The Southeastern Minority Job Fair, or SEMJF, is a legal interview program which brings together employers from all over the country and diverse students from more than 50 law schools in the southeastern United States. It is one of the oldest and largest events of its kind in the country.
Each year, employers gather in Atlanta over a Friday and Saturday in mid-July to interview the students they have preselected from a potential pool of around 600 diverse candidates. Like on-campus interviews, the students that employers select are scheduled for 20-minute screening interviews in hotel meeting rooms, after which successful candidates are typically invited for call-back interviews. Employers interview rising 2L and 3L students for summer and permanent jobs which commence a year later, or recent graduates for immediate openings.
"I really liked the diversity and maturity of the students."
"All of the students were on time, had researched the position, and had thoughtful questions."
"The students were well prepared and had responses ready and available."
"I heard a lot of firm research [in the interviews]."
"SEMJF was very well coordinated. Everyone was very helpful and friendly."
"Easy to check in [on-site]. Very organized. The entire process was easy."
"The new venue was fantastic. [We] enjoyed the ballroom style-less awkward than interviewing in guest rooms."
"Thanks so much for moving the interviews out of the guest rooms! Great change!"
"I very much enjoyed the Employer Reception Friday night."
"The new setup is protective of interviewers and students."
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