The Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair Registration is Now Open

The Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (“HDLJF”) is a relatively new initiative designed by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Diversity and Managing Partner Committees. In 2005, the first annual HDLJF was held in Kansas City, Missouri. This job fair is unusual because law firms and legal organizations have come together to encourage students to make Kansas City their first choice.

This year, the job fair will take place on August  6-7, 2010.

Why Should You Attend?
In 2009, the HDLJF was host to nearly 100 students from over 40Law Schools from across the nation. Below are some statistics about past job fairs which we believe you will find very helpful:

2009 Job Fair Facts

  • 23 law firms and legal organizations conducted interviews at the job fair
  • On average, each students had at least 3 interviews

Who May Register
All rising 2L and 3L Law Students and Recent Law Grads are invited to participate regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, age and veteran status. Download the student registration brochure.

**Please note a change in the hotel room reservation policy. Room reservations must be made through HDLJF and not directly with the hotel. See below for more detailed information.

How to Register
Student Registration is now open. Email your full name, college/university name, your expected graduation date and a permanent email address.

Early Bird Registration
The early bird registration deadline is May 24, 2010. All registrations received on or before May 24th will be entered in the Early Bird drawing for a chance to win prizes. The drawing will take place during the Keynote Luncheon. You must be present at the Keynote Luncheon to win.

Hotel Room Reservations
The Job Fair will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. The HDLJF will have a limited number of hotel rooms at the Crowne Plaza Hotel reserved for students who reside more than 50 miles from Kansas City. Rooms will be $50, and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Room arrangements must be made through HDLJF and not directly with the hotel. If you are interested in reserving a room, please contact Michael Wasinger via email or by calling 816.474.4322.

Reservations must be received by Friday, July 23.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
1301 Wyandotte
Kansas City, Missouri, USA 64105

Note: A map showing the location of the hotel can be found on the hotel’s web site.

Downtown Kansas City offers a variety of parking options all within walking distance to the Crowne Plaza hotel, downtown businesses and the Power & Light District, downtown’s entertainment and night life district. To view a map of downtown with parking, restaurant and entertainment options, visit