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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 2017, 180 employers conducted over 2,800 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

Registration for the 2018 Conference & Career Fair will open on Monday, August 13. To be sure that you receive important notices and information about participating, click here to sign up for our monthly student newsletter. 

Registration is $25 per student/recent graduate and is non refundable. Many schools cover these costs so be sure to check in with your career services office and let them know of your interest in participating.

EVENT TIMELINE & KEY DATES

· Monday, August 13 - Friday, September 14 at midnight ET: Student and recent graduate registration and application for prescheduled interviews, workshops and Table Talk. Students must apply for any prescheduled interviews by September 14 at midnight ET.

· Saturday,September 14 - Day of the Event: Student and recent graduate registration for workshops and Table Talk remains open but prescheduled interview application period now closed.

· Monday, September 17 - Friday, September 28th at midnight ET: Employer application review and interview selection. Employers will be sent their application packets during this time and must submit their selections and alternates list by September 28 at midnight.

· Saturday, September 29 - Monday, October 8 at midnight ET: All students will have been notified of their acceptances for prescheduled interviews unless otherwise contacted and will be able to sign up for specific interview times. Interview slots must be selected by October 8 at midnight ET.

· Saturday, October 26 & Friday, October 27: 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 August 13-September 14. These applications will be reviewed by participating employers and they will then select the students they wish to interview at the Conference & Career Fair. In 2017, 2,800 interviews were conducted over this two-day event. Students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply and interview with as many organizations as spark their interest. All interviews are 20 minutes long and are conducted in a large ballroom like setting at the event space. 

 

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.