Job Fairs

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

When: 2022 Dates TBD
Location: Virtual
Registration Period
Class Level: 2L, 3L

The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest legal career fair in the country. More than 160 public interest employers conduct interviews for internships and full-time jobs and meet with students in informal “table talk” discussions of public interest legal opportunities. Over 1,200 students from nearly 200 law schools attend for interviews, workshops on public interest careers, job search advice, networking, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more.

Registration fee: $25 per student/recent graduate.

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

When: July 13-14, 2023
Location: San Francisco, CA
Registration Period: March 13 - June 19, 2023
Class Level: Rising 2L

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

The Bay Area Diversity Career Fair attracts hiring representatives from the most prominent law firms, government legal departments and nonprofit organizations. Only law students who have completed their first year of law school by the time of the interviews are eligible to participate. Openings are for 2L summer associate positions. 

A program of the Bar Association of San Francisco and Orrick, 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.

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair Virtual

When: August 12, 2023
Location: Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Headquarters, Kansas City, MO
Registration Period: May 7 - July 1, 2021
Class Level: 2L, 3L, Alumni

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair

The HDLJF is the result of Kansas City's leading law firms, legal associations, and corporate legal departments coming together to encourage law students to practice law in Kansas City.  The HDLJF is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both traditional and non-traditional legal employers. 

All 2L (Graduating in 2025) and 3L (Graduating in 2024) Law Students and Recent Law Grads (Graduating in 2023) who consider themselves diverse are invited to participate regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or veteran status.

To register for the event, please visit . There is no fee for students.

Please register as soon as possible.  The deadline for registering is July 1.  More information can be found at

For full details about the job fair please view the brochure

Hispanic National Bar Association's Annual Convention

When: September 6-8, 2023
Location: Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
Registration: see website for details
Class Level: 2L, 3L, Alumni

This signature event provides a unique setting for Corporate America and the HNBA to connect, offering opportunities for outside counsel to meet representatives from numerous Fortune 500 Companies. This year’s conference will give hundreds of attorneys, judges, and law students a valuable and enjoyable three-day program featuring Continuing Legal Education (CLE) panels on cutting edge topics led by experts from across the country, a variety of workshops, and one of a kind networking opportunities.

Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair

When: July 27-29, 2022
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Registration: see website for details
Class Level: 2L, 3L, Alumni

Each year, the National LGBT Bar Association hosts the Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair to bring together the best and brightest legal minds in the LGBT community. 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.  Candidates are encouraged to discuss their identity and their aspirations to become part of a bias-free work environment. Sponsors are encouraged to take this opportunity to showcase their diversity efforts to top level law students and lateral candidates from around the country.

There is no "single day” registration. Similarly, there is no "career fair only” registration. All registration sales are final and non-refundable.

Alumni please check website for a list of registration fees.

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

When: January 21-22 and 25, 2022
Location: Chicago, IL
Registration: Deadline is March 28. See website for details on registering.
Class Level: 1L, 2L

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is an interview program held in Chicago each year that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment.

  • Students in the Class of 2024 will still be interviewing for 2L summer associate positions for summer 2023.
  • Students in the Class of 2023 will still be interviewing for post-graduate associate positions to begin in the fall of 2023.

PLIP Description:

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program (PLIP) is held in Chicago that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment.

Each year roughly 1,500 law students register for the program, submit their resumes, and bid on interviews with the nation-wide employers that interest them. The program is entirely employer selected - which means that participating employers review the resumes submitted to them and choose the law students they are interested in interviewing at the program. Roughly half of the students registered for the program are selected for interviews each year.

Only law students are eligible to participate in the Patent Law Interview Program. Law graduates and practicing attorneys are not eligible to participate. It is not required that students be patent bar eligible to register for the program; however, many employers require patent bar eligibility as a qualification for bidding on interviews, and most employers strongly prefer patent bar eligible students. For more information on eligibility for the patent bar, please refer to the General Requirements Bulletin from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  

Please direct any questions about the program to the Patent Program Liaison in our office, Kim Thomas at (530) 754-5719

National Bar Association Convention & Exhibits

When: July 28th - August 4th, 2023
Location: Minneapolis Marriott City Center, Minneapolis, MN
Registration: see website for details
Class Level: 2L, 3L, Alumni

The National Bar Association (NBA) Annual Convention & Exhibits is the largest gathering of African-American lawyers, judges and law students in the United States. It is the preeminent showcase to establish professional relationships, as well as to discuss trending legal, social justice and economic issues.


Northwest Minority Job Fair

When: On hiatus until further notice
Location: Seattle, WA
Registration: see website for details
Class Level: 1L, 2L, 3L, Alumni

The Northwest Minority Job Fair, sponsored and funded by a consortium of legal sector employers, is an excellent place to begin. For 30 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. Registration is free for students, and all expenses are paid by the participating employers. Part of the registration fee provides scholarships for minority students.


To the law students, employers, and supporters of The Northwest Minority Job Fair, we thank you for your support and participation.  The Northwest Minority Job Fair remains committed to the mission of fostering diversity in the Pacific Northwest legal community, and providing a connection path for law students and potential employers.  During the current COVID 19 crisis, we are undertaking efforts to explore how this year’s Job Fair may go forward during these uncertain times, including the possibility of postponing the Job Fair to a later date, using technology to move the Job Fair to a virtual platform, or offering law students other resources as we navigate the challenges ahead.   We will be posting updates on this site as things develop.  In the interim, we are all working for the health and safety of our legal communities.

Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair

When: July 29, 2019 [2024 information not currently available]
Location: Denver, CO
Registration: see website for details
Class Level: 1L, 2L, 3L, Alumni

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. Legal employers attending the RMDLCF seek to hire law students and graduates from diverse backgrounds who have been traditionally under-represented in the practice of law in the Rocky Mountain region. These include candidates who are ethnic or racial minorities, disabled, and/or gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer or transgender.

