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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.

Fall 2022 Recruiting Dates & Deadlines

Interview DatesSession NumberStudent Application Deadline*
August 2-4, 2022

Virtual or In-Person**
Session 1July 15, 2022
August 23-25, 2022

Virtual or In-Person**
Session 2 August 5, 2022
September 13-15, 2022

Virtual or In-Person**
Session 3August 26, 2022
September 27-29, 2022

Virtual or In-Person**
Session 4September 9, 2022
September 13-15, 2022

Virtual or In-Person**
Government & Public Interest Session 1August 26, 2022
September 27-29, 2022

Virtual or In-Person**
Government & Public Interest Session 2September 9, 2022

**public health/Wake Forest University guidelines permitting.
Resume Collect DatesResume Collect NumberStudent Application Deadline*
July 15, 2022Resume Collect 1July 15, 2022
August 5, 2022Resume Collect 2August 5, 2022
August 26, 2022Resume Collect 3August 26, 2022
September 9, 2022Resume Collect 4September 9, 2022

*Student application period opens: July 1, 2022
(Students may start reviewing employers on: June 6, 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 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.


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 (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
  • Student application deadline (WFU Symplicity): July 5, 2022
  • WFU Law students will receive direct communication from our office with details June 2022
Aug. 5, 2022Virtual
Southern Legal Interview Program
  • Student application window (SLIP Symplicity): June 27 – July 4, 2022
July 25, 2022Virtual
North Carolina Legal Interview Program
  • Student application deadline (NCLIP Symplicity): January 24, 2022
  • WFU Law students will receive direct communication from our office with details mid-Dec. 2021.
February 11-12, 2022Virtual

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 16, 2022
July 26, 2022Virtual
San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA) Bay Area Job Fair July 30, 2022San Francisco, CA & Virtually
Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair  
  • Student & recent graduate deadline for applying to pre-scheduled interviewsTBD 
  • Student & recent graduate registration deadline for workshops and Table Talk: TBD
October 2022TBD

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
37th Annual St. Louis Diversity Job Fair (onsite; social distancing enforced)February 16, 2022 St. Louis, MO
National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Annual ConventionMarch 16-20, 2022Virtual
HNBA Latino Law Student Career Fair
June 6-24, 2022Virtual
Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)  
  • Student application application period: June 13-20, 2022
July 15-16, 2022Virtual
The Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair for Law Students of Color (Rising 2Ls Only)
  • Student registration deadline: June 25, 2022 at 12:00pm Noon
July 20, 2022Virtual
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair (Rising 2Ls Only) | Student Information
  • Student registration deadline: June 20, 2022 at 11:59 pm PST
July 23, 2022Virtual
Delaware Minority Job Fair/Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair  
  • Student registration window for rising 2Ls & 3Ls: May 27, 2022
July 23, 2022 Virtual
Lavender Law (LGBT Conference & Career Fair)  July 27-29, 2022Virtual
National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) Virtual Job Fair August 2, 2022 Houston, TX
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC)  August 5, 2022Virtual
Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair August 8-9, 2022 Indianapolis, IN
Empire State Legal Diversity Career FairAugust 12, 2022Buffalo, NY
Heartland Legal Diversity Job Fair
  • Student registration deadline: May 31, 2022 (early bird registration); June 28, 2022 (late registration)
  • Current students, as well as 2022 graduates are eligible to attend the job fair; employers will be interviewing for both summer and post-graduate positions.
August 12 & 13, 2022Kansas City, MO
Hispanic National Bar Association Annual ConventionSeptember 7-9, 2022Washington, DC
New York State Public Defenders Career Fair  
  • Student registration deadline: TBD
TBDTBD
Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program (DAPP) Direct Job Placement Fair  
  • Student registration deadline: TBD
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.