UCLA School of Law students participate in a number of job fairs as described below.  Please verify deadlines and information by checking the individual job fair websites. 

​Job Fairs Class Year Description Registration Deadline Date of Job Fair

Chicago Patent Law Job Fair (Loyola University Chicago School of Law)

Rising 2L, 3L

Job fair for students interested in patent law.  Hard copies of the registration form and information are available in OCS.

 March 5, 2012
 due in OCS​

Thursday, August 2 and Friday, August 3, 2012, at the Embassy Suites Chicago​

DuPont Legal Minority Job Fair

Rising 2L, 3L

Increase the number of lawyers of color represented in our law firms.  More information is available in the Symplicity Announcement.

April 16, 2012

August 4, 2012in Los Angeles, Houston, or Wilmington, DE

Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair​

Rising 2L, 3L

Primarily designed to obtain summer associate positions for rising 2Ls for summer 2009. A limited number of employers may also wish to interview rising 3Ls for entry level associate positions (fall 2009). Goal is to match prestigious employers with outstanding minority law students.  These employers primarily are located in California, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Washington D.C. In addition, there are several employers registered from Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

May 30, 2012
(online registration)

August 17, 2012    Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront 

Northwest Minority Job Fair Rising 2L, 3L Promoting diversity throughout the legal community. TBA August 25, 2012 at the Seattle office of K&L Gates, 925 4th Avenue, Suite 2900.

St. Louis Diversity Job Fair

Rising 2L, 3L

Aims to broaden diversity of the legal profession in St. Louis, Missouri.

June 16, 2012
OCS contact:
Linda Kressh

August 3-4, 2012 in downtown St. Louis

The Boston Lawyers Group for Law Students of Color

Rising 2L, 3L

Promote the hiring, retention, and professional development of law students and attorneys of color in member organizations. On website at www.thebostonlawyers​group.com, click on Events, to find additional information, including accessing the job fair brochure.

July 6, 2012

To register for this event, create an account on Symplicity (different from your UCLA Symplicity Account)

August 1, 2012, Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA 

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference

Rising 2L, 3L

The conference aims to increase legal diversity in the Twin Cities area by matching top-quality 2L and 3L students from local and national law schools.


August 3, 2012 

SFIPLA-   San Francisco International Property Law Association

Rising 2L, 3L

Job Fair for students with an interest and background suitable for Intellectual Property Law

June 18, 2012

July 29, 2012 at 
UC Hastings School of Law,
198 McAllister
San Francisco, California 94102

National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair

Rising 2L, 3L & grads

Their mission is to recruit, train, and advance the careers of minority attorneys as prosecutors at all levels of government


July 29- August 4, 2012, at the Roosevelt in New Orleans, LA. 

National Black Law Students Association NBLSA’s Regional  Job Fairs (various locations nationwide)

Dues paying NBLSA members


Student bidding deadline varies across regions with most occurring in July or August

To attend a regional job fair, NBLSA members must first register on Symplicity, NBLSA’s online job bank and web-based recruiting system. 

Job Fair dates vary by region, with most taking place August or September.

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

Rising 2L

Self-identified diverse students.   Bay area employers

June 15, 2012

July 27, 2012, at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District

DC, NY Off-Campus Program

Rising 2L, 3L

A consortium of five law schools participates in a program that takes place both in New York and Washington, DC.  Students are prescreened for interview selection.

Online uploading and bidding by July 11, 2012. 

You may register at https://law-midwestcali-csm.symplicity.com

DC:  August 8, 2012;

NY:  August 10, 2012

IMPACT Career Fair

Rising 2L, 3L & grads

Career Fair for Law Students & Attorneys with Disabilities

July 8, 2012

August 3, 2012, at Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport

Rocky Mountain Diversity Career Fair

Rising 2L, 3L & Recent grads

Culturally diverse; ethnic or racial minorities; disabled; gay & lesbian.   Rocky Mountain Region employers

July 14, 2012

September 14, 2012, at INVESCO Field at Mile High

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair

Rising 2L, 3L & Recent grads

Career fair for students of diverse backgrounds to learn about to internships, summer associate positions and full-time employment.

