Job Fairs-Great Networking Opportunities!

National and specialized job fairs are great sources of career information, networking events, interviews, and jobs.  Here is information on several job fairs which take place each year, and mark your calendar with the dates of those you find interesting. Although it is by no means an exhaustive list, it will give you some ideas.  Come see PDO if you have questions.  Please note that for several of these fairs, all application materials are due on the same date that your general student registration ends—read the fine print carefully!  We have noted some of those deadlines, but you will want to double check.  

Loyola Patent Interview Program (IP) – Chicago, IL

http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent.html

Eligibility: Open to rising 2L’s and 3L’s

Dates: August 2-3, 2012

Registration: Registration opens February 13, 2012

 

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference – Twin Cities, MN

http://www.diversityinpractice.org/index.asp?pageID=25

Eligibility: Open to rising 2L’s and 3L’s

Date: TBD (usually in August)

Registration: TBD

 

IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Graduates with Disabilities – Washington, DC

http://www.law.arizona.edu/Career/IMPACT/welcome.cfm

Eligibility: Open to rising 2L’s and 3L’s and graduates  

Date: TBD (usually in August)

Registration: TBD (generally will close in July)

 

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair (diversity) – San Francisco, CA

http://www.sfbar.org/diversity/career_fair.aspx

Eligibility: Open to “highly qualified diverse second year law students.”

Date: TBD.

Registration:  TBD (generally closes end of June)

 

Northwest Minority Job Fair (diversity) – Seattle, WA

www.nwmjf.org

Eligibility:  Open to all law students

Date: TBD (usually in August)

Registration:  TBD (usually opens & closes in June and July)

 

HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION JOB FAIR – ( 2011: Dallas, TX) (Location TBD)
http://www.hnba.com/career-fair/

Eligibility: Law students and professionals

Date: TBD (Usually in September)

Registration: TBD

 

Lavender Law (conference and career fair for LGBT) – Hollywood, CA (rotating location)

http://www.lgbtbar.org/annual/

Eligibility: Law students and professionals 

Date: August 23-25, 2012

Registration: Open.  July 23, 2012 (guaranteed)

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR – Denver, CO

http://www.rmdlcf.com  

Eligibility: Rising 2L’s and 3L’s and recent graduates

Date: TBD
Registration: TBD

 

NATIONAL LATINO/A LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE – New Orleans, LA (rotating location)

http://www.nllsa.org/2011conference

Date: TBD (generally late September, early October)

Registration: TBD. Not on website yet.

 

Equal Justice Works Annual Career Fair and Conference (public interest) – Washington, DC

http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair

Eligibility: 2Ls and 3Ls   

October 26-27, 2012

Registration: Generally opens mid-August.

 

Northwest Public Interest/Government Fair (public interest) – Seattle, WA and Portland, OR

http://law.lclark.edu/student_groups/public_service_career_fairs/

Eligibility:

February 3, 2012– Seattle, WA and February 4, 2012– Portland, OR

Registration: Open.

 

J. Reuben Clark Law Society Conference (not a career fair) – Stanford, CA (rotating location)

http://www.jrclsconference.com/

Eligibility: This conference is open to attorneys, non-attorneys, law students, and spouses

February 16-18, 2012

Registration: Opens November 1, 2011 and ends January 26, 2012.  Law students can register for a discounted rate of $40.