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Public Interest Career Fair and Events Calendar

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JANUARY EVENTS

Title:
National Black Law Students' Association Western Region Convention
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Western Region of the National Black Law Students' Association
Date(s):
1/6/2016 - 1/10/2016
Summary:
The Annual Western Region Convention will take place January 6-10, 2016 in San Diego, California. Join us for a week of informative and engaging panels, regional elections, oral advocacy competitions, networking receptions and more. You don't want to miss this memorable event!
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1/2016
Title:
National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Northeast Regional Convention
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Northeast Region Black Law Students' Association
Date(s):
1/27/2016 - 1/31/2016
Summary:
The Annual Northeast Regional Convention will take place January 27-31, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. Join us for a week of informative and engaging panels, regional elections, oral advocacy competitions, networking receptions and more. You don't want to miss this memorable event!
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1/2016
Title:
National Black Law Students' Association Rocky Mountain Region Recruitment Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Rocky Mountain Region of the National Black Law Students' Association
Date(s):
1/14/2016 - 1/17/2016
Summary:
The Annual Rocky Mountain Convention will take place January 14-17, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. Join us for a week of informative and engaging panels, regional elections, oral advocacy competitions, networking receptions and more. You don't want to miss this memorable event
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1/2016
Title:
Greater Washington, DC/Baltimore Public Service Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
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 District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, Howard University School of Law, and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
Date(s):
1/30/2016
Summary:
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.
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1/2016
Title:
Georgetown/George Washington Law Public Sector Recruiting Program
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
George Washington University Law School and Georgetown University Law Center
Date(s):
1/29/2016 @8:30am
Summary:
The Georgetown University Law Center and the George Washington University Law School invite you to participate in the 2015 Public Sector Recruiting Program (PSRP), an annual opportunity to recruit current law students for summer 2015 and entry-level employment opportunities. Close to 200 DC area and nationwide government agencies, non profits and public interest law firms participated in 2013. The on-site program will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the George Washington University Law School Marvin Center (800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC) in two shifts: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
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1/2016
Title:
Texas Public Service Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
The University of Texas School of Law
Date(s):
1/28/2016 - 1/29/2016
Summary:
Public Service Career Fair, hosted at The University of Texas School of Law, is the largest public service job fair for law students in the state of Texas. During both days of the fair, public interest and government employers will conduct interviews for paid and unpaid summer and permanent positions. Employers may request to interview 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, LL.Ms. and/or alumni up to one year after graduation from all nine participating Texas law schools.
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1/2016
Title:
Northern California Public Interest/Public Sector Legal Careers Day
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Nine Northern California law schools and OneJustice
Date(s):
1/30/2016
Summary:
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.
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1/2016

