Why participate in a national interview program like semjf?

  • An established, well-run annual event with a successful track record extending back more than 30 years


  • A chance to interview with top law firms, government agencies, and public interest organizations sooner than any other event of its kind


  • SEMJF interviews occur before most schools' OCIs, giving you a jump on your competition


  • Truly a national job fair – in 2019, 106 employers representing jobs in 31 states and Washington DC participated; 83% interviewed for positions outside of Georgia


  • Employers specifically attend in order to diversify their candidate pool


  • Employers pre-select candidates from resumes submitted


  • Conveniently located at the Hilton, just minutes from the Atlanta airport; free shuttle; parking available; substantially discounted rates on guest rooms ($109 single; $119 double)


  • Interviews done all in one place over two days, conducted in sectioned-off booths in hotel meeting rooms, not in guest rooms


  • Scheduled, face-to-face interviews with the rising 2L and 3L candidates (or recent grads) that employers have specifically preselected and invited to interview


  • Additional opportunities exist to talk with some employers even if you haven't been selected


  • In 2019, 87% of participating employers reported that they extended invitations for callback interviews after the job fair, and more than half extended offers


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What our 2019 students are saying

A Successful Job-Search Experience

Met Attorneys from Across the Southeast

Met Attorneys from Across the Southeast

  “I, along with several other students who attended, had the most success at SEMJF, with many of us accepting offers from these participating employers.” 


Vanderbilt student

Met Attorneys from Across the Southeast

Met Attorneys from Across the Southeast

Met Attorneys from Across the Southeast

  “Attending SEMJF enabled me to meet the hiring partner of my future employer before on-campus interviews.  It also provided a great opportunity to meet practicing attorneys from across the southeast—many of whom I stay in contact with to this day.” 


University of North Carolina student 

A Networking Opportunity

Provided Interviewing Experience

Provided Interviewing Experience

  “More than using SEMJF as a springboard for more interviews, I found it most useful as a networking opportunity, where I was able to meet an array of people and firms that helped me further focus my interests and potential.” 


University of North Carolina student 

Provided Interviewing Experience

Provided Interviewing Experience

Provided Interviewing Experience

  "I am glad I went to SEMJF because not only did it lead to a job offer but it gave me the interviewing practice I needed ahead of Fall OCIs." 


University of Richmond student