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Public Interest Career Fair and Events Calendar

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JANUARY EVENTS

Title:
National Black Law Students' Association Rocky Mountain Region Recruitment Fair
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
Rocky Mountain Region of the National Black Law Students' Association
Date(s):
1/15/2015
Brief Summary:
RMBLSA is excited to announce the 2015 Job Fair. The events will be held during our Regional Convention January 15-18, 2015 in Houston, Texas. Employers and Students should follow the link to register NOW! We look forward to seeing you there!
Last Checked On:
12/2014
Title:
Greater Washington, DC/Baltimore Public Service Career Fair
Type:
Career Fair
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):
1/23/2015
Brief 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.
Last Checked On:
12/2014
Title:
Georgetown/George Washington Law Public Sector Recruiting Program
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
George Washington University Law School and Georgetown University Law Center
Date(s):
1/24/2015
Brief 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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12/2014
Title:
Texas Public Service Career Fair
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
The University of Texas School of Law
Date(s):
1/29/2015
Brief 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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12/2014
Title:
Northern California Public Interest/Public Sector Legal Careers Day
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
Nine Northern California law schools and OneJustice
Date(s):
1/31/2015
Brief 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.
Last Checked On:
12/2014

FEBRUARY EVENTS

Title:
CONVERGE! Conference: Re-Imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
University of Miami School of Law
Date(s):
2/7/2014
Brief Summary:
This conference will bring together survivors, activists, and academics to reconsider the dominant U.S. responses to gender violence, to build capacity for political mobilization and reform, to share innovative approaches to gender violence, and to promote cross-fertilization and collaboration between researchers, practitioners, and activists. - See more at: http://www.psjd.org/Public_Interest_Career_Fair_and_Events_Calendar#.dpuf
Last Checked On:
12/2014
Title:
Public Interest Legal Career Fair
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
Public Interest Law Center (PILC) at New York University School of Law.
Date(s):
2/5/2015
Brief Summary:
The Public Interest Law Center (PILC) at New York University School of Law will hold its 38th annual Public Interest Legal Career Fair on February 5 and 6, 2015; 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 1,600 law students attended the Fair.
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12/2014
Title:
Northwest Public Service Career Fair
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
Northwest Consortium Law Schools.
Date(s):
2/6/2015
Brief 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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12/2014
Title:
Northwest Public Service Career Fair
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
Northwest Consortium Law Schools.
Date(s):
2/7/2015
Brief 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.
Last Checked On:
12/2014
Title:
The 27th Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
Northwestern University School of Law and the Chicago Area Law School Consortium.
Date(s):
2/7/2015
Brief 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.
Last Checked On:
12/2014
Title:
Southern California Annual Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day
Type:
Career Fair
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):
2/7/2015
Brief 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",
Last Checked On:
12/2014
Title:
Government & Public Interest Job Fair
Type:
Career Fair
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):
2/13/2015
Brief 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.
Last Checked On:
12/2014
Title:
Public Sector Career Fair
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
Georgia Law School Consortium
Date(s):
2/27/2015
Brief 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.
Last Checked On:
12/2014

MARCH EVENTS

Title:
Government & Public Interest Information Fair
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
The University of Akron School of Law
Date(s):
3/11/2014
Brief Summary:
The event will take place at the University of Akron School of Law in Akron, Ohio from 12:00 - 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 bweinz@uakron.edu or Alisa Benedict O’Brien at (330) 972-8540 or via email to ab139@uakron.edu.
Last Checked On:
12/2014
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):
3/18/2014
Brief Summary:
This business-casual event takes place from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at McDermott Will & Emery (500 North Capitol Street). Public-interest fellowships allow recent graduates to practice law with nonprofit organizations, the government, educational institutions, and sometimes even law firms. These fellowships are so great that we're holding an event where you can learn about more than a dozen public-interest fellowships from current and former fellows. Click here to learn more and register.
Last Checked On:
12/2014

