/

Government/Public Interest Recruitment Program
Sponsor: Massachusetts Law School Consortium
Date: August 12 - October 24, 2014
Student Registration Deadline: September 5, 2014 (For October Program)
October 24, 2014 (For January Program)
Open to students of sponsoring law schools. The Government/Public Interest Recruitment Program is held twice a year. Interviews for the fall program will be held at Boston College Law School. More information can be found by visiting http://www.maconsortium.org/programs.html#GPI or contacting Leslie LeBlanc at 617-552-4345 or leslie.leblanc@bc.edu.

Equal Justice Works Annual Career Fair and Conference
Dates: October 24-25
Student Registration Deadline: October 10, 2014
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.