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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

Virtual Interview DatesSession NumberStudent Application Deadline*
January 19 – 21, 2021
Session 1January 4, 2021
February 2 – 4, 2021Session 2January 15, 2021
February 16 – 18, 2021Session 3January 29, 2021
March 2 – 4, 2021Session 4February 12, 2021
Resume Collect DatesResume Collect NumberStudent Application Deadline*
January 4, 2021Resume Collect 1January 4, 2021
January 15, 2021Resume Collect 2January 15, 2021
January 29, 2021Resume Collect 3January 29, 2021
February 12, 2021Resume Collect 4February 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 ProgramInterview Date(s)Location(s)
New England Interview Program
  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Interviews will now be held virtually.

  • Student application deadline (WFU Symplicity): January 13, 2021
February 5, 2021Virtual
Southern Legal Interview Program – Dallas  TBDTBD
Southern Legal Interview Program – Atlanta
(resume collect only)
 
  • Student application deadline (SLIP Symplicity): TBD
N/AN/A
North Carolina Legal Interview Program
  • Student application window: January 19-29, 2021 
  • WFU Law students will receive direct communication from our office with details early Jan. 2021.
February 19-20, 2021Virtual
Wake Washington Interview Program 2021 Program TBDTBD

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 ProgramInterview Date(s)Location(s)
Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF)
  • Student registration window: TBD
  • Student application window: TBD
TBDTBD
San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA) Bay Area Job Fair TBDTBD
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, 2020Virtual
Loyola Patent Law Interview Program
  • COVID-19 UPDATE: 2021 program will be held virtually.

  • Student registration window: February 18 – March 19, 2021 
July 22-23, 2021Virtual

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 ProgramInterview Date(s)Location(s)
Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair August 9-10, 2021Indianapolis, IN
Annual Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Summit & Legal Career Fair
(formerly the Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair)
  • Student registration deadline: TBD
August 10-14, 2020Virtual
National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Conference & Job Fair August 15-21, 2021Chicago, IL
Hispanic National Bar Association Corporate Counsel Conference & Annual Convention March 16-18, 2021Virtual
Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF) July 15-16, 2021Virtual
Heartland Legal Diversity Job Fair TBDTBD
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, 2021Virtual
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, 2021Virtual
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, 2021Virtual
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, 2021Virtual
Nashville Bar Association’s Damali Booker First Year Minority Clerkship Job Fair
  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Interviews will be held virtually.

  • Student registration deadline: January 15, 2021
January 29 – February 12, 2021Virtual
National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Annual Convention
  • Student registration opens: TBD
March 3-7, 2021Virtual
Lavender Law (LGBT Conference & Career Fair) July 28-30, 2021Los Angeles, CA
St. Louis Diversity Job Fair
  • Student registration deadline: May 15, 2020
January 2021TBD
Northwest Minority Job Fair
  • Student registration deadline: TBD
TBDTBD
Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program (DAPP) Direct Job Placement Fair
  • Student registration deadline: TBD
2021 Program TBDTBD

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.