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.
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1. Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference: July 2023
Where: Chicago, Illinois
Cost: Free registration for law student members of the LGBTQ+ Bar and Transportation to Chicago/lodging/meals
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.
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. Contact program liaison Bill Powers of the CDO at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2. Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair: July 2023
Cost: Registration cost
Hosted by the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance ® based 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 GIPA Diversity Equity & Inclusion committee offers pre-Interview coaching to diverse students. Check the link above for information on how to participate in the pre-interview coaching program and for a student timeline. Contact program liaison Chandria Jackson of the CDO at email@example.com for more information.
3. The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program: July 2023
Where: Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront and Virtual
Cost: Registration fee/Transportation/Lodging/Meals
Registration: See website link above for registration details.
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. Contact program liaison Chandria Jackson of the CDO at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
4. Sunbelt Diversity Recruitment Program: July 2023
Where: Dallas, Texas / Park Cities, Texas
Cost: Transportation to Dallas/lodging/meals
Program Timeline: Student Timeline
Register Here: Sunbelt Student Registration
Hosted by numerous law schools in the southern states and held 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.
5. KCMBA Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair: August 2023
Where: Kansas City, Missouri
Cost: Transportation to Kansas City/lodging/meals
Register Here: Heartland Student Registration
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.
6. Equal Justice Works Career Fair & Conference: Fall 2023
Where: Washington, D.C.
Cost: Transportation to Arlington/lodging/meals
Register Here: Student Registration
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.
7. Houston Bar Association's (HBA) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summer Clerkship Program: January 2024
Where: Houston, Texas
For additional information, please visit: https://hba.org/index.cfm?pg=Diversity-and-Inclusion-formerly-MOILP
Hosted by the Houston Bar Association’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. The HBA’s 1L Diversity, Equity & 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 email@example.com.
8. Public Interest Law Career Fair: February 2024
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: Public Interest Law Career Fair Registration
Hosted by the University of Texas School of Law, the Public Interest Law Career Fair invites state-wide and national public interest employers to Austin to interview 1L, 2L, 3L, and LLM students for summer internships and post-graduate employment opportunities. This event includes pre-select interviews and a table-talk.
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