Employer Holiday Parties & Receptions for Students

Graphic of a black and gold bow with "tis the season for a holiday party" in text.

Each year, employers across the country open their doors to law students in order to encourage them to learn about their company or firm. These are great (and festive!) ways of starting and/or growing your network. Students can also learn about firm culture, daily work, meet professional contacts, and learn how to be a successful candidate for future career opportunities.

If you have ties to, or plan to work in the geographic location(s) of the following holiday events, you are encouraged to attend one or more of these events. Even if home is Georgia but you want to practice in DC, consider going to the Georgia firm’s holiday party — you never know who you will meet. Plus, it’s great practice!

Be sure to dress to impress! When attending any formal party or reception, professional attire is highly recommended.

PLEASE NOTE: Additional parties and events will be added as our office receives invitations for students. Be sure to check back often to see the new listings!


LocationEventDateClass Year(s)
Raleigh, NCWake County Bar Association Holiday PartyDecember 2, 2022All
Wrightsville Beach, NCNew Hanover County Bar Association 2022 Holiday Party
RSVP by November 22
December 3, 2022All
Charlotte, NCMecklenburg County Bar Holiday Party
RSVP by November 25
December 8, 2022All
Asheville, NCBuncombe County Bar Holiday Party & Toy Drive 2022
RSVP by November 29
December 9, 2022All
Atlanta, GABryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s 1L Holiday Happy Hour 
RSVP & Event Details in Symplicity
December 13, 20221L
Memphis, TNBaker Donelson’s 1L Holiday Party
RSVP by December 13
December 19, 20221L
Dallas, TXHaynes & Boone Home for the Holidays
RSVP Three Days Prior to Event
December 20, 20221L
Houston, TXHaynes & Boone Home for the Holidays
RSVP Three Days Prior to Event
December 20, 20221L
Birmingham, ALBaker Donelson’s 1L Holiday Party
RSVP by December 16
December 20, 20221L
Fort Lauderdale, FLGreenberg Traurig’s 1L Home for the Holidays
RSVP & Event Details in Symplicity
RSVP by December 14
December 21, 20221L
Orlando, FLHolland & Knight – Home for the Holiday Event
RSVP by December 23
January 4, 20231L
New York, NYHaynes & Boone Home for the Holidays
RSVP Three Days Prior to Event
January 4, 20231L
Boston, MAK&L Gates Home for the Holidays 1L Reception
RSVP by December 16
January 4, 20231L
Charlotte, NCK&L Gates Home for the Holidays 1L Reception
RSVP by December 16
January 4, 2023 1L
Chicago, ILK&L Gates Home for the Holidays 1L Reception
RSVP by December 16
January 4, 2023 1L
Los Angeles, CAK&L Gates Home for the Holidays 1L Reception
RSVP by December 16
January 4, 2023 1L
Tampa, FLHolland & Knight – Home for the Holiday Event
RSVP by December 23
January 5, 2023 1L
Baltimore, MDMiles & Stockbridge Winter Break Reception
Register Online to Attend
January 5, 2023 1L
Dallas, TX Haynes & Boone Home for the Holidays
RSVP Three Days Prior to Event
January 5, 20231L
Houston, TX Haynes & Boone Home for the Holidays
RSVP Three Days Prior to Event
January 5, 2023 1L
Miami, FLK&L Gates Home for the Holidays 1L Reception
RSVP by December 16
January 5, 2023 1L
Pittsburgh, PAK&L Gates Home for the Holidays 1L Reception
RSVP by December 16
January 5, 2023 1L
Raleigh, NCK&L Gates Home for the Holidays 1L Reception
RSVP by December 16
January 5, 2023 1L

No Events Listed in Your Preferred Geographic Area?

If you are interested in a particular firm in a different geographic location other than the ones listed above, contact the Recruiting Coordinator at that firm to see if there are any upcoming first-year and/or law student holiday open houses or receptions for you to participate. The NALP Directory is also a good resource for you to identify recruiting coordinators of firms that may be hosting these specialized receptions.