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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.

*Note: Due to coronavirus, many career fairs are being moved online, postponed, or sometimes canceled. We recommend reaching out directly to the organizers of the career fair(s) to determine their current status.

Practice Areas Career Fairs

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.

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair

July
AT&T, Atlanta, GA

SIPJF undertakes a multi-faceted approach to ensure that students are gaining the best employment opportunities and employers are procuring the brightest future members of the IP community. Hosted by the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance.

Visit the website.

Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC)

January
Chicago, IL

The Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC), the largest public interest legal job fair in the Midwest, enables employers from public interest and government organizations to meet with J.D. students for a day of interviews and informal networking. MPILCC is open to students from law schools in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.  Each year, MPILCC attracts over 50 employers for on-site interviews, the Table Talk networking program, and resume solicitation. From over fifteen hundred student registrants, almost 300 students representing about 40 law schools attend the conference. The conference is free to employers and students.

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.

Sports Industry Networking and Career Conference

February 
Washington, D.C.

SINC is the premier sports industry conference where hundreds of students come together to learn about the sports industry and network with well-known leaders from across the industry.  At SINC students will connect with friends and colleagues, and meet sports industry professionals in a buzzing, high-energy setting designed specifically for peer-to-peer networking. 

Visit the website.

Diversity Career Fairs

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.

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 

July 
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
July
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.

Visit the website.

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.

National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair
August
Chicago, IL

The National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) is the only professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of Blacks as prosecutors. Founded in 1983, the Association’s membership is comprised of both chief and line prosecutors nationwide. In addition to prosecutors, the association’s membership includes law students, former prosecutors, and law enforcement personnel. The NBPA hosts a conference as well as a job fair every year.

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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