FEBRUARY EVENTS

Title:
National Black Law Students' Association Mid-Atlantic Region Convention
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Mid-Atlantic Region of the National Black Law Students' Association
Date(s):
2/3/2016 - 2/7/2016
Summary:
The Annual Mid-Atlantic Convention will take place February 3-7, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA. Join us for a week of informative and engaging panels, regional elections, oral advocacy competitions, networking receptions and more. You don't want to miss this memorable event!
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1/2016
Title:
Rebellious Lawyering Conference 2016
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Rebellious Lawyering Institute
Date(s):
2/19/2016 - 2/20/2016
Summary:
RebLaw is the nation’s largest student-run public interest conference in the country. Every year the conference brings together practitioners, law students, and community activists from around the country to discuss innovative, progressive approaches to law and social change. The conference, grounded in the spirit of Gerald Lopez’s Rebellious Lawyering, seeks to build a community of law students, practitioners, and activists seeking to work in the service of social change movements and to challenge hierarchies of race, wealth, gender, and expertise within legal practice and education.
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1/2016
Title:
2016 Public Interest Legal Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Public Interest Law Center (PILC) at New York University School of Law.
Date(s):
2/4/2016 @8:00am - 2/5/2016 @5:00pm
Summary:
The Public Interest Law Center (PILC) at New York University School of Law will hold its 39th annual Public Interest Legal Career Fair on February 4 and 5, 2016. It is the largest fair of its kind in the country. The Fair provides a forum where employers and students can connect with one another, both during interviews for internships and permanent jobs, as well as more informally at information tables. Last year, representatives from more than 200 organizations and over 1,600 law students attended the Fair. This year’s fair will be held at Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets. Employers and students may register beginning at 8:00 a.m. Interviews and Table Talk run from 9:20 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. For general travel information, including a campus map and directions, please visit http://www.nyu.edu/about/visitor-information.html. For any questions or concerns, or to request special accommodations (such as wheelchair accessibility or private spaces for nursing mothers), please contact us at law.pilcfair@nyu.edu or 212-998-6686.
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1/2016
Title:
Northwest Public Service Career Fair - Seattle Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Northwest Consortium Law Schools.
Date(s):
2/5/2016 @10:00am
Summary:
For twenty-five years, the NW Public Service Career Fair has linked law students & alumni with opportunities to make a difference. We typically have more than 50 non-profits & government offices and more than 500 students & alumni from our 11 participating in the fairs.
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1/2016
Title:
Southern California Annual Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
A consortium of 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, Whittier Law School, and Western State College of Law.
Date(s):
2/6/2016 @9:00am
Summary:
Public Interest Career Day is comprised of a number of different activities: Prescheduled, formal interviews for summer and/or postgraduate positions, Informal "table-talk," with representatives of the participating organizations, agencies and firms, Informal "table-talk," with representatives of the participating organizations, agencies and firms, A series of informal lunchtime discussions, each focusing on a different substantive area of public interest practice (e.g., children and youth, environmental law, labor law), as well as a lunchtime discussion focusing on postgraduate fellowships and the fellowship application process, An afternoon panel discussion, "Criminal Law: Prosecution and Defense",
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1/2016
Title:
Northwest Public Service Career Fair - Portland Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Northwest Consortium Law Schools.
Date(s):
2/6/2016 @10:00am
Summary:
For twenty-five years, the NW Public Service Career Fair has linked law students & alumni with opportunities to make a difference. We typically have more than 50 non-profits & government offices and more than 500 students & alumni from our 11 participating in the fairs.
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1/2016
Title:
The 27th Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Northwestern University School of Law and the Chicago Area Law School Consortium.
Date(s):
2/6/2016
Summary:
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.
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1/2016
Title:
Government & Public Interest Job Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law, and the University of Richmond School of Law - See more at: http://www.psjd.org/Public_Interest_Career_Fair_and_Events_Calendar#.dpuf
Date(s):
2/12/2016 @9:00am
Summary:
The 13th annual Government & Public Interest Interview Program is sponsored by the University of Richmond School of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law, and William & Mary Law School. The Program is open to government and public interest employers and law students from those three schools.Employers screen student applications in advance, selecting candidates to interview during the Program.
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1/2016
Title:
Washington Bar Association 12th Annual Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
The Washington Bar Association, The Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association and The Howard University School of Law Alumni Club of Greater Washington, DC
Date(s):
2/27/2016 @9:30am
Summary:
Meet with judges, law firms and government agencies from the DC Metropolitan area. Resume critiques and mock interviews will be available. Law Students RSVP here: http://goo.gl/forms/lG8oIVRnKN Employers and Volunteers sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/QwmZYSBb6u For more information contact: Jason A. Grant at wbacareerfair@gmail.com
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2/2016
Title:
Public Sector Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Georgia Law School Consortium
Date(s):
2/26/2016
Summary:
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 2014, the career fair featured 81 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 Laura Yearout, Emory University School of Law, at 404-712-9388 orlaura.yearout@emory.edu.
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9/2015

