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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 2023 Recruiting Dates & Deadlines

Interview DatesSession NumberStudent Application Deadline*
January 31 – February 2, 2023

Virtual or In-Person**
Session 1January 13, 2023
February 14 – 16, 2023

Virtual or In-Person**
Session 2January 27, 2023
February 28 – March 2, 2023

Virtual or In-Person**
Session 3February 10, 2023
March 14 – 16, 2023

Virtual or In-Person**
Session 4February 24, 2023

**public health/Wake Forest University guidelines permitting.
Resume Collect DatesResume Collect NumberStudent Application Deadline*
January 13, 2023 Resume Collect 1January 13, 2023
January 27, 2023 Resume Collect 2January 27, 2023
February 10, 2023 Resume Collect 3February 10, 2023
February 24, 2023 Resume Collect 4February 24, 2023

*Student application period opens: December 1, 2022
(Students may start reviewing employers on: November 14, 2022)

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 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, if they are being held in person.

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
  • WFU Law students will receive direct communication from our office with details June 2023
Southern Legal Interview ProgramTBDTBD
North Carolina Legal Interview Program
  • Student application deadline (NCLIP Symplicity): TBD
  • WFU Law students will receive direct communication from our office with details mid-Dec. 2022.
February, 2023 (dates TBD)TBD

Practice Specific Off-Campus Interview Programs

Interview ProgramInterview Date(s)Location(s)
Loyola Patent Law Interview Program
  • Student registration window: January 17 – February 10, 2023 
In-Person Program: July 20-21, 2023

Virtual Program: July 24, 2023
Chicago, IL & Virtually
Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF)
  • Student registration deadline: TBD
San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA) Bay Area Job Fair TBDTBD
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 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.

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 Damali Booker 1L Minority Job FairJanuary 28, 2023Nashville, TN
National District Attorneys Association 2023 Job Fair
  • Student registration deadline: January 20, 2023 at 5:00pm ET
January 29-30, 2023Washington, DC
National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Annual ConventionFebruary 1-5, 2023Orlando, FL
HNBA Latino Law Student Career Fair
Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)  TBDTBD
The Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair for Law Students of Color (Rising 2Ls Only) TBD TBD
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair (Rising 2Ls Only) | Student InformationTBD TBD
Delaware Minority Job Fair/Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair   TBD TBD
Lavender Law (LGBT Conference & Career Fair)   TBD TBD
National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) Virtual Job Fair TBD TBD
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC)   TBD TBD
Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair TBD TBD
Empire State Legal Diversity Career Fair TBD TBD
Heartland Legal Diversity Job Fair
  • Current students, as well as recent graduates are eligible to attend the job fair; employers will be interviewing for both summer and post-graduate positions.
Hispanic National Bar Association Annual ConventionSeptember 7-9, 2022Washington, DC
New York State Public Defenders Career Fair  November 4, 2022Virtual
39th Annual St. Louis Diversity Job Fair November 9, 2022 St. Louis, MO

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.