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Off-Campus Job Fairs

Texas A&M participates in a number of off-campus job fairs and recruitment programs across the country where students can meet with public interest, government, and private employers. Students are responsible for all costs of attending a job fair. A list of upcoming job fairs is below.

Please make sure you read all information about the job fair very carefully, follow all instructions, and submit all requested materials by the listed deadline. Any questions regarding job fairs should be directed to Courtney Key prior to the deadline. All students are invited to participate. Note: There is no exclusion for participation other than hiring criteria, based upon employer requirements.

Students should not contact any participating employers directly until after the job fair is over. Questions about employers should be directed to the Career Services Office. If students do not comply with the rules of the job fair, this could cause the school and the student to be excluded from future job fairs.

If you receive a callback or job offer from any employers you interviewed with during a job fair, please let the Career Services Office know by emailing Courtney Key at ckey@law.tamu.edu. This information will be used for internal records only.

UPCOMING JOB FAIRS 

Information regarding career fair and registration dates and deadlines will be updated as it becomes available.

National Black Prosecutors Association 31st Annual Conference and Job Fair (Scottsdale)

San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Bar Association Bay Area Job Fair (San Francisco), July 26, 2014

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (Atlanta, GA), July 29, 2014

  • The Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair® is the largest IP job fair in the region. The job fair encompasses all areas of intellectual property from litigation, transactional work, prosecution, and spans across all industries and types of organizations.
  • Registration opens Apr. 30 and ends May 21.  The law school will pay the $30 registration fee for students attending.  Please view the list of participating employers and their hiring criteria prior to registering.  To register, visit http://law.gsu.edu/events/index/SIPJF/students_registration.  For more information on the job fair, see http://SIPJF.law.gsu.edu.

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair (San Francisco, CA), July 2014

Southeastern Minority Job Fair (Atlanta, GA), July 2014

  • The Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF) provides legal employers throughout the United States an opportunity to interview second and third year law students, as well as recent graduates.
  • http://semjf.org

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program (Chicago, IL), July 31-Aug. 1, 2014

  • 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.
  • Registration is open from Feb. 10 until Mar. 3.  To register, go to https://patentlawregistration.luc.edu/lawstudents/Default.aspx and select Texas A&M University School of Law from the drop-down school list.  The school will cover the registration fee.
  • For more information on the program, visit http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html.

10th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (Kansas City, MO), Aug. 1-2, 2014

IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities (Washington, DC) August 2014

Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair (Denver, CO) August 2014

Rocky Mountain Black Law Student Association Job Fair (Houston), August 1, 2014

Texas in Washington Recruitment Program (Washington, DC), August 1, 2014

The National LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Conference, Career Fair & LGBT Legal Expo (New York City), August 21-23, 2014

Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program (Dallas), August 22, 2014

  • The Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program will be held at the Wyndham Dallas Suites - Park Central on Aug. 22, 2014. 
  • Registration for students opens June 1.  To register visit http://www.sunbeltjobfair.com/

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference, August 2014

  • The MMRC is a great opportunity for 2L and 3L students to interview with the leading employers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.
  • http://www.diversityinpractice.org/

The Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair (Boston, MA), August 2014

Northwest Minority Job Fair (Seattle), August 2014

Hispanic National Bar Association Conference and Job Fair (Washington, DC), September 10—13, 2014

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair (Washington, DC), October 24-25, 2014

National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Principles and Standards:Guidelines for accepting and rejecting offers

The members of NALP - law schools and legal employers - have developed ethical standards to help guide the recruiting process. These Principles and Standards are designed to create an environment in which students have sufficient time to make informed career decisions and employers can rely on receiving responses at the appropriate time. Important provisions include the following:

  • Reaffirmation of offers: Law students must reaffirm their continued interest in an offer within 30 days from the date of the offer letter. Employers may retract any offer that is not reaffirmed by the student.
  • Response dates: The guidelines provide specific dates for responding to offers, which depend upon when the offer was received and whether the offer is from an employer for whom the student has worked previously. Generally, a student must respond to an offer from a prior summer employer by November 1 and to other offers by December 1. Students are expected to accept or release offers or negotiate an extension of the response date by the applicable deadline. There are exceptions, and in some cases other arrangements may be made with the employer.
  • Holding offers open: A student who holds many offers creates a hardship both for the employers, who do not know how many more offers to make, and for fellow students, who are waiting to receive the offers that are not accepted. Therefore, the guidelines set limits on the number of offers a student may hold at one time.

After September 15 a student should not hold open more than five offers of employment simultaneously; after October 1 a student should not hold open more than four offers simultaneously; and after October 15 a student should not hold open more than three offers simultaneously. Offers of employment include those received as a result of previous summer employment. For each offer received that places a student over the offer limit, the student should, within one week of receipt of the excess offer, release an offer.

Second and third year students may, with the consent of the employer, extend one offer beyond December 1.

For more information on the National Association for Law Placement and its guidelines, visit the NALP website.