Hiring Programs & Job Fairs

Hiring Programs at Seattle University School of Law

On-Campus Interviewing Programs

CPD's On-Campus Interviewing Programs invite potential employers to campus to interview current students for summer and post-graduate positions. Fall OCI primarily focuses on 2L summer positions with local public and private employers. Spring OCI focuses on small and mid-sized law firms and companies seeking 1L, 2L, or 3L students for summer and post-graduate positions.

Northwest Public Service Career Fair

Friday, February 3, 2017, Seattle University
Regional law schools participate in this full day of interviews that includes employers such as Disability Rights Washington, the Federal Public Defender, the Seattle City Attorney's Office, and many more! The fair is held annually at Seattle University. To see a full list of past employer participants, visit Lewis & Clark Law School's career fairs page.

Diversity Fellowship Programs

Individual Law Firm 1L / 2L Diversity Fellowship Programs (with local employers)

Several law firms sponsor 1L Diversity summer positions. Each program includes a paid position for the summer, and some also include a fellowship/scholarship. These programs aim to diversify the legal profession. The 2017 quick reference guide contains more information about firms, application requirements, and deadlines.

Eight local law firms will participate in the 1L Diversity Fellowship Reception on November 16, 2016, 5:00-6:30pm, in the 2nd Floor Gallery. See attached reference guide for details.

Legal Employers Advancing Diversity in Washington Fellowship Program (for 1Ls with local law firms and companies)

Legal Employers Advancing Diversity in Washington ("LEAD-WA") was established by the Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program ("PSAMFP") Board, to provide opportunities for traditionally underrepresented law students in Washington. Students from Seattle University, University of Washington, and Gonzaga law schools participate. Complete application instructions are included in the program description.

Employer members of the LEAD-WA Fellowship Program will be on campus for an information session on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 5:00-6:30pm, in Room C1.

National Diversity Fellowship Programs

A directory of NALP Member Diversity Initiative programs.

Federal Government Hiring Programs

Federal Honors Programs

More than 100 fall, spring, and summer internships as well as post-graduate positions are available with federal government agencies through this program. Students can access more information about federal government positions through the Arizona Handbooks. Please contact CPD for login information.  For more information on federal employment opportunities, please visit our Government and Public Interest page

Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)

PMF is the premier program for leadership development in the Federal civil service providing up to two-year fully-paid, post-graduate Federal Government fellowships. Applications are submitted by students in their 3L year.

Career/Job Fairs

Below is a sampling of job fairs that are held annually in the summer. Carefully review information about each fair for complete details, including early-bird registration deadlines, fees, and application and interview processes.

Career/Job Fair
Student Registration Opens
Student Registration Deadline
Fair Date
Local Diversity/Minority Fairs
Seattle, WA
June 19
July 22
August 19 2017
National Diversity/Minority Fairs
San Francisco, CA
May 22
June 18
July 28-29 2017
Boston, MA
April 24
July 5
August 2 2017
Kansas City, MO
March 25
June 23
August 4-5 2017
Chicago, IL
June 1
August 11
September 8 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
March 1
July 1
August 14-15 2017
New York, NY
May 1
July 19
August 14-15 2017
Minneapolis, MN
May 12
June 2
August 4 2017
UCLA/Los Angeles, CA
June 16
July 14
August 5 2017
Cleveland, OH
April 15
July 1
July 18 2017
Denver, CO
April 19
June 10
July 21 2017
Marietta, GA
March 29
April 16
July 21-22 2017
Dallas, TX
May 15
June 22
July 28 2017
Public Service Fairs
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area
August 14
September 13
October 27-28 2017
Seattle and Portland
Additional Career/Job Fairs
Chicago, IL
February 6
March 10
August 2-4 2017
San Francisco, CA
March 18
April 30
July 15 2017
Washington, DC
March 28
May 5
May 5-6 2017