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Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

When: Thursday, July 26 & Friday, July 27, 2018
Location: Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown/Lakefront, 511 N. Columbus Drive in downtown Chicago
Registration Period: March 1 - March 23, 2018
Class Level: 2L, 3L

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.

Each year roughly 1,500 law students register for the program, submit their resumes, and bid on interviews with the nation-wide employers that interest them. The program is entirely employer selected - which means that participating employers review the resumes submitted to them and choose the law students they are interested in interviewing at the program. Roughly half of the students registered for the program are selected for interviews each year.

Only law students are eligible to participate in the Patent Law Interview Program. Law graduates and practicing attorneys are not eligible to participate. It is not required that students be patent bar eligible to register for the program; however, many employers require patent bar eligibility as a qualification for bidding on interviews, and most employers strongly prefer patent bar eligible students. For more information on eligibility for the patent bar, please refer to the General Requirements Bulletin from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  

There is a $35 registration fee for students. The student registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Online registration is now open at At this stage of registration, you will only need to enter some basic information (you will upload your resume and bid on interviews later in the semester).  Please note that our school is listed alphabetically as University of California, Davis School of Law on the registration form’s drop down menu of law schools.  

Once you have registered, the program staff will communicate with you directly via email to the address that you entered when registering for the program. Please direct any questions about the program to the Patent Program Liaison in our office, Kim Thomas at (530) 754-5719

National Bar Association Convention & Exhibits

When: July 29, 2017 - August 4, 2017
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street West Toronto, ON M5J 1E3, C
Registration: see website for details
Class Level: 2L, 3L, Alumni

Student participants must be registered members of the National Bar Association. Students are expected to arrive to interviews on time.  You may let interviewers know that you have arrived and are waiting.  If the prior interview has not ended by the time your interview is scheduled, gently let the interviewer know.

NBA Career Fair Cost:  Law Student $20.00


Two copies of your resume must be provided for each interview you register for and any open interview slots will be filled randomly. Note: No hand-written/mailed applications will be accepted.

Please see the website for more information.

Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204
Registration: see website for details
Class Level: 1L, 2L, 3L, Alumni

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. Legal employers attending the RMDLCF seek to hire law students and graduates from diverse backgrounds who have been traditionally under-represented in the practice of law in the Rocky Mountain region. These include candidates who are ethnic or racial minorities, disabled, and/or gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer or transgender.

Law students and recent law school graduates are invited to register and attend the RMDLCF and to apply for twenty-minute scheduled interviews with participating employers. Candidates may also have the opportunity to informally talk with employers at their exhibitor tables.

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

When: October 27-28, 2017
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA
Registration Period: August 16 - September 14, 2016
Class Level: 2L, 3L

The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest legal career fair in the country. More than 160 public interest employers conduct interviews for internships and full-time jobs and meet with students in informal “table talk” discussions of public interest legal opportunities. Over 1,200 students from nearly 200 law schools attend for interviews, workshops on public interest careers, job search advice, networking, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more.

Registration fee: $25 per student/recent graduate

More details coming soon for 2017.

Veterans' Legal Career Fair

When: May 5-6, 2017
Location: Marriott Metro Center, Washington, D.C.
Registration Period: February 23 - March 31, 2017
Class Level: Alumni

Orrick is honored to partner with The American Legion; corporate founding sponsors Microsoft Corporation, Morgan Stanley and ALM Media; and private practice sponsors Shearman & Sterling and the D.C. Diverse Partners Network to create this event. As you may know, in 2005, Orrick founded the Bay Area Diversity Career Fair for diverse law students, a successful program that is now in its tenth year. We are excited to leverage that experience to produce a distinctive event geared toward more experienced attorneys who have served our nation in the Armed Forces in any capacity.

Any attorney who has served, or is currently serving, in any branch of the United States Armed Services or Reserves in any capacity can participate. Military spouses who are lawyers are also welcome to participate. There is no charge for candidates to participate in any portion of the event.

National Black Prosecutors Annual Conference & Job Fair

When: July 16 – 22, 2017
Location: The Westin – Cleveland, Ohio
Registration Period: March 1 - April 30, 2017
Class Level: 2L, 3L, Alumni

The goal of the National Black Prosecutors Association's (NBPA) Job Fair is to promote diversity in prosecutors' offices by providing a forum where law students, recent law graduates, and experienced attorneys from across the nation can meet and interview with prospective prosecutorial employers at the local, state, and federal levels.

For the month of March & April only members can register for the 34th Annual Conference & Job Fair for just $550!

San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA) Bay Area Job Fair

When: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Location: University of San Francisco School of Law
Registration Period: March 18 - April 30, 2017
Class Level: 2L, 3L

Please note that ONLY student members of SFIPLA are permitted to participate in the job fair. If you are not already a member, student registration materials are available at

To register for the job fair, please visit https://law-­sfipla‑, create an account and: (1) complete the Employer Selection Form; and (2) upload your resume and any supplemental materials such as transcripts or writing samples for firms that require them. Be assured that your information/forms will not be public and will only be seen by potential employers and those of us administering the job fair.

For purposes of the Job Fair, please register based on your Rising Class Year. For example, if you are currently a 1L student, you should enter your law school year as a 2L (your rising class year). This is because many firms that participate in the SFIPLA Job Fair are specifically recruiting for their Summer Associate programs. Accordingly, they need to know your rising class year to determine if you will qualify for their summer associate class.

