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

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!


Location Event Date Class Year(s)
Charlotte, NC Mecklenburg County Bar Holiday Party Dec. 5, 2019
Register by Nov. 29
All
Raleigh, NC Wake Women Attorneys December Luncheon Dec. 12, 2019 All
Nashville, TN Bradley Arant’s Holiday 1L Open House Dec. 16, 2019 1L
Birmingham, AL Starnes Davis Florie Open House for 1L Students Dec. 17, 2019
RSVP Online
1L
Birmingham, AL Bradley Arant’s Holiday 1L Open House Dec. 18, 2019 1L
Miami, FL GreenbergTraurig’s 2019 Annual Home for the Holidays 1L Reception Dec. 18, 2019
RSVP by Dec.15
1L
Birmingham, AL Lightfoot, Franklin, & White’s 1L Holiday Open House Dec. 19, 2019 1L
Charlotte, NC Alston & Bird’s 1L Winter Reception Dec. 19, 2019
RSVP by Dec. 16
1L
Cincinnati, OH Minority Law Student Holiday Reception Dec. 19, 2019
RSVP by Dec. 17
All
Irvine, CA Knobbe Martens’ Winter Break Reception – Orange County Dec. 19, 2019
RSVP by Dec. 12
All
Jackson, MS Balch & Bingham’s Holiday Party Dec. 19, 2019
RSVP by Dec. 13
1L
Birmingham, AL Balch & Bingham’s Holiday Party Dec. 20, 2019
RSVP by Dec. 13
1L
Portland, OR Perkins Coie Home for the Holidays Reception Dec. 23, 2019 All
Phoenix, AZ Perkins Coie Home for the Holidays Reception Dec. 30, 2019 All
Milwaukee, WI Home for the Holidays Receptions: Godfrey Kahn, Foley & Lardner, Reinhart, Quarles & Brady Dec. 30, 2019
RSVP by Dec. 20
1L
St. Louis, MO Thompson Coburn 1L Winter Reception Jan. 2, 2020
RSVP by Dec. 27
1L
Seattle, WA SALRA’s Seattle-Wide Diversity Reception

Participants: Cairncross & Hempelmann, Davis Wright Tremaine, Foster Garvey, Fox Rothschild, Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson, K&L Gates, Lane Powell, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Perkins Coie, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, Stoel Rives

Jan. 2, 2020 All
Tampa, FL Holland & Knight New Year’s Open House Jan. 7, 2020
RSVP by Jan. 3
1L
       
Phoenix, AZ Snell & Wilmer’s Home for the Holidays Jan. 7, 2020 1L
       
Atlanta, GA &
New York, NY
Troutman Sanders’ Home for the Holidays Jan. 8, 2020
RSVP by Dec. 23
1L
       
Orlando, FL Holland & Knight New Year’s Open House Jan. 8, 2020
RSVP by Jan. 3
1L
Denver, CO Snell & Wilmer’s Home for the Holidays Jan. 8, 2020 1L
Richmond, VA &
Washington, DC
Troutman Sanders’ Home for the Holidays Jan. 9, 2020
RSVP by Dec. 23
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.