MARCH EVENTS

Title:
Public Interest Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
The University of Alabama School of Law
Date(s):
3/9/2016
Summary:
The Law School’s second-ever Public Interest Career Fair will be held Wednesday, March 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Employers will have information tables set up. Bring copies of your resume, and take advantage of this opportunity to meet public interest and government employers!
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2/2016
Title:
Meet the Jolly Good Fellows: Tips on Public Interest Fellowships from Current & Former Fellows
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Washington Council of Lawyers
Date(s):
3/24/2015 @6:30pm
Summary:
We are pleased to announce the return of Meet the Jolly Good Fellows, a one-of-a-kind opportunity for law students to meet current and former fellows from a variety of fellowship programs. This business-casual reception will give you a chance to talk to current and former fellows about applying for postgraduate public-interest fellowships, the benefits and challenges of being a fellow, and the ways in which a fellowship can jumpstart your public-interest career. We'll have current and former fellows from organizations such as Legal Counsel for the Elderly, Neighborhood Legal Services Program, National Women's Law Center, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, and more. Public-interest coordinators from several area law schools will also be on hand to answer questions.
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2/2016
Title:
National Black Law Student Association 2015-2016 National Convention
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
NBLSA
Date(s):
3/9/2016 - 3/13/2016
Summary:
IMPORTANT DEADLINES Regular Registration – September 9th to December 31st | $135 Late Registration – January 1st to February 5th | $225 Alumni Registration – August 12th to December 31st | $135 Alumni (Late) Registration – January 1st to February 5th | $225 Note: ALL competitors and coaches must register for the convention by paying the Competitor/Coach Registration fee. Competitor/Coach Registration –$100 ******************************************************** HOTEL INFORMATION FOR NBLSA’s LIMITED ROOM BLOCK Renaissance Baltimore Harbor Place Hotel If you have any questions regarding NBLSA’s National Convention, please contact Bennett Izeh, NBLSA’s National Convention Coordinator, at convention@nblsa.org. ******************************************************** Note! YOU MUST BE A DUES-PAYING MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR CONVENTIONS & COMPETITIONS.
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1/2016

APRIL EVENTS

Title:
Career Paths for Young Attorneys in the Energy Sector
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
The Institute for Energy Law (IEL) and South Texas College of Law/Houston
Date(s):
4/1/2016 - 4/2/2016
Summary:
Presented by the Institute for Energy Law and University of Oklahoma College of Law This annual symposium follows a career theme for new law graduates and young attorneys interested in working in the energy industries. Symposium topics will include the outlook for oil and gas careers, working as an oil and gas attorney, working as a landman, becoming a negotiator, and regulatory and compliance opportunities, all addressed by senior industry and law firm professionals donating part of their weekend to helping new graduates. Enhanced informal networking opportunities will be available during the symposium where attendees will be able to talk with the industry participants one-to-one or in small groups.
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1/2016
Title:
Diversity Leadership Academy
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Latham & Watkins LLP
Date(s):
4/1/2016 - 4/3/2016
Summary:
The Diversity Leadership Academy brings together Latham lawyers from around the globe and talented law students from across the United States, with a specific focus on developing and empowering future leaders of the legal profession and creating community among our diverse lawyers, our recruits and our 1L guests. Applications for the Diversity Leadership Academy are now being accepted.Visit https://www.lw.com/DiversityLeadershipAcademy to apply. The deadline to apply is January 11, 2016.
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12/2015

MAY EVENTS

Title:
Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellowship
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
University of Michigan Law School
Date(s):
5/11/2016 - 5/13/2016
Summary:
Through the Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellowship, students gain experience and insight into the field and provide much needed services to various child welfare offices specializing in representing children, parents, and social service agencies. After attending a three-day training session at the end of May at Michigan Law, fellows spend at least 10 weeks at a child welfare law internship. Application instructions can be found here: https://www.law.umich.edu/clinical/calc/Bergstrom/Pages/summerfellowship.aspx
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1/2016

