Schedule

The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair will take place Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. Alongside the more than 3,300 interviews, the Conference & Career Fair offers dynamic programming on a variety of topics in public interest law.

Planning for the 2019 Conference & Career Fair is underway. Please check back frequently for updated information.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Early Bird Employer Check In

Arlington Foyer

Friday, October 18, 2019

General Registration/Check In for All Attendees

Arlington Foyer


Career Fair Interviews and Table Talk

Arlington Ballroom & Grand Ballroom


Concurrent Conference Sessions (Details TBD)

Grand Ballroom B & G

• "Counseling Your Students to Success: Insider’s Tips on Equal Justice Works’ Programs & Resources for Law School Professionals"

• 2019 Student Advocacy Summit: