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8TH ANNUAL SRBLSA JOB FAIR

Employer/sponsorship INFORMATION


Greetings! The Southern Region of the National Black Law Students Association (SRBLSA) would like to invite you to participate in our 8th Annual SRBLSA Job Fair which will be held from August 2425, 2012 at the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel in beautiful and historic Greensboro, North Carolina. Last year’s fair brought students and employers from all over the region together in the pursuit of opportunities in the legal profession. We expect this year’s fair to be even bigger and we hope to see you there!

SRBLSA History Founded in 1968, the National Black Law Students Association is a national organization formed to articulate and promote the needs and goals of Black law students. SRBLSA is the largest of NBLSA’s six regions, with more than 1500 members at 40 law schools located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Puerto Rico.

Job Fair Mission Through its Regional Job Fair, SRBLSA seeks to increase access to employment opportunities for its members who are historically underrepresented in the practice of law. The fair gives SRBLSA m e m b e r s t he op p o r t u n i t y t o le a r n a b ou t p a r t i c i p a t i n g f i rm s , organizations and agencies, as well as to compete for summer and post-graduate positions. Participating employers have the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to increasing diversity in the legal profession as well as recruit students who are versed in the issues and laws unique to the region.

How You Can Participate The three ways your organization can be a part of this event are as: Direct Interview Employers As a Direct Interview Employer, organizations are able to register via our online registration system and directly participate in the two and one-half day event which includes a networking social, structured interviewing sessions, and closing reception Resume Collection Employer Organizations that are unable to physically participate in the Regional Job Fair may register as Resume Collection Employers and have resumes meeting specified criteria forwarded to them for consideration. Sponsorship Participant Organizations that are not currently in a position to consider applicants, but that desire to demonstrate their commitment to promoting the advancement of SRBLSA members, may agree to serve as either a monetary or in-kind sponsor. Details on sponsorship levels and requirements are attached. **Direct Interview and/or Resume Collection Employers may also serve as sponsors**

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We hope that your organization will take advantage of this opportunity to promote the enrichment of law students within the Southern Region and to support the endeavors of SRBLSA. Enclosed please find: a list of participating schools, a list of important dates, an event itinerary, registration documents, a fee schedule and information about sponsorship opportunities. If you would like additional information about this event or you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via e-mail at srblsajobfair@nblsa.org. We hope to see you in Greensboro in August! Kindest Regards,

Karima Grady and Ashely Washington Southern Region Job Fair Coordinators National Black Law Students Association

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Important Dates to Remember Activity

Date

Employer Registration begins

June 15th

Employer Registration deadline

July 10th

Student Bidding period

July 11th to July 20th

Employer Selection period

July 23rd to Aug 3rd

Pre-selected Students Acceptance period

Aug 6th to Aug 10th

Alternate Student Acceptance period

Aug 13th to Aug 17th

Schedules available

August 20th

Job Fair

August 25th

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2012 8th Annual SRBLSA Job Fair Itinerary Friday, August 24, 2012 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hotel Check-In & Registration Welcome Reception and Networking Mixer Hosted By: Elon University School of Law

Saturday, August 25, 2012 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast & Registration Hosted By: Charlotte School of Law

8:30 a.m. – 11:30a.m.

Interviewing Sessions

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch & Panel Discussion

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Interviewing Sessions

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Event & RSVP Form Firm/Organization Name:______________________________________________________ Mailing Address: ________________________________________________________________ City: ______________________________ State: __________

Zip: ______________________

Contact Person: _________________________ Position/Title: _____________________ Phone No.: __________________________________ Email: ____________________________ Website: ___________________________ Areas of Practice: ______________________ Please select all that apply: We plan to attend the Networking Reception. # of Attendees ___ We plan to participate as a Direct Interview Employer. # of Attendees ___ We plan to participate as a Resume Collection Employer. We plan to participate as In-kind or Monetary Sponsors. Please complete this form and return to: SRBLSA Job Fair Coordinators c/o Ashely Washington 3208 Rockford Road Durham, NC 27713 srblsa.jobfair@nblsa.org

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Employer Profile Form Firm/Organization Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City: ________________________________________________________________________ Contact Person: ________________________________________________

State: __________

Zip: _____________________

Position/Title: __________________________________________

Phone No.: _________________________________________________ Email: ____________________________________________________________ Website: _____________________________________________

Areas of Practice: ________________________________________________

Brief Description:___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Level of Applicant: (Please select all to be considered)

⃝ 1L

⃝ 2L

⃝ 3L

⃝ No preference

Required Qualifications: (GPA, class rank, etc.) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Additional Qualifications: (Skills, interests, experience, etc.) _______________________________________________________________________________________ Required Application Materials: (Select all that apply) ⃝ Cover Letter

