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Recruiting Programs

Employer Recruitment Programs

On-Campus Interviews

The On-Campus Interview (OCI) program is held annually in the late summer and early fall. Mandatory student orientation takes place in the spring semester prior to OCI. Eligible 2Ls and 3Ls may participate. The program consists of on-campus interviews (in-person or video) and resume collection with participating employers.

DePauls 2013 Fall OCI program will take place from August 13 to September 12. Employers may register directly via Vincent or by submitting the OCI Registration Forms.

Spring on-campus interviews will be arranged by employer request. DePaul also provides remote interviewing capabilities for all interviews.

For further information on OCI, please contact the assistant director of recruiting or call (312) 362-8386.

Job Fairs

Law Career Services advertises and/or participates in a number of job fairs in order to increase interview opportunities for its students. The following is a non-exhaustive list of job fairs that might be of interest. All job fairs are posted under the events tab on Vincent.

PLEASE NOTE: While we attempt to update the list regularly, dates, deadlines and locations for fairs may change. Be sure to check the websites of each fair to confirm dates, deadlines and location as well as the participation requirements.

Job Fair Time of Year Location
Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference Winter Chicago
National Black Prosecutor Association Job Fair Summer TBA
Loyola Patent Law Interview Program August Chicago
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair Summer TBA
Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair August Chicago
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference Summer Minneapolis, MN
National Black Law Student Association Midwest Minority Recruitment Conference Summer TBA
Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair Summer Kansas City, MO
IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students & Lawyers with Disabilities Summer Washington, DC
Midwest Legal Career Fair September Chicago
Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair (LGBT law students and lawyers) Summer TBA
Northwest Minority Job Fair Fall Seattle, WA
Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair Fall Denver, CO
Equal Justice Works Annual Career Fair and Conference Fall Washington, DC
Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference

The Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC), sponsored by the Chicago Area Law School Consortium, is a job fair for students interested in employment and volunteer opportunities in the public sector. The Conference attracts over 50 employers for on-site interviews, table talk and for rsum collections. Information is available online at http://www.mpilcc.org/.

National Black Prosecutor Association Job Fair

The National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) is committed to the recruitment, training, and career advancement of minority attorneys as prosecutors at all levels of government. The NBPA Job Fair provides a forum for law school students, recent law school graduates and experienced attorneys from across the nation to meet and interview for prospective employment in prosecutors offices at the local, state and federal levels. For more information, visit http://www.blackprosecutors.org/annualconference.html.

Patent Law Interview Program

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment. Each year roughly 1,500 law students register for the program, submit their rsum, and bid on interviews with the nation-wide employers that interest them. The program is entirely employer selected - which means that participating employers review the rsum submitted to them and choose the law students they are interested in interviewing at the program. Roughly half of the students registered for the program are selected for interviews each year. If interested in participating, sign up at the career services office and pick up a registration form and preliminary packet of information. For more information, visit http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent.html.

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

The Diversity Career Fair brings together prominent law firms and government legal departments in the San Francisco Bay Area with highly qualified diverse second-year law students. The participating students come from distinguished local law schools, as well as other top schools from around the nation to interview for coveted positions in summer associate programs. More information is available at http://www.sfbar.org/diversity/career_fair.aspx.

CCBA Minority Law Student Job Fair

The Cook County Bar Association and the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms coordinate and sponsor this job fair. The Job Fair typically attracts approximately 100 law firms, corporations, and governmental agencies located in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and other states. There will be no walk-in interviews available for this job fair, so it is important to register if you would like to attend. More information on the job fair, as well as information on how to register is available at http://www.ccbaminorityjobfair.com/.

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference

The Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference is a program of the Twin Cities Committee on Minority Lawyers in Large Law Firms. The Conference aims to hire law students of color from around the country for law firms, corporations, and government agencies located in Minnesota. 2Ls and 3Ls are eligible to apply. For more information including registration materials and a list of participating employers, visit http://www.diversityinpractice.org/.

National Black Law Student Association Midwest Region Minority Recruitment Conference

The event has introduced approximately 600 different employers to 3000 law students over the past nineteen years. In 2005, there were over 40 nationwide legal employers and 150 law students from law schools in the Midwest Region. 

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair

The Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) was created for one particular purpose: more diverse lawyers in Kansas City. The job fair is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to internships, summer associate positions and full-time employment to both the traditional and non-traditional legal employer. For more information, visit http://www.heartlanddiversity.org.

IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Lawyers with Disabilities

The IMPACT Career Fair invites law students and lawyers with disabilities to participate. For more information and to register, visit http://www.law.arizona.edu.

Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair

This annual Conference & Career Fair is designed to pair lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender attorneys and law students with opportunities at law firms and government agencies. Over two hundred attorney candidates and sixty employers representing private firms and public organizations from all over the country were present at last year's Career Fair in Washington, DC. More information is available at http://www.lgbtbar.org/annual.

Northwest Minority Job Fair

The Northwest Minority Job Fair's mission is to foster access to employment opportunities for historically underrepresented persons in the practice of law and to provide a networking forum for legal employers and minority law students. For more information, visit http://www.nwmjf.org/.

Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair

The Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair (RMDLCF) will be held in the fall in Denver, CO. Legal employers attending the RMDLCF seek to hire law students and graduates from culturally diverse backgrounds that have been traditionally under-represented in the practice of law in the Rocky Mountain region. These include law students and recent graduates who are ethnic or racial minorities and/or gay or lesbian. For more information and to register, visit http://www.rmdlcf.com.

Equal Justice Works Annual Career Fair and Conference

The annual Equal Justice Works Career Fair & Conference is the nation's largest public interest law career fair and conference, hosting more than 200 employers and 1,200 students and graduates from across the country. Equal Justice Works hosts this conference and career fair to broaden, support, and recognize the efforts and participation of public interest-minded law students, lawyers, and advocates. For further information, including how to register, deadlines, and participating employers, visit http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair.