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Students at Carolina Law are invited to participate in more than 30 off-campus interview programs each year, giving them access to employers who do not ordinarily participate in on-campus interviews or who are seeking students with specialized credentials or characteristics. For questions about any programs, contact Kala Glenn-Pruitt in the Career Development Office.

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Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair
Category: Specialized Programs
Season: Summer

This job fair was created by the Georgia State University College of Law to satisfy high student and employer interest in the specialized field of intellectual property. While some employers may seek patent lawyers only, the Georgia State University College of Law Southeastern IP Job Fair is not a "patent lawyer" interview program exclusively. The broad field of "intellectual property" includes litigation, prosecution and transactional work in various aspects of IP,  encompassing patent, trademark and copyright law in the fields of technology, science, business, media, arts and entertainment, sports, etc. The fair is held in July with registration in the spring.

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program
Category: Specialized Programs
Season: Summer

Held each year in Chicago, the Patent Law Interview Program is a national program that brings together current law students with technical backgrounds and legal employers interested in hiring law clerks and entry-level attorneys for their patent or intellectual property law practices.  The interview program is typically held in August, with registration in early spring.

Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference
Category: Specialized Programs
Season: Fall

Held each October in Washington, DC, the Equal Justice Works career fair draws public interest employers from all over the country to interview law students for summer and postgraduate positions.

American Intellectual Property Law Association Job Fair
Category: Specialized Programs
Season: Fall

The AIPLA Job Fair is typically held in October during the association's annual meeting.  You must be a member to participate.  For more information or to join, see AIPLA's website.

Texas Interview Program
Category: Regional Programs
Season: Summer

The Texas Interview Program is a joint venture of the University of North Carolina, Wake Forest University, Washington & Lee, and William and Mary law schools and provides interview opportunities for students seeking employment in Texas.  The program is held in August and registration is mid-June to mid-July.

North Carolina Legal Interview Program - Western (Charlotte)
Category: Regional Programs
Season: Spring

Seven North Carolina law schools and the North Carolina Bar Association have joined forces to sponsor the Western North Carolina Interview Program.  The fair is held in late March or early April of each year.

North Carolina Legal Interview Program - Eastern (Raleigh)
Category: Regional Programs
Season: Spring

Seven North Carolina law schools and the North Carolina Bar Association have joined forces to sponsor the Eastern North Carolina Interview Program.  The fair is held in late March or early April of each year.

National Law School Consortium Washington, DC Interview Program
Category: Regional Programs
Season: Summer

NLSC interview programs create a nationwide recruiting opportunity that brings some of the country's finest law students directly to employers.  Employers will pre-screen the materials of rising second- and third-year students and preselect all candidates for interviews.  The Washington, DC interview program is held in August with applications due in mid-July.

National Law School Consortium New York City Interview Program
Category: Regional Programs
Season: Summer

NLSC interview programs create a nationwide recruiting opportunity that brings some of the country's finest law students directly to employers.  Employers will pre-screen the materials of rising second- and third-year students and preselect all candidates for interviews.  The New York City interview program is held in August with applications due in mid-July.

National Law School Consortium Miami Interview Program
Category: Regional Programs
Season: Summer

NLSC programs create a nationwide recruiting opportunity that brings some of the country's finest law students directly to employers. Employers will pre-screen the materials of rising second- and third-year students and preselect all candidates for interviews. The Miami Program is a "walk around style" program, where interviews for students are scheduled and held at the offices of individual employers in early September.

National Law School Consortium Houston Interview Program
Category: Regional Programs
Season: Summer

NLSC programs create a nationwide recruiting opportunity that brings some of the country's finest law students directly to employers. Employers will pre-screen the materials of rising second- and third-year students and preselect all candidates for interviews. The Miami Program is a "walk around style" program, where interviews for students are scheduled and held at the offices of individual employers in early September.