JUNE EVENTS

Title:
Writing for Public Interest Lawyers
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Public Interest Law Initiative
Date(s):
6/9/2015 @11:45am
Summary:
***Open to Chicago-area public interest law interns.**** This seminar features specific strategies for writing clear, concise legal documents, whether briefs, memos, or letters. Learn to eliminate common writing weaknesses on various levels: document organization, paragraph construction, sentence structure, and word choice. Please Note: Due to popular demand, this seminar runs for an extended training time. There will be a short break for attendee’s who need to leave at 12:55 p.m., with additional training provided until 1:45 p.m.
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2/2016
Title:
Client Interview Techniques and Practice
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Public Interest Law Initiative
Date(s):
6/18/2015 @11:45am
Summary:
***Open to Chicago-area public interest law interns.**** This training will provide effective strategies for working with low-income clients, as well as tools needed to elicit information to assist them. The Law Project of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless takes legal services to the community where clients live or receive services. They routinely interview clients in a variety of settings, from homeless youth in schools, shelters and youth drop-in centers, to adults living on the street, to more traditional interviews in their office. This seminar will be webcast and available on IllinoisProBono.org and PILI’s website following the event.
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2/2016
Title:
Winston & Strawn Judges Panel
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Public Interest Law Initiative
Date(s):
6/19/2015 @12:00am
Summary:
***Open to Chicago-area public interest law interns.*** This Panel hosted by Winston & Strawn LLP will feature the following Judges sharing advice on how to succeed in the legal profession: Honorable William A. Bauer, Federal Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Honorable Paul P. Biebel, Presiding Judge, Cook County Circuit Court, Criminal Division Honorable Virginia M. Kendall, Federal Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Winston invites their summer associates as well as PILI Interns & Fellows to participate. Please note, this program will take place at Winston & Strawn, located at 35 West Wacker Drive. Be prepared to show your ID to at the security desk in the building lobby. Lunch will be provided for everyone in attendance, but registration is required. Please register by no later than 3 p.m. Monday, June 15th. No one who has not registered by this time will be admitted.
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2/2016
Title:
Introduction to Social Cognition and Implicit Bias
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Public Interest Law Initiative
Date(s):
6/23/2015 @11:45am
Summary:
***Open to Chicago-area public interest law interns.*** This seminar aims to provide greater understanding of what is meant by social cognition and how it relates to implicit bias, in order to have increased sensitivity and awareness as a public interest attorney. Two attorneys and fellows from the Racial Justice Training Institute will conclude this session by sharing how understanding these concepts has changed the way they provide legal services. Attendees should enter the building at 304 South State Street and be prepared to give your name to security. Please note, this seminar will take place in room 300. Lunch will be provided for everyone in attendance. Registration is required for all PILI educational seminars. Please register by noon on Monday June 22nd.
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2/2016
Title:
NELA - Forging a Career Path in Employee Rights Advocacy
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
National Employment Lawyers Association
Date(s):
6/25/2015 @1:30pm
Summary:
Atlanta area law students and recent law graduates are invited to participate in NELA’s 2015 Annual Convention, Celebrating 30 Years Of Employee Rights Advocacy, for an afternoon of learning, networking, and tips for success as developing employee rights attorneys. Registration Deadline: Friday, June 19, 2015 To register for An Insider's View: Tips On Forging A Career Path In Employee Rights Advocacy, please return the registration form and registration fee postmarked by Friday, June 19, 2015. Contact: Clark Taylor Paul H. Tobias Attorney Fellow ctaylor@employeerightsadvocacy.org (415) 625-5407 This program is sponsored by the National Employment Lawyers Association and The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy.
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2/2016

