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Recruitment Programs & Job Fairs

On-Campus Interviews & Resume Collects

The On-Campus Interview Programs are recruiting programs that take place virtually or 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.

Fall 2024 Recruiting Dates & Deadlines

Interview DatesSession NumberStudent Application Deadline*
August 5 – 9, 2024

Law Firms | Virtual Only
Session 1July 19, 2024
August 26 – 30, 2024

Law Firms | Virtual or In-Person
Session 2August 9, 2024
September 16 – 20, 2024

All Employers | Virtual or In-Person
Session 3August 30, 2024

Resume Collect DatesResume Collect NumberStudent Application Deadline*
July 19, 2024Resume Collect 1July 19, 2024
August 9, 2024Resume Collect 2August 9, 2024
August 30, 2024Resume Collect 3August 30, 2024

*Student application period opens: July 1, 2024
(Students may start reviewing employers on: June 1, 2024)


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 submit an application to 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 submitting an application directly 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), unless you have accepted another offer.  Do not apply for events if you are not available to attend! Prior to placing any applications for location-specific 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 they are being held in person.


Location-specific, Practice Area-specific, and Diversity Interview Programs

Wake Forest University School of Law participates in multiple location-specific, practice area-specific, and diversity interview programs.  As a student, you have access to employers that may not participate in on-campus interviewing due to distance and time constraints, or that 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 interview program, please contact Catherine Sapp in the Office of Career & Professional Development (sappcc@wfu.edu) or speak with your Career Advisor.

Location Specific Interview Programs

Interview ProgramInterview Date(s)Location(s)
North Carolina Legal Interview Program
  • Student application deadline (NCLIP Symplicity): January 22, 2024 at 11:59am
  • WFU Law students will receive direct communication from our office with details mid-Dec. 2023
February 9-10, 2024Virtual
New England Interview Program
  • Student application deadline (NEIP Symplicity): June 17 – July 7 at 11:59PM ET
  • WFU Law students will receive direct communication from our office with details early June 2024
August 9, 2024Virtual

Practice Specific Interview Programs

Interview ProgramInterview Date(s)Location(s)
National District Attorneys Association Job Fair
January 27-28, 2024Washington, DC
Loyola Patent Law Interview ProgramJuly 18-19, 2024Virtual
Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF)
  • Student registration window: April 8 – May 5, 2024
July 25, 2024Virtual
National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) Child Welfare Law Career Fair
August 11, 2024Salt Lake City, UT
San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA) Bay Area Job Fair
  • Student registration opens: TBD
TBDTBD
Equal Justice Works Career Fair  
  • Student & recent graduate application window for applying to pre-scheduled interviewsTBD
  • Event registration for the career fair will close on TBD for those students interested in participating in informal, one-on-one “table talk” discussions with employers.
October 10-12, 2024Virtual

Diversity Interview Programs

Interview ProgramInterview Date(s)Location(s)
Nashville Bar Association Damali Booker 1L Minority Job FairJanuary 27, 2024Nashville, TN
Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair
June 5-6, 2024Virtual
The Boston Lawyers Group Annual Diversity Job Fair (Rising 2Ls Only)
  • Student registration deadline: Student (JD26) Registration deadline: June 5, 2024
June 25, 2024Virtual
Southeastern Law School Consortium | SELSC: Progress in the Profession (formerly known as SEMJF)  
  • Student application period: June 5 – 17 at 11:58 pm EDT
  • WFU Law students will receive direct communication from our office with details on how to pre-register in your WFU Symplicity module.
July 11 & 12, 2024Virtual
Delaware Minority Job Fair/Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair
  • Student registration deadline for rising 2Ls & 3Ls: June 10, 2024 at 11:59pm ET on
July 13, 2024 Virtual
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair (Rising 2Ls Only) | Student InformationJuly 18-19, 2024Virtual
Heartland Legal Diversity Job Fair
  • All 2L (Graduating in 2026) and 3L (Graduating in 2025) Law Students and Recent Law Grads (Graduating in 2024) who consider themselves diverse are invited to participate regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or veteran status.
July 18-19, 2024Kansas City, MO
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC)  August 2, 2024Virtual
National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) Conference & Job Fair
  • Student registration deadline: June 30, 2024 (early registration); July 12, 2024 (regular registration)
August 6, 2024Boston, MA
Lavender Law (LGBT Conference & Career Fair)  August 7-9, 2024Washington, DC
Empire State Legal Diversity Career Fair TBD Buffalo, NY

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.