All questions regarding the Job Fair should be directed to

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair

When: August 5, 2017
Location: Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Kansas City, MO
Registration Period: April 5 - May 26, 2017
Class Level: 2L, 3L, Alumni

The primary purpose of the Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) is to increase the participation of under-represented groups in the practice of law in Kansas City. The founders and organizers of the HDLJF strongly believe that the inclusion of diversity in its many facets, including, without limitation, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, age and veteran status, enriches us all.

All 2L  and 3L Law Students and Recent Law Grads are invited to participate regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, age and veteran status.

To register for the event , please go to or the Student Brochure  for additional information.

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Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN
Registration Period: April 4 - June 2, 2017
Class Level: 2L, 3L

The Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC) is an annual event that connects the largest legal employers in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area with diverse rising 2L and 3L candidates from around the country. Each year’s conference and job fair includes between 25 and 30 employers and upwards of 100 law students.

Employers participating in the interviews will include small, medium and large firms; corporate law departments; and public interest, nonprofit and government entities.  The conference is sponsored by Twin Cities Diversity in Practice but is a unique opportunity to interview with both private law firms and local government employers as well.  During lunch, students enjoy a discussion on key issues relevant to their job search and building a successful career.

Please contact if you have any questions.

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

When: July 29, 2017
Location: Hilton San Francisco Financial District, San Francisco, CA
Registration Period: May 22 - June 18, 2017
Class Level: 1L

The Bay Area Diversity Career Fair attracts hiring representatives from the most prominent law firms, government legal departments, and nonprofit organizations. Only law students who have completed their first year of law school by the time of the interviews are eligible to participate. The 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.  A welcome reception for registered students and employers takes place at Orrick the night before the interviews, and a breakfast panel the morning of the fair features diverse lawyers from a variety of practice areas.  In 2015, more than 300 law students from across the nation and 52 employers participated in the 11th Annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair. 

Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair

When: August 14-15, 2017
Location: Hilton Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
Registration Period: March 1 - July 1, 2017
Class Level: 3L

Are you passionate about starting your career in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town charm? Looking to meet legal employers from large, medium and small firms, as well as government agencies, corporations and members of the judiciary? Get a jump start on creating lasting relationships at the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair.

Tuition Scholarships Available:

Indy employers put their money where their mouth is!  They are truly interested in supporting diverse talent, and  will be awarding $2,500 scholarships to interviewing students.  Scholarships are NOT financially-need-based and everyone who applies will be considered.

The Boston Lawyers Group Boston Fair for Law Students of Color

When: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Location: Boston Sheraton, Boston, MA
Registration Period: April 17 - July 5, 2017
Class Level: 2L

The Boston Lawyers Group Diversity Job Fair for Law Students of Color takes place in Boston every year. 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. It is our biggest event of the year designed to place rising 2L students in Summer Associate positions. Furthermore, law students selected for interviews are invited to a networking reception the day before to meet with fellow law students of color, hiring partners, interviewing attorneys, legal recruiters, law school deans and law school administrators.

The hiring process is highly competitive; therefore, member organizations will adhere to the same hiring criteria they use when seeking candidates through the on-campus interview process. The hiring criteria may include:

  • Strong GPA
  • Law Review, Law Journal, Mock Trial or Moot Court experience
  • Prior employment
  • Strong legal research, writing, and analytical skills

Ultimately, the member organizations determine the qualifications that best meet their hiring requirements.

Eligible Students:

Rising second year (2L) law students, graduating Class of 2019. Rising third year (3L) law students in 4-year programs.

Employers are interviewing students for only 2018 summer associate positions. Graduates and LLM candidates are NOT eligible.


Students must complete an academic profile by uploading their resume and law school transcript, including Spring 2017 grades, to the Symplicity application portal. Unofficial copies are acceptable.

Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair

When: August 2-4 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA
Registration Period: April 5 - July 19, 2017
Class Level: 2L, 3L, Alumni

Each year, the National LGBT Bar Association hosts the Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair to bring together the best and brightest legal minds in the LGBT community. The National LGBT Bar Association’s annual 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 corporate legal departments.  Candidates are encouraged to discuss their identity and their aspirations to become part of a bias-free work environment. Sponsors are encouraged to take this opportunity to showcase their diversity efforts to top level law students and lateral candidates from around the country.

There is no "single day” registration. Similarly, there is no "career fair only” registration. All registration sales are final and non-refundable.

Registration Fees:
Law Students Members $85
Non-Members $135
Alumni please check website for a list of registration fees.

Northwest Minority Job Fair

When: August 19, 2017
Location: Pacifica Law Group, 1191 Second Avenue, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA
Registration Period: June 19 - July 22, 2017
Class Level: 2L, 3L, Alumni

The Northwest Minority Job Fair, sponsored and funded by a consortium of legal sector employers, is an excellent place to begin. For 30 years, this event has brought together private and public law firms committed to promoting diversity by providing a unique opportunity for employers, law students, and lawyers to match legal talent with needs. Registration is free for students, and all expenses are paid by the participating employers. Part of the registration fee provides scholarships for minority students.

Hispanic National Bar Association's Annual Convention

When: September 6-9, 2017
Location: Kansas City Marriott Downtown Hotel, Kansas City, MO
Registration Period: May 8 - September 5, 2017
Class Level: 2L, 3L, Alumni

We invite you to participate in the HNBA Career Fair, the nation’s largest career fair for Hispanic law students and legal professionals, at the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Annual Convention. The event will give you access to government agencies, law firms, and leaders of industry, as well as allow you to make contacts that may lead to employment or other postgraduation professional opportunities. The HNBA Career Fair is open to all law students.

Please visit the website for more information.