Early bird registration deadline: May 25, 2012. Regular registration deadline: June 22, 2012

August 3-4, 2012, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Kansas City

National LGBT Law Conference and Job Fair  ​(Lavender Law)

2L, 3L & Recent grads

Job fair for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students.

Early Registration Deadline: July 23, 2012; Late Registration Deadline: August 23, 2012

August 23-25, 2012, at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington DC 

Vault Legal Diversity Job Fair

2L, 3L & grads

Job fair for minority, female, and LGBT law students and graduates.

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.vault.com/legaldiversity

July 27, 2012, DC Location: Grand Hyattl, Washington, DC

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair





2L, 3L & grads

Job fair for law students and graduates dedicated to pursuing social justice. Employers from public interest law will be present.


October 26-27, 2012,  in Arlington, Virginia at the Crystal Gateway Marriott.

Intellectual Property Associate Search, Whittier Law School

2L & 3L

This is an opportunity for IP employers to interview students and recent graduates from law schools for immediate or summer attorney or law clerk positions.



NYU International Student Interview Program


This program provides foreign-trained lawyers pursuing graduate degrees in the  U.S. with the opportunity to be considered for internships and permanent positions worldwide.

September 17, 2011 

January 27-28, 2012, at New York University 
School of Law

Southern California Public Interest Career Day

1L, 2L, 3L, grads

Job fair for law students seeking summer and permanent employment in public service.


February 11, 2012 at UCLA






Entertainment Career Day


1L, 2L, 3L



February 25, 2012
at Southwestern  School of Law

West Coast International LL.M. Job Fair


WRBLSA Southern Subregion  2Ls, 3Ls Job Fair (open to all NBLSA (National Black Law Students Association) members

Indianapolis Bar Assn Diversity job Fair   ​

Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair 

2L candidates (graduating in 2014)

Law Students and Attorneys

This program provides foreign-trained lawyers pursuing graduate degrees in the  U.S. with the opportunity to be considered for internships and permanent positions worldwide.

Registration for students will open July 5. Interested students or employers can contact Kia Hayes at wrblsajobfairsoutherncal@gmail.com.

Seeking students  who represent all aspects of diversity.  http://www.hnba.com/hnba-annual-convention/ 

From August 22-25, there will be four days of non-stop educational programs, speakers and networking opportunities. 


Register via Symplicity's web site at https://law-indybar-csm.symplicity.com/students/ Deadline is  July 18, 2012. 

Registration ends Aug. 2 http://www.hnba.com/career-fair/.  ​ 

February 22, 2013 at UCLA 

August 13, 2011 at UCLA

July 26-27, 2012

August 22-25, 2012
Seattle, WA


Other Career Fairs

PSLAWNET'S CAREER FAIR LIST  - For other public interest related career fairs, see PSLawNet.  Click on Career Center and then the career fair calendar. 


LEGAL PUBLIC SERVICE CORPS, created by the Los Angeles County Bar Association and its Litigation Section, brought together recent law school graduates and law students with the public sector (local government) and nonprofit organizations.  Geared mostly toward graduates, with some student positions.  Last year's Job Fair: September 11, 2009. 

Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles sponsored an LGBT Job Fair, and the event was held on Saturday, August 18, 2007 at Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles.  No information has been announced for the current year. 



Bar Associations and MCLE Events

Bar Associations are professional legal organizations with membership based on factors including common geography and/or specialty. Participating in bar association events (i.e., committee involvement, continuing legal education classes, etc.) is a great way to build a resource network and learn more about specific practice areas.


The American Bar Association website at www.abanet.org has links to state and local bar associations.  These local sites will have specific information on upcoming CLE opportunities and other events. Examples of some local bar associations include:
LACBA (Los Angeles County Bar Association)
BHBA (Beverly Hills Bar Association)
WLALA (Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles)

UCLA School of Law also hosts a number of  MCLE events, some of which may be open to students.