Every year, there are numerous legal career fairs across the country. These career fairs provide an outstanding opportunity for students to meet with from across the country. We encourage students to consider attending a variety of career fairs, particularly if they are looking for positions outside of the state or in a highly specialized field. Job fair event and registration dates are subject to change. Bidding and registration are generally a month or more prior to the fair. For more information, contact Career Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historically, employers have gathered in Atlanta over a Friday and Saturday in mid-July to interview the students they have preselected from a potential pool of around 600 diverse candidates. Like on-campus interviews, the students that employers select are scheduled for 20-minute screening interviews in hotel meeting rooms, after which successful candidates are typically invited for call-back interviews. Employers interview rising 2L and 3L students for summer and permanent jobs which commence a year later, or recent graduates for immediate openings.
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.
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.
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.
Attendees will take part in an engaging and comprehensive program that includes Continuing Legal Education (CLE Panels) on cutting edge topics with leading practitioners, national policy makers, and experts from across the country; networking events and workshops; the largest Hispanic Career Fair in the country, featuring exhibitors from prominent law firms, corporations, and government agencies; and a variety of social activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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The Sunbelt Diversity Recruitment Program seeks to provide job access opportunities to JD students and recent JD graduates who may be otherwise at risk of being underserved in the job market with a goal of creating greater diversity in our law schools and job opportunities through law school efforts. All JD students of participating law schools may attend the Sunbelt Diversity Recruitment Program. JD students/graduates of diverse racial, ethnic, national origin, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation and identification, and religions are particularly encouraged to attend.
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