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 5, 2021
Seattle University – Virtual Fair

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 host an information session in late October.

Law Firm 1L Diversity Fellowship / Scholarship Programs

In November, CPD hosts a 1L Diversity Fellowship reception to give 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 8, 2021
Amie Santos
Diversity and Inclusion Director
January 24, 2021
Madison Dinneen
Legal Talent Coordinator
January 29, 2021
Brook Dormaier
Law Student Recruiting Manager
January 18, 2021
Kirsten Otto
Recruiting Coordinator
January 29, 2021
Natalie Quinn
Director of Associate Recruitment
January 10, 2021
Heidi Thomas
Regional Recruiting Manager
January 31, 2021
Anita Helms
Attorney Recruiting Coordinator
January 6, 2021
Bethany Brown
Director of Legal Talent, Diversity & Inclusion
Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship

Visit the job listings page to apply for fellowships.
January 4, 2021
Shelley Levine
Senior Attorney Recruiting Manager
January 13, 2021
Michelle Baird-Johnson
Director of Talent Acquisition and Integration
January 2, 2021
Kimberly Dunn Jones
Senior Lawyer Recruiter

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
Deadline: July 6, 2021
Ann Callahan
Human Resources Manager
Deadline: July 30, 2021
Dorianna Phillips
Director of Attorney Recruiting
Deadline: July 24, 2021
Varies by office

National Diversity Fellowship / Scholarship Programs

Review NALP Member Diversity Fellowships/Scholarships for additional opportunities offered by national employers outside the Seattle area. Fellowship/Scholarship amounts vary by employer, but in general range from $7,500 - $20,000.

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) has compiled a comprehensive list of diversity and inclusion opportunities available throughout the year, including scholarships, clerkships, mentorships, internships, conventions and job fairs.

(Both NALP and LCLD rely on employers to provide updated information, so some entries may be out-of-date. Review employer and program websites for current information.)

Specialized Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Programs

Specialized Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Programs
Application Deadline
January 5, 2021
Brook Dormaier
Law Student Recruiting Manager
January 4, 2021
Shelley Levine
Senior Attorney Recruiting Manager
January 4, 2021
Shelley Levine
Senior Attorney Recruiting Manager
January 4, 2021
Shelley Levine
Senior Attorney Recruiting Manager
January 4, 2021
Shelley Levine
Senior Attorney Recruiting Manager
Review TCDIP website for application instructions and important dates
Varies by employer – see website for details
* 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
Postponed until 2022
National Diversity/Minority Fairs
San Francisco, CA
May 17, 2021
June 18, 2021
July 23-24, 2021
Boston, MA
May 17, 2021
June 25, 2021
July 21, 2021
Virtual Fair
May 13, 2021
July 1, 2021
August 7, 2021
Postponed until 2022
Indianapolis, IN
March 5, 2021
June 14, 2021
August 9-10, 2021
Virtual Fair
February 2021
May 15 for early registration; after that date, registration is open until the Fair.
July 28-30, 2021
Minneapolis, MN
August 6, 2021
Chicago, IL
August 15-21, 2021
Public Service Fairs
Virtual Fair
August 11, 2021
September 13, 2021
October 21-23, 2021
Virtual Fair - Seattle and Portland
Seattle – February 4, 2021
Portland- February 5, 2021
Additional Career/Job Fairs
Virtual Fair
February 18, 2021
March 19, 2021
July 22 & 23, 2021
Virtual Fair
April 26, 2021
June 28, 2021
July 31, 2021