Information for Law Students & Recent Graduates

Join us as we bring together more than 1,400 students, 200 employers, and 150 law school faculty, staff, and practitioners in the public interest law field at the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair!

  • August 12 – September 15, 11:59 p.m. ET:
    Student and recent graduate registration and application for prescheduled interviews
    *Students must apply for any prescheduled interviews by September 15, 11:59 p.m. ET
  • September 16 – October 19:
    Student and recent graduate registration for workshops and table talk (prescheduled interview application period closed)
  • September 16 – September 27, midnight ET:
    Employer application review and interview selections
    *All employers will make their interview selections and notify students by September 27, 11:59 p.m. ET
  • September 28 – October 6, 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 6, midnight ET.
  • October 18 – 19:
    Conference and Career Fair

Registration for the 2019 Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair will open August 12, 2019. Registration is $25 per student/recent graduate, and is non-refundable. All students must register in order to participate in prescheduled interviews, Table Talk, and to attend conference sessions, including the keynote. Many schools cover these costs, so be sure to check in with your career services office and let them know that you are interested in participating in the fair.

Prescheduled Interviews

In 2018, 3,300 interviews were conducted over the course of the two-day event. Students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply and interview with as many organizations as they are interested in. All interviews are 20 minutes long and are conducted in a large ballroom-like setting at the hotel.

If you have questions about the career fair, please contact

Law Student Pro Bono Day of Service

Each year, Equal Justice Works partners with local non profit organizations for a pro bono opportunity in celebration of the ABA’s National Celebration of Pro Bono Week. Registered attendees of the Conference and Career Fair sign up on a first come, first serve basis to participate in this special opportunity hosted on Saturday, October 19, 2019 in the Washington, D.C. area. More information will be available Fall 2019.