Every year, there are numerous legal career fairs across the country. These career fairs provide a great opportunity for students to meet with several employers in a short amount of time. We encourage students to consider attending career fairs, particularly if they are looking for positions in another part of the country or in a highly specialized field, such as intellectual property law.
Dates: July 16-22, 2017
Location: Fairmont Hotel, Washington DC
Student Registration Deadline: June 24, 2017
Description: The National Black Prosecutors Association is the only professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of Blacks as prosecutors. It includes both chief and line prosecutors nationwide. In addition to prosecutors, the association's membership includes law students, former prosecutors, and law enforcement personnel.
Dates: July 28-29, 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA
Student Registration Begins: May 22, 2017
Description: 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. 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. Interested students can learn more at: http://www.sfbar.org/jdc/diversity/diversity-programs/career-fair.aspx
Date: July 25, 2017
Student Registration Deadline: May 10, 2017
Description: The Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF) is managed and executed by the Georgia State University College of Law Career Services Office. SIPJF mainly targets fulfilling summer associate and entry-level positions for 2018.
Dates: August 3 & 4, 2017
Location: Embassy Suites Chicago – Downtown/Lakefront
Student Registration Deadline: March 10, 2017
Description: 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.
Date: August 2, 2017
Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA
Student Registration Deadline: July 5, 2017
Description: The Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair for Law Students of Color takes place during the month of August in Boston and Washington, D.C. 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.
To Register: https://law-blg-csm.symplicity.com/students/
Date: July 21, 2017
Location: Denver, CO
Description: 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. For more information and to register for the Career Fair, please visit https://centerforlegalinclusiveness.org/rocky-mountain-diversity-legal-career-fair/ or RMDLCF Symplicity.
Dates: August 5, 2017
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kansas City, MO
Student Registration Deadline: May 26, 2017 (Early Bird Registration)
Description: TThe 13th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) will be held August 5, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri. Students who are interested in becoming part of Kansas City’s dynamic legal community should strongly consider attending this event. Students who will be returning to school in August and those graduating in May are eligible to attend the job fair, as employers will be interviewing for both summer and post-graduate positions.
Dates: August 14-15, 2017
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Student Registration Deadline: July 1, 2017
Description: The IndyBar Diversity Job Fair seeks candidates who represent all aspects of diversity, who are looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town charm. We cordially invite fall 2017 full-time 2L students (graduating May 2019) to participate in the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair.
Date: July 28, 2017
Student Registration Deadline: June 22, 2017
Description: Second and third year law students and recent graduates from eighteen ABA-approved law schools from Arizona, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas will participate in the program. Collectively, more than 900 minority students attend these schools.
Dates: August 2-4, 2017
Student Registration Deadline: July 19, 2017
Location: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel
Description: The 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 legal departments. Website: http://www.lgbtbar.org/annual/register.php
Dates: August 19. 2017
Student Registration Deadline: July 22, 2017
Location: Pacifica Law Group
Description: The Northwest Minority Job Fair will be held in August 2016 in Seattle, Washington. The mission of the fair is to foster access to employment opportunities for historically underrepresented persons in the practice of law and to provide a networking forum for legal employers and minority law students. Current students and 2017 graduates are welcome to participate. Based upon the original purpose of the Job Fair and limited resources, the focus of our mission is ethnic minorities.
For more information, please visit www.nwmjf.org.
Dates: October 27 & 28, 2017
Student Registration Begins in August
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott – Arlington, VA
Description: 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. 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. For further information, including how to register, deadlines, and participating employers, visit www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair. First-year students: In accordance with the National Association for Legal Professional guidelines, you are not permitted to participate in one-on-one interviews with employers. However, you may participate in the Table Talk and career development sessions.