Recruitment Programs & Job Fairs

On-Campus Interviews & Resume Collects

The On-Campus Interview Programs are recruiting programs that take place at the law school each year during the spring and fall and are designed to enhance employment opportunities for all Wake Forest law students. During this time, employers visit the campus to conduct screening interviews with law students for summer and/or permanent associate positions. Spring OCI begins early February and continues through mid-March. Fall OCI begins in early August and continues through September with occasional interviews in October.

2019 Fall On-Campus Interview Sessions

 Student Bid Deadlines*     Symplicity Session  Interview Dates
 July 19, 2019 Session 1 (Early)  August 6, 7, 8 (T, W, Th)
 July 26, 2019 Session 2  August 12, 13 (M, T)
 August 2, 2019 Session 3  August 21, 22, 23 (W, Th, F)
 August 9, 2019 Session 4  August 27, 28, 29 (T, W, Th)

2019 Fall Resume Collects

Student Bid Deadlines* Resume Collect Number
 July 19, 2019  Resume Collect #1
 July 26, 2019  Resume Collect #2
 August 2, 2019  Resume Collect #3
 August 9, 2019  Resume Collect #4

 

*Student bidding opens: July 8, 2019

Off-Campus Interview Programs

Wake Forest University School of Law participates in more than 20 off-campus interview programs, which take place all over the country each year, including over 15 diversity off-campus interview programs.  As a student, you have access to employers who may not participate in on-campus interviewing due to distance and time constraints, or who may be seeking students with specific credentials or characteristics. If you have questions about any off-campus interview program, please contact Catherine Sapp in the Office of Career & Professional Development (sappcc@wfu.edu) or speak with your Career Advisor.

View Wake Forest Law Off-Campus Interview Program Map in a full screen map

Location Specific Off-Campus Interview Programs:

North Carolina Legal Interview Program (Western & Eastern)

  • Student bidding window: January 18-25, 2019
  • Interview dates and locations: February 16, 2019: Charlotte, NC; February 23, 2019: Raleigh, NC

New England Interview Program (NEIP)

  • Student registration deadline: July 7, 2019
  • Interview dates and location: August 9, 2019, Boston, MA

Southern Legal Interview Program - Dallas 

  • Student registration deadline: July 7, 2019
  • Interview dates and location: July 29, 2019, Dallas, TX

Southern Legal Interview Program - Atlanta

  • Student registration deadline: July 7, 2019
  • Interview dates and location: August 5, 2019, Atlanta, GA

NEW - Wake Washington Interview Program

  • Student bidding (WFU Law Symplicity) period: June 25 – July 12, 2019
  • Interview dates and location: August 1, 2019, Washington, DC

 

Wake Forest University School of Law Interview Program Policy

  • Early in the summer (the first of June), you will also be able to see and register for the out-of-state interview programs sponsored by Wake Forest. Please pay attention to the instructions given for each interview program as the applications process varies and check your WFU email account every day.
  • Almost all interview programs are 100% pre-select, which means you only attend if you are selected for interviews in advance.
  • Also, please note that it is important that you not contact the participating employers directly, prior to the interview programs. Many of these interview programs are sponsored by a consortium of schools where each school has to abide by certain rules or forfeit the right to participate in future interview programs. Not contacting participating employers prior to the interview program is a standing rule for all schools in order to ensure that all students are on the same footing and that employers enjoy the benefit of the streamlined recruiting process that interview programs have to offer.
  • Remember, per the Student Professionalism Contract, you are obligated to attend all interviews received through Wake Forest-sponsored recruiting programs regardless of the amount indicated on any other communication you may receive directly from the consortium law school handling student communications as Wake Forest’s policy differs (even if you only receive one interview).  Do not apply for events if you are not available to attend! Prior to placing any bids for the off-campus interview programs, we strongly urge you to check your finances in advance to determine if you can afford the costs associated with traveling to multiple programs.
  • If you have any questions about the interview programs, please do not hesitate to contact your Career Advisor or Catherine Sapp at sappcc@wfu.edu in the Office of Career & Professional Development.

