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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 2023 Recruiting Dates & Deadlines

Interview DatesSession NumberStudent Application Deadline*
August 1 – 4, 2023

Virtual Only
Session 1July 14, 2023
August 21 – 25, 2023

Virtual or In-Person
Session 2August 4, 2023
September 12 – 14, 2023

Virtual or In-Person
Session 3August 25, 2023
October 3 – 5, 2023

Virtual or In-Person
Session 4September 15, 2023

Resume Collect DatesResume Collect NumberStudent Application Deadline*
July 14, 2023 Resume Collect 1July 14, 2023
August 4, 2023 Resume Collect 2August 4, 2023
August 25, 2023 Resume Collect 3August 25, 2023
September 15, 2023 Resume Collect 4September 15, 2023

*Student application period opens: July 1, 2023
(Students may start reviewing employers on: June 1, 2023)

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 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 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 interview program, please contact Catherine Sapp in the Office of Career & Professional Development ( or speak with your Career Advisor.

Location Specific Interview Programs

Interview ProgramInterview Date(s)Location(s)
New England Interview Program
  • Student application deadline (NEIP Symplicity): July 5, 2023
  • See direct communication from our office with details send on June 12, 2023
August 4, 2023Virtual
North Carolina Legal Interview Program
  • Student application deadline (NCLIP Symplicity): January 23, 2023
  • WFU Law students will receive direct communication from our office with details mid-Dec. 2022.
February 10 & 11, 2023 Virtual

Practice Specific Interview Programs

Interview ProgramInterview Date(s)Location(s)
National District Attorneys Association Job Fair
  • Student registration deadline: January 20, 2023 at 5:00pm ET
January 29-30, 2023Washington, DC
Loyola Patent Law Interview ProgramIn-Person Program: July 20-21, 2023

Virtual Program: July 24, 2023
Chicago, IL & Virtually
Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF)
  • Student registration deadline: May 8, 2023
July 27, 2023Virtual
San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA) Bay Area Job Fair
  • Student registration opens: June 10, 2023
July 28, 2023San Francisco, CA
Equal Justice Works Conference  
  • Student registration for this year’s virtual event will open on TBD
Equal Justice Works Career Fair  
  • Student & recent graduate application window for applying to pre-scheduled interviewsAugust 3, 2023 – September 12, 2023 at 6:00pm ETEvent registration for the career fair will close on Tuesday, October 3 at 6:00 p.m. ET for those students interested in participating in informal, one-on-one “table talk” discussions with employers.
October 12-14, 2023Virtual
New York State Public Defenders Career Fair  

Diversity 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)
Nashville Bar Association Damali Booker 1L Minority Job FairJanuary 28, 2023Nashville, TN
National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Annual ConventionFebruary 1-5, 2023Orlando, FL
2nd Annual Break Into Law Conference
July 8-9, 2023Virtual
Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)  
  • WFU Law students will receive direct communication from our office with details on how to register/apply.
July 13-14, 2023Virtual
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair (Rising 2Ls Only) | Student InformationJuly 13-14, 2023 Virtual
The Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair for Law Students of Color (Rising 2Ls Only)
  • Student registration deadline: Student (JD25) Registration will open in May, 2023
July 19, 2023Virtual
Delaware Minority Job Fair/Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair | Participating Employers
  • Student registration deadline for rising 2Ls & 3Ls: 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 30, 2023
July 22, 2023 Virtual
Lavender Law (LGBT Conference & Career Fair)  July 24-26, 2023 Chicago, IL
Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair

Student information
July 24-25, 2023Indianapolis, IN
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC)  August 4, 2023Virtual
Heartland Legal Diversity Job Fair
  • All 2L (Graduating in 2025) and 3L (Graduating in 2024) Law Students and Recent Law Grads (Graduating in 2023) 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.
August 12, 2023 Kansas City, MO
National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) Job Fair
  • Student registration deadline: Regular registration deadline: June 30, 2023; Late registration deadline: July 15, 2023
August 15, 2023 Chicago, IL
Empire State Legal Diversity Career Fair TBD TBD

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.