Public Interest Career Fair Calendar
The PSJD Career Fairs page: this page is updated on a rolling basis as scheduling information becomes available. We are currently updating the page for the 2012-2013 career fair season. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like us to update information. Thanks.
Northern California Public Interest/Public Sector Legal Careers Day
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Sponsors: Nine Northern California law schools and OneJustice
The 29th Annual Northern California Public Interest/Public Sector Legal Careers Day will be held at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Students of sponsoring schools can participate in formal interviews on the day of the program. Students and alumni from any law school are invited to participate in the employer table talk portion of the day. For more information, click here or email email@example.com.
Northwest Public Service Career Fair
Date: February 1, 2013
Sponsor: Northwest Consortium Law Schools.
Open to students and alumni of sponsoring law schools. The Northwest Public Service Career Fair will be held at Seattle University Campion Ballroom in Seattle, Washington and on February 1, 2013 at Lewis & Clark College Templeton Student Center in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit http://www.nwpifair.org/ or contact Vicki Nelson, Lewis and Clark Law School, at 503-768-6699 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
25th Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Sponsors: Northwestern University School of Law and the Chicago Area Law School Consortium.
The Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC) enables employers from public interest and government organizations and J.D. students to gather for a day of interviews and informal networking. MPILCC is open to students from law schools in: Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin. Held in Chicago, IL at Northwestern University School of Law. Each year, the MPILCC Conference attracts nearly 50 employers for on-site interviews, Table Talk (an informal networking session), or resume solicitation. From an average eleven hundred student registrants, about 275 students representing about 40 law schools attend the conference. The conference is free to employers and students. Employer registration is open until December 12, 2013. Please visit http://mpilcc.uchicago.edu/employers.html for more details!
Greater Washington, DC/Baltimore Public Service Career Fair
Date: February 1, 2013
American University Washington College of Law, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, Federal Bar Association, George Mason University School of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law, University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, Howard University School of Law and University of Maryland School of Law.
The Annual Washington, DC/Baltimore Public Service Career Fair will be held at George Mason University School of Law. Students of sponsoring schools can participate in formal interviews, resume collection and table talk on the day of the program. For more information, please see our website at https://law-dcscf-csm.simplicity.com/employers/index.php or contact Christina Jackson at American University Washington College of Law (202-274-4098) or Jennifer Pollard at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law (410-706-2080).
Georgetown/George Washington Law Public Sector Recruiting Program
Date: February 2, 2013
Sponsors: George Washington University Law School and Georgetown University Law Center.
The Public Sector Recruiting Program is a daylong job fair for Georgetown and George Washington law students to interview for summer internships and permanent positions with nonprofit organizations, government agencies and public interest law firms. Over 160 employers registered to participate in the 2011 Program. The Program consists of prescheduled interviews, table talk (informal information exchange) and a resume collection option for employers that cannot interview at GW. For more information visit: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/opics/PublicSectorRecuitingProgram.htm
Public Interest Legal Career Fair
Date: February 7-8, 2013
Sponsor: Public Interest Law Center (PILC) at New York University School of Law.
The Public Interest Law Center (PILC) at New York University School of Law will hold its 36th annual Public Interest Legal Career Fair; it is the largest Fair of its kind in the country. The Fair gives employers the opportunity to meet with students and allows students to interview with employers for internships and permanent jobs, as well as to talk with employers at information tables. Last year, representatives from more than 200 organizations and over 2,100 law students attended the Fair. Information about the Fair, including a list of participating law schools, is available at: http://www.law.nyu.edu/publicinterestlawcenter/careerfair/index.htm. For more information contact: email@example.com or 212-998-6686.
Southern California Annual Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013
Sponsors: Thirteen southern California law schools, including California Western School of Law, Chapman University, La Verne College of Law, Loyola Law School, Pepperdine University, Southwestern University, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, UCI Law, UCLA School of Law, USC Gould School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, and Whittier Law School.
Join students from throughout Southern California and representatives from more than 115 nonprofit organizations, government agencies and private public interest-oriented law firms for the 27th Annual Southern California Public Interest Career Day. The event will be hosted by the UCLA School of Law. For more information contact Rochelle Adelman at 310-794-5355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Government & Public Interest Job Fair
Sponsors: William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law, and the University of Richmond School of Law
Date: February 15, 2013
The Government & Public Interest Interview Program will be held Friday, February 15, 2013 at Tyler Haynes Commons, University of Richmond. It is sponsored by the University of Richmond School of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law, and William & Mary Law School and open to government and public interest employers and law students from those three schools. For more information, visit http://vaclsc.org/.
Public Sector Career Fair
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2013
Sponsors: Georgia Law School Consortium.
Open only to students of sponsoring law schools (all law schools in Georgia). Employers can select to meet with students for interviews (scheduled for all day) and/or table talk (held 3:30-5:00) for paid and unpaid summer and permanent positions. In 2012 the career fair featured 84 employers representing nonprofit organizations and federal/local/state government agencies. Traditionally held every February in Atlanta at Georgia State University School of Law. Interested employers should contact Sue McAvoy, Emory University School of Law, at 404-727-5503 or email@example.com.
