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 7, 2020
Seattle University LeRoux Room, Student Center

The NW Consortium of Law Schools sponsors this annual event at Seattle University, which includes morning Table Talk and afternoon interviews. Participating employers include: ACLU Washington, Center for Children & Youth Justice, Disability Rights Washington, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), King County Bar Association, NW Justice Project, Unemployment Law Project, and many more! A complete list of participating employers is available on the Northwest Public Service Career Fair page.

Diversity Fellowship / Scholarship 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.

Specialized Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Programs
Application Deadline
January 10, 2020
Amie Santos
Diversity and Inclusion Director
January 24, 2020
Madison Dinneen
Legal Talent Coordinator
January 5, 2020
Brook Dormaier
Law Student Recruiting Manager
January 20, 2020
Kirsten Otto
Recruiting Coordinator
January 5, 2020
Heidi Thomas
Regional Recruiting Manager
January 31, 2020
Anita Helms
Attorney Recruiting Coordinator
January 8, 2020
Bethany Brown
Director of Legal Talent, Diversity & Inclusion
Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship

Visit the job listings page to apply for fellowships.
January 8, 2020
Shelley Levine
Senior Attorney Recruiting Manager
January 8, 2020
Michelle Baird-Johnson
Director of Talent Acquisition and Integration
January 5, 2020
Kelli White
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
No fellowship program in 2019
Ann M. Hanni
Human Resources Manager
Deadline: July 18, 2019
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

Specialized Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Programs
Application Deadline
TBD (Clerkship position open November 18, 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 21
August 1
August 17, 2019
National Diversity/Minority Fairs
San Francisco, CA
July 26-27, 2019
Boston, MA
April 22
June 28
July 31, 2019
Kansas City, MO
April 1
June 28
August 9 & 10, 2019
Indianapolis, IN
March 1
June 19
August 5 & 6, 2019
New York, NY
April 1
August 3
August 7-9, 2019
Minneapolis, MN
April 15
May 31
August 1 & 2, 2019
UCLA/Los Angeles, CA
April 1
June 30
August 3, 2019
Denver, CO
February 1
June 30
July 14-20, 2019
Denver, CO
April 29
June 23
July 29, 2019
Public Service Fairs
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area
August 1
October 18 & 19, 2019
Seattle and Portland
February 7-8, 2019
Additional Career/Job Fairs
Chicago, IL
February 5
March 8
July 25 & 26, 2019
San Francisco, CA
April 1 
June 28
July 27, 2019
Washington, DC
October 25, 2019