Career Fairs

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:

SUMMER 2014

July

National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) Job Fair

July 22, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ

http://www.blackprosecutors.org/.

Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)

July 25 & 26, 2014; Marrietta, GA

Pre-register on Symplicity 

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.

July/August

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.

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 June 14, 2014.

https://law-kcmba-csm.symplicity.com/students/

IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities

Early August, 2014; Washington, D.C.

http://www.law.arizona.edu/career/Impactoptional.cfm.

National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Regional Job Fairs

Various dates/locations

Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

August, 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/ldcf2013/register.cfm.

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.

https://law-indybar-csm.symplicity.com/students/

Student registration deadline is July 19, 2014.

NBLSA will host several regional job fairs across the country.  For complete information about the NBLSA Job Fairs, visit http://www.nblsa.org/srblsa.

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.lavenderlaw.org/.

Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program

August, 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.

Date usually in August - to be determined.

FALL 2014

October

National Latina/o Law Student Association (NLLSA) Conference Career Fair

October TBD, 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 Public Service Career Fair

October, 2014; Washington, DC

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.

SPRING 2015

March

Government & Public Interest Information Fair

Date not yet announced; 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 bweinz@uakron.edu or Alisa Benedict O’Brien at (330) 972-8540 or via email at ab139@uakron.edu.