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!


Student registration for the 2020 Conference and Career Fair will open on Friday, August 14 and close on Monday, October 19. The base registration fee for all three days will be $25.00.

Key dates to keep in mind:

Deadline for Applying to Prescheduled Interviews
Students must apply for prescheduled interviews by Friday, September 18 at 11:59 PM (ET). Employers will submit their interview selections by Tuesday, September 29.

Prescheduled Interview Sign-Up
Students will have been notified of their status for prescheduled interviews (unless otherwise contacted) and will be able to sign-up for specific interview times beginning on Wednesday, September 30. Interview times must be finalized by Friday, October 9 at 11:59 PM (ET).

Please email [email protected] with any questions, or to be added to our distribution list.

Prescheduled Interviews

Students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply and interview with as many organizations as they are interested in during the prescheduled interview application period (mid-August – mid-September). This year, all interviews will be 20 minutes long and will be conducted virtually.

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. More information related to this year’s Table Talk will be available in early August.

Informational Webinars
  • Launching Your Public Interest Career with Equal Justice Works | TBD
    Join Equal Justice Works for an overview of all of the ways our organization can help you launch your public interest law career. We’ll discuss part-time and summer internship opportunities, advocacy and leadership opportunities, student debt resources, and provide helpful information about applying for postgraduate Fellowships.
  • Crash Course: Resumes & Cover Letters | TBD
    Join Equal Justice Works as we provide an overview of what makes a strong resume and cover letter when applying to public interest internships and postgraduate positions. We will go over common mistakes students make when applying and provide tips on how to make your materials stand out.
  • Crash Course: What is Public Interest Law? | TBD
    Join Equal Justice Works as we explore what public interest law is and the great variety of career paths under this umbrella. We’ll also discuss ways law students can launch their careers in this area and dispel some of the myths around it.
  • 1L Crash Course: Roadmap to Success in Public Interest Law | TBD
    Welcome to law school! Join Equal Justice Works as we lay out a roadmap to help students navigate their first year in law school to set themselves up for success in public interest law. We will break down the timeline of your first year to help ensure that you land that dream summer internship and are on the right path to accomplishing your long-term goals.
  • Application Tips to Land an Interview at the Conference & Career Fair | TBD
    Join Equal Justice Works as we show you how to use the career fair database to search and apply for jobs, as well as how to put together a strong application that will stand out to employers.
  • Public Interest Job Interviewing 101 | TBD
    Nervous about interviewing? Don’t be! Join Equal Justice Works for a webinar designed to help prepare you for interviewing for public interest positions specifically. We’ll also go over the interview format at the upcoming Conference & Career Fair and provide tips and advice on how to present yourself professionally and make an impression during your interview.
  • Getting the Most out of the Conference & Career Fair | TBD
    Join Equal Justice Works as we provide an overview of what to expect at our 2019 Conference & Career Fair including general logistics, a breakdown of our schedule, what to prepare before you arrive at the career fair, tips and tricks for interviewing and Table Talk, and ways you can network while you’re there.