APRIL EVENTS

Title:
CAREER PATHS FOR YOUNG ATTORNEYS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
The Institute for Energy Law (IEL) and LSU Law Center
Date(s):
4/4/2014
Brief Summary:
This event will take place at LSU Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Topics include: in-house legal work, working as a landman; becoming a negotiator; regulatory and compliance opportunities; and key skill sets necessary for success. Informal networking opportunities will be available so attendees may speak with industry participants one-on-one or in a small group.
Last Checked On:
12/2014

JULY EVENTS

Title:
NATIONAL BLACK PROSECUTORS ASSOCIATION (NBPA) 31ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE & JOB FAIR
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
National Black Prosecutors Association
Date(s):
7/20/2014
Brief Summary:
The 2013 NBPA Job Fair will be held at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Last Checked On:
12/2014
Title:
Loyola Patent Law Interview Program
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
Loyola University Chicago School of Law Career Services
Date(s):
7/31/2014
Brief Summary:
The 2014 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.
Last Checked On:
11/2014

AUGUST EVENTS

Title:
Heart Land Diversity Legal Job Fair
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Date(s):
8/1/2014
Brief Summary:
The 2013 Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Kansas City and played host to over 80 students from over 30 Law Schools from across the nation who had the opportunity to interview with 19 area law firms, organizations and government agencies.
Last Checked On:
11/2014
Title:
8TH ANNUAL VAULT/MCCA LEGAL DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
VAULT, MCCA
Date(s):
8/1/2014
Brief Summary:
This career fair features a mix of public interest and private sector employers. Register in advance by visiting www.vault.com/legaldiversity
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12/2014
Title:
National Black Law Students' Association Western Region Job Fair
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
Western Region of the National Black Law Students' Association
Date(s):
8/2/2014
Brief Summary:
The Western Regional Job Fairs are not only an excellent opportunity for organizations to take a proactive approach towards diversity, but they are also beneficial as a recruiting tool for organizations to seek exceptional law students like yourself. This year, we seek to expand the Job Fairs by including even more employers from a range of practice areas. Please join us this August and do not miss out on this excellent opportunity to secure employment!
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12/2014
Title:
National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Northeast Regional Convention & Job Fair
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
Northeast Region Black Law Students' Association
Date(s):
8/8/2014
Brief Summary:
The NEBLSA Job Fair and Leadership Retreat will be held on Friday, August 8th and Saturday August 9th at New York Law School in New York, NY. Programming is in place for chapter leaders, students, alumni, legal professionals, and employers. Don’t miss it! Please visit the link to view the official NEBLSA Job Fair Packet.
Last Checked On:
12/2014
Title:
National Black Law Students' Association Western Region Job Fair
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
Western Region of the National Black Law Students' Association
Date(s):
8/9/2014
Brief Summary:
The Western Regional Job Fairs are not only an excellent opportunity for organizations to take a proactive approach towards diversity, but they are also beneficial as a recruiting tool for organizations to seek exceptional law students like yourself. This year, we seek to expand the Job Fairs by including even more employers from a range of practice areas. Please join us this August and do not miss out on this excellent opportunity to secure employment!
Last Checked On:
12/2014
Title:
National Black Law Students' Association Mid-Atlantic Region Job Fair
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
Mid-Atlantic Region of the National Black Law Students' Association
Date(s):
8/15/2014
Brief Summary:
All 2013-2014 dues-paying NBLSA members are welcome to participate in the 2014 Job Fair and Leadership Weekend. You are considered a dues-paying member if you paid your membership fee for the 2013-2014 academic school year. *If you are unsure about you membership status please contact mid-atlantic@nblsa.org. Employers will interview students for career and internship opportunities. Under this option, employers have an opportunity to schedule a maximum of 14 interviews on August 16, 2014 (Students will be able to select time slots once selections are made).
Last Checked On:
12/2014
Title:
Annual Public Interest Career Reception
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Co-sponsored by 24 New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut law schools
Date(s):
8/24/2014
Brief Summary:
The Reception is co-sponsored by twenty–four law schools in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Law students are welcome and do not need to register ahead of time.
Last Checked On:
11/2014
Title:
National LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Career Fair
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Bar Association
Date(s):
8/5/2015
Brief Summary:
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.
Last Checked On:
11/2014
Title:
Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
Indianapolis Bar Association
Date(s):
8/6/2015
Brief 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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11/2014
Title:
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
Date(s):
8/7/2015
Brief 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.
Last Checked On:
11/2014

