Conference and Career Fair

The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest legal career fair in the country. More than 160 public interest employers conduct interviews for internships and full-time jobs and meet with students in informal “table talk” discussions of public interest legal opportunities. Over 1,200 students from nearly 200 law schools attend for interviews, workshops on public interest careers, job search advice, networking, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more.


The Colorado Public Defender employs dozens of great lawyers who first came to us through interviews or Table Talk sessions at the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair.  Equal Justice Works attracts a diverse group of talented and committed public interest law students from across the country.  Over two days, we see dozens of accomplished students who might not find it viable to interview in person in Colorado.  We’ve found it to be the best one-stop shopping event for public interest employers and students."      

-Brian Connors, Colorado State Public Defenders



Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Contact or 202-466-3686 with any questions on how you can participate.

Please refer to our Employer Registration Guide for assistance while registering. 

Employer Registration Rates*Early BirdStandard (Aug 7)
Nonprofit, government or public interest organization$150$275
Private firm$400$500

*Each registration includes a table and two chairs. Please note that due to space limitations, we ask that you do not bring oversized banners, posters or other materials that may obstruct neighboring tables. For more specific details on space restrictions please email

Student Registration Opens August 15th. 


  • May 11 - August 6: Early bird employer registration and job posting
  • August 7 - September 7: Standard employer registration and job posting
  • August 15 - September 14: Student and recent graduate registration and application
  • September 17 - October 1: Employer application review and interview selection
  • October 7: Last day for accepted students and recent graduates to sign up for an interview time
  • October 28 & 29: Conference and Career Fair

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