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Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair

When: July 24th-25th, 2020
Location: Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Kansas City, MO
Registration Period: March 2 - June 12, 2020
Website: https://heartlanddiversity.org/
Class Level: 2L, 3L, Alumni

UPDATE:

Due to the ongoing challenges with COVID-19, KCMBA’s Diversity Section leadership met recently and is looking at options to offer a virtual experience of some sort in place of our traditional in-person Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair.  We appreciate your patience and continued support of HDLJF and believe it is more important than ever to support the diverse legal community.  Please look for more information to come soon.

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair

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. 

All 2L (graduating in 2022)  and 3L (graduating in 2021) law students and 2020 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.

To register for the event, please visit https://law-kcmbacsm.symplicity.com/students/. There is no fee for students.

For full details about the job fair please view the brochure .

Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair

When: August 10, 2020
Location: Hilton Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
Registration Period: February 28 - June 15, 2020
Website: https://www.indybar.org/index.cfm?pg=DJFstudents
Class Level: 2L

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.

Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair

When: August 12-14, 2020
Location: Washington, DC
Registration Deadline: August 11, 2020
Website: https://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.

Alumni please check website for a list of registration fees.


Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

When: 2020 Dates are TBD
Location: San Francisco, CA
Registration: see website for details
Website: https://www.sfbar.org/career-fair/
Class Level: 1L

UPDATE:

Information about the next Bay Area Diversity Career Fair will be available in March 2020. For more information, contact Samantha Akwei at sakwei@sfbar.org.

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

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. Openings are for 2L summer associate positions. 

A program of the Bar Association of San Francisco and Orrick, the Bay Area Diversity Career Fair provides a much needed event for employers in the Bay Area, as well as diverse law students across the country, who previously had to travel great distances for job fairs that targeted minority candidates.

In addition to the interviews, the fair also provides students with networking and educational opportunities. A welcome reception for students and prospective employers takes place the night before the interviews.

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

When: October 23-24, 2020
Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
Registration: see website for details
Website: https://www.equaljusticeworks.org/conference-and-career-fair/about/
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.

Hispanic National Bar Association's Annual Convention

When: September 9-12, 2020
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Registration: see website for details
Website: https://hnba.com/2020-corporate-counsel-conference-moot-court-competition/
Class Level: 2L, 3L, Alumni

UPDATE:

The HNBA/VIA’s primary focus is the health and safety of our members and partners. Based on recent developments surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic, the HNBA Board of Governors and the HNBA VIA Fund Board of Directors unanimously voted to reschedule the 2020 Corporate Counsel Conference (CCC2020), previously rescheduled to June 2020 in Phoenix, and instead combine it with the 2020 Annual Convention (AC2020). The HNBA/VIA joint conference is currently scheduled for September 9-12, 2020, at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota.. 

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

When: January or February 2021
Location: Chicago, IL
Registration: see website for details
Website: https://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html
Class Level: 1L, 2L

UPDATE: The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and potential changes to law firms’ recruiting timelines, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Patent Law Interview Program.  We are planning to reschedule the Patent Program in early 2021. Your students were also notified of this change earlier this morning. If your students have uploaded documents to PIPER and/or begun the bidding process, their data and documents will be saved in the system until we restart the bidding process in the fall.

We are working with the program hotel to confirm dates and anticipate that the employers that are currently registered for the program will participate in early 2021. 

Although the program will be held in January or February of 2021,
  • Students in the Class of 2022 will still be interviewing for 2L summer associate positions (during summer 2021) and
  • Students in the Class of 2021 will still be interviewing for post-graduate associate positions to begin in the fall of 2021.

PLIP Description:

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program (PLIP) is a two-day interview program held in Chicago 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  

Please direct any questions about the program to the Patent Program Liaison in our office, Kim Thomas at (530) 754-5719

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference

When: August 1 - 2, 2019 [2020 information not currently available]
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Registration: see website for details
Website: https://diversityinpractice.org/initiatives/mmrc/
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  INFO@DIVERSITYINPRACTICE.ORG if you have any questions.

National Bar Association Convention & Exhibits

When: 7/24/2020 - 7/29/2020
Location: Virtual
Registration: see website for details
Website: https://www.nationalbar.org/NBA/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CONV95&WebsiteKey=0131bda0-b8d6-42ea-88ce-2447f3c18193
Class Level: 2L, 3L, Alumni

The National Bar Association (NBA) Annual Convention & Exhibits is the largest gathering of African-American lawyers, judges and law students in the United States. It is the preeminent showcase to establish professional relationships, as well as to discuss trending legal, social justice and economic issues.

Law Student Registration: $150.00

Northwest Minority Job Fair

When: August 17, 2019 [2020 information not currently available]
Location: Seattle, WA
Registration: see website for details
Website: http://www.nwmjf.org/
Class Level: 1L, 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.

