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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.

Spring 2022 Recruiting Dates & Deadlines

Interview DatesSession NumberStudent Application Deadline*
February 1-3, 2022

Virtual or In-Person**
Session 1January 14, 2022
February 15-17, 2022

Virtual or In-Person**
Session 2January 28, 2022
March 1-3, 2022

Virtual or In-Person**
Session 3February 11, 2022
March 15-17, 2022

Virtual or In-Person**
Session 4February 25, 2022

**public health/Wake Forest University guidelines permitting.
Resume Collect DatesResume Collect NumberStudent Application Deadline*
January 14, 2022Resume Collect 1January 14, 2022
January 28, 2022Resume Collect 2January 28, 2022
February 11, 2022Resume Collect 3February 11, 2022
February 25, 2022Resume Collect 4February 25, 2022

*Student application period opens: December 1, 2021
(Students may start reviewing employers on: November 15, 2021)

Off-Campus Interview Programs

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 ( or speak with your Career Advisor.

Location Specific Off-Campus Interview Programs

Interview ProgramInterview Date(s)Location(s)
New England Interview Program
  • Student application deadline (WFU Symplicity): July 5, 2021

August 6, 2021Virtual
Southern Legal Interview Program
  • Student application window (SLIP Symplicity): June 28 – July 8, 2021
July 26, 2021Virtual
North Carolina Legal Interview Program
  • Student application window: TBD
  • WFU Law students will receive direct communication from our office with details mid-Dec. 2021.
February, 2022TBD
Wake Washington Interview Program July 2022TBD

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)
Loyola Patent Law Interview Program
  • Student registration window: February 22 – March 21, 2022 
July 21-22, 2022Chicago, IL
Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF)
  • Student registration deadline: May 10, 2021
July 27, 2021Virtual
San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA) Bay Area Job Fair July 31, 2021Virtual
Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair  
  • Student & recent graduate deadline for applying to pre-scheduled interviewsSeptember 13, 2021 at 11:59PM ET (Employers will submit their interview selections by September 29, 2020)
  • Student & recent graduate registration deadline for workshops and Table Talk: TBD
October 21-23, 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)
Nashville Bar Association’s Damali Booker First Year Minority Clerkship Job FairJanuary 29, 2022Nashville, TN
National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Annual ConventionTBDTBD
Hispanic National Bar Association Corporate Counsel Conference & Annual ConventionMarch 24-26, 2022Virtual
Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)  TBDTBD
The Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair for Law Students of Color July 20, 2022Virtual
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair (Rising 2Ls Only)TBDTBD
Lavender Law (LGBT Conference & Career Fair)  July 27-29, 2022Virtual
Delaware Minority Job Fair/Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair  TBDTBD
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC)  TBDTBD
Heartland Legal Diversity Job Fair  
  • Students who will be returning to school and graduated in 2022 are eligible to attend the job fair, as employers will be interviewing for both summer and post-graduate positions.
Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair TBDIndianapolis, IN
National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) Virtual Job Fair TBDTBD
4th Annual New York State Public Defenders Career Fair  
  • Student registration deadline: October 20, 2021
October 29, 2021Virtual
St. Louis Diversity Job Fair
  • Student registration deadline: TBD
Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program (DAPP) Direct Job Placement Fair  
  • Student registration deadline: 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.