Information for Law Students and Graduates

2016 CONFERENCE AND CAREER FAIR

Friday, October 28th & Saturday, October 29th
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22022
With more than 150 public interest employers, 1,000 public interest law students and workshops to help you start down the path to your public interest career, you won’t want to miss the Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair. We hope you will join us in October!
 

 

REGISTRATION

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

Click here for the Student Registration & Application Guide!

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

Click Job Search under Jobs & Internships in the top menu bar to view a list of active positions.

Note: Employers may register and post jobs until September 7, so keep checking back as positions are added.

Due to NALP guidelines, 1L students are not eligible to interview with employers during the Equal Justice Works Career Fair. However, 1L students may informally talk to employers during Table Talk on Friday and Saturday.

 

KEY DATES & DEADLINES:

  • May 11th - August 6thEarly 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

 

PRE-EVENT OPPORTUNITIES

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. 

Equal Justice Works will offer another free webinar, "Interviewing & Networking Tips to Land the Job”, to students in the early fall. Check back for details and sign up here to get email alerts on Equal Justice Works’ programming.

 

 

PRESCHEDULED INTERVIEWS

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.

 

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.

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

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