Hiring Programs & Job Fairs


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 jobs with large local employers, while Spring OCI is focused on small and mid-sized firms seeking to hire 1L, 2L, or 3L students for summer and post-graduate positions.

More than 100 fall, spring and summer internships and permanent positions are available with a variety of agencies within the federal government through the Federal Honors Program.  This information is password protected, please contact CPD for login information.  For more information on federal employment opportunities, please visit our Government and Public Interest webpage (LINK TO MR NEW PAGE).

The Presidential Management Fellows Program  is the premier program for leadership development in the Federal civil service providing two-year, fully-paid, Federal Government fellowships.

A number of local firms sponsor 1L Minority/Diversity summer programs as part of their diversity efforts. Each program includes a paid position for the summer, and some also include a scholarship. These programs aim to diversify the individual firms and the legal profession in general. Applicants must be available full-time for six to eight consecutive weeks.

Check out the 2015 quick reference guide of participating organizations with requirements and deadlines. This will be updated for Summer 2016 Fellowships in the fall semester.

The Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program (PSAMFP) was established in 1991 to provide summer associate opportunities to minority first-year law students. Fellows selected for these highly competitive positions are placed with participating employers, including law firms and corporate law departments. 

For a list of national Diversity Fellowship Programs, please go to the NALP Directory.



Northwest Minority Job Fair
Saturday, August 22, 2015
The Northwest Minority Job Fair's mission is to foster access to employment opportunities for historically underrepresented persons in the practice of law and to provide a networking forum for legal employers and minority law students. This all-day fair will be held at Perkins Coie, 1201 Third Avenue, in Seattle. Student registration opened on June 22 and ends on July 24. For more information and to register, go here.

Northwest Public Service Career Fair
Friday, February 5, 2016
Eleven law schools participate in this full day of interviews that has included 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 School of Law and at Lewis and Clark Law School. To see a full list of past employer participants, visit Lewis & Clark Law School's website.


Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
Sponsored by Orrick Herrington & Sutcliff and the Bar Association of San Francisco, this career fair brings together prominent law firms, government legal departments, and nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area with highly qualified diverse rising second-year law students.  For more information, see here

Equal Justice Works Public Service Career Fair
The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest legal 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 internship and full-time positions and meet with students in informal "table talk" settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities. See Equal Justice Works for more information.

Lavender Law Conference
Each year, the National LGBT Bar Association brings together legal professionals in the LGBT community. For more information, go here.

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program
This program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together 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.

National Black Law Students Association National Job Fair
NLBSA will host seven regional job fairs across the country in August and September. For complete information, visit the NBLSA website.

Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair
Legal employers attending the RMDLCF seek to hire law students and 2014 graduates from culturally diverse backgrounds that have been traditionally under-represented in the practice of law in the Rocky Mountain region. For more information, please visit this website.

San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association Job Fair
Co-sponsored by Hastings College of the Law and SFIPLA, this job fair brings together rising 2L and 3L students interested in intellectual property practice with employers.
Students will be provided with a list of participating employers and asked to designate the employers with whom they would like to interview. Employers will then have an opportunity to review the resumes of interested students and select the candidates to interview. Please click here for more information.

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