Job Fairs

Drake Law School offers information about job and career fairs across the country.

Below is a sampling of job fairs Drake Law students are eligible to attend, including weblinks and the months they are typically held.

Indianapolis Diversity Job Fair
August
Crowne Plaza Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

The Indianapolis Bar Association invites 2L students who represent all aspects of diversity and are looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in Indianapolis. The career fair includes a luncheon with a keynote speaker. Employers include legal employers from large, medium, and small firms, as well as government agencies, corporations, and members of the judiciary.

Visit the website.

Boston Job Fair for Law Students of Color
August
Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA

The Boston Lawyers Group is a consortium of over 40 of the largest law firms, government agencies, and corporations in Boston with a mission of promoting the hiring of 2L and 3L students, retention, and professional development of attorneys of color in its member organizations.

Visit the website.

Loyola University Patent Law Interview Program
August
Embassy Suites Chicago-Downtown, Chicago, IL

Each summer this program brings together patent law employers, 2L and 3L students, and LL.M. students in intellectual property programs. The program is entirely employer-selected with most employers preferring patent bar eligible students. There is a student registration fee to complete online registration.

Visit the website.

Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair
August
Washington, D.C.

This career fair is part of the LGBT Conference and is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBT candidates within the legal profession’s recruiting efforts. Candidates will be able to talk to LGBT-friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies, LGBT rights groups, and legal departments.

Visit the website.

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
August
St. Thomas Law School, Minneapolis, MN

The Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference is a program of the Twin Cities Committee on Minority Lawyers in Large Law Firms and aims to hire 2L and 3L law students of color for law firms, corporations, and government agencies located in the Minnesota/St. Paul area. This conference is a two-day event.

Visit the website.

Delaware Minority Job Fair
August
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE

The Delaware Minority Job Fair is hosted by the Delaware State Bar Association. Students should submit application materials directly to the Delaware Minority Job Fair Committee. Participation in the Job Fair is by invitation only and is based on those students who have been chosen by the greatest number of employers.

Visit the website.

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair
August
Kansas City, MO

This job fair involves leading law firms, legal associations, and corporate legal departments coming together to increase participation of under-represented groups in the practive of law in Kansas City. It is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both traditional and non-traditional legal employers.

Visit the website.

Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair
August
Embassy Suites, Chicago, IL

This job fair is primarily designed to obtain positions for minority law students who are rising 2Ls and 3Ls. The job fair attracts law firms, corporations, and governmental agencies throughout the country.

Visit the website.

St. Louis Diversity Job Fair
August
St. Louis, MO

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 the community. The job fair steering committee has invited law firms, corporations, and government agencies from all over the nation.

Visit the website.

Northwest Minority Job Fair
August
Perkins Coie, Seattle, WA

Although this fair's focus is fostering access to employment opportunities for persons historically underrepresented in the practice of law, no student will be denied an opportunity to participate. Last year about 350 law students from law schools across the country participated, the majority of whom were second-year law students.

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Nebraska Legal Diversity Summit
September
Omaha, NE

This summit brings together law students of color from Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and South Dakota with the legal community for a unique day of education, networking, professional development, contacts. and interview opportunities.

Visit the website.

Hispanic Bar Association Job Fair
September
Chicago, IL

This job fair is in conjunction with the HNBA’s Annual Convention and is an excellent employment resource for law students and lawyers. Participants also have the opportunity to interact with leading Hispanic lawyers and to participate in enriching continuing legal education programs.

Visit the website.

Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair
October
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA

This is the nation’s largest public interest career fair, with more than 1,200 students and 160 employers. The event includes interviews, workshops on public interest careers, job search advice, networking, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more. Employers conduct interviews for internships and full-time jobs and meet with students in informal "table talk" discussions of public interest legal opportunities.

Visit the website.


Questions? Contact the Drake Law School Career Development Office at 515-271-2988 or law-career@drake.edu.

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