JULY EVENTS

Title:
National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Conference and Job Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
National Black Prosecutors Association
Date(s):
7/10/2016 - 1/16/2016
Summary:
The 2016 NBPA Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Ballpark in St. Louis, MO.
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1/2016
Title:
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Bar Association of San Francisco
Date(s):
7/24/2015 - 7/25/2015
Summary:
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, government legal departments, and nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area with highly qualified diverse rising 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 registered students and 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.
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1/2016
Title:
A View from the Bench
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Public Interest Law Initiative
Date(s):
7/1/2015 @11:45am
Summary:
***Open to Chicago-area public interest law interns.*** This session will feature a panel of Judges providing insight into their positions and speak specifically to the role of new attorneys in public interest law in Illinois. JUDGES INCLUDE The Honorable Patrice Ball-Reed, Associate Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County The Honorable Edmond E. Chang, Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois The Honorable Michael B. Hyman, Circuit Judge, Illinois Appellate Court’s Third Division Attendees should enter the building at 304 South State Street and be prepared to give your name to security. Please note, this seminar will take place in room 1200. Lunch will be provided for everyone in attendance. Registration is required for all PILI educational seminars. Please register by noon on Tuesday, June 30th.
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2/2016
Title:
Incorporating Mediation into Your Everday Practice
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Public Interest Law Initiative
Date(s):
7/9/2015 @11:45am
Summary:
***Open to Chicago-area public interest law interns.*** During the last decade, mediation has progressed from a little-known alternative to a prominent method of resolving conflicts. This seminar will provide some basic techniques used to mediate disputes as well as address the real world application of alternative dispute resolution techniques. TRAINING BY THE CENTER FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION Pari Karim, Training Director, Center for Conflict Resolution Cassie Lively, Executive Director, Center for Conflict Resolution Attendees should enter the building at 304 South State Street and be prepared to give your name to security. Please note, this seminar will take place in room 216. Lunch will be provided for everyone in attendance. Registration is required for all PILI educational seminars. Please register by noon on Wednesday, July 8th.
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2/2016
Title:
American Constitution Society’s Twelfth Annual Supreme Court Year in Review
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Public Interest Law Initiative
Date(s):
7/10/2015 @12:00am
Summary:
***Open to Chicago-area public interest law interns.*** The Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society, PILI, the ACLU of Illinois, and Mayer Brown LLP present: The Twelth Annual Supreme Court Term in Review This panel will feature: Colleen Connell, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois Steve Sanders, Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Steven D. Schwinn, Associate Professor, The John Marshall Law School Joshua D. Yount, Partner, Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Group, Mayer Brown LLP Moderated by: Candice L. Kline, Associate, Sidley Austin LLP Chapter Sponsor Mayer Brown LLP will provide lunch for attendees. Registration is required and space is limited. Please pre-register directly on the American Constitution Society’s registration page before space runs out.
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2/2016
Title:
Advancing the Mission through Public Interest & the Private Bar
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Public Interest Law Initiative
Date(s):
7/15/2015 @11:45am
Summary:
***Open to Chicago-area public interest law interns.*** Between OCI, hearing about summer salaries, and the pressures of following a firm path, resistance to the private bar can naturally develop. This seminar will feature a panel discussion directly addressing the intersection of public interest law and the private bar, and break down the development of those critical relationships. Attendees should enter the building at 317 South State Street and be prepared to give your name to security. Please note, this seminar will take place in room 1200. Lunch will be provided for everyone in attendance. Registration is required for all PILI educational seminars. Please register by noon on Tuesday, July 14th.
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2/2016
Title:
DC PDS Open House
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
DC Public Defender Service
Date(s):
7/23/2015 @5:30pm
Summary:
Students and graduates interested in learning more about PDS for either the school term or summer or permanent hiring are invited to an open house. PDS will have a short panel presentation followed by attorney and law clerk representatives from each of their divisions. This is a great opportunity to meet PDS staff, learn about the organization, and ask questions in a low-key environment. Students and graduates with questions are free to contact Jennifer Thomas, Director of Legal Recruitment, at 202-824-2337 or jenthomas@pdsdc.org.
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2/2016
Title:
Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair (RMDLCF)
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Davis Graham & Stubbs Law
Date(s):
7/31/2015
Summary:
The Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair is pleased to partner with the Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI). Davis Graham & Stubbs, RMDLCF's founding firm, works closely with CLI to make the job fair possible. CLI's mission of transforming the legal profession to one of inclusion dovetails nicely with RMDLCF's purpose of providing opportunities for diverse law students and graduates to meet employers about employment opportunities. Please visit their website at http://www.centerforlegalinclusiveness.org/.
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2/2016

