Career Fair

The National LGBT Bar Association’s annual Lavender Law® Career Fair is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBTQ+ candidates within the legal profession’s recruiting efforts. By participating in this career fair, candidates will talk directly to LGBTQ+ friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies, LGBTQ+ rights groups, and corporate legal departments.

If your organization wishes to recruit at the Lavender Law® Career Fair, you must register as a sponsor.

Only law firms that have a non-discrimination policy that includes sexual orientation and gender identity/expression are eligible to recruit at the Career Fair. Click here to see our 2018 recruiter employee benefit index.

The Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair actively seeks the involvement of individuals from every segment of the legal community and particularly welcomes the participation of people of color, transgender persons and persons with disabilities. Membership in the National LGBT Bar Association is open to all lawyers, legal professionals, law students and other individuals in the legal profession without regard to age, race, religion, gender, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

Information for Students and Recruiters

We’re expecting nearly 300 candidates and over 170 recruiters representing law firms, government agencies, and non-profit organizations interested in diversity at the 2019 career fair in Philadelphia.

Click here for a list of recruiters who participated in the 2018 Lavender Law® Career Fair

Click here to learn more about recruiting at the Lavender Law® Career Fair

  • Candidates are encouraged to discuss their identity and aspirations to become part of a bias-free work environment. Make sure to bring copies of your resume to share!
  • Sponsors are encouraged to take this opportunity to showcase their diversity efforts to top level law students and lateral candidates from around the country.

Students: Watch this short video to learn how to get the most out of your experience at Lavender Law


Individual Career Counseling

This program is designed to provide students with a safe, confidential space where they can ask questions about job search skills, being out on your resume, in interviews and in the workplace, and other related issues.

In conjunction with the Lavender Law® Career Fair, students will have the opportunity to meet on-site with legal career service professionals. These legal career counselors are qualified to provide students with advice on resume, cover letters, and interviewing.  Further, these counselors all have significant workplace experience in various legal sectors, including LGBTQ+ advocacy groups, big firms, and the government.

2018 Law School Attendance

American University Washington College of Law
Appalachian School of Law
Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Boston College Law School
Boston University School of Law
Brooklyn Law School
California Southern University School of Law
Chicago-Kent College of Law
City University of New York School of Law
Columbia Law School
Cornell Law School
DePaul University College of Law
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Duke University School of Law
Elon University School of Law
Emory University School of Law
Florida A&M College of Law
Florida International University College of Law
Florida State University College of Law
Fordham University School of Law
George Washington University Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
Georgia State University College of Law
Harvard Law School
Hofstra University School of Law
Indiana University, Bloomington Maurer School of Law
Indiana University McKinney School of Law
John Marshall Law School
Lewis & Clark Law School
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
McGill University Faculty of Law
Mercer University School of Law
Michigan State University College of Law
New England Law | Boston
New York Law School
New York University School of Law
Northeastern University School of Law
Notre Dame Law School
Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Penn State Dickinson Law
Pepperdine University School of Law
Rutgers University Law School
Saint Louis University School of Law
Seton Hall University School of Law
Southern University Law Center
Southwestern Law School
St. John's University School of Law
Syracuse University College of Law
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Texas A&M University School of Law
Texas Tech University School of Law
Touro College Jacob D. Fuschsberg Law Center
Tulane University Law School
University of Arkansas School of Law
University of Arkansas, Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
University of Baltimore School of Law
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
University of California, Davis School of Law
University of California, Hastings School of Law
University of California, Irvine School of Law
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
University of Cincinnati College of Law
University of Colorado Law School
University of Connecticut School of Law
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
University of Georgia School of Law
University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law
University of Houston Law Center
University of Illinois College of Law
University of Kansas School of Law
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
University of Maine School of Law
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
University of Miami School of Law
University of Michigan Law School
University of Minnesota Law School
University of Mississippi School of Law
University of New Mexico School of Law
University of North Carolina School of Law
University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law
University of Oregon School of Law
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
University of San Diego School of Law
University of San Francisco School of Law
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
University of Texas School of Law
University of Virginia School of Law
University of Washington School of Law
University at Buffalo School of Law
Vanderbilt University Law School
Vermont Law School
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Washburn University School of Law
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Washington University, St. Louis School of Law
Western New England University School of Law
Willamette University College of Law
William & Mary Law School
Yale Law School