Friday, April 27, 2012

Delaware Minority Job Fair


The Delaware Minority Job Fair Committee of the Delaware State Bar Association invites students at your law school to apply for an invitation to participate in the 2012 Delaware Minority Job Fair for Second- and Third-Year Law Students, which will be held at the Wilmington, Delaware campus of Widener University School of Law on Saturday, August 11, 2012. The Job Fair was founded by a consortium of Delaware law firm, corporate, and public sector/interest legal employers interested in recruiting minority law students for the purpose of increasing diversity in the Delaware bar. The Job Fair, an invitation-only event, is limited to students interested in employment opportunities in Delaware who will be in their second or third year of law school during the 2012-2013 academic year. While minority law students are the focus of this event, the Job Fair accepts applications from all interested students.

The Job Fair begins each year with a networking breakfast, continues with brief remarks highlighting Delaware’s legal community and practice, and concludes after a half-day of interviews. Interviewing employers, members of the Delaware bar and judiciary, officers of the Delaware State Bar Association, and leaders of the minority professional community will join invited students for the networking breakfast. The Delaware Minority Job Fair differs from many other job fairs in that students must be invited to attend rather than simply registering and attending. In return, invited students receive considerably more individual attention than is possible at a very large job fair.

Although students may designate their employer preferences, applications for an invitation to the Job Fair will be considered by all participating employers (law firm, corporate, and public sector/interest). Mid-June, students pre-selected by two or more employers will receive an invitation to attend the Job Fair and a list of interested employers. Students will be asked to accept or decline their invitation by early July. While there are no registration fees to participate, invited students are required to make their own arrangements to travel to Wilmington, Delaware to attend the Job Fair. As funds permit, the Job Fair plans to reimburse reasonable, documented student travel expenses. If sufficient funds are not available, students will be reimbursed on a percentage basis.

Register on the Job Fair's new Symplicity CSM site by clicking here to submit an application.  The application deadline is Friday, May 18, 2012. Please direct any questions regarding the Job Fair to Tricia Widdoss, Job Fair Administrator, at (302) 651-3246 or dmjf@dsba.org.