The Boston Lawyers Group Diversity Job Fair for Law Students of Color takes place in Boston every year. The Job Fair provides participating member organizations with the opportunity to select and interview applicants from a nationwide pool of qualified students of color. It is our biggest event of the year designed to place rising 2L students in Summer Associate positions. Furthermore, law students selected for interviews are invited to a networking reception the day before to meet with fellow law students of color, hiring partners, interviewing attorneys, and legal recruiting managers.
2020 JOB FAIR INFORMATION & APPLICATION PROCESS
Please be advised, students DO NOT bid on employers for the BLG Job Fair. Employers pre-select students that meet their firm’s hiring criteria from the pool of registered students. Selected students are then given a schedule of interviews ranging from 1 interview to a maximum of 10 interviews before the date of the event. No interviews take place before the job fair.
The hiring process is highly competitive; therefore, member organizations will adhere to the same hiring criteria they use when seeking candidates through the on-campus interview process. The hiring criteria may include:
Ultimately, the member organizations determine the qualifications that best meet their hiring requirements.
Rising second-year (2L) law students, graduating Class of 2022. Rising third-year (3L) law students in 4-year programs.
Employers are interviewing students for only 2021 Summer Associate Positions. Graduates and LLM candidates are NOT eligible.
Students must complete an academic profile by uploading their resume and law school transcript, including Spring 2020 grades, to the Symplicity application portal. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
BLG Symplicity Link:
The BLG’s Symplicity Job Fair application portal will ONLY be used to apply for the Job Fair. When a date is confirmed, a date for the portal opening will be provided.
Additional Information: (Documents below will become available closer to the open application period.)
PLEASE NOTE: Our members’ criterion focuses on deserving diverse students and gives preference to students with racial and ethnic backgrounds that have been historically underserved and underrepresented in the legal profession. Competitive applicants should have strong ties to Boston and an interest in pursuing a career in law. This criterion is in accordance with our mission to create a pipeline of talent enabling our members to identify, recruit, advance, and retain diverse attorneys in Boston’s legal community.