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Northwest Minority Job Fair

When: August 27, 2016
Location: Perkins Coie, Seattle, WA
Registration Period: June 20 - July 22, 2016
Website: http://www.nwmjf.org/
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.

Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair

When: August 4-6, 2016
Location: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Registration Period: March 10 - July 22, 2016
Website: http://lgbtbar.org/annual/
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.

When registering, class years for the Job Fair are defined by graduation date. Please see guide below:
2L= Graduating in 2018
3L= Graduating in 2017
Recent Graduate = Graduating in 2016

Hispanic National Bar Association's Annual Convention

When: Friday, September 9, 2016
Location: Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL
Registration Period: June 3 - September 5, 2016
Website: http://hnba.com/events/2016-annual-convention-2/
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.

Register online at https://www.multisoftevents.com/HNBAAC16/Attendee/Register.aspx Deadlines (registration fees vary by deadline): Early Bird (by June 3), Advance (by Aug 5), Last Call (by Sep 5)

HNBA Career Fair Travel Stipend:  Law Students may apply for a Career Fair Travel Stipend geared towards reimbursing expenses for travel and lodging for out-of-state students. Submit your Career Fair Travel Stipend Application by June 30, 2016.


DuPont Minority Job Fair

When: August 2, 2014 [last job fair was 2014]
Location: Los Angeles, CA; Wilmington, DE and Houston, TX
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2014
Website: website not currently available
Class Level: 1L, 2L

DuPont Legal organized its first Minority Job Fair in 1994, to assist our PLFs (Primary Law Firms) with their minority recruitment efforts. Today, it's a successful multi-city event, bringing in more than 500 resumes from minority law students around the country who interview with DuPont PLFs. The Minority Job Fair has earned DuPont Legal the National Association for Legal Placement's Mark of Distinction Award.

National Bar Association Convention/Job Fair

When: July 22, 2015 [2016 date not currently available]
Location: Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, CA,
Registration Deadline: June 5, 2015
Website: http://www.nationalbar.org/NBA/Job_Fair.aspx
Class Level: 2L, 3L, Alumni

ELIGIBILITY
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 $25.00

STUDENT REGISTRATION DEADLINE – JUNE 5
INTERVIEW CANCELLATION – JULY 10

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: July 31, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. until noon [2016 date not currently available]
Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado
Registration Period: April 22 - June 22, 2015
Website: http://www.rmdlcf.com/
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.

Srudents can register using this link: https://law-rmdlcf-csm.symplicity.com/students/

The Boston Lawyers Group Boston Fair for Law Students of Color

When: August 4, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm [2016 date not currently available]
Location: Boston Sheraton, Boston, MA
Registration Period: May 15 - July 10, 2015
Website: http://www.thebostonlawyersgroup.com/events/student.htm
Class Level: 2L

The Boston Lawyers Group (BLG) is a consortium of over 40 of the largest law firms, government agencies, and corporations in Boston. Its mission is to promote the hiring, retention, and professional development of attorneys of color in its member organizations. A primary goal of the BLG is to increase the number of law students of color that member organizations hire for their Boston office. One of the significant ways in which this goal is accomplished, is through member participation in the annual BLG Job Fair in Boston. The positions are in Boston unless stated otherwise.

Eligible Students: Rising second year (2Ls) law students. Employers are interviewing students only for 2016 summer associate positions. Graduates and LLM candidates are not eligible.

The hiring process is highly competitive; therefore, the 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: a strong GPA; Law Review or 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.

Registration: Students must complete an academic profile by uploading a resume and law school transcript- including spring 2015 grades—unofficial copies are acceptable). Do not upload transcripts that contain watermarks.

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

When: October 28-29, 2016 [Save The Dates; more information coming in May 2016]
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA
Registration Period: August 11 - September 14, 2015
Website: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair
Class Level: 2L, 3L

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.  More than 140 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.

