Hiring Programs & Job Fairs
I. HIRING PROGRAMS AT SEATTLE UNIVERSITY
On-Campus Interviewing Programs
CPD's On-Campus Interviewing Programs invite potential employers to campus to interview current students for summer and post-graduate positions. Fall OCI primarily focuses on 2L summer positions with local public and private employers. Spring OCI focuses on small and mid-sized law firms and companies seeking 1L, 2L, or 3L students for summer and post-graduate positions.
Northwest Public Service Career Fair
Friday, February 5, 2016, Seattle University
Regional law schools participate in this full day of interviews that includes employers such as Disability Rights Washington, the Federal Public Defender, the Seattle City Attorney's Office, and many more! The fair is held annually at Seattle University. To see a full list of past employer participants, visit Lewis & Clark Law School's website.
II. DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS
Individal Law Firm 1L Diversity Fellowship Programs (with local employers)
Several law firms sponsor 1L Diversity summer positions. Each program includes a paid position for the summer, and some also include a scholarship. These programs aim to diversify the legal profession.
See the 2016 quick reference guide for more information about firms, application requirements, and deadlines.
Legal Employers Advancing Diversity Fellowship Program (for 1Ls with local law firms and companies)
Legal Employers Advancing Diversity ("LEAD-WA") was established by the Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program ("PSAMFP") Board, to provide opportunities for traditionally underrepresented law students from SU, UW, and Gonzaga law schools. For complete application instructions, please see the program description.
III. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HIRING PROGRAMS
Federal Honors Programs
More than 100 fall, spring, and summer internships as well as post-graduate positions are available with federal government agencies through this program. Students can access more information about federal government positions through the Arizona Handbooks. Please contact CPD for login information. For more information on federal employment opportunities, please visit our Government and Public Interest webpage.
Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)
PMF is the premier program for leadership development in the Federal civil service providing up to two-year fully-paid, post-graduate Federal Government fellowships. Applications are submitted by students in their 3L year.
Below is a sampling of job fairs, not an exhaustive list.
Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair
October 2016, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area
The Equal Justice Works annual fair is the largest national public interest career fair in the country. More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities. Public interest employers conduct interviews for summer internships and post-graduate positions. Employers also meet with students for "table talk" settings to discuss public interest opportunities. See Equal Justice Works for more information.
Northwest Minority Job Fair
August 2016, Seattle, WA (more information available spring 2016)
The Northwest Minority Job Fair's mission is to foster access to employment opportunities for historically underrepresented persons in the practice of law and provides a networking forum for legal employers and minority law students.
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
Summer 2016, San Francisco, CA
Sponsored by Orrick Herrington & Sutcliff and the Bar Association of San Francisco, this career fair brings together law firms, government legal departments, and nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area with diverse law students the summer before their 2L year. More than 100 students from across the country interview with more than 50 participating employers. For more information, see here.
Lavender Law Conference
August 4-6 2016, New York, NY
Each year, the National LGBT Bar Association brings together law students and legal professionals in the LGBT community. For more information, go here.
National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) National Job Fairs
NLBSA hosts several regional job fairs across the country in August and September. Dates and locations will be announced before summer 2016. For complete information, visit the NBLSA website.
Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair
Summer 2016, Denver, CO
Legal employers attending the RMDLCF interview law students and graduates from traditionally underepresented groups for summer and post-graduate positions in the Rocky Mountain region. For more information, please visit this website.
San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA) Job Fair
Summer 2016, San Francisco, CA
This job fair, co-sponsored by Hastings College of the Law and SFIPLA, brings together rising 2L and 3L students interested in intellectual property practice. Please click here for more information.
Loyola Patent Law Interview Program
Summer 2016, Chicago, IL
This program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer for patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment in patent law. For more information, go here.