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Career & Job Fairs

Job Fairs provide forums to network with legal communities in California and across the country. The job fairs listed below are recommended by the law school's career development office for McGeorge students.

National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair

Focus: Diversity
When: July 10 through 16, 2016
Where: Hilton Ballpark, St. Louis
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2016
Description: The National Black Prosecutors Association is the only professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of blacks as prosecutors. Founded in 1983, the association's membership is comprised of more than 800 prosecutors nationwide. It includes both chief and line prosecutors nationwide. In addition to prosecutors, the association's membership includes law students, former prosecutors and law enforcement personnel.

18th Annual San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association Bay Area Job Fair

Focus: Intellectual Property
When: July 16, 2016
Where: University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. (PDT) April 8, 2016
Description: Please note that only student members of SFIPLA are permitted to participate in the job fair. If you are not already a member, student registration materials are available at www.sfipla.com.

Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair

Focus: Diversity
When: Aug. 1 & 2, 2016
Where: Indianapolis, Ind.
Website: http://www.ibadiversityjobfair.org/home.htm
Registration Deadline: June 18, 2016
Description: The Indianapolis Bar Association (IndyBar) seeks candidates who represent all 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 livability.

Lavender Law Career Fair

Focus: Diversity
When: Aug. 4 & 6, 2016
Where: 540 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, Ill. 
Registration Deadline: TBD
Website: http://www.lgbtbar.org/annual/
Description: The National LGBT Bar Association's annual Lavender Law® Career Fair is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBT candidates within the legal profession's 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.

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

Focus: Intellectual Property
When: Aug. 4 & 6, 2016
Where: Chicago, Ill.
Website: http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent.html
Description: The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment.

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference

Focus: Diversity
When: Friday, Aug. 5, 2016
Where: University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minn.
Registration Deadline: June 2, 2016
Description: The Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC) is an annual event that connects the largest legal employers in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area with top 2L and 3L candidates from around the country. Each year's conference and job fair includes between 25 and 30 employers and upwards of 100 law students. Employers participating in the interviews will include small, medium and large firms; corporate law departments; and public interest, nonprofit and government entities.

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair

Focus: Diversity
When: Aug. 6, 2016
Where: Kansas City
Deadline: May 27, 2016
Registration: To register for the event, please visit www.heartlanddiversity.org. Registration deadline is TBD. 
Description: The HDLJF is a relatively new initiative designed by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's Diversity and Managing Partner Committees. In 2005, the first annual HDLJF was held in Kansas City, Missouri. This job fair is unusual because law firms and legal organizations have come together to encourage students to make Kansas City their first choice.

Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair

Focus: Diversity
When: Aug. 12, 2016
Where: Embassy Suites 511 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, Ill.
Registration Deadline: TBD (contact CDO if interested)
Website: http://www.ccbaminorityjobfair.org/
Description: The objective of the CCBA Minority Job Fair remains unchanged — to recruit the brightest talent amongst minority law students of color and match them with employers (law firms, corporations, government agencies, and public interest agencies) that truly value diversity. The Job Fair typically attracts more than 800 students from eligible US law schools. Each year Law Firms, Corporations and Governmental Agencies register for the Job Fair. The CCBA Job Fair primarily is designed to obtain summer associate positions for rising 2Ls (current 1Ls,) during their second summer in law school. A limited number of employers also wish to interview rising 3Ls (current 2Ls) for entry level associate positions.

Equal Justice Works Annual Conference and Career Fair

Focus: Public Interest
When: Oct. 28 & 29, 2016
Where: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va. 22202
Registration Deadline: TBD
Website: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/students
Description: The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest legal career fair in the country. More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities. More than 140 public interest employers conduct interviews for internship and full-time positions and meet with students in informal "table talk" settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities. The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more.

Past Events to Watch For

These job and career fairs have yet to be scheduled for 2016. We will update the events when information becomes available, so please check back.

