The UW Law School actively participates in off-campus recruiting programs and job fairs in order to give students increased access to a broad range of employers and to accommodate employers who are unable to participate in our on-campus interviews. The off-campus recruiting programs and job fairs supplement the traditional on-campus interview program held at the Law School in August and September of each year. The Law School pays the registration fees for the off-campus recruiting programs and fairs, though students who participate in these programs generally travel at their own expense.
If you have questions about any of these recruiting programs or job fairs, please contact the Office of Career and Professional Development at 608-262-7856.
Most of the information on this page reflects 2013 job fair information. This page will be updated with 2014 information as the job fairs are announced.
Recruiting programs fall into four main categories:
Geographic Recruiting Programs
These programs expand the interviewing opportunities for our students who are interested in a specific geographic area. We currently participate in programs with employers in the New York/ Northeast area, Washington D.C., and California.
Diversity Recruiting Programs
There are several programs that bring our LEO students together with employers who have a specific interest in hiring students of color. The programs are held in a variety of locations.
Public Interest Recruiting Programs
Our public interest-minded students can interview with a variety of employers from across the country at one of the special programs for public interest employers.
Specialized Recruiting Conferences
From time to time, different organizations offer specialized recruiting conferences. These programs, such as the Annual Patent Law Interview Program, give qualified law students an opportunity to meet with employers from across the country.
In addition to these recruiting programs, the National Association of Law Placement maintains a calendar of regional consortia and recruiting conferences, most of which occur annually. Click here to see the current list.
Below are the descriptions of the specific recruiting programs in which the UW Law School participates.
Friday, August 2, 2013: Washington, D.C. Program
Wednesday, July 31, 2013: New York/Northeast Program
August 8, 2013: Los Angeles Walk Around Program
August 9, 2013: Bay Area Walk Around Program
You will register for the Off-Campus programs at https://law-midwestcali-csm.symplicity.com Registered students will receive an email containing their special ID and password (separate and distinct from the user name and password that you use to participate in our fall on-campus interview program and to access our on-line Job Bank) to use a separate Symplicity website to bid for and schedule interviews through any of these Programs. Both second- and third-year students (i.e., classes of 2014 and 2015) may participate.
To register, you will need: a resume, short writing sample (5 - 10 pages), unofficial transcript (make sure you enter your grades accurately) and cover letters for the employers who request them.
Washington, D.C. Off-Campus Recruitment Program:
This program is designed to expand interviewing opportunities for our
students who are interested in summer clerkships and permanent
positions with government agencies and law firms in the D.C. area.
The D.C. Interview program will be taking place at St. Gregory Hotel, 2033 M Street, NW Washington, D.C. Five law schools will be participating (University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, UCLA and USC, as well as University of Wisconsin Law School).
New York/Northeast Off-Campus Recruitment Program:
This program offers students an opportunity to interview with a variety of New York and Northeast employers. The participating schools are the University of Wisconsin, the University of Iowa, the University of Minnesota, UCLA, and the University of Southern California.
The New York Interview program will be taking place at Intercontinental New York Barclay, 111 East 48th Street, New York, NY.
West Coast Recruitment Program:
Through this program, students can submit their resumes for pre-screened interviews with West Coast employers. Four law schools are participating: University of Iowa Law School, University of Minnesota Law School, Washington University Law School, and University of Wisconsin Law School.
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair:
The 9th Annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair will be taking place on Saturday, July 27, 2013.
The Bay Area Diversity Career Fair attracts hiring representatives from the Bay Area's most prominent law firms and government legal departments. Only law students who will have completed their first year of law school by the time of interviews are eligible to participate.
begins on Monday, May 20, 2013 and concludes on Friday, June 14, 2013.
For more information, visit: http://www.sfbar.org/careerfair
Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair:
The Cook County Bar Association (“CCBA”) proudly established the CCBA Minority Law Student Job Fair twenty-six years ago after recognizing the need to bridge the employment gap between law firms, non-profit organizations, government agencies and minority law students in the Chicago legal community.
The first annual CCBA Minority Job Fair was held in 1983 on the campus of a local Chicago law school and included approximately 100 students and approximately 20 employers. This event has evolved into the highly-anticipated diversity recruitment event that consistently attracts more than 900 law students and 100+ employers every year. After twenty-six outstanding years, the CCBA Minority Job Fair has established itself as the oldest, largest, and most well-respected professional diversity employment event of its kind in the United States. The job fair is open to any 2L and 3L student; however the employers registered for CCBA Minority Job Fair expect to be able to interview under-represented law students of color, gender and sexual orientation.
The job fair is on Friday, August 16, 2013. Last day to submit resume is June 17, 2013.
For more information, visit: http://www.ccbaminorityjobfair.org/. Student brochures are available in the Office of Career and Professional Development.
Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair:
The Boston Lawyers Group is a consortium of over 40 of the largest law firms, government agencies, and corporations in the City of Boston. Its mission is to promote the hiring, retention, and professional development of law students and attorneys of color.