National Law School Consortium Chicago Interview Program
Category: Regional Programs
Season: Summer

NLSC programs create a nationwide recruiting opportunity that brings some of the country's finest law students directly to employers. Employers will pre-screen the materials of rising second- and third-year students and preselect all candidates for interviews. The Chicago Program is a "walk around style" program, where interviews for students are scheduled and held at the offices of individual employers in late August.

National Law School Consortium Atlanta Interview Program
Category: Regional Programs
Season: Summer

NLSC programs create a nationwide recruiting opportunity that brings some of the country's finest law students directly to employers. Employers will pre-screen the materials of rising second- and third-year students and preselect all candidates for interviews. The Miami Program is a "walk around style" program, where interviews for students are scheduled and held at the offices of individual employers in early September.

Vault MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fairs
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Summer

Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) produce a series of career fairs for law students and lateral associates. The goal is to connect the best and brightest minority, female, LGBT, and candidates with disabilities with top legal employers. Employers attending include law firms and corporate counsel who are seeking 2L, 3L, and/or lateral candidates.

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 1L Summer Rotation Clerkship
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Spring

This program is a collaboration of law firms and corporate law departments seeking to enhance the diversity of the legal profession. The program connects top legal employers with talented 1L students of color who will have the opportunity at one of the nation's best law firms with a rotation in the law department of a major corporation. Deadline for applying is mid-January.

Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Summer

The Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program offers 2Ls and 3Ls the opportunity to interview for summer associate and entry-level positions with prominent regional (KY, IN and OH) and national employers. The program is hosted by Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC, and is held in August in Covington, KY.

Tennessee Bar Association's Diversity Job Fair
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Fall

The Tennessee Bar Association's Diversity Job Fair is an initiative of the Committee on Racial & Ethnic Diversity (CRED), whose mission is to enhance racial and ethnic diversity within the profession and the justice system in Tennessee. This job fair will provide an opportunity for employers to interview diverse law students from law schools in Tennessee and the surrounding states with a goal of making the profession and the justice system more reflective of the racial and ethnic diversity in Tennessee. Students will have the opportunity to apply for summer or post-graduate positions with employers of all sizes from across the state of Tennessee -- both in the private and public sectors. The fair, which is held in Nashville, typically takes place in late August or early September.

St. Louis Diversity Job Fair
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Summer

The primary goal of the Fair is to attract a diverse group of rising 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 our community. The Job Fair steering committee has invited law firms, corporations, and government agencies from all over the nation. The fair is typically held in August.

Southeastern Minority Job Fair
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Summer

The Southeastern Minority Job Fair provides interviewing opportunities to students from over fifty law schools across the country. More than 130 employers regularly participate. The fair is held in early August, with registration in the spring.

Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Fall

The Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair enables employers from law firms, corporations, public interest organizations, the judiciary and federal, state, and local government agencies to meet a diverse group of law students and recent graduates with an interest in the Rocky Mountain area. The career fair is typically held in September, with registration in the summer.

Northwest Minority Job Fair
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Fall

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. Each fall employers from the Seattle area interview minority law students at the fair, which is typically held in September. Students who will be rising 2Ls and 3Ls in the summer may apply, but there is a focus on rising 2Ls.

North Carolina Bar Association's Minorities in the Profession Summer Associate Program
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Spring

The Minorities in the Profession Summer Associate Program is designed to provide corporate legal departments and major law firms in North Carolina with an inside track on recruiting some of our state's brightest and most talented law students of color for the summer after their first year in law school. Applications are due mid-January of the student's first year, interviews are held in February, and decisions are made by the end of February.

National Native American Law Student Association
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Summer

The NNALSA Job Fair typically takes place in mid-September. Please check their website at www.nationalnalsa.org for more information.

National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Summer

The NBPA invites all interested law students, as well as alumni, to attend their job fair, which provides a unique forum where minority law students, recent law graduates, and experienced attorneys from across the nation can meet and interview with prospective prosecutorial employers at the local, state, and federal levels. The fair takes place during the National Black Prosecutor Association's Annual Conference each summer.