AUGUST EVENTS

Title:
Heart Land Diversity Legal Job Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Date(s):
8/21/2015 - 8/22/2015
Summary:
In 2003, the Managing Partners Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association developed and implemented an action plan to promote diversity in the Kansas City legal community. As a result of the Action Plan, a number of efforts were launched; including the Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) hiring of a KCMBA Diversity Coordinator, numerous panel presentations to the Bar, clerkship programs and general promotion of increased awareness
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1/2016
Title:
2016 Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair - A Capital Experience
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Bar Association
Date(s):
8/4/2016 - 8/6/2016
Summary:
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2/2016
Title:
Cases, Class Action & Systemic Litigation
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Public Interest Law Initiative
Date(s):
8/5/2015 @11:45am
Summary:
***Open to Chicago-area public interest law interns.*** Save the date and check back soon for more information! Attendees should enter the building at 317 South State Street and be prepared to give your name to security. Please note, this seminar will take place in room 503. Lunch will be provided for everyone in attendance. Registration is required for all PILI educational seminars. Please register by noon on Tuesday, August 4th.
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2/2016
Title:
Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Indianapolis Bar Association
Date(s):
8/1/2016 @3:00pm - 8/2/2016 @4:00pm
Summary:
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.
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2/2016
Title:
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
Date(s):
8/5/2016 @9:00am
Summary:
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.
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2/2016
Title:
St. Louis Diversity Job Fair Commitment to Diversity
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
St. Louis Diversity Job Fair Committee
Date(s):
8/9/2015
Summary:
The eighth annual St. Louis Diversity Job Fair will take place on Saturday, August 8, 2015. All Job Fair interviews will take place at the law offices of Armstrong Teasdale, 7700 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63105 The primary goal of the Fair is to attract a diverse group of 2L and 3L students to the metropolitan St. Louis legal community, encourage them to practice law in the area, and become an integral part of our community. The Job Fair steering committee has invited law firms, corporations, and government agencies from all over the nation. Thank you for visiting our website – we hope to see you in August.
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2/2016
Title:
Incorporating Pro Bono Into Your Career
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Public Interest Law Initiative
Date(s):
8/11/2015 @11:45am
Summary:
***Open to Chicago-area public interest law interns.*** This seminar will feature a panel of distinguished PILI Alumni who will provide tips and suggestions on effectively incorporating pro bono into your legal career. The discussion will conclude with a presentation by Illinois Legal Aid Online, demonstrating the resources available to pro bono attorneys on www.illinoisprobono.org. Attendees should enter the building at 317 South State Street and be prepared to give your name to security. Please note, this seminar will take place in room 1200. Lunch will be provided for everyone in attendance. Registration is required for all PILI educational seminars. Please register by noon on Monday, August 10th.
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2/2016
Title:
Northwest Minority Job Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Sponsored by a consortium of legal sector employers
Date(s):
8/22/2015
Summary:
Last year’s Northwest Minority Job Fair brought together approximately 120 students and 31 law firms/agencies. This year’s Fair will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Perkins Coie, 1201 Third Avenue, in Seattle. Registration is free for students, and all expenses are paid by the participating employers. Part of the registration fee provides scholarships for minority students. The Northwest Minority Job Fair’s (Job Fair) mission is to foster access to employment opportunities for historically underrepresented persons in the practice of law and to provide a networking forum for legal employers and minority law students. Based upon the original purpose of the Job Fair and limited resources, the focus of our mission is ethnic minorities. The Job Fair does not condone or support discriminatory hiring practices by any employer against any Job Fair participant on the basis of sex, race, age, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.
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2/2016
Title:
Boston Lawyers Group Boston Job Fairs for Law Students of Color
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Boston Lawyers Group
Date(s):
8/4/2015
Summary:
To register for the Boston Job Fair, you are required to create an account on Symplicity at https://law-blg-csm.symplicity.com/students Please note that this Symplicity account is separate from your law school’s Symplicity account. Student registration dates is TBD. Eligible Students: Rising second year (2Ls) law students (rising third year (3Ls) only if student attends a 4-year program) Employers are interviewing students only for 2016 summer associate positions. Graduates and LLM candidates are not eligible. Registration: Students must complete an academic profile by uploading a resume and law school transcript- including spring 2016 grades unofficial copies are acceptable). Do not upload transcripts that contain watermarks.
Checked:
9/2015
Title:
Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Cook County Bar Association
Date(s):
8/14/2015
Summary:
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. For more information on the Cook County Bar Association please visit our website at www.cookcountybar.org or contact the Cook County Bar Association at 312-630-1157 or info@cookcountybar.org.
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9/2015
Title:
Delaware Minority Job Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Delaware State Bar Association
Date(s):
8/8/2015
Summary:
The Delaware Minority Job Fair Committee of the Delaware State Bar Association encourages you to apply for an invitation to participate in the 2015 Delaware Minority Job Fair for Second and Third Year Law Students, which will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Widener University Delaware Law School (Wilmington, Delaware campus). The Job Fair was founded by a consortium of Delaware law firm, corporate, and public sector/interest legal employers interested in promoting diversity and inclusion in the Delaware bar. This year's Job Fair currently includes 18 employers from both the private and public sectors. The Job Fair, an invitation only event, is limited to students interested in summer or full time employment opportunities in Delaware who will be in their second or third year of law school (or their extended division equivalent) during the 2015-16 academic year. While diverse law students are the focus of this event, the Job Fair accepts applications from all interested students
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9/2015
Title:
Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program
Date(s):
8/15/2015
Summary:
The Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program offers second and third year law school students the opportunity to interview for summer associate and entry-level positions with prominent regional and national employers.
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9/2015
Title:
Diversity and Inclusion Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Date(s):
8/21/2015 @8:00am
Summary:
The CMBA, in partnership with the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, Special Counsel, and the Midwest Region of the National Black Law Student Association, is pleased to invite attorneys and eligible law students to participate in the 2015 CMBA Diversity & Inclusion Career Fair. The Career Fair offers job seekers an introduction and opportunity to interact with employers. It will be held in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday, August 21, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the CMBA offices (1375 E. 9th St., Floor 2). The CMBA and its partners are committed to promoting and encouraging a diverse and inclusive legal community. Since 2013, the CMBA has provided a Career Fair for job seekers to meet employers and compete for summer clerkships, contract and full-time positions. Thanks to the participation of 20+ employers and 300 job seekers, the Career Fairs have been dynamic events resulting in successful placement opportunities for diverse candidates. We look forward to providing both employers and job seekers a positive experience again in 2015. Attendance is open to new and seasoned attorneys and eligible law students who are (a) currently enrolled in a J.D. program; (b) a member of the class of 2017 (current 2Ls) or 2016 (current 3Ls); and (c) attending an Ohio law school, a law school at a historically Black college or university, or one of the other listed Midwest law schools, or (d) a permanent resident of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, attending law school out-of-state. For a list of eligible law schools from the larger Midwest region and law schools associated with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, click here.
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1/2016