⃝ Resume

⃝ Transcript

⃝ Writing Sample

Additional Comments: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Registration Fee Information Public Interest:

$50.00

Government: (state or federal)

$100.00

Corporation:

Small Firm:

(in house opportunities)

(<100 attorneys)

$200.00

$150.00

Mid-Sized Firm: (100-250 attorneys)

$200.00

Please complete this form and return to: SRBLSA Job Fair Coordinators c/o Ashely Washington 3208 Rockford Road Durham, NC 27713 srblsa.jobfair@nblsa.org PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO: SRBLSA

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Large Firm: (250+ attorneys)

$250.00


Sponsorship Opportunities (Please Note: The National Black Law Students Association is a 501(c)(3) Organization)

Title Sponsor $4,000  Job Fair registration fee waiver  Two complimentary rooms at the Host Hotel for Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th Inclusion of sponsor-supplied organizational marketing materials in student welcome packet  Organizational signage prominently featured at all activities and on all tables at the Job Fair  Logo and name prominently featured as The Title Sponsor on the SRBLSA website and newsletter  Logo and name prominently featured on the front of the Job Fair booklets Luncheon Sponsor $3,500  Job Fair registration fee waiver  Two complimentary rooms at the Host Hotel for Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th  Inclusion of sponsor-supplied organizational marketing materials in student welcome packet  Organizational signage featured at all activities and on all tables at the Job Fair  Logo and name featured as an Event Sponsor on the SRBLSA website and newsletter  Logo and name featured on the front of the Job Fair booklets

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Gold Level Sponsor $2,000  Job Fair registration fee waiver  One complimentary room at the Host Hotel for Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th  Inclusion of sponsor-supplied organizational marketing materials in student welcome packet  Organizational signage featured at all activities and on all tables at the Job Fair  Logo and name featured as a Platinum Level Sponsor on the SRBLSA website and newsletter  Logo and name featured on the Front of the Job Fair Resume booklets Hospitality Room Sponsor $1,000  Job Fair registration fee waiver  One complimentary room at the Host Hotel for Friday, August 24th  Inclusion of sponsor-supplied organizational marketing materials in student welcome packet  Organizational signage prominently displayed in the Hospitality Room area  Logo and name featured as the Hospitality Room Sponsor on the SRBLSA website and newsletter In-Kind/Monetary Sponsor In kind donations of goods and/or services as well as unspecified amounts are welcome and appreciated. Please contact us directly to discuss this type of sponsorship at srblsa.jobfair@nblsa.org.

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Sponsorship Commitment Form Organizational sponsorship is vital to the success of the 2012 8th Annual SRBLSA Job Fair. Your commitment will speak volumes about your organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to the advancement of law students in the Southern Region, as well as to its commitment to broadening diversity in the legal profession. Indicate below if your organization is committed to the success of SRBLSA students in the law! We would like to be a Title Sponsor We would like to be a Luncheon Sponsor We would like to be a Gold Sponsor We would like to be a Hospitality Room Sponsor We would like to be an In-Kind Sponsor and pledge to donate We would like to customize our sponsorship contribution. (Contact us directly at srblsa.jobfair@nblsa.org ) Firm/Organization Name: __________________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________ City: ______________________________________________

State: __________

Zip: ____________________

Contact Person: _________________________________

Position/Title: ______________________________

Phone No.: __________________________________ Email: _________________________________________________ Signature: ________________________________________________________________________ Date: _____________

Please complete this form and return to: SRBLSA Job Fair Coordinators c/o Ashely Washington 3208 Rockford Road Durham, NC 27713 srblsa.jobfair@nblsa.org PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO: SRBLSA

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2012 8th Annual SRBLSA Job Fair SRBLSA Chapter Schools Birmingham School of Law Faulkner University—Thomas Goode Jones School of Law Miles Law School Samford University—Cumberland School of Law University of Alabama School of Law University of Arkansas at Fayetteville University of Arkansas at Little Rock Ave Maria School of Law Barry University—Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Florida A&M University College of Law Florida Coastal School of Law Florida International University College of Law Florida State University College of Law Nova Southeastern University Law Center St. Thomas University School of Law Stetson University College of Law University of Florida—Levin College of Law University of Miami School of Law Emory University School of Law Georgia State University College of Law John Marshall Law School—Atlanta Mercer University School of Law University of Georgia School of Law Louisiana State University Law Center Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Southern University Law Center Tulane University Law School Mississippi College School of Law University of Mississippi School of Law Campbell University School of Law Charlotte School of Law Duke Law School Elon University School of Law North Carolina Central University School of Law University of North Carolina School of Law Wake Forest University School of Law Charleston School of Law University of South Carolina School of Law Nashville School of Law University of Memphis University of Tennessee College of Law Vanderbilt University Law School

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SRBLSA Job Fair Employer Packet  

See attached.

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