National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Regional Job Fairs
Government & Public Interest Information Fair
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Sponsors: The University of Akron School of Law
The event will take place at the University of Akron School of Law in Akron, Ohio from 12:30 - 1:30 and 5:00 - 6:30 pm in the Law School Atrium. Dress professionally, bring resumes, and meet representatives from various local, state and federal government agencis. For more information, contact Barbara Weinzierl at (330) 972-5320 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or Alisa Benedict O’Brien at (330) 972-8540 or via email to email@example.com.
National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) Job Fair
Sponsor: National Black Prosecutors Association
The event will be held on July 14-20, 2013, in Orlando Florida at the Rosen Shingle Creek.
For more information, go to http://www.blackprosecutors.org/
6th Annual VAULT/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair
Date: Friday, July 27, 2012
Sponsor: VAULT, MCCA
This career fair features a mix of public interest and private sector employers. Register in advance by visiting www.vault.com/legaldiversity
Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair
Sponsors: Indianapolis Bar Association
Date: August 7-8, 2013
The IndyBar Diversity Job Fair 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 charm. We cordially invite fall 2012 full-time 2L students (graduating May 2014) or part-time 2L and 3L (graduating Dec 2014/May 2015) to participate in the fifth annual IndyBar Diversity Job Fair. Student registration deadline is June 18, 2012. Students, register via Symplicity at https://law-indybar-csm.symplicity.com/students/.
Loyola Patent Law Interview Program
Sponsors: Loyola University Chicago School of Law Career Services
Date: August 1-2, 2013
The 2013 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a 2-day 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. For more information, go to http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent.html.
Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair
Sponsors: Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Date: August 3-4, 2012
The 2012 Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Kansas City. Last year, Kansas City played host to nearly 100 students from over 40 Law Schools from across the nation who had the opportunity to interview with 15 area law firms, organizations and government agencies. For more information, go to http://www.heartlanddiversity.org/.
IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities
Sponsors: Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law.
Date: Friday, August 9, 2013
The IMPACT Fair will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport. To register, go to http://www.law.arizona.edu/impact/.
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
Sponsors: Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
Date: August 3, 2012
The conference will be held at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. The Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference aims to increase legal diversity in the Twin Cities area by joining the largest legal employers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area with top quality 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/non-profit/government entities. Please check back in the spring for information about the 2013 at http://www.diversityinpractice.org/index.asp?pageID=25
Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair
Sponsors: Hispanic National Bar Association
Dates: August 24, 2012
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. For more information, click here. Registration deadline is June 30.
National LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Career Fair
Sponsors: The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Bar Association
Dates: August 21-23, 2013
The Lavender Law® Career Fair kicks off with a panel of legal practitioners with experience working in government, non-profit, small and large firms. The panel will be guided by a law career services professional will discuss the tools, considerations and critical aspects to find, research and evaluate LGBT-friendly employers in each of these legal arenas.
Over 500 candidates and 130 recruiters representing law firms, government agencies and non-profit organizations interested in diversity were present at the 2011 career fair in Hollywood. For more information, please visit http://www.lavenderlaw.org/.
Annual Public Interest Career Reception
Sponsors: Co-sponsored by 23 New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania law schools
Date: August 28, 2013
The Reception, co-sponsored by 23 New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania law schools and open to students from the sponsoring schools, will be held at the New York City Bar Association in New York City. For more information, contact Hillary Exter at Hexter@law.fordham.edu or 212-636-7789.
2012 National Latina/o Law Student Association (NLLSA) Conference Career Fair
Sponsor: UCLA La Raza Law Students Association
Dates: October 4-6, 2012
The National Latina/o Law Student Association is a student run organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining the academic success of Latina and Latino law students across the United States. This will be a groundbreaking great opportunity for law students to grow their perspective, meet Latina/o Law Students from across the country, network with faculty from across the country and make connections that will aid their legal career! This year's location is Los Angeles, CA Visit the conference website for more details.
Government/Public Interest Recruitment Program
Sponsor: Massachusetts Law School Consortium
Date: August 12- October 25, 2013
Open to students of sponsoring law schools. The Government/Public Interest Recruitment Program is held twice a year. Interviews for the fall program will be held at Boston College Law School. More information can be found by visiting http://www.maconsortium.org/programs.html#GPI or contacting Leslie LeBlanc at 617-552-4345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Justice Works Public Service Career Fair
Dates: October 25-26, 2013
The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest public interest career fair in the country. It is the only event where you'll find more than 1,200 public interest-minded students representing 200 law schools from across the country coming together to explore career options with leading nonprofit organizations and government agencies. The Conference and Career Fair provides access to job opportunities for law students; connects employers with talented attorneys and law students; and offers a multitude of skill-building and career advising sessions with experts from around the country. Our conference continues to be an unparalleled networking opportunity for students, law school professionals and legal professionals. Student registration open August 15-September 13. For more information, visit the Equal Justice Works website.