Registration fee: $25 per student/recent graduate

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

When: Thursday, August 4 & Friday, August 5, 2016
Location: Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown - Lakefront, Chicago, IL
Registration Period: February 8 - March 10, 2016
Website: http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html
Class Level: 2L, 3L

This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, rising 2L and 3L students, and students in Intellectual Property LLM programs.  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. 

There is a non-refundable $35 student registration fee which you must pay by credit card to complete your online registration.

Veterans' Legal Career Fair

When: April 29-30, 2016
Location: Marriott Metro Center, Washington, D.C.
Registration Period: February 23 - March 27, 2016
Website: http://reaction.orrick.com/reaction/sites/VLCF/index.htm
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.

The career fair is being held specifically for experienced lawyers who have served in the U.S. military and those who are transitioning out of military service, as well as lawyers who are military spouses.

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

When: July 16, 2016
Location: University of San Francisco School of Law
Registration Period: March 14 - April 8, 2016
Website: http://sfipla.com/sfipla-events/job-fair/
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 www.sfipla.com.

The job fair will be held at and co‑sponsored by the University of San Francisco School of Law, located at 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Interviews will be 20 minutes in length, with ten‑minute breaks after each interview, beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding at 5 p.m Pacific Time. There will be a catered lunch break from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

To register for the job fair, please visit https://law-­sfipla‑csm.symplicity.com/students/, 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 2016 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 2017 Summer Associate programs. Accordingly, they need to know your rising class year to determine if you will qualify for their 2016 summer associate class.

You may begin bidding on employers as early as March 14, 2016. ALL REGISTRATION INFORMATION (INCLUDING EMPLOYER SELECTIONS) MUST BE COMPLETE BY 5:00 PM (PDT) April 8, 2016. Furthermore, please note that employers will not accept interview requests/resumes directly from students.

All questions regarding the Job Fair should be directed to jobfair.sfipla@gmail.com.

To view the complete posting, click here .

National Black Prosecutors Annual Conference & Job Fair

When: July 12, 2016
Location: Hilton Ballpark, St. Louis
Registration Period: March 1 - April 30, 2016
Website: http://blackprosecutors.org/annual-conference
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.

The early registration fee for the Job Fair is $25.00 for law students and 2016 law school graduates, and $50.00 for laterals.

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference

When: Friday, August 5, 2016
Location: University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN
Registration Period: April 20 - June 2, 2016
Website: http://diversityinpractice.org/event/minnesota-minority-recruitment-conference/
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 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.

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

When: July 22-23, 2016
Location: Hilton San Francisco Financial District, San Francisco, CA
Registration Period: May 16 - June 12, 2016
Website: http://www.sfbar.org/jdc/diversity/diversity-programs/career-fair.aspx
Class Level: 1L

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.  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. 

Indy Bar Diversity Job Fair (Indianapolis Bar Association)

When: August 1-2, 2016
Location: Crowne Plaza, Indianapolis, IN
Registration Period: April 1 - June 18, 2016
Website: http://www.ibadiversityjobfair.org/for-students
Class Level: 3L

The IndyBar Diversity Job Fair seeks rising second-year students who represent all aspects of diversity and who are looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town charm. Employment potential includes: small, medium and large firms; city and government agencies; courts. There is no fee for students to participate in the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair.

Four $2500 scholarship will be presented to interviewing students.! Scholarship applications (available online) must be received no later than July 15, 2016.

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair

When: August 5-6, 2016
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kansas City, MO
Registration Period: March 10 - June 24, 2016
Website: http://heartlanddiversity.org/
Class Level: 2L, 3L, Alumni

Students who are interested in becoming part of Kansas City's dynamic legal community should strongly consider attending this event. All 2L (graduating in 2018) and 3L (graduating in 2017) Law Students and 2016 Law Grads who consider themselves diverse are invited to participate regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status or disability.

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 network and learn more about living in this wonderful city.

When registering, class years for the Job Fair are defined by graduation date. Please see guide below:

2L= Graduating in 2018
3L= Graduating in 2017
Recent Graduate = Graduating in 2016

Students can register online at https://law-kcmba-csm.symplicity.com/students/.