Diversity Job Fairs

Our History

Damali Booker  Minority  Clerkship Job Fair:  The Nashville Bar Association's annual Damali Booker First Year Minority Clerkship Job Fair will be held in January each, in Nashville, Tennessee. The 1L Job Fair is a project conducted by the Diversity Committee of the NBA. It is a job fair held in February or March of each year for minority students who are in their first year of law school, for summer clerkships between their first and second year.

Washington Bar Association Career Fair: The Annual Career Fair provides job opportunities for law students and educates them about how to best prepare themselves to be as marketable as possible upon graduation. Activities include resume critiques and mock interviews with judges, law firms and government agencies from the DC Metropolitan area.  

Hispanic Law Conference Career Forum: This annual event brings together inspiring and successful individuals and institutions devoted to the progress of Latinos in the U.S. and the region. The day's events will conclude with an awards dinner honoring distinguished JD and LL.M. students and alumni, as well as local high school student scholarship recipients. Co-sponsored by The Hispanic National Bar Association, The Hispanic Bar Associations of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, The Latino/a Alumni Association of American University Washington College of Law, and the law school's Latino/a Law Students' Association.

Veterans Legal Career Fair:   Veterans Legal Career Fair will take place in Washington, D.C. This career fair will match employers with experienced lawyers who have served in the U.S. military or are transitioning out of U.S. military service. The career fair will arrange one-on-one interviews and informational sessions for veterans (including active duty JAG Corps members and reservists) seeking positions as lawyers, including with corporate legal departments, law firms, other private sector employers and government agencies. Spouses of active members and veterans are also eligible to participate

National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Conference and Job Fair: The National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) hosts in Annual Job Fair Washington, D.C. The goal of the National Black Prosecutors Associations (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.

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair:  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. 

Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair: The Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair will be held in July in Denver, Colorado. 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. 

Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair: BLG members participate in various law schools' on campus interviewing programs, but they do not have access to a significant number of qualified law students of color.  The BLG Job Fairs provide members with access to qualified law students of color, and assist them in implementing a well-rounded recruiting program.  Participating members therefore expect to interview students of color; however, no student will be denied an opportunity to participate in any job fair or BLG program.

Cook County Bar Association Minority Student Law Fair: The 32nd Annual Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair will be held in August.  This event is open to rising 2Ls and 3Ls.  Participating students must be from fully accredited law schools that are ranked among the top 30 as determined by U.S. News and World Report, from law schools at historically black colleges and universities, from law schools located in the Midwest as defined by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), or the student must be a fellow or associate of the Council on Legal Educational Opportunity.

LGBT Bar Association Annual Lavendar Law Fair: The National LGBT Bar Associations annual Lavender Law Career Fair is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBT candidates within the legal professions 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. This program is designed to provide students with a safe, confidential space where they can ask questions about job search skills, being out on your resume, in interviews and in the workplace, and other related issues.  The fair will be held in August in Chicago, IL.

Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair:  The IndyBar Diversity Job Fair seeks DIVERSE candidates representing 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. It is open to full-time 2L students or part-time 2L and 3L. Please note employers will be hiring clerks or interns, not offering permanent placement. 

Delaware Minority Job Fair for Second and Third-year Law Students: 2Ls and 3Ls are eligible to participate. Organized by a consortium of the Delaware State Bar Association's Committee for Diversity in the Legal Profession and legal employers interested in recruiting talented minority lawyers. Registration information is available in the Office of Career Services in March. Registration deadline is in April.  The Job Fair takes place in Wilmington, DE in August. 

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference: 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.  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.

Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program: The Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program, founded in 2005 and hosted by Bingham Greenebaum Doll, offers second and third year law students the opportunity to interview for summer associate and entry-level positions with prominent regional and national employers. 

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair:  The 11th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) will be held in Kansas City, Missouri. Students who are interested in becoming part of Kansas Citys dynamic legal community should strongly consider attending this event. Students who will be returning to school in August and those graduating in May are eligible to attend the job fair, as employers will be interviewing for both summer and post-graduate positions.

Northwest Minority Job Fair:  The Northwest Minority Job Fair will be held in Seattle, WA. The Northwest Minority Job Fair, sponsored and funded by a consortium of legal sector employers, is an excellent place to begin. For 29 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.

Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Career Fair: We invite you to participate in the HNBA Career Fair, the nations largest career fair for Hispanic law students and legal professionals, at the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Annual Convention in September. The 2015 HNBA Convention was be held in Boston, Massachusetts at the Westin Boston Waterfront from September 2 - 5, 2015. The event will give you access to government agencies, law firms, and leaders of industry, as well as allow you to make contacts that may lead to employment or other post-graduation professional opportunities.  

Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association Job Fair: Exclusively for second and third year students, the Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Job Fair is your chance to meet with employers from various practice areas. As a reminder, you must be a national dues paying member in order to participate in the MABLSA Job Fair. 

St. Louis Diversity Job Fair:  The St. Louis Diversity Job Fair will take place in August 8. 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.

NLLSA Law Student Conference & Job Fair: The 19th annual NLLSA conference will be hosted by Northwestern University School of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and Northern Illinois University College of Law at Loyola Law Campus in Chicago, IL in  October.  The 2015 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 our communities. The Conference will also, feature speaker panels, networking opportunities, a career fair, and much more

Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship Program: The Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship Program is co-sponsored by the MCBA (through its Diversity Committee), the Rochester Black Bar Association, and the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys.  The program aims to increase diversity in the legal profession in the Rochester area by attracting qualified first-year law students from under-represented groups within the legal profession to work in paid positions with Rochester area law firms and other legal employers.  

ABA Legal Career Development Expo

The American Bar Associations Office of Diversity & Inclusion presents the fall Legal Career Development Expo.  The Expo is for law students, recent graduates, young lawyers, and seasoned practitioners seeking to advance or accelerate their careers and expand their networks.  It will be held in October.

The Expo takes an innovative approach to career development, mentoring, and networking by offering career development workshops, one-on-one sessions with career experts, and tips on leveraging bar membership along with invaluable job search advice.  

AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LCC) Minority Outreach Program: In 1997, the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LCC) a network of approximately 1,900 union-side attorneys representing unions affiliated with the AFL-CIO created the LCC Minority Outreach Program to encourage law students of color to apply for summer clerkship opportunities at LCC law firms and legal departments. The outreach program seeks to introduce minority law students to the practice of law in the labor movement and to encourage them to join the ranks of union-side attorneys in the ongoing battle for social and economic justice.