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January Delaware Minority Job Fair (1L students)
The Delaware Minority Job Fair is hosted by the Delaware State Bar Association. 1L students should submit application materials directly to the Delaware Minority Job Fair Committee. Participation in the Job Fair is by invitation only and is based on those students who have been chosen by the greatest number of employers.
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE
February Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference
This conference is open to first, second and third year J.D. students. The conference offers students opportunities to interview with a variety of public interest and government employers for summer law clerk and entry-level attorney positions, to meet with employers during Table Talk, a morning session where employers and students informally share information, and to respond to employer job postings for internships and fellowships on the MPILCC site throughout the school year (for students registered for the Conference).
Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL
February West Coast LL.M. Consortium Job Fair
The West Coast International LL.M. Job Fair is a recruitment venue for employers who are interested in enlisting international legal talents and for internationally trained lawyers who are currently enrolled in an LL.M. program at a participating law school. UCLA School of Law serves as the event’s organizer and host while a consortium of 19 campuses participate in the program. Interested employers will have the opportunity to pre-select LL.M. candidates from a collective pool of high caliber students who represent many countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
University of California Law School, Los Angeles, CA
July Loyola University Patent Law Interview Program
Each summer this program brings together patent law employers, 2L and 3L students and students in Intellectual Property LLM Programs. This program is entirely employer-selected with most employers preferring patent bar eligible students. There is a student registration fee to complete online registration.
Loyola University School of Law, Chicago, IL
July National Black Prosecutors Association
The National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) hosts annual job fairs in different locations in the U.S. There is a job fair registration fee for non-members of NBLSA.
August Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
This two-day career fair is hosted by the Bar Association of San Francisco and sponsored by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. It brings together prominent law firms and government legal departments in the San Francisco Bay Area with highly qualified second-year law students and provides students with networking and educational opportunities.
San Francisco, CA
August Boston Lawyers Group Minority Job Fairs
The Boston Lawyers Group is a consortium of over 40 of the largest law firms, government agencies and corporations in Boston with a mission of promoting the hiring of 2L and 3L students, retention, and professional development of attorneys of color in its member organizations.
Boston, MA; Washington, D.C.
August Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair This job fair is primarily designed to obtain summer associate positions for rising 2Ls during their second summer in law school. A limited number of employers may also wish to interview rising 3Ls for entry level associate positions that will start after their bar examination. The job fair typically attracts 100 law firms, corporations, and governmental agencies located in Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan and other states. A reception is held at the last hour of the job fair to allow registered students and employers to mingle on an informal basis. Chicago, IL
August Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair
This job fair involves leading law firms, legal associations, and corporate legal departments coming together to encourage law students to practice law in Kansas City. It is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both traditional and non-traditional legal employers.
Kansas City, MO
August Delaware Minority Job Fair (2L and students)
The Delaware Minority Job Fair is hosted by the Delaware State Bar Association. 2L and 3L students should submit application materials directly to the Delaware Minority Job Fair Committee. Participation in the Job Fair is by invitation only and is based on those students who have been chosen by the greatest number of employers.
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE
August Impact Career Fair for Law Students & Attorneys with Disabilities
This job fair is hosted by the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law and Georgetown University Law Center for law students and lawyers with disabilities from across the country. Employers prescreen applications. Interviews are held in the morning and afternoon. There is also a luncheon with a keynote speaker and a reception hosted by IMPACT and the National Association of Law Students with Disabilities at the end of the day.
Arlington, VA
August Indianapolis Diversity Job Fair
The Indianapolis Bar Association invites 2L law students who represent all aspects of diversity and are looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town charm to participate in this career fair including a luncheon with a keynote speaker. The majority of interviews are pre-selected by employers and the remainder of the interviews is assigned according to interest of the student. Two $2500 scholarships are offered to interviewing students.
Indianapolis, IN
August Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
The Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference is a program of the Twin Cities Committee on Minority Lawyers in Large Law Firms and aims to hire 2L and 3L law students of color for law firms, corporations and government agencies located in the Minnesota/St. Paul area. This conference is a two-day event.
Minneapolis, MN
August National Black Law Students Association Midwest Region Minority Recruitment Conference
This job fair is part of the annual conference and the goal of the 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. A reception for participants to further network with prospective employers and experienced prosecutors is held at the end of the job fair. NBPA members are eligible for a reduced registration fee.
August St. Louis Diversity Job Fair
The St. Louis Diversity Job Fair is primarily designed to obtain summer associate positions for rising 2Ls. A limited number of employers also wish to interview rising 3Ls for entry level associate positions which will start after they take the bar examination. Students are given the opportunity to submit their resume to 15 employers, and employers will pre-select their interview schedule. This job fair is a two-day event.
St. Louis, MO
August Vault Legal Diversity Career Fair
Vault, the leading source of career information for law students and associates, partners with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), an advocate for increased diversity in the legal profession, to offer this career fair for law students and lateral associates. Interactive presentations and panel discussions focused on interviewing, résumés, career options, associate life, scholarships and student loan financing are also offered.
New York City, NY
September Hispanic Bar Association Job Fair
This job fair is in conjunction with the HNBA’s Annual Convention and is an excellent employment resource for law students and lawyers. Participants also have the opportunity to interact with leading Hispanic lawyers and to participate in enriching continuing legal education programs.
Albuquerque, NM
September National LGBT Bar Association Career Fair & Conference (Lavender)
This career fair is part of the LGBT Conference and is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBT candidates within the legal profession’s recruiting efforts. Candidates will be able to talk to LGBT-friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies; LGBT rights groups, and legal departments. It kicks off with a panel of legal practitioners with experience working in government, non-profit, and small and large firms. The panel will discuss the tools, considerations and aspects to find, research, and evaluate LGBT-friendly employers. Students have the opportunity to meet on-site with legal career service professionals who will provide advice on résumé, cover letter, and interviewing. Students may sign up for a scheduled appointment with a counselor at time of check-in. LGBT members is eligible for a reduced registration fee.
Brooklyn, NY
September Northwest Minority Job Fair
The job fair focuses mainly on 2Ls for summer associate positions, however, there are often opportunities for 3Ls and graduates for entry-level positions. Participating employers include large and mid-size law firms; federal, state, and local government agencies; and state courts. Most of the participating employers are from the Seattle area. Students are asked to select employers they are interested in and interviews are assigned based on student preferences.
Seattle, WA
September Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair
This 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. Law students are invited to register and apply for 20-minute scheduled interviews with participating employers. A new feature in 2009: Employers were allowed to choose to conduct interviews for open positions or interviews that were informational only. Each employer specified which type of interview they were conducting in their job posting.
Denver, CO
October Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair
This is the nation’s largest public interest two-day career fair and conference that attracts more than 1,300 students and 150 employers. Employers fill hundreds of internship and staff positions. Sectors include national nonprofit organizations, public defenders, legal aid offices, and federal government positions. Informational interviews take place on both days. The Table Talk sessions provide an excellent opportunity for employers to meet informally with students and graduates. Workshops provide issue overviews as well as current legal, political or economic developments on substantive areas of the law, skills training in areas most requested by student leaders and new lawyers, and opportunities outside the classroom that help prepare students for a career in public interest law.
Washington, DC
October Nebraska Legal Diversity Summit
This Summit brings together law students of color from Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and South Dakota with the legal community for a unique day of education, networking, professional development, contacts and interview opportunities.
Omaha, NE

Last Modified: 3/7/2011 5:11:00 PM by Megan Flynn