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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.

2020 Fall Recruiting Dates & Deadlines

 

Fall 2020 OCI Interview Dates Session Number Student Application Deadline*
August 3, 4, 5, 6 (M, T, W, Th)
Session 1 July 17, 2020
August 24, 25, 26, 27 (M, T, W, Th)
Session 2 August 7, 2020
September 14, 15, 16, 17 (M, T, W, Th)
Session 3 August 28, 2020
September 28, 29, 30, Oct. 1 (M, T, W, Th)
Session 4 September 11, 2020
Fall 2020 Resume Collect Dates Resume Collect Number Student Application Deadline*
July 17, 2020 Resume Collect 1 July 17, 2020
August 7, 2020 Resume Collect 2 August 7, 2020
August 28, 2020
Resume Collect 3 August 28, 2020
September 11, 2020 Resume Collect 4 September 11, 2020

*Student application period opens: July 6, 2020

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 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. 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.

Map of the U.S. with pinpoints showing the locations of interview programs Wake Forest Law participants in which are outlined below.

Location Specific Off-Campus Interview Programs:

North Carolina Legal Interview Program (Western & Eastern)

  • Student application window: January 17 to January 26, 2020 at 11:59PM 
  • Interview dates and locations: February 15, 2020: Charlotte, NC; February 22, 2020: Raleigh, NC

New England Interview Program

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: August 7, 2020, Boston, MA

COMING SOON – New York Interview Program

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: July, 2020, New York, NY

Southern Legal Interview Program – Atlanta (resume collect only)

Southern Legal Interview Program – Dallas

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: July 27, 2020, Dallas, TX

Wake Washington Interview Program

  • Student application (WFU Law Symplicity) period: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: July 30, 2020, Washington, DC

 

Wake Forest University School of Law Interview Program Policy

  • Students can review Wake Forest Law’s full recruiting policies on our web site.
  • 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 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.
  • 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: February 3 – March 6, 2020 at 11:59pm CST
  • Interview dates and location: July 23-24, 2020, Chicago, IL

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

  • Student registration window: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: July, 2020, San Francisco, CA

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF)

  • Student registration window: April 15 – May 10, 2020
  • Interview dates and location: July 14, 2020, Atlanta, GA

*Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair

  • Student & recent graduate registration deadline for pre-scheduled interviews, workshops and Table Talk: TBD
  • Student & recent graduate registration deadline for workshops and Table Talk: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: October, 2020, Arlington, VA

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.

Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program (DAPP) Direct Job Placement Fair

  • Student registration deadline: November 17, 2019
  • Interview dates and locations: February 9-10, 2020, Atlanta, GA

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

  • Student registration deadline: January 10, 2020
  • Interview dates and locations: February 1, 2020, Nashville, TN

National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Annual Convention

  • Student registration opens: Mid-October 2019
  • Interview dates and location: March 3-8, 2020, Cincinnati, OH

*Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)

  • List of participating employers available: May 15, 2020
  • Student registration deadline: June 15, 2020
  • Student online application/bidding window: June 8-15, 2020
  • Interview dates and location: July 17-18, 2020, Atlanta, GA

Annual Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Summit & Legal Career Fair (formerly the Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair)

  • Student registration opens: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: July, 2020, Denver, CO

St. Louis Diversity Job Fair

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: August, 2020, St. Louis, MO

Delaware Minority Job Fair/Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: July 25, 2020, Wilmington, DE

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: July, 2020, San Francisco, CA

Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair | Student Information

  • Student registration deadline: June 15, 2020
  • Interview dates and location: August 10-11, 2020, Indianapolis, IN

National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Conference & Job Fair 

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: August 18, 2020, Chicago, IL

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

  • Student registration window: April 20 – June 18, 2020
  • Interview dates and location: July 16, 2020, Boston, MA

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC) | Student Flyer

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: July 31, 2020, Minneapolis, MN

Heartland Legal Diversity Job Fair | Student Brochure

  • Student registration deadline: Early Bird Deadline: May 15, 2020; Final Deadline: June 12, 2020
  • Interview dates and location: July 25, 2020, Kansas City, MO

Lavender Law (LGBT Conference & Career Fair)

  • Student registration deadline: Early Bird Deadline: May 15, 2020; Final Deadline: August 11, 2020
  • Interview dates and location: August 12-14, 2020, Washington, DC

Northwest Minority Job Fair

  • Student registration window: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: August, 2020, Seattle, WA

Midwest Diversity Career Fair

  • Student registration window: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: August, 2020, Cleveland, OH

Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention & Career Fair

  • Student registration deadline: TBD
  • Interview dates and location: September, 2020, Washington, DC

*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.