All job fairs are coordinated through the Career Services Office. These programs are advertised to students through Symplicity and registration deadlines for such programs must be respected. For more information, see the details below and contact Career Services with questions.
Diversity Career Fairs
Summer 2022 Diversity Job Fairs
Veterans Legal Career Fair: Veterans Legal Career Fair will take place in Washington, D.C. This career fair will match employers with experienced lawyers who have served in the U.S. military or are transitioning out of U.S. military service. The career fair will arrange one-on-one interviews and informational sessions for veterans (including active-duty JAG Corps members and reservists) seeking positions as lawyers, including with corporate legal departments, law firms, other private sector employers, and government agencies. Spouses of active members and veterans are also eligible to participate.
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair: In 2005, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and The Bar Association of San Francisco created the Bay Area's first ever Diversity Career Fair for rising second-year law students.
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.
Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair: BLG members participate in various law schools on campus interviewing programs, but they do not have access to a significant number of qualified law students of color. The BLG Job Fairs provide members with access to qualified law students of color and assist them in implementing a well-rounded recruiting program. Participating members therefore expect to interview students of color; however, no student will be denied an opportunity to participate in any job fair or BLG program.
Cook County Bar Association Minority Student Law Fair: The 32nd Annual Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair will be held in August. This event is open to rising 2Ls and 3Ls. Participating students must be from fully accredited law schools that are ranked among the top 30 as determined by U.S. News and World Report, from law schools at historically black colleges and universities, from law schools located in the Midwest as defined by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), or the student must be a fellow or associate of the Council on Legal Educational Opportunity.
Delaware Minority Job Fair for Second and Third-year Law Students: The Delaware Diversity Job Fair Committee of the Delaware State Bar Association invites you to apply to participate in the 31st Annual Delaware Diversity Job Fair (DDJF) to be held VIRTUALLY on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The DDJF was founded by a consortium of Delaware law firm, corporate, and public sector/interest legal employers committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Delaware bar by encouraging interested law students to explore summer and full-time opportunities to work in Delaware. The DDJF is an invitation-only event limited to rising 2L/3LED (2024) and rising 3L/4LED (2023) students interested in summer or full-time employment opportunities with law firm, government, and/or public sector/interest employers in Delaware.
Applications for the DDJF, which must include a resume, unofficial academic transcripts (law school and undergraduate), and a personal statement, are submitted through the DDJF's Symplicity recruiting site: https://lawdmpd-csm.symplicity.com/students. The application deadline is 11:59 pm ET on Friday, May 27, 2022.
Questions about the DDJF may be directed to the Job Fair Administrator at email@example.com or (302) 651-3246.
LGBT Bar Association Annual Lavendar Law Fair: The National LGBT Bar Associations annual Lavender Law Career Fair is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBT candidates within the legal professions 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. This program is designed to provide students with a safe, confidential space where they can ask questions about job search skills, being out on your resume, in interviews and in the workplace, and other related issues. The 2022 Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair will be held in Los Angeles from July 27 to July 29, 2022!
Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair: The IndyBar Diversity Job Fair seeks DIVERSE candidates representing 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. It is open to full-time 2L students or part-time 2L and 3L. Please note employers will be hiring clerks or interns, not offering permanent placement. The 2022 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair will be held in Indianapolis from August 8 to August 9, 2022!
National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Conference and Job Fair: The National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) hosts in Annual Job Fair Washington, D.C. The goal of the National Black Prosecutors Associations (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. The 2022 Job Fair will be held at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria on August 2, 2022.
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference: The Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC) is an annual event that connects the largest legal employers in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area with diverse rising 2L and 3L candidates from around the country. Employers participating in the interviews will include small, medium and large firms; corporate law departments; and public interest, nonprofit and government entities. The conference is sponsored by Twin Cities Diversity in Practice but is a unique opportunity to interview with both private law firms and local government employers as well. During lunch, students enjoy a discussion on key issues relevant to their job search and building a successful career. The student registration window runs from May 9 to May 24, 2022. The conference will take place on August 5, 2022.
Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair: The 11th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) will be held 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. The job fair will take place on August 12 to August 13, 2022.
Northwest Minority Job Fair: The Northwest Minority Job Fair will be held in Seattle, WA. The Northwest Minority Job Fair, sponsored and funded by a consortium of legal sector employers, is an excellent place to begin. For 29 years, this event has brought together private and public law firms committed to promoting diversity by providing a unique opportunity for employers, law students, and lawyers to match legal talent with needs. Date TBD.
St. Louis Diversity Professional Job Fair: The St. Louis Diversity Job Fair will take place on August 8th. The primary goal of the Fair is to attract a diverse group students to the metropolitan St. Louis legal and professional community, encourage them to practice law in the area, and become an integral part of our community. The Job Fair steering committee has invited law firms, corporations, and government agencies from all over the nation. The job fair will take place on August 10, 2022.
Additional Career Fairs
- Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair
- Hispanic National Bar Association Job Fair
- Impact Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities
- National Black Law Students Association Midwest Region Minority Recruitment Conference
- National LBGT Bar Association Career Fair and Conference
- Nebraska Legal Diversity Summit
- Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair
- Vault Legal Diversity Career Fair
- Loyola University Patent Law Interview Program
- Midwest-California Law School Interview Consortium
- Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference
- National Public Law Schools Alliance