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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.

Veterans' Legal Career Fair

When: September 21, 2018
Location: Washington, D.C.
Registration: see website for details
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: Saturday, August 4, 2018
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Registration Begins: April 2, 2018
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

The Boston Lawyers Group Boston Fair for Law Students of Color

When: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Location: Boston Sheraton, Boston, MA
Registration Period: April 1 - July 1, 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 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.


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.

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. 

Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair

When: August 7-9, 2019
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Registration Period: March 19 - August 3, 2018
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.

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

When: October 26-27 2018
Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
Registration Period: August 13 - September 14, 2018
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.


Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

When: Thursday, July 25 & Friday, July 26, 2019
Location: Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown/Lakefront, 511 N. Columbus Drive in downtown Chicago
Registration Period: February 5 - March 8, 2019
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 $40 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

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference

When: August 1, 2019- August 2, 2019
Location: Downtown Minneapolis, details to follow
Registration Period: April 15 - May 31, 2019
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.

Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair

When: July 29, 2019
Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204
Registration Period: April 29 - June 1, 2019
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.

Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair

When: August 5-6, 2019
Location: Hilton Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
Registration Period: March 1 - June 19, 2019
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.

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

When: July 26-27, 2019
Location: Hilton San Francisco Financial District, San Francisco, CA
Registration Period: May 20 - June 23, 2019
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. Openings are for 2020 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.


May 20 - June 23
The registration site can be found here.

Schedule and Locations:

July 26, 2019
Panel Discussion and Employer and Student Welcome Reception
4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion for Registered Students (only)
5:45 p.m. Employer and Student Welcome Reception
Held at Orrick, 405 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA

July 27, 2019
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (prescheduled interviews)
Held at Hilton, 750 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA


Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair

When: August 9th-10th, 2019
Location: Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Kansas City, MO
Registration Period: March 19 - June 28, 2019
Class Level: 1L, 2L, 3L, Alumni

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 2021) and 3L (graduating in 2020) Law Students and 2019 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 There is no fee for students.

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

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

When: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Location: University of San Francisco School of Law
Registration Period: April 1 - June 28, 2019
Class Level: 1L, 2L, 3L

The San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA) is to invite you to the 22nd Annual SFIPLA Bay Area Job Fair.

The Job Fair will be held at and co-sponsored by the University of SanFrancisco School of Law, located at 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, California 94117, on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Interviews will take place from
9a.m. to 5p.m. Interviews will be 20 minutes in length, with breaks after each interview. There will be a catered lunch break from 12pm to 1pm.

For purposes of the 2019 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 2019 SFIPLA Job Fair, please email

Student Information can be found at:


National Black Prosecutors Annual Conference & Job Fair

When: July 14 – 20, 2019
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Registration Period: February 1 - June 30, 2019
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.

Northwest Minority Job Fair

When: August 17, 2019
Location: Garvey Schubert Barer, 1191 Second Avenue, Suite 1800, in downtown Seattle, WA
Registration Period: June 21 - August 1, 2019
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.