Consistent with it's Educational Mission to prepare lawyers for practice in a diverse world, Villanova's Career Strategy Office participates in numerous recruitment programs and job fairs intended to increase diversity in the legal profession. These programs can provide excellent opportunities to meet with employers who have expressed commitment to diversity. NOTE: First Years may apply for jobs after December 1. Learn more about some key programs below. All are encouraged to participate.
Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair
Each September, large law firms in Philadelphia host this Fair to encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to practice in Philadelphia. Career Strategy collects registrations and applications for the PADJF in July. Interviews take place at Penn's campus (Lauder Career Center). More information and student registration details can be found at the PADJF website.
Lavender Law Conference
Each Fall, the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (NLGLA) hosts an annual conference and career fair.
DuPont Minority Job Fairs
Each August, these job fairs feature employment opportunities with law firms and other legal service providers doing business with DuPont. Students may participate in DuPont Job Fairs in Wilmington, DE, Houston, TX, Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA.
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
In September, the Twin Cities Committee on Minority Lawyers in Large Law Firms and the Hennepin County Bar Association sponsors a Recruitment Conference for students interested in employment and diversity in the Minnesota area. Recruitment and educational events are held in downtown Minneapolis.
Delaware Minority Job Fair for 2Ls and 3Ls
Each September, the Delaware State Bar Association's Committee For Diversity in the Legal Community hosts a job fair and educational conference for students interested in Delaware practice. Besides interviewing with private and public employers, students are welcomed by leaders of the Delaware Bench and Bar. Interviews and events take place at the Wilmington campus of Widener University School of Law.
Delaware Minority Job Fair for 1Ls
In January, the Delaware State Bar Association's Committee For Diversity in the Legal Community hosts a job fair and educational conference for First Year students interested in Delaware practice. Besides interviewing with private and public employers, students are welcomed by leaders of the Delaware Bench and Bar. Interviews and events take place at the Wilmington campus of Widener University School of Law.
National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair
In conjunction with the Annual Conference held each summer, the National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) hosts a Job Fair to promote the recruitment, training and career advancement of African-American attorneys as prosecutors at all levels of government. The NBPA Job Fair is an excellent opportunity to meet, network, and interview with attorneys from local, state, and federal prosecutors’ offices from across the country. More information can be found at www.blackprosecutors.org.
Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association Job Fair
Each October, the Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association (MABLSA) hosts a Job Fair for students interested in networking and interviewing with a wide variety of private and public legal employers throughout the Mid-Atlantic/New York region.
Philadelphia Diversity Law Group
A consortium of large Philadelphia area law firms and corporations host an intensive 1L clerkship program. Villanova Law maintains a Committee to facilitate student applications to the program.