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Information for Employers

2017 Conference & Career Fair

Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28 in Arlington, VA

The annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest legal career fair with more than 165 public interest employers and 1,200 dedicated law students and graduates from nearly 150 law schools – all under one roof. Why would you go anywhere else?


NOTE: We have reached capacity for employers to attend this year's event. To be added to our waitlist and to be sure you're on the list for next year, please email

Please refer to our Employer Registration Guide for assistance while registering and navigating the database. 


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

Rates* Early Bird Standard (Begins August 5th)
2017 Equal Justice Works Postgraduate Fellowship Host Organizations       FREE   FREE  
Nonprofit, government or public interest organization       $150     $275  
Private Firm        $400     $550  





*Each registration includes a table and two chairsAdditional tables can be purchased for $75. 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


Equal Justice Works is happy to provide participants with a reduced rate at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. Click here for more information and to make your reservations. 


Wednesday, May 10th- Friday, August 4th: Early bird employer registration and job posting
Saturday, August 5th- Friday, September 8th: Standard employer registration and job posting
Monday, August 14th- Wednesday, September 13that midnight ET: Student and recent graduate registration and application for pre scheduled interviews
Friday, September 15th- Friday, September 29th at midnight ET: Employer application review and interview selection
October 8th at midnight ET: Last day for accepted students and recent graduates to sign up for an interview time
October 27th & 28th: Conference and Career Fair


Recruitment made easy:
Here are a few more reasons you should join us:

♦ Expanded recruiting reach

By attending our career fair, you will have access to a national pool of diverse, qualified and talented candidates who are committed to working in the public interest sector.

  ♦ Prescreened candidates

Through our system, you will be able to review candidate resumes and schedule interviews prior to the event.

♦ Networking opportunities

Several events that are open to law school professionals and other public interest employers allow time for personal and professional networking.

  ♦ Time and cost savings

The Career Fair provides a great opportunity for your organization to conduct outreach on a national scale in one location.

♦ Increase your visibility with students

Last year, we had more than 1,200 students attend from across the country. Our interview schedules allow you to meet a fairly large number of candidates at one time.

  ♦ Develop connections early with 1Ls

During the table talk portion, employers will be able to speak with all students, including 1Ls, allowing you to get on the radar of these potential future job candidates early.