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!

Registration

Registration for the 2019 Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair is now open! Click here for the Student Registration & Application Guide. 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. Please note that applications for pre-scheduled interviews have closed. 

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Timeline
  • 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
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 [email protected].

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 mandatory Table Talk, an open period of time where all employers will be available to speak to students on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, employers that have breaks in their interview schedules or ones that are Table Talk only may be available to speak to students throughout the duration of the event. They’ll have signage to indicate whether they’re available to approach. In 2018, 60% of employers indicated that they planned to hire candidates met during Table talk.

You must be registered for the event in order to participate in Table Talk. The registration process is the same as for prescheduled interviews so once you’ve finalized your registration in the database, there are no additional steps to take.

Law Student Pro Bono Training

In celebration of the ABA National Pro Bono Week, Equal Justice Works is hosting a special session on disaster recovery legal work focused on raising awareness and training students on the wide range of legal issues that routinely occur post-disaster. This session will take place on Saturday, October 19 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. We will provide tools and resources you can use to represent disaster survivors as well as tips and tricks for dealing with FEMA. This course will also show you how lawyers strengthen community resilience by helping people prepare for disasters before they strike. Come learn what disaster lawyers do, and how you can get involved.

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Informational Webinars
  • Launching Your Public Interest Career with Equal Justice Works | July 31, 2019, 3–4 p.m. EDT
    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.
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  • Crash Course: Resumes & Cover Letters | August 7, 2019, 3–4 p.m. EDT
    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.
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  • Crash Course: What is Public Interest Law? | August 20, 2019, 3–4 p.m. EDT
    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.
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  • 1L Crash Course: Roadmap to Success in Public Interest Law | August 27, 2019, 3–4 p.m. EDT
    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.
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  • Application Tips to Land an Interview at the Conference & Career Fair | September 4, 2019, 3–4 p.m. EDT
    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.
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  • Public Interest Job Interviewing 101 | September 25, 2019, 3–4 p.m. EDT
    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.
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  • Getting the Most out of the Conference & Career Fair | October 10, 2019, 3 – 4 p.m. EDT
    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.
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