UPDATE:

To the law students, employers, and supporters of The Northwest Minority Job Fair, we thank you for your support and participation.  The Northwest Minority Job Fair remains committed to the mission of fostering diversity in the Pacific Northwest legal community, and providing a connection path for law students and potential employers.  During the current COVID 19 crisis, we are undertaking efforts to explore how this year’s Job Fair may go forward during these uncertain times, including the possibility of postponing the Job Fair to a later date, using technology to move the Job Fair to a virtual platform, or offering law students other resources as we navigate the challenges ahead.   We will be posting updates on this site as things develop.  In the interim, we are all working for the health and safety of our legal communities.

Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair

When: July 29, 2019 [2020 information not currently available]
Location: Denver, CO
Registration: see website for details
Website: https://centerforlegalinclusiveness.org/Recruitment
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.

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

When: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Location: Golden Gate University School of Law
Registration: see website for details
Website: https://sfipla.com/sfipla-events/job-fair/
Class Level: 1L, 2L, 3L

The San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA) is to invite you to the 23rd Annual SFIPLA Bay Area Job Fair.

The Job Fair will be held at and co-sponsored by the Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California. Interviews will take place from 9a.m. to 5p.m.

This year’s annual fair will be hosted virtual through Zoom. Details will be sent out to attendees and participants in due course.

For purposes of the Job Fair, please register based on your Rising ClassYear. For example, if you are currently a 1L student, you should enter your law school year as 2L (your rising class year). For all questions relating to the SFIPLA Job Fair, please email jobfair.sfipla@gmail.com.

Student Information can be found here. 

The Boston Lawyers Group Boston Fair for Law Students of Color

When: Winter 2021
Location: Boston Sheraton, Boston, MA
Registration: see website for details
Website: http://thebostonlawyersgroup.com/program/annual-job-fair/
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 2021. Rising third year (3L) law students in 4-year programs.

Employers are interviewing students for only 2020 summer associate positions. Graduates and LLM candidates are NOT eligible.

Registration:

Students must complete an academic profile by uploading their resume and law school transcript, including Spring 2019 grades, to the Symplicity application portal. Unofficial copies are acceptable.

Veterans' Legal Career Fair

When: 2019 [2020 information not currently available]
Location: Washington, D.C.
Registration: see website for details
Website: http://www.veteranslegalcareerfair.com/
Class Level: Alumni

The Fourth Annual Veterans’ Legal Career Fair will take place on Friday, September 21st 2018 in Washington, D.C. Launched by Orrick in 2015, the VLCF is still the only legal career fair devoted exclusively to veterans, active-duty service members and military spouses. In partnership 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, Orrick created this career fair to match employers with lawyers who are veterans, active-duty service members or military spouses.

In the past three years, this event has attracted more than 40 employers, including law firms and legal departments of leading corporations like Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Citi, Bank of America, American Express, PwC, Prudential, USAA and Nestlé. The VLCF has also attracted nearly 150 candidates representing a wide range of experience levels and backgrounds. Veterans, lawyers transitioning out of military service and their spouses traveled from all over the country and international military bases to attend, including from as far away as Germany and Uganda. One candidate called it “a once in a lifetime opportunity”.

The VLCF provides top employers with access to a pool of first-rate candidates who have received unique training, skills and legal insights through their military service. The goal is to help veterans and military spouses learn about opportunities in the private sector, connect with mentors and learn how to position themselves in the market, and ultimately, to find jobs as lawyers.

WRBLSA Los Angeles Annual Job Fair

When: August 3, 2019 [2020 information not currently available]
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Registration: see website for details
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-wrblsa-los-angeles-annual-job-fair-registration-59624820443?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Class Level: 1L

Established in 1968, the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) is the largest student-run organization in the United States, with over 200 chapters at law schools throughout the country, and more than 6,500 active members. NBLSA seeks to promote and articulate the professional needs and goals of black law students. The Western Region is comprised of 40 chapters across Hawaii, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The Western Region has approximately 350 active dues-paying members.

The Los Angeles Job Fair is an excellent opportunity for law students to take a proactive approach to secure summer employment very early in the academic school year. This year, we seek to expand the Job Fair by including even more employers from a range of practice areas.

If you have any questions, please contact the Southern California Sub-Regional Director, Andrea Anderson, via email at wrblsa.southern@nblsa.org.

National Black Prosecutors Annual Conference & Job Fair

When: August 16 – 22, 2020
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Registration Period: March 1 - April 30, 2020
Website: http://www.blackprosecutors.org/
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

Here are all the necessary registration materials for applicants interested in participating in this year’s Job Fair.