- attend a law school ranked among the top 30 as determined by U.S. News and World Report, or
- attend law school at a historically black college or university, or
- attend a law school located in the Midwest as defined by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP); or
- be a fellow or associate of the Council on Legal Educational Opportunity (CLEO).
This year’s Job Fair will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please note that the Job Fair will return to the Embassy Suites Chicago – Downtown/Lakefront, located at 511 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611. The Embassy Suites is located two blocks from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping and entertainment district and is minutes from Navy Pier, Lake Michigan and several world-class museums. The hotel’s large suites are conducive to conducting formal interviews, as the sleeping area is closed off while interviews are in progress.
The Job Fair typically attracts more than 500 students from eligible US law schools. Each year law firms, corporations, and governmental agencies register for the Job Fair. These employers are located primarily in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Washington D.C. In addition, we attract several employers from Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
The Job Fair primarily is designed to obtain summer associate positions for rising 2Ls (current 1Ls) during their second summer in law school. A limited number of employers also wish to interview rising 3Ls (current 2Ls) for entry-level associate positions. Rising 3Ls please be aware that Job Fair interview slots for rising 2Ls typically outnumber those for rising 3Ls by a 4:1 ratio.
The Job Fair Committee adheres to the definition of “minority” provided by NALP, which includes students that are part of certain racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation groups. It is our policy that all students from eligible law schools may register for our event. However, the employers registered for the Job Fair expect to be able to interview law students of color that are part of racial and ethnic minority groups.
Policy on Discrimination: The CCBA Job Fair Committee is committed to a policy against discrimination in employment based on age, sex, sexual preference, race, handicap, veteran status, or national origin. Job Fair services are available only to those employers whose practices are in agreement with this policy. By registering, law schools affirm their intent to comply with this policy.
We will not have any sort of on-site matching process.