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

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. (Date and time TBA.)

Law Firm 1L Diversity Fellowship / Scholarship Programs

Several local and national law firms sponsor 1L diversity programs, which are designed to increase opportunities for diverse law students and to diversify the legal profession, bringing better service to clients. These programs include paid summer positions and fellowship/scholarship monies after completion of the summer. Application deadlines are in January, during 1L year.

A 1L Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Reception is held annually at the law school in November. Several local law firms participate in the event to meet with students and answer questions. (Date and time TBA.)

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 June through September.

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 $7500 - $15,000.

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
City/State
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
TBD
TBD
TBD
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