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Title:
2013 Law Students for Reproductive Justice Regional South Conference
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
University of Texas School of Law Chapter
Date(s):
9/28/2013@ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Brief Summary:
This year, the UT chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice will be hosting the LSRJ South Regional Conference in Austin at the law school!
Last Checked On:
12/2014
Title:
Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention & Career Fair
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
Hispanic National Bar Association
Date(s):
9/10/2014
Brief Summary:
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.
Last Checked On:
11/2014
Title:
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Career Development Workshop
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Date(s):
9/16/2014
Brief Summary:
Join us for (1) An Overview on Resume Writing, (2) What to Wear to an Interview, and (3) industry Trends. Register at: careerworkshop@nsmba.org
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12/2014
Title:
2014 National Latina/o Law Student Association (NLLSA) Conference Career Fair
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
The National Latina/o Law Student Association
Date(s):
9/18/2014
Brief Summary:
Career panels, the employment expo, and networking events will provide opportunities for participants to explore careers in entertainment law, elected office, impact litigation, non-profits, government and the private sector. This NLLSA conference will bring together hundreds of diverse law students, professors, practitioners, judges, elected officials, and prominent community leaders to understand and tackle the urgent issues facing Latinos and all Americans.
Last Checked On:
12/2014
Title:
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Diversity & Inclusion Career Fair
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Date(s):
9/23/2014
Brief Summary:
The cost to attend will be free for law school students. For all other job seekers, the cost to attend the job fair will be $15.00. Eligible law students must be (a) currently enrolled in a juris doctorate program and (b) a member of the class of 2016 (current 2Ls/rising 3Ls) or 2015 (current 3Ls) (c) at an Ohio law school or a law school at a historically Black college or university "HBCU" Law School or (d) a permanent resident of Cuyahoga County attending law school out of state.
Last Checked On:
12/2014
Title:
Intelligence Community Virtual Info Session
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
U.S. Intelligence Community
Date(s):
9/23/2014
Brief Summary:
On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, six organizations from the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) will open their virtual doors to qualified students looking to learn more about exciting student program opportunities in the IC.
Last Checked On:
12/2014
Title:
11TH Annual Conference: Finding Families for Georgia's Children:
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
The Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC)
Date(s):
9/27/2014
Brief Summary:
The Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) invites you to attend its eleventh annual conference, led by keynote speaker Georgia State Representative Andy Welch, Chairman of the House Study Committee on Licensing and Inspection of Child Welfare Providers.
Last Checked On:
12/2014

OCTOBER EVENTS

Title:
Government/Public Interest Recruitment Program
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Massachusetts Law School Consortium
Date(s):
10/6/2014
Brief 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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12/2014
Title:
Equal Justice Works Public Service Career Fair
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
Equal Justice Works
Date(s):
10/24/2014
Brief 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. - See more at: http://www.psjd.org/Public_Interest_Career_Fair_and_Events_Calendar#.dp
Last Checked On:
12/2014

NOVEMBER EVENTS

Title:
McGill Public Interest Career Day
Type:
Career Fair
Sponsor(s):
McGill University - Faculty of Law; McGill Human Rights Working Group
Date(s):
11/13/2013
Brief Summary:
This is an event focusing on work, study and volunteer opportunities for public interest employer. The event includes information booths for a variety of different organizations, as well as panel discussions on related topics and a speed-meet. The event is organized in collaboration with the McGill Human Rights Working Group.
Last Checked On:
12/2014
Title:
Rebellious Lawyering Conference (RACE)
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Rebellious Lawyering Institute, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Date(s):
11/13/2014
Brief Summary:
Last Checked On:
12/2014

Category: Public Interest Events

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