The HDLJF is the result of Kansas City's leading law firms, legal associations, and corporate legal departments coming together to encourage students to practice law in Kansas City. The HDLJF is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both traditional and non-traditional legal employers. In addition, students can expect to learn more about living in Kansas City through interactions with diverse legal practitioners in the area. Last year, Kansas City played host to nearly 100 students from over 40 Law Schools from across the nation who had the opportunity to interview with 15 area law firms, organizations and government agencies. All 2L (Graduating in 2014) and 3L (Graduating in 2013) Law Students and Recent Law Grads (Graduating in 2012) are invited to participate regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, age and veteran status.
The 2012 Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair will take place August 3-4, 2012, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Kansas City. The kickoff event begin with registration, a diversity panel discussion and a welcome reception on Friday, August 3rd at the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association headquarters. Interviewing will begin at 8:30 AM on Saturday, August 4th with a keynote luncheon featuring Dr. Bernard Franklin. The deadline for early bird registration is May 25th. The final deadline to register is yet to be determined.
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