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Career Fairs and Associations

Career fairs and professional associations are great tools for networking and finding jobs in your field.

 

Career Fairs

Career Fairs can be a valuable tool in your job search, especially if you are seeking jobs around the country or have a special niche or practice area.  Many Drake students will attend career fairs, especially during the summers, then network and have initial interviews on-site.  If there is a career fair that you are interested in that is not on Drake's List of Career Fairs, please let us know so we can help get you signed up. 

Professional Associations

Professional associations can be another tool in your networking and job search.  There may be a membership fee to join but be sure to see if there is a special rate for law students; if there is not a student membership you may still be able to locate valuable information on the public portions of their websites.  Associations will bring you in contact with professionals in your field, may include specific job postings, and will often include conferences or job fairs as well.  Below is a list of some professional associations, but if there is a particular practice area or association that you are interested in, please let us know so we can help get you signed up. 

American Bar Association

Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association

Iowa State Bar Association

National Association of College and University Attorneys

North American Society for Sports Management

Sports Lawyer Association

 
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