Registration is now open for the eighth annual Legal Diversity Career Fair, sponsored by Vault and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA). The Fair, which will be held on Friday, August 2nd, 2013, in Washington, DC, is an opportunity for law students and attorneys from underrepresented groups to meet and network with recruiters from law firms and government agencies that are firmly committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession.
While all 2L, 3L and lateral candidates are welcome to attend, this event is specifically designed for minority, female, LGBT candidates and candidates with disabilities who have not yet committed to an employer or who are looking for new permanent opportunities. In addition to the recruiting fair, candidates will have the opportunity to attend a diversity awards breakfast and luncheon. Some employers will also be conducting on-site interviews.
This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with some of the top legal employers. Click here to sign up!
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