 

Practice Specific Off-Campus Interview Programs:

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

  • Student registration window: May 1-17, 2019
  • Interview dates and location: July 25-26, 2019, Chicago, IL

*San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA) Bay Area Job Fair

  • Student registration opens: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: July 27, 2019, San Francisco, CA

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF)

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: July 16, 2019, Atlanta, GA

*Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair

  • Student & recent graduate registration deadline for pre-scheduled interviews, workshops and Table Talk: Opens August 2019
  • Student & recent graduate registration deadline for workshops and Table Talk (job application period closed): TBD
  • Interview dates and location: October 18-19, 2019, Arlington, VA

New York State Public Defenders Career Fair

Diversity Off-Campus Interview Programs:

Students should check back often for updates on student registration timelines, interview dates & locations for each program as our web site is updated when program dates are distributed. For a comprehensive listing of diversity scholarships, clerkships, mentorships, internships, conventions and job fairs available to law students, please review our 12 Months of Diversity & Inclusion Opportunities document.

Nashville Bar Association’s Damali Booker First Year Minority Clerkship Job Fair

  • Student registration deadline: January 8, 2019
  • Interview dates and locations: January 25, 2019, Nashville, TN

National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Annual Convention

  • Student registration deadline: Early Bird: February 17, 2019; Regular: March 1, 2019; Late: March 11, 2019; Onsite: March 12-17, 2019
  • Interview dates and location: March 12-17, 2019, Little Rock, AR

*Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)

  • Student pre-registration window: March 27 – April 16, 2019
  • Interview dates and location: July 20, 2019, Marietta, GA

Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair

  • Student registration opens: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: July, 2019, Denver, CO

St. Louis Diversity Job Fair

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: August, 2019, St. Louis, MO

Delaware Minority Job Fair/Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: August 3, 2019, Wilmington, DE

NEW - AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LCC) Minority Outreach Program & Law Clerk Networking Conference

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
  • Program dates and location: Second week in June, 2019, Washington, DC

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: July, 2019, San Francisco, CA

Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair | Student Information

  • Student registration window: March 1 – June 19, 2019
  • Interview dates and location: August 5-6, 2019, Indianapolis, IN

National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Conference & Job Fair 

  • Student registration deadline: Early Registration Deadline: April 30, 2019; Regular Registration: May 1-31, 2019; Late Registration: June 1 – July 1, 2019
  • Interview dates and location: July 14-19, 2019, Atlanta, GA

The Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair for Law Students of Color | Student Information

  • Student registration window: April 2019 to July 2019
  • Interview dates and location: July 31, 2019, Boston, MA

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC) | Student Flyer

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: August, 2019, Minneapolis, MN

Heartland Legal Diversity Job Fair | Student Brochure

  • Student registration deadline: Early Bird: June 1, 2019
  • Interview dates and location: August 10, 2019, Kansas City, MO

Lavender Law (LGBT Conference & Career Fair)

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: August 7-9, 2019, Philadelphia, PA

Northwest Minority Job Fair

  • Student registration window: June 2019
  • Interview dates and location: August, 2019, Seattle, WA

Midwest Diversity Career Fair

  • Student registration window: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: August, 2019, Cleveland, OH

Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention & Career Fair

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: September 26-29, 2019, New York, NY

*Please note that per the Student Professionalism Contract, attendance is required for all students receiving even one (1) interview for any of the Wake Forest University School of Law sponsored Interview Programs.


Non-Discrimination Policy
Wake Forest University is committed to diversity, inclusion and the spirit of Pro Humanitate.  In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices and its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status.  Additionally, the University promotes the full realization of equal employment opportunity for women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. This policy must also be adhered to by all persons, companies and organizations recruiting at Wake Forest University School of Law.