DuPont Minority Job Fair

Focus: Diversity
When: TBD
Where: Los Angeles, Calif.; Wilmington, Del. and Houston, Texas
Registration Deadline: TBD
Website:  
Description: DuPont Legal organized its first Minority Job Fair in 1994, to assist our PLFs (Primary Law Firms) with their minority recruitment efforts. Today, it's a successful multi-city event, bringing in more than 500 resumes from minority law students around the country who interview with DuPont PLFs. The Minority Job Fair has earned DuPont Legal the National Association for Legal Placement's Mark of Distinction Award.

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

Focus: Diversity
When: TBD
Where: San Francisco, Calif.
Registration Deadline: TBD
Website: http://www.sfbar.org/diversity/career_fair.aspx
Description: 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 and government legal departments in the San Francisco Bay Area with highly qualified diverse 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. Underwritten by Orrick and sponsored by BASF, the Bay Area Diversity Career Fair provides a much needed event for employers in the Bay Area, as well as diverse law students across the country, who previously had to travel great distances for job fairs that targeted minority candidates. In addition to the interviews, the fair also provides students with networking and educational opportunities. A welcome reception for students and prospective employers takes place the night before the interviews, and a breakfast panel the morning of the fair features diverse lawyers from a variety of practice areas.

Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair

Focus: Diversity
When: TBD
Where: Denver, Colo.
Registration Deadline: TBD
Website: http://www.rmdlcf.com/
Description: The Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal 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.

Black Law Students Association Western Region Northern California Job Fair

Focus: Diversity
When: TBD | UCLA Law School TBD | Hastings School of Law
Where: San Francisco, Calif.
Registration Deadline: TBD

The Boston Lawyers Group Boston Fair for Law Students of Color

Focus: Diversity
When: TBD
Where: Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, Mass.
Registration Deadline: TBD
Description: The Boston Lawyers Group (BLG) is a consortium of over 40 of the largest law firms, government agencies, and corporations in Boston. Its mission is to promote the hiring, retention, and professional development of attorneys of color in its member organizations. A primary goal of the BLG is to increase the number of law students of color that member organizations hire for their Boston office. One of the significant ways in which this goal is accomplished, is through member participation in the annual BLG Job Fair in Boston. The positions are in Boston unless stated otherwise. Employers will be interviewing rising second year (2Ls) law students for summer associate positions.

The 29th Annual Northwest Minority Job Fair

Focus: Diversity
When: TBD
Where: Perkins Goie, 1201 Third Ave., Seattle, Wash.
Registration Deadline: TBD
Description: The Job Fair provides employers with an opportunity to interview applicants from across the country while offering law students a forum to interact with both potential employers and fellow students.

Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair

Focus: Diversity
When: TBD
Where: Washington, D.C.
Registration Deadline: TBD
Description: The HNBA Career Fair provides law students, young and seasoned attorneys and Convention attendees with a tremendous opportunity to meet and network with other leading Latino attorneys from across the country. The Career Fair also plays host to a symposium designed to help law students enhance their marketing skills for the tough legal Career market.

International Student Interview Program (LL.M. only)

Focus: Diversity
When: TBD
Where: New York, N.Y.
Registration Deadline: TBD
Website: http://www.law.nyu.edu/isip/index.htm
Description: The International Student Interview Program (ISIP) is hosted annually by New York University School of Law. This consortium event is sponsored by 32 law schools nationwide to facilitate the hiring of highly qualified foreign-trained lawyers enrolled in LL.M. programs at each school. More than 1,400 candidates representing 75+ countries will have an opportunity to be considered for internship and permanent positions in the United States and abroad. The program attracts more than 150 of the top legal employers from around the world.

*In order to register, a student must contact the Career Development Office (CDO) as the CDO must initiate the registrations, but will not do so until there is verified interest.

Public Interest/Public Sector Day

Focus: Public Interest
When: TBD
Where: UC Hastings
Registration Deadline: TBD
Website: http://www.one-justice.org/pips
Description: Each year, OneJustice and nine Northern California law schools bring together more than 100 public interest employers and about 600 law students for the Northern California Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day (fondly referred to as "PI/PS Day"). PI/PS Day launches the legal careers of our future public interest leaders. It is comprised of two components