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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
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.

DuPont Minority Job Fair

When: August 2, 2014 [2015 information not currently available]
Location: Los Angeles, CA; Wilmington, DE and Houston, TX
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2014
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.

Northwest Minority Job Fair

When: August 22, 2015
Location: Washington State Attorney General's Office, Seattle, WA
Registration Period: June 22 - July 24, 2014
Class Level: 2L, 3L, Alumni

Sponsored and funded by a consortium of private and public sector employers. Promoting diversity is a core value of the Attorney General's Office. We know the people of Washington are best served by a legal community that reflects the great diversity of the state. We continuously strive to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and we believe that each of the firm's participating in the NWMJF is committed to doing the same. Registration is free for students.

Veterans' Legal Career Fair

When: May 1, 2015-May 2, 2015
Location: Washington, D.C.
Registration Period: February 23 - March 27, 2015
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: August 8, 2015
Location: UC Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, CA
Registration Period: March 26 - May 24, 2015
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, 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 2015 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 2016 Summer Associate programs. Accordingly, they need to know your rising class year to determine if you will qualify for their 2015 summer associate class.

You may begin bidding on employers as early as April 23, 2015. ALL REGISTRATION INFORMATION (INCLUDING EMPLOYER SELECTIONS) MUST BE
COMPLETE BY 5:00 PM (PDT) May 24, 2015. Furthermore, please note that employers will not accept interview requests/resumes directly from students.

All questions regarding the Job Fair should be directed to

For complete job fair details, see the job fair posting on Symplicity (ID 347768).

National Bar Association Convention/Job Fair

When: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Location: Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA, 90071
Registration Deadline: June 5, 2015
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 $25.00


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.

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference

When: Friday, August 5, 2016
Location: University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN
Registration Period: April 20 - June 5, 2015
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: Saturday, July 25, 2015
Location: Hilton San Francisco Financial District, 750 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Registration Period: May 18 - June 14, 2015
Class Level: 2L

The Diversity Career Fair brings together prominent law firms and government legal departments in the San Francisco Bay Area with highly qualified diverse 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.

Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair

When: July 31, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. until noon
Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado
Registration Period: April 22 - June 22, 2015
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:

Indy Bar Diversity Job Fair (Indianapolis Bar Association)

When: August 6-7, 2015
Location: Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites Indianapolis, IN
Registration Period: April 1 - June 28, 2015
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.

The IndyBar Diversity Job Fair will be held at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites. Students must make their own travel and lodging arrangements. The hotel offers a special job fair rate.

Go here to view a list of participating employers.

Three $2500 scholarship will be presented to interviewing students.! Scholarship applications (available online) must be received no later than Monday, July 17, 2015.

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair

When: August 21-22, 2015
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kansas City, MO
Registration Period: March 20 - July 3, 2015
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. Early bird registration deadline is June 5, 2015. The final deadline for registering is July 3, 2015. There is no fee for students to register. All rising 2L and rising 3L law students and recent law grads (Class of 2015) are invited to participate.

There will be a Welcome Reception on Friday, August 21 at the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. The Saturday schedule includes a continental breakfast, interviewing from 8:30am - 4:30pm and a luncheon with a keynote speaker.

Last year, law students from across the nation had the opportunity to interview with 18area law firms and government agencies.

Students can register online at

National Black Prosecutors Annual Conference & Job Fair

When: July 19-25, 2015
Location: Fairmont Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Registration Deadline: July 7, 2015
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. At the culmination of the Job Fair, there will be a reception for all Job Fair participants and Convention attendees.

The early registration fee for the Job Fair is $25.00 for law students and 2015 law school graduates, and $50.00 for laterals. After June 18th, the regular registration fee is $50.00 for law students and members of the class of 2015, and $75.00 for laterals.

The Boston Lawyers Group Boston Fair for Law Students of Color

When: August 4, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Boston Sheraton, 39 Dalton Street Boston, MA
Registration Period: May 15 - July 10, 2015
Class Level: 3L

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 (rising third year (3Ls) only if student attends a 4-year program) 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.

Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair

When: August 5 - 7, 2015
Location: Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois
Registration Period: January 12 - July 24, 2015
Class Level: 2L, 3L, Alumni

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. Over 450 candidates and 150 recruiters representing law firms, government agencies and non-profit organizations interested in diversity were present at the 2014 career fair in New York City. In conjunction with the Lavender Law® Career Fair, students will have the opportunity to meet on-site with legal career service professionals. These legal career counselors are qualified to provide students with advice on resume, cover letter, and interviewing.  Further, these counselors all have significant workplace experience in various legal sectors, including LGBT advocacy groups, big firms, and the government.

The National LGBT Bar Association does not guarantee that materials, welcome bags, or other opportunities will be available to those who do not register prior to July 24, 2015.

To register for the 2015 Lavender Law Career Fair click here.

Hispanic National Bar Association's Annual Convention

When: September 2-5, 2015
Location: Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, MA
Registration Period: April 13 - August 29, 2015
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  Deadlines (registration fees vary by deadline): Early Bird (by June 1), Advance (by Aug 1), Last Call (by Aug 29)

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 July 13th, 2015.

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

When: Friday, October 23 & Saturday, October 24
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
Registration Period: August 11 - September 14, 2015
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