A variety of career fairs are held throughout the country each year. Students are encouraged to attend those fairs that correlate with their goals and interests. The following is a list of national career fairs that U of L law students are eligible to attend:
Damali Booker First Year Minority Clerkship Job Fair
January 31, 2015; Nashville, TN
Sponsored by the Nashville Bar Associaton, this program offers opportunities for diverse law students to interview with majority firms and organizations as summer clerks. Students will obtain experience during the summer after their first year of law school. Interested students contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration form and additional information. Deadline for students to submit application is January 5, 2015. A list of participating employers will be posted on the Nashville Bar Association website in early December at www.nashvillebar.org
Government & Public Interest Information Fair
March 10, 2015; Akron, OH
The event will take place at the University of Akron School of Law in Akron, OH. For more information, contact Barbara Weinzierl at (330) 972-5320 or via email at email@example.com or Alisa Benedict O’Brien at (330) 972-8540 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMER 2014 (updates for Summer 2015 are forthcoming)
National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) Job Fair
July 22, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ
Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)
July 25 & 26, 2014; Marrietta, GA
Pre-register on Brandeis School of Law Symplicity website
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
July 25, 2014; San Francisco, CA
Student registration closed.
Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair
July 29, 2014; Atlanta, GA
Founded by the Intellectual Property Advisory Board, which is an alumni group associated with Georgia State University College of Law, consisting of active members of Atlanta’s IP community. http://law.gsu.edu/careers/sipjf.
Loyola Patent Law Interview Program
July 31 & August 1, 2014; Chicago, IL
The Program brings together patent employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment. http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent.html.
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
August 1, 2014; Minneapolis, MN
Hosted by Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, interested minority students may register online at: https://law-tcc.csm.symplicity.com through June 6, 2014.
Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair
August 1 & 2, 2014; Kansas City, MO
The 2014 Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Kansas City. Last year, Kansas City played host to nearly 100 law students from over 40 law schools from across the nation who had the opportunity to interview with 15 area law firms, organizations, and government agencies. For more information, go to: http://www.heartlanddiversity.org/.
Student registration deadline is closed.
IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities
Early August, 2014; Arlington, VA
Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair
August 1, 2014; Washington, D.C.
Open to all 2L, 3L, and lateral candidates. Minority, female, GLBT, and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to attend. http://registration.vault.com/legaldiversity
Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program
August 16, 2014; Louisville, KY
The Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program offers second and third year law school students the opportunity to interview for summer associate and entry-level positions with prominent regional and national employers.
Sponsored by Bingham Greenebaum Doll.
Indianapolis Bar Association 2014 Diversity Job Fair
August 21 & 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN
The Indianapolis Bar Association seeks candidates who represent all aspects of diversity, who are looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in a Midwestern city.
Student registration deadline is July 19, 2014.
National LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Career Fair
August 21-23, 2014; New York, NY
The Lavender Law Career Fair kicks off with a panel of legal practitioners with experience working in government, non-profits, and small and large firms. The panel will be guided by a law career services professional who will discuss the tools, considerations, and critical aspects of finding, researching, and evaluating LGBT-friendly employers in each of these legal arenas. For more information, please visit http://www.lgbtbar.org/.
Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair
September 12, 2014, Washington, DC
The nation's largest career fair for Hispanic law students and legal professionals providing access to government agencies, law firms, and leaders of industry.
The National Latina/o Law Student Association (NLLSA) Conference Career Fair
October 2-5, 2014; Santa Fe, NM
The National Latina/o Law Student Association is a student run organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining the academic success of Latina and Latino law students across the United States. This will be a groundbreaking opportunity for law students to grow their perspectives, meet Latina/o law students from across the country, network with faculty, and make connections that will aid their legal career. For more details, please visit http://www.nllsa.org/about-conference.
Equal Justice Works Annual Career Fair and Conference
October, 24-25, 2014; Bethesda, MD
The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest public interest career fair in the country. It is the only event where you’ll find more than 1,200 public interest-minded students representing 200 law schools from across the country coming together to explore career options with leading nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. The Conference and Career Fair provides access to job opportunities for law students, connects employers with talented attorneys and law students, and offers a multitude of skill-building and career advising sessions with experts from around the country. Our conference continues to be an unparalleled networking opportunity for students, law school professionals, and legal professionals. For more information, visit http://www.americanbar.org/calendar/2013/05/equal_justice_conference/general.html.