Throughout the year, several schools across Texas and beyond hold job fairs for various practice areas. See the list below. Please note: Job fair event and registration dates are subject to change. Bidding and registration are generally a month (or more) before the job fair. Please contact your counselor if you have any questions about any of these job fairs.
Stay tuned to the CDO Weekly Digest and Events Calendar for more details.
Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference: July 28 – 31, 2021
Cost: Free for Law Students
Career fair and conference with firms, corporations and public sector employers who are committed to the hiring and promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and lawyers.
JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2021
Houston Bar Association's (HBA) 1L Diversity & Inclusion Summer Clerkship and Mentoring Program
Student Application Submission Deadline: Tuesday, January 20, 2021
For additional information, please visit: https://hba.org/index.cfm?pg=Diversity-and-Inclusion-formerly-MOILP
Hosted by the Houston Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The HBA’s 1L Diversity & Inclusion Summer Clerkship and Mentoring Program gives racially/ethnically diverse and LGBTQ+ first-year law students the opportunity to apply for summer law clerk positions. For more information contact Paul Klinger of the CDO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: The University of Texas School of Law, 727 East Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705
Cost: Transportation to Austin/lodging/meals
To register please visit: https://law-tx-csm.symplicity.com/students/
Hosted by the University of Texas for public interest (non-profit and government) employers from around the nation. 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls seek summer internships and fellowships. Please contact Bill Powers of the CDO for more information.
Where: Denver, Colorado
Cost: Transportation to Denver/lodging/meals
To register please visit: Rocky Mountain Legal Diversity Career Fair
Hosted by Center for Legal Inclusiveness. The Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair (RMDLCF) is an excellent forum for legal employers, law students and law school graduates to meet and discuss employment options with the goal of expanding opportunities and assisting the legal profession in fulfilling its commitment to diversity.
Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair: July 28, 2020
Where: Georgia State University College of Law, 33 Gilmer Street SE Atlanta, Georgia.
Cost: Transportation to Chicago/lodging/meals/registration cost
Hosted by Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. Employers from across the southeast United States interview rising 2Ls, 3Ls, and recent graduates interested in intellectual property law (IP) for summer associate and associate positions.
The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program: Virtually on January 14 -15, 2021.
Cost: Registration fee.
Registration:An additional registration period opens August 5, 2020. Register here by August 27, 2020.
Program Timeline: Student Timeline
Hosted by Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. Employers from across the country interview 2Ls interested in intellectual property law (IP) for summer associate positions and, to a lesser extent, 3Ls for post-graduate positions. A must attend for students interested in patent law.
Sunbelt Diversity Recruitment Program: July 24, 2020
Where: Hilton Dallas/Park Cities, 5954 Luther Lane, Dallas, TX 75225
Cost: Transportation to Dallas/lodging/meals
Registration: May 11 - June 18, 2020
Bidding: June 5 - June 18, 2020
Program Timeline: Student Timeline
Register Here: Sunbelt Student Registration
Hosted by numerous law schools in the southern states in Dallas, Texas. Employers from across the country interview 2Ls for summer associate positions and 3Ls for permanent attorney positions. All 2Ls and 3Ls may participate.
KCMBA Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair: TBD-Late Fall
Where: Will be held virtually
Register Here: KCMBA Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair
The 16th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) will be held in late fall virtually. Students who are interested in becoming part of Kansas City’s 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.
The HDLJF is the result of Kansas City's leading law firms, legal associations, and corporate legal departments coming together to encourage law students to practice law in Kansas City. The HDLJF is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both traditional and non-traditional legal employers.
2020 HNBA/VIA Virtual Career Fair: August 5-6, 2020
To register please visit: 2020 HNBA/VIA Virtual Career Fair
Law firms, in-house legal departments, and agencies/organizations seeking to hire qualified Latinx attorneys and law students from across the country should not miss this opportunity to identify top diverse candidates at the 2020 HNBA/VIA Virtual Career Fair (VCF)—the Nation’s largest career fair for Hispanic attorneys and law students!
The VCF helps match your organization with qualified diverse attorneys from a variety of practice areas, and at all levels of experience, as well as top law students. Fulfilling our mission, the VCF expands access and opportunity for employers and Latinx legal professionals and students, all in one place—a cost-effective win/win for everyone.
Where: Washington, D.C.
Cost: Transportation to Arlington/lodging/meals
The Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference is held each year in Washington, D.C. This is the largest national career fair for public interest law targeted towards 2Ls and 3Ls.