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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.

2021 Spring Recruiting Dates & Deadlines

(The Fall 2020 Recruitment Program has been postponed to due to COVID-19)

Virtual Interview Dates Session Number Student Application Deadline*
January 19 – 21, 2021
Session 1 January 4, 2021
February 2 – 4, 2021 Session 2 January 15, 2021
February 16 – 18, 2021 Session 3 January 29, 2021
March 2 – 4, 2021 Session 4 February 12, 2021
Resume Collect Dates Resume Collect Number Student Application Deadline*
January 4, 2021 Resume Collect 1 January 4, 2021
January 15, 2021 Resume Collect 2 January 15, 2021
January 29, 2021 Resume Collect 3 January 29, 2021
February 12, 2021 Resume Collect 4 February 12, 2021

*Student application period opens: December 1, 2020
(Students may start reviewing employers on: November 16, 2020)

Off-Campus Interview Programs

Due to COVID-19, many of the interview programs have been postponed or have switched to a virtual interview format. As more information becomes available the below listings will be updated.

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 18 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.

Students should check back often for updates on student registration timelines, interview dates & locations for each program as our website is updated when program dates are distributed. If you have questions about any on- or off-campus interview programs, please contact Catherine Sapp in the Office of Career & Professional Development (sappcc@wfu.edu) or speak with your Career Advisor.

Location Specific Off-Campus Interview Programs

Interview Program Interview Date(s) Location(s)
New England Interview Program

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Interviews will now be held virtually.

  • Student application deadline (WFU Symplicity): TBD
February 5, 2021 Virtual
Southern Legal Interview Program – Dallas 

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: 2020 program is cancelled.

  • Student application deadline (SLIP Symplicity): TBD
Cancelled Cancelled
Southern Legal Interview Program – Atlanta
(resume collect only)

  • Student application deadline (SLIP Symplicity): TBD
N/A N/A
North Carolina Legal Interview Program
(Western & Eastern)

February, 2021 Charlotte, NC &
Raleigh, NC
Wake Washington Interview Program

TBD TBD

Wake Forest University School of Law Interview Program Policy

  • Students can review Wake Forest Law’s full recruiting policies here.
  • 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 Law-sponsored recruiting programs (even if you only receive one interview).  Do not apply for events if you are not available to attend! Prior to placing any applications 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.

Practice Specific Off-Campus Interview Programs

Interview Program Interview Date(s) Location(s)
Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF)

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Interviews will now be held virtually.

  • Student registration window: May 1-31, 2020
  • Student application window: June 1-14, 2020
July 28, 2020 Virtual
San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA) Bay Area Job Fair

August 1, 2020 San Francisco, CA
Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: This program & the interviews will now be held virtually.

  • Student & recent graduate deadline for applying to pre-scheduled interviewsSeptember 18, 2020 at 11:59PM ET (Employers will submit their interview selections by September 29, 2020)
  • Student & recent graduate registration deadline for workshops and Table Talk: October 19, 2020 
October 22-24, 2020 Virtual
Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Postponed to January 14-15, 2021; interviews will be held virtually.

  • Student registration window: August 5-27, 2020 (Students who registered in February/March for the 2020 Patent Law Interview Program are still registered and do not need to re-register in order participate in the postponed program)
January 14-15, 2021 Virtual

Diversity Off-Campus Interview Programs

For a comprehensive listing of diversity scholarships, clerkships, mentorships, internships, conventions and job fairs available to Wake Forest Law students, please review our Diversity Matters section of the Wake Forest Law Career Planning Guide.

Interview Program Interview Date(s) Location(s)
Nashville Bar Association’s Damali Booker First Year Minority Clerkship Job Fair

  • Student registration deadline: January 10, 2020
February 1, 2020 Nashville, TN
Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program (DAPP) Direct Job Placement Fair

  • Student registration deadline: November 17, 2019
February 9-10, 2020 Atlanta, GA
Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair

August 10-11, 2020 Virtual
Annual Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Summit & Legal Career Fair
(formerly the Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair)

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
August 10-14, 2020 Virtual
National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Conference & Job Fair

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, NBPA is offering an alternative to the 2020 Annual Conference that was to be held in Chicago, IL. This modified virtual learning series will highlight topics relevant to the social and political landscape currently affecting our practice, appropriately titled, “The State of the Black Prosecutor: Empowered & Emboldened to Change the Narrative.”

  • Student registrationClosed
August 17-21, 2020 Virtual
Hispanic National Bar Association Corporate Counsel Conference & Annual Convention

  • Registration deadline: August 24, 2020
September 15-18 & 22-24, 2020 Virtual
Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Postponed to October 27-30, 2020.

  • Student (2L, 3L) registration deadline for interviews: September 2, 2020 at 11:58PM EDT
  • Student (1L, 2L, 3L) & recent graduate registration deadline for informal networking opportunitiesOctober 12, 2020
Interviews: October 29-30, 2020Networking Opportunities: October 27-28, 2020 Virtual
Heartland Legal Diversity Job Fair

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Interviews will now be held virtually on November 7, 2020.

  • Student Brochure
  • Student registration deadline: September 18, 2020
November 7, 2020 Virtual
The Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair for Law Students of Color 

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Postponed to January 6, 2021; interviews will be held virtually.

  • Student registration deadline: November 20, 2020
January 6, 2021 Virtual
Delaware Minority Job Fair/Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Postponed to January 9, 2021; will be held virtually; updates to follow.

  • Student registration deadline for current 2Ls & 3Ls: December 4, 2020
January 9, 2021 Virtual
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Interviews will now be held virtually on January 9, 2021.

  • Student registration deadline: November 27, 2020
January 9, 2021 Virtual
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC)

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Rescheduled to January 11, 2021; program will be held virtually.

  • Student registration window: November 2 – 20, 2020
January 11, 2021 Virtual
National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Annual Convention

  • Student registration opens: TBD
March 3-7, 2021 Virtual
Lavender Law (LGBT Conference & Career Fair)

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: The 2020 Conference has been cancelled.

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
July 29-31, 2021 TBD
St. Louis Diversity Job Fair

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
TBD TBD
Northwest Minority Job Fair

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
TBD TBD

 

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.