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Off-Campus Interview Programs

Trying to target a specific geographic region or practice area?  Off-campus job fairs offer a great opportunity to meet and interview with employers who would otherwise not venture to Athens.

The Office of Career Services will advertise and post off-campus interview program opportunities through e-mail announcements and through Symplicity. 

ATLANTA

Atlanta Bar Association Minority Clerkship Program:  Sponsored by the Atlanta Bar Association with the support of five Georgia schools (UGA, Georgia State, Mercer, Emory, and John Marshall) and Atlanta law firms, the Minority Clerkship Program facilitates the placement of 1L minority students in law firm clerkships.  Clerkships are provided for 6 to 10 weeks during the summer, and participating students receive the salary paid to other 1L students at the offices where they work.  The Program also provides skills development and networking opportunities to their 1L clerks.

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair:  Interviewing employers include corporations, law firms and government agencies that practice any aspect of Intellectual Property law in fields such as technology, science, business, media, arts, entertainment and sports.  Participating employers interview 2Ls and 3Ls for summer and post-graduate employment.  Interviews take place in Atlanta during the summer.

GEORGIA

Georgia Public Sector Career Fair: This career fair typically hosts 50+ public interest and public service employers and is a joint program sponsored by Georgia State, Emory, Mercer and UGA. The fair's components include pre-scheduled private interviews, panel discussion, and table talk interviews. Jobs are for summer and post-graduation. Open to 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls.

Judicial Clerk Job Fair:  Superior Court Judges from Georgia come to Athens, GA to interview 1Ls and 2Ls for judicial externship opportunities and 3Ls and recent graduates for post-graduate employment.  Students will submit their resumes in advance.  Judges will then review resumes and select students for interviews to take place at the job fair.

CHICAGO

National Law School Consortium (NLSC) Interview Programs:  A consortium of Top 20 Public Law Schools that arranges a number of off-campus interview programs for 2Ls and 3Ls.  Employers will interview pre-selected students.  If selected, students travel to these forums at their own expense.

INTERNATIONAL

International Students Interview Program: Each January in New York featuring legal employers from all over the world interviewing international LL.M. students from invited participating schools.

LOS ANGELES

Southern California Interview Program:  Each September in Los Angeles, featuring legal employers from California and surrounding states interviewing 2Ls and 3Ls from sponsoring schools.   Employers pre-screen resumes and select students for interviews.  Candidates genuinely interested in living and working in California, Las Vegas, Arizona, and New Mexico will travel to this event at their own expense.

MIAMI

National Law School Consortium (NLSC) Interview Programs:  A consortium of Top 20 Public Law Schools that arranges a number of off-campus interview programs for 2Ls and 3Ls.  Employers will interview pre-selected students.  If selected, students travel to these forums at their own expense.

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference: The Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC) is an annual event that connects the largest legal employers in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area with top 2L and 3L candidates from around the country. Each year's conference and job fair includes around 30 employers and upwards of 150 law students.  Employers participating in the interviews will include small, medium and large firms; corporate law departments; and public interest, nonprofit and government entities.

NASHVILLE

Damali Booker 1L Minority Job Fair:  A job fair for 1Ls sponsored by the Nashville Bar Association featuring employers from Nashville, TN and the surrounding area.  The fair is typically held in February of each year for minority students who are in their first year of law school, for summer clerkships between their first and second year.

NATIONWIDE

Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair:  Students and graduates interested in public interest law careers are encouraged to attend the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair for the opportunity to meet with more than 130 public interest employers, practitioners and leaders.  The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair is the largest post-graduate public interest law career fair in the nation. Not only do you gain access to hundreds of internship, fellowship, and full-time employment opportunities, you also meet and network with more than 1,000 of your peers from some 200 law schools from around the nation.   Students can register and apply for specific employers.  Employers then review resumes and select students for official interview times.  No interview? No problem. You will still have two opportunities to meet employers and hand submit your resume during Table Talk sessions Friday and Saturday. There are no conference sessions at this time so you don't have to choose one over the other. Many employers have said they find some of their best candidates through this informal session.  1Ls are not eligible to apply for interviews but may participate in Table Talk sessions.

Patent Law Interview Program:  The Loyola Patent Law Interview 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.  Each year roughly 1,500 law students register for the program, submit their resumes, and bid on interviews with the nation-wide employers that interest them. The program is entirely employer selected - which means that participating employers review the resumes submitted to them and choose the law students they are interested in interviewing at the program. Roughly half of the students registered for the program are selected for interviews each year.

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair:  Interviewing employers include corporations, law firms and government agencies that practice any aspect of Intellectual Property law in fields such as technology, science, business, media, arts, entertainment and sports.  Participating employers interview 2Ls and 3Ls for summer and post-graduate employment.  Interviews take place in Atlanta during the summer.

Southeastern Law Placement Consortium:  In mid-August, the Southeastern Law Placement Consortium (SELPC), takes place in Atlanta. Sponsored by 12 Southeastern law schools, this conference attracts many national employers and may be of particular interest to students seeking employment outside of Georgia.  Employment opportunities in both summer and post-graduate employment.  Registration takes place in June.

Southeastern Minority Job Fair:  Employers from throughout the country participate in this job fair held in Atlanta in late summer.  The fair attracts 100-110 employers each year. Represented employers typically include firms, government agencies and public interest agencies and organizations from across the U.S. Positions are usually for summer law clerks and permanent associate positions.  1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls and recent graduates from over 40 southeastern law school may apply to participating employers who select students to interview.

Spring Southeast Legal Hiring Conference:  An interview program sponsored by 10 southeastern law schools. Participating employers traditionally consist of medium and small firms, government agencies and some judges. Positions are usually for summer law clerks and permanent associate positions. Open to 1Ls, who will have completed all first year courses before summer, 2Ls and 3Ls.  Each year, the Conference is held in Atlanta.

NEW ENGLAND

New England Interview Program:  Each September in Boston, featuring legal employers from throughout New England interviewing 2Ls and 3Ls from sponsoring schools.   Employers pre-screen resumes and select students for interviews.  Candidates genuinely interested in living and working in New England will travel to this event at their own expense.

NEW YORK CITY

National Law School Consortium (NLSC) Interview Programs:  A consortium of Top 20 Public Law Schools that arranges a number of off-campus interview programs for 2Ls and 3Ls.  Employers will interview pre-selected students.  If selected, students travel to these forums at their own expense.

PHILADELPHIA

National Law School Consortium (NLSC) Interview Programs:  A consortium of Top 20 Public Law Schools that arranges a number of off-campus interview programs for 2Ls and 3Ls.  Employers will interview pre-selected students.  If selected, students travel to these forums at their own expense.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Mid-Atlantic Legal Recruiting Conference:  In late August, the Mid-Atlantic Legal Recruiting Conference (MALRC) is held in Washington, DC. This job fair gives students from 7 Southeastern law schools an opportunity to interview with law firms and government agencies. Registration takes place in July.

National Law School Consortium (NLSC) Interview Programs:  A consortium of Top 20 Public Law Schools that arranges a number of off-campus interview programs for 2Ls and 3Ls.  Employers will interview pre-selected students.  If selected, students travel to these forums at their own expense.