Information for Law Students and Graduates
2016 CONFERENCE AND CAREER FAIR
At the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, there are opportunities for both pre-scheduled interviews and networking with employers through table talk. You can also have your résumé reviewed by trained professionals, take part in inspiring conference workshop sessions focused on issues you care about, and network with like-minded students, graduates, law school professionals, and practitioners.
- Dates & Deadlines
- Registered Employers
- Tentative Schedule
- Conference Session Details
- Travel and Accommodations
- Pre-Event Opportunities
Registration fee: $25 per student/recent graduate (non-refundable)
To login as a guest and view employers and jobs before you register: login using username: EJWguest and password: guest.
The deadline to apply for prescheduled interviews has passed but you can still register for Table Talk (informal discussions with employers on a first come first serve basis) and conference sessions. Many employers missed the deadline for prescheduled interviews, are actively recruiting and have reserved interview slots for students met during Table Talk.
- May 11th - August 6th: Early bird employer registration and job posting
- August 7th - September 7th: Standard employer registration and job posting
- August 15th - September 14th: Student and recent graduate registration and application for pre scheduled interviews
- September 15th-October 28th: Student and recent graduate registration for workshops and table talk still open (job application period closed)
- September 17th- October 1st: Employer application review and interview selection
- October 7th: Last day for accepted students and recent graduates to sign up for an interview time
- October 28th & 29th: Conference and Career Fair
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 (not neccessarily at your school) to carpool, hotel share, etc. Sign up here!
On August 24th, Equal Justice Works staff and Diana Cross, a career services professional from the University of Cinncinnati gave a webinar on registering for the Conference & Career Fair and advice on perfecting your application materials entitled "Job Search And Application Tips To Land The Interview". Click here to listen to the recording.
On October 19th, Equal Justice Works staff and Brian Connors, a Public Defender in the Colorado Office of the Public Defender gave a webinar on tips for prescheduled interviews and Table Talk and how to make the most out of your time at the 2016 Conference and Career Fair. Click here to listen to the recording of "Get the Most Out of the Conference and Career Fair and Land the Job".
Students and graduates will be able to use the online database to register and apply for jobs and internships through September 14. Students and graduates will have to create an account and register to attend before applying to positions.
Employers will review resumes and make interviewing decisions between September 15 and October 1. Students and graduates should receive email notifications for each application they submit by October 1 noting whether they were selected for an interview or not. Students and graduates selected for an interview will be able to accept or decline interviews until October 7.
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.
If you have questions about the career fair, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This email is checked daily and all inquires will be addressed.