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 2, 2018
Seattle University LeRoux Room, Student Center

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 the Northwest Public Service Career Fair page.

Diversity Fellowship Programs

Legal Employers Advancing Diversity in Washington

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 first-year law students in Washington State. Selected fellows will be offered a paid 1L summer position at one of the participating employers. 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 in early November.

Law Firm 1L Diversity Fellowship / Scholarship Programs

During mid-November, CPD hosts a 1L Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Reception in the 2nd Floor Gallery, giving local firms an opportunity to meet with interested students. (Date and time TBA.)

Applications for all programs are accepted beginning December 1.

1L Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Programs
Application Deadline
January 4, 2019
Amie Santos
Diversity and Inclusion Director
January 25, 2019
Phil Harrinarine
Legal Recruiting Specialist
January 6, 2019
Brook Dormaier
Law Student Recruiting Manager
January 21, 2019
Kirsten Otto
Recruiting Coordinator
January 9, 2019
Bethany Brown
Senior Manager of Attorney Recruitment & Professional Development
January 6, 2019
Heidi Thomas
Regional Recruiting Manager
January 31, 2019
Anita Helms
Attorney Recruiting Coordinator
January 9, 2019
Sharae Gross
Recruiting & Professional
Development Administrator
Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship

Visit the job listings page to apply for fellowships.
January 7, 2019
Shelley Levine
Senior Attorney Recruiting Manager
January 15, 2019
Michelle Baird-Johnson
Director of Talent Acquisition and Integration
January 6, 2019
Kimberly Dunn-Jones
Lawyer Recruiting Specialist

Law Firm 2L Diversity Fellowship / Scholarship Programs

Local and national law firms also sponsor 2L diversity programs, which offer paid summer positions and a fellowship/scholarship. Application deadlines range from July through September.

2L Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Programs
Applications Accepted
Opens: May 1, 2018 - Deadline: September 1, 2018
Ann M. Hanni
Human Resources Manager
Deadline: Mid-July 2018
Ann Callahan
Human Resources Manager
Review of Applications Begins: August 1, 2018 Deadline: September 1, 2018
Len Roden
Manager of Attorney Recruiting

National Diversity Fellowship / Scholarship Programs

Review the NALP Member Diversity Initiatives for additional opportunities offered by national employers outside the Seattle area. Fellowship/Scholarship amounts vary by employer, but in general range from $7,500 - $15,000.

Specialized Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Programs

1L Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Programs
Application Deadline
January 2, 2019
Brook Dormaier
Law Student Recruiting Manager
January 21, 2019
Varies by employer – see website
* See all open opportunities at Perkins Coie on its Summer Program jobs listings page.

Federal Government Hiring Programs

Federal Honors Programs

More than 100 fall, spring, and summer internships and 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 22
August 1
August 18, 2018
National Diversity/Minority Fairs
San Francisco, CA
June 16
July 27-28, 2018
Boston, MA
April 23
June 29
July 26, 2018
Kansas City, MO
March 26
Early bird: June 1; Regular: June 29
August 10 & 11, 2018
Chicago, IL
June 1
August 10
September 7, 2018
Indianapolis, IN
March 1
June 18
August 6 & 7, 2018
New York, NY
May 1
July 20
August 8-10, 2018
Minneapolis, MN
June 2
June 29
August 2 & 3, 2018
UCLA/Los Angeles, CA
April 2
June 30
August 4, 2018
Denver, CO
April 14
Regular: May 30; Late: June 27
July 8-13, 2018
Denver, CO
April 13
June 4
July 13, 2018
Public Service Fairs
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area
August 13
September 14
October 26 & 27, 2018
Seattle and Portland
November 5
January 11
February 1 & 2, 2019
Additional Career/Job Fairs
Chicago, IL
March 1
March 23
July 26 & 27, 2018
San Francisco, CA
April 1 
April 30
July 21, 2018
Washington, DC
May 5
September 21, 2018