2016 Career Fairs
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National Black Prosecutors Association 31st Annual Conference & Job Fair
Dates: July 12, 2016
Location: Fairmont Hotel, Washington DC
Student Registration Deadline: July 1, 2016
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.
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
Dates: July 22-23, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA
Student Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 12, 2016
Description: The Diversity Career Fair brings together prominent law firms, government legal departments, and nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area with highly qualified diverse rising 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. Interested students can learn more at: http://www.sfbar.org/jdc/diversity/diversity-programs/career-fair.aspx
Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair
Date: July 26, 2016
Student Registration Deadline: May 31, 2016
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 2016.
Loyola Patent Law Interview Program
Dates: August 4 & August 5, 2016
Location: Embassy Suites Chicago – Downtown/Lakefront
Student Registration Deadline: March 10, 2016
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.
Boston Lawyers Group
Date: August 2, 2016
Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA
Student Registration Deadline: July 4, 2016
Description: The Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair for Law Students of Color takes place 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.
To Register: https://law-blg-csm.symplicity.com/students/
Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair
Date: July 29, 2016
Location: Denver, CO
Student Registration Opens on April 22, 2016. Registration Deadline: June 10, 2016
Description: The Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair provides an excellent forum for legal employers, law students and law school graduates to meet and discuss employment options with the goal of expanding opportunities and assisting the legal profession in fulfilling its commitment to diversity. For more information and to register for the Career Fair, please visit http://www.centerforlegalinclusiveness.org/cli-programs/the-rocky-mountain-diversity-legal-career-fair/ or RMDLCF Symplicity.
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
Sponsors: Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
Date: August 5, 2016
Student Registration: June 2, 2016
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/
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Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair
Dates: August 6, 2016
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kansas City, MO
Student Registration Deadline: July 24, 2016
Description: The 11th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) will be held August 21-22, 2015, 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. Website: http://heartlanddiversity.org/.
St. Louis Diversity Job Fair
Dates: August 13, 2016
Student Registration Deadline: May 30, 2016
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.
Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair
Dates: August 1 - 2, 2016
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Student Registration Deadline: June 18, 2016
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 1-2, 2016.
Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program
Date: August 29, 2016
Student Registration Deadline: June 24, 2016
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.
Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair
Dates: August 4 - 6, 2016
Student Registration Deadline: August 5, 2016
Location: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel
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 27, 2016
Student Registration Deadline: July 22, 2016
Location: Perkins Coie, LLP
Description: The Northwest Minority Job Fair will be held in August 2016 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 2015 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: September 9, 2016
Student Registration Deadline: August 12, 2016
Location: Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel
Description: The Convention will gather hundreds of attorneys, judges, and law students for an engaging and comprehensive program that includes Continuing Legal Education (CLE Panels) on cutting edge topics with leading practitioners, national policy makers, and experts from across the country; networking events and workshops; the largest Hispanic Career Fair in the country, featuring exhibitors from prominent law firms, corporations, and government agencies; and a variety of social activities showcasing the best of what Boston has to offer. Website: http://www.hnba.com/main/view_event/6/1
Equal Justice Works Annual Career Fair and Conference
Dates: October 28 & 29, 2016
Student Registration Begins in August
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott – Arlington, VADescription: 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.