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Information for Law Students and Graduates

At the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, there are opportunities for both pre-scheduled interviews and networking with employers through table talk. In 2016, 170 employers conducted over 2,600 formal interviews over the two day span. You can also have your résumé reviewed by trained professionals, take part in inspiring conference workshop sessions and network with like-minded students, graduates, law school professionals, and practitioners.

KEY INFORMATION

 

REGISTRATION

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**DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION AND APPLICATION GUIDE!**

Though it’s too late to apply for prescheduled interviews, registration for the event is still open for students interested in participating in Table Talk and or attending workshops and panels including our keynote with Justice Ginsburg. This year, we have 28 employers that are participating in Table Talk throughout the event, meaning they’ll be available to speak with students at any time, and all 181 employers will be participating in the two-hour mandatory sessions of Table Talk each day where students will be able to speak with recruiters on a first come, first serve basis. .

Registration fee: $25 per student/recent graduate (non-refundable).

 

EVENT TIMELINE & KEY DATES

  • Monday, August 14th - Wednesday, September 13th at midnight ET: Student and recent graduate registration and application for prescheduled interviews, workshops and Table Talk
  • Thursday, September 14th - Friday, October 27th: Student and recent graduate registration for workshops and Table Talk (job application period closed)
  • 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

 

PRESCHEDULED INTERVIEWS

Students and graduates will be able to use the online database to register and apply for jobs and internships through September 13th. Students and graduates will have to create an account and register to attend before applying to positions.

To login as a guest and view employers and jobs before you register, login using username: EJWguest and password: guest.

 

TABLE TALK

Even if you do not get the interview you were hoping for, there will be several opportunities to speak to employers outside of the formal interview times. Both Friday and Saturday will feature Table Talk, an open period of time where employers will be available to speak to students on a first-come, first-served basis. We have heard from many of our employers and students that interviews and offers have been secured from meetings during table talk.

You are encouraged to identify the employers you would like to speak to before Table Talk begins. Keep in mind that many employers may have long lines of students waiting to speak to them. Plan ahead and strategize to maximize your time with all employers. You must also register in order to participate in Table Talk.

If you have questions about the career fair, please contact careerfair@equaljusticeworks.org. This email is checked daily and all inquires will be addressed.

 

STUDENT NETWORKING RECEPTION

This year we’re hosting a special student networking reception a the Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair on Friday, October 27th from 6pm-7pm at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. Join Equal Justice Works Fellows, staff and your peers to connect in an informal setting!

Refreshments (non-alcoholic) and hor d’oeuvres will be served. Space is limited so the first 200 students to sign up and we've already hit that number but by signing up you will be added to the waitlist.

Click here to sign up!

 

INTERESTED IN CARPOOLING?

We recognize that one of the biggest hurdles to attending the Conference & Career Fair is affording the trip to DC. We're hoping to help by connecting you with other students in your area from your law school and others for a road trip! This year, we're utilizing a webapp called Group CarPool to organize trips as easily as possible. Only those who are attending the career fair will have access, sign up here. You can volunteer to be a driver, join cars that have already signed up or add your name to the waitlist to be notified when new drivers are added.

 

INTERESTED IN HOTEL SHARING?

Despite the discounted rate, we know that the hotel prices in DC can be hard on students' budgets. If you're interested in splitting a room with a fellow Conference & Career Fair attendee, sign up here and we'll connect you!

As a reminder, you can book rooms at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel by making a reservation here. The group rate is $199/night.

 

PRE-EVENT OPPORTUNITIES 

On September 7, we hosted a webinar, 'Job Search & Application Tips to Land the Interview', focused on preparing resumes, cover letters, writing samples and other application materials as you are applying for interviews at the 2017 Conference and Career Fair. Click here to view the recording.