This year's Job Fair will only be held in Boston on August 8, 2013, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA.
For more information, visit: http://www.thebostonlawyersgroup.com/events/.
DuPont Legal Minority Job Fairs:
The DuPont Legal Minority Job Fairs will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013, in
Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, and Wilmington, DE (Questions about these three job fairs should be directed to Nicole Oddol of Ballard Spahr LLP at 215-864-8339. The job fair is open to rising 2Ls and rising 3Ls.
Registration for the Houston, Los Angeles and Wilmington sites will be completed electronically. The deadline for the receipt of your registration for any of the job fairs in Tuesday, April 30, 2013 EDT and must include your resume and current law school transcript.
Ballard Spahr LLP is hosting the registration form on their firm's website. To access the Ballard Spahr website, visit: www.ballardspahr.com.
When the homepage loads, you will see the link to the Dupont Minority Job Fair on the left of the page in yellow. Click on the link under the yellow box to bring up the screen which asks for your username and password. To receive username and password information, please contact Joanna Binsfeld at email@example.com.
You are requested to upload a copy of your resume and law school transcript to the electronic registration form. If this is not possible, you may send the information as an e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Nicole Oddo, DuPont Legal Minority Job Fair Coordinator, Ballard Spahr LLP, 1735 Market Street, 51st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103 before Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
Your application materials will not be accepted unless you provide both your resume and transcript no later than Tuesday, April 30, 2013 midnight EST.
Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair
The 2012 Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair will take place August 9-10, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
in Kansas City, MO. All rising 2Ls, 3Ls and
2013 Law Grads are invited to participate regardless of race, ethnicity,
gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, veteran status,
For more information about the Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, visit: http://www.heartlanddiversity.org/
Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair:
The Indianapolis Bar Association is hosting the 6th Annual Diversity Job Fair on August 7-8, 2013.
Employers will be hiring clerks or interns, not offering permanent
placement; they will expect to interview 2Ls or those graduating spring
2014/2015 based on full or part-time status.
For more information about the Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair, visit : http://www.ibadiversityjobfair.org/student-information.htm.
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference:
The Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference is Friday, August 2, 2013. Registration deadline is June 7, 2013. Students interested in registering should visit https://law-tcc-csm.symplicity.com/students or our website at www.diversityinpractice.org. Questions can be addressed to Matthew Buechner at email@example.com or via telephone at 612.343.7999
National Black Prosecutors Association:
The National Black Prosecutors Association's Annual Job Fair will be held on July 14-20, 2013 in Orlando, FL. For more information on the job fair, visit http://www.blackprosecutors.org/annualconference.html.
Northwest Minority Job Fair:
The 2013 NW Minority Job Fair is scheduled for August 24, 2013 at the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine. Applicant registration opens on Monday, July 1, 2013.
Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair:
Details for the 2013 Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair has not been released. In previous years, the event has taken place in mid-September. For more information, visit: www.rmdlcf.com.
St. Louis Diversity Job Fair:
The St. Louis Diversity Job Fair is on August 3, 2013. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2013. For more information, visit: http://www.stldiversityjobfair.com/index.html
Public Interest Recruiting Programs
Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference:
The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest public interest career fair in the country. It is the only event, solely dedicated to law students, where you'll find 1,500 public interest-minded students representing 200 law schools from across the country coming together to explore career options with leading nonprofit organizations and government agencies. The Conference and Career Fair provides access to job opportunities for law students; connects employers with talented attorneys and law students; and offers a multitude of skill-building and career advising sessions with experts from around the country. Our conference continues to be an unparalleled networking opportunity for students, law school professionals and legal professionals.
The 2012 Equal Justice Works Career Fair will be held on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, 2013. More information, visit: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair
26th Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference:
The 26th Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference will be held at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Participation is free and open to the first, second, and third year students from participating schools.
Annual Patent Law Interview
This is an excellent opportunity if you have an
undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering or a technical science, and
you're interested in practicing patent law. This program gives qualified law
students from across the country the opportunity to interview with patent law
firms, as well as law firms, corporations, and government agencies with patent
law departments. About 150 employers from across the country participate,
along with more than 1500 students from 135 law schools. Online registration begins on February 10, 2014, and will run through March 3, 2014.
The event takes place Thursday, July 31, 2014 and Friday, August 1, 2014. For more information, visit: http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html.
Lavender Law Conference
and Career Fair:
students, and lateral attorney candidates and individuals already in
the legal profession who are looking for more LGBT-friendly workplaces,
are invited to
attend the 2013 Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair, which will
in San Francisco, CA from August 22 - 24, 2013. More information, visit: http://www.lgbtbar.org/annual/
IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities:
The 9th Annual IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities will be held on Friday, August 9, 2013. Open to Fall 2013 Returning Law Students and Graduates. Registration closes on July 14, 2013. For more information, visit: http://www.law.arizona.edu/Career/Impact/welcome.cfm