Law students and recent law school graduates are invited to register and attend the RMDLCF and to apply for twenty-minute scheduled interviews with participating employers. Candidates may also have the opportunity to informally talk with employers at their exhibitor tables.

San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA) Bay Area Job Fair

When: Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual
Registration: see website for details
Class Level: 1L, 2L

The San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA) will host the 25th Annual SFIPLA Bay Area Job Fair for rising 2L and 3L law students. This year’s hybrid event is being held at and co-sponsored by the Golden Gate University School of Law.

To register for the Job Fair, please visit and create an account. Your information/forms will only be seen by potential employers and to those of us administering the Job Fair, but otherwise not made public. Please register based on your Rising Class Year. For example, if you are currently a 1L student, you should enter 2L (your rising class year).

Bidding runs from May 28, 2022 through July 1, 2022. For all questions relating to the 2021 SFIPLA Job Fair, please email

The Boston Lawyers Group Boston Fair for Law Students of Color

When: July 20, 2022
Location: Virtual
Registration: see website for details
Class Level: 2L

The Boston Lawyers Group Diversity Job Fair for Law Students of Color takes place in Boston every year. The Job Fair provides participating member organizations with a great opportunity to select and interview applicants from a nationwide pool of qualified students of color. It is our biggest event of the year designed to place rising 2L students in Summer Associate positions. Furthermore, law students selected for interviews are invited to a networking reception the day before to meet with fellow law students of color, hiring partners, interviewing attorneys, legal recruiters, law school deans and law school administrators.

The hiring process is highly competitive; therefore, member organizations will adhere to the same hiring criteria they use when seeking candidates through the on-campus interview process. The hiring criteria may include:

  • Strong GPA
  • Law Review, Law Journal, Mock Trial or Moot Court experience
  • Prior employment
  • Strong legal research, writing, and analytical skills

Ultimately, the member organizations determine the qualifications that best meet their hiring requirements.

Eligible Students:

Rising second year (2L) law students, graduating Class of 2021. Rising third year (3L) law students in 4-year programs.

Employers are interviewing students for only 2020 summer associate positions. Graduates and LLM candidates are NOT eligible.


Students must complete an academic profile by uploading their resume and law school transcript, including Spring 2019 grades, to the Symplicity application portal. Unofficial copies are acceptable.

Veterans' Legal Career Fair

When: October 25, 2019 [2023 information not yet available]
Location: Washington, D.C.
Registration: see website for details
Class Level: Alumni

The Fourth Annual Veterans’ Legal Career Fair will take place on Friday, September 21st 2018 in Washington, D.C. Launched by Orrick in 2015, the VLCF is still the only legal career fair devoted exclusively to veterans, active-duty service members and military spouses. In partnership with the American Legion; corporate founding sponsors Microsoft Corporation, Morgan Stanley and ALM Media; and private practice sponsors Shearman & Sterling and the D.C. Diverse Partners Network, Orrick created this career fair to match employers with lawyers who are veterans, active-duty service members or military spouses.

In the past three years, this event has attracted more than 40 employers, including law firms and legal departments of leading corporations like Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Citi, Bank of America, American Express, PwC, Prudential, USAA and Nestlé. The VLCF has also attracted nearly 150 candidates representing a wide range of experience levels and backgrounds. Veterans, lawyers transitioning out of military service and their spouses traveled from all over the country and international military bases to attend, including from as far away as Germany and Uganda. One candidate called it “a once in a lifetime opportunity”.

The VLCF provides top employers with access to a pool of first-rate candidates who have received unique training, skills and legal insights through their military service. The goal is to help veterans and military spouses learn about opportunities in the private sector, connect with mentors and learn how to position themselves in the market, and ultimately, to find jobs as lawyers.

WRBLSA Los Angeles Annual Job Fair

When: January 9, 2021 [2024 Information not yet available] 
Location: Virtual
Registration: see website for details
Class Level: 1L

Established in 1968, the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) is the largest student-run organization in the United States, with over 200 chapters at law schools throughout the country, and more than 6,500 active members. NBLSA seeks to promote and articulate the professional needs and goals of black law students. The Western Region is comprised of 40 chapters across Hawaii, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The Western Region has approximately 350 active dues-paying members.

The Los Angeles Job Fair is an excellent opportunity for law students to take a proactive approach to secure summer employment very early in the academic school year. This year, we seek to expand the Job Fair by including even more employers from a range of practice areas.

If you have any questions, please contact the Southern California Sub-Regional Director, Andrea Anderson, via email at

Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair

When: August 9-10, 2021
Location: Hilton Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
Registration Period: March 5 - June 14, 2020
Class Level: 2L

Are you passionate about starting your career in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town charm? Looking to meet legal employers from large, medium and small firms, as well as government agencies, corporations and members of the judiciary? Get a jump start on creating lasting relationships at the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair.

Tuition Scholarships Available:

Indy employers put their money where their mouth is!  They are truly interested in supporting diverse talent, and  will be awarding $2,500 scholarships to interviewing students.  Scholarships are NOT financially-need-based and everyone who applies will be considered.

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference

When: August 5, 2022
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Registration Period: see website for details
Class Level: 2L, 3L

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. 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.  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.

Please contact  INFO@DIVERSITYINPRACTICE.ORG if you have any questions.

National Black Prosecutors Annual Conference & Job Fair

When: August 2, 2022
Location: Virtual
Registration Period: July 31 - August 5, 2022
Class Level: 2L, 3L, Alumni

The goal of the National Black Prosecutors Association’s (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

Here are all the necessary registration materials for applicants interested in participating in this year’s Job Fair.