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Title:
Multilingual Job Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
5 Georgia Law Schools (John Marshall, Georgia State College of Law, Emory, Mercer Law School, and the University of Georgia School of Law
Date(s):
9/25/2015
Summary:
Eligible Applicants: Enrolled 2L, 3L, and LLM law students as well as recent law graduates (December 2014 - July 2015) of the five Georgia law schools may apply. The Multilingual Job Fair, hosted by the five (5) Georgia Law Schools (Atlanta's John Marshall, Emory, Georgia State College of Law, Mercer Law School, and the University of Georgia Law School) will be held at the Blackburn Conference Center at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Checked:
9/2015

OCTOBER EVENTS

Title:
Government/Public Interest Recruitment Program
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Massachusetts Law School Consortium
Date(s):
10/5/2015 - 10/6/2015
Summary:
Each year public interest and government employers take advantage of this opportunity to interview students from the ABA-accredited Massachusetts law schools for summer and permanent positions. The Government/Public Interest Recruitment Program is held twice a year. Interviews for the fall program will be held on October 6 and 7, 2014 at Boston College Law School. Resumes from interested students will be forwarded to you by the middle of September. You may then pre-select the students you wish to interview. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 25 August 2014.
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1/2016
Title:
Equal Justice Works Public Service Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Equal Justice Works
Date(s):
10/28/2016 - 10/29/2016
Summary:
The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest public interest legal 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 more than 130 leading nonprofit organizations and government agencies.
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1/2016
Title:
Getting Radical in the South (GRITS) Conference
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
University of Texas at Austin
Date(s):
10/30/2015 @2:00pm - 10/31/2015 @4:30pm
Summary:
GRITS is a student-run public interest law conference that focuses on the difficulties and constraints inherent to social justice work in the South, and the unique strategies that legal practitioners and other public interest workers have developed to meet those needs. The conference emphasizes innovative, progressive, and even radical approaches to building community among students, practitioners, and community activists in the South to bring about social change. The conference is an opportunity for law students, lawyers, and activists to build coalitions, share strategies for progressive lawyering, and develop new approaches for the future.
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2/2016
Title:
Shaking the Foundations Progressive Lawyering Conference
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Stanford Law School
Date(s):
10/17/2015 @9:00am
Summary:
Shaking the Foundations is a student-run public interest law conference that brings the progressive community together each year to discuss issues within the movement, explore the role of young lawyers, and encourage attendees to work toward social and environmental justice. This year's conference will focus on West Coast issues. Panel and workshop topics include criminal justice, immigration, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, environmental justice, consumer protection, Native American law, labor, housing, and other progressive topics. We are excited to feature Bay Area workers' rights advocate Saru Jayaraman, author of Behind the Kitchen Door, as our keynote speaker at 10 a.m. California CLE credit will be available for attending the conference.
Checked:
9/2015

Category: Public Interest Events

Tags: Interview, Job Search Fundamentals