Nashville Bar Association 1L Minority Clerkship Program
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Spring

The 1L job fair is a project conducted by the Minority Opportunities Committee of the Nashville Bar Association. It is a job fair held in February or March of each year in Nashville, TN for minority students who are in their first year of law school, for summer clerkships between their first and second year.

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Summer

The Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference is a program sponsored by the Twin Cities Committee on Minority Lawyers in Large Law Firms. The conference is aimed at hiring second- and third-year law students of color from around the country for law firms, corporations, and government agencies located in Minnesota. Law students from all ABA-accredited law schools are invited to attend. The Conference is typically held in August.

Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Fall

The National LGBT Bar Association's Annual Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBT candidates within the legal profession's recruiting efforts. By participating in this career fair, candidates will talk directly to LGBT-friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies, LGBT rights groups, and legal departments. The fair is held in a different city each year, typically in late August.

Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Summer

The IBA Job fair is open to rising 2Ls who represent all aspects of diversity and are looking for a one of a kind legal community in a Midwestern city. Last year more than 20 employers participated. The fair is typically held in August, with registration opening in April.

Hispanic National Bar Association Job Fair
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Fall

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Career Fair takes place each fall in conjunction with the Annual HNBA Convention, providing law students and lateral attorneys a tremendous opportunity to meet, interview, and network with private, government, and public interest employers from across the country. The career fair will be open to rising 2Ls and 3Ls as well as graduates.

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Summer

The Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) is sponsored by of Kansas City's leading law firms and legal organizations, and is designed to encourage law students to practice law in Kansas City. The HDLJF is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both the traditional and non-traditional legal employer. Students are invited to participate regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability. Rising second- and third-year law students and recent grads are invited to attend. The job fair is typically held in August, with registration beginning in late March.

DuPont Minority Job Fair
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Summer

DuPont's Annual DuPont Legal Minority Job Fairs are intended to increase the number of lawyers of color represented in their law firms and primary legal service companies. When you submit an application for an invitation, you are submitting an application to all of the legal employers participating in the program. The job fairs are typically held in early August in the following locations: Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; and Wilmington, DE.

Delaware Minority Job Fair for Second and Third-Year Students
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Summer

The Delaware Minority Job Fair is organized by a consortium of the Delaware State Bar Association's Committee for Diversity in the Legal Profession as well as legal employers interested in recruiting talented minority lawyers for the purpose of increasing diversity in the Bar. The job fair is open to second and third-year law students seeking summer and permanent positions. The job fair is held in late summer or early fall with registration in the spring.

Delaware Minority Job Fair for First-Year Law Students
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Spring

The Delaware Minority Job Fair for First-Year Law Students is organized by a consortium of the Delaware State Bar Association's Committee for Diversity in the Legal Profession as well as legal employers interested in recruiting talented minority lawyers for the purpose of increasing diversity in the Bar. The job fair is open to first-year law students seeking summer positions, and is held in January of each year.

Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship Program
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Spring

The Mecklenburg County Bar coordinates this highly competitive summer program for first-year law students who advance the value of diversity. The clerks will spend the first six weeks of the twelve-week program working in the Charlotte office of one of the participating law firms and the second six weeks working in the Charlotte law department of one of the corporate partners. Applications are typically due in early February.

Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair for Students of Color
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Summer

The Boston Lawyers Group is a consortium of over 40 of the largest law firms, government agencies and corporations in the City of Boston with a mission to promote the hiring, retention, and professional development of law students of color. Employers will be interviewing rising 2Ls for summer positions and rising 3Ls for full-time positions in the Boston area. There are networking receptions at both locations the evenings prior to the job fairs. There is a prescreening process for this job fair so students will know whether they have interviews prior to traveling to the events. The job fair is held in August.

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
Category: Diversity Programs
Season: Summer

The Bay Area Diversity Career Fair brings together prominent law firms and government legal departments in the San Francisco Area with highly qualified diverse rising 2Ls. Students are pre-screened for interviews so they will know whether they have interviews prior to traveling to the program. The job fair is typically held in July, with student registration occurring in May and June. Go to www.sfbar.org for more information.

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