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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 Pacific McGeorge students.

National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair

Focus: Diversity
When: July 22, 2014
Where: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Registration Deadline: TBD
Website: http://www.blackprosecutors.org/annualconference.html
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.

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

Focus: Diversity
When: July 27, 2014
Where: San Francisco, Calif.
Registration Deadline:June 16, 2014
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.

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

Focus: Intellectual Property
When: July 31 to Aug. 1, 2014
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.

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair

Focus: Diversity
When: Aug. 1-2, 2014
Where: Kansas City
Registration: To register for the event, please visit www.heartlanddiversity.org. Registration deadline is June 14, 2014. There is no fee for students to register.
Website: http://www.heartlanddiversity.org/StudentReg.htm
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.

Lavender Law Career Fair

Focus: Diversity
When: Aug. 21-23, 2014
Where: San Francisco, Calif.
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.

Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair

Focus: Diversity
When: Aug. 21-22, 2014
Where: Indianapolis, Ind.
Website: http://www.ibadiversityjobfair.org/home.htm
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.

Northwest Minority Job Fair

Focus: Diversity
When: Aug. 23, 2014
Where: Seattle, Wash.
Registration Deadline: July 21, 2014
Website: http://www.nwmjf.org/
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: Sept. 10-13, 2014
Where: Washington, D.C.
Registration: TBD
Website: http://www.hnba.com/news-events/annual-convention
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.

Equal Justice Works Annual Conference and Career Fair

Focus: Public Interest
When: Oct. 24-25, 2014
Where: Arlington, Va.
Registration Deadline: Sept. 16, 2014
Website: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/students
Description: Would you like to connect with public interest employers from all across the country and meet fellow public interest-minded students and practitioners in the field? Look no further than the Equal Justice Works 2014 Conference and Career Fair. With more than 130 public interest employers and over 1,300 public interest law students under one roof, why go anywhere else?

Past Events to Watch For

These job and career fairs have yet to be scheduled for 2014. We will update the events when information becomes available, so please check back.

Black Law Students Association Western Region Northern California Job Fair

Focus: Diversity
When: Sept. 14, 2013
Where: San Francisco, Calif.
Registration Deadline: Aug. 23, 2013
Website: http://www.nblsa.org/wrblsafjobfair/

15th Annual National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference

Focus: Workers' Rights
When: Oct. 25 – 26, 2013
Where: Linthicum Heights, Md.
Registration Deadline: Oct. 10, 2013
Website: http://www.peggybrowningfund.org
Description: The mission of the Peggy Browning Fund is to educate and inspire the next generation of law students to become advocates for workplace justice. If you're a law student interested in workers' rights issues, the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference is an exciting opportunity for you to meet labor law experts and practitioners as well as other law students from throughout the nation. With an impressive line-up of speakers and workshop facilitators, the conference will help you make valuable contacts and gain thought-provoking, practical information as you discuss timely issues affecting workers' rights.

16th Annual San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association Bay Area Job Fair

Focus: Intellectual Property
When: July 28, 2013
Where: San Francisco, Calif.
Registration Deadline:June 16, 2013
Website: http://sfipla.com/job.html
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.

International Student Interview Program (LL.M. only)

Focus: Diversity
When: Jan. 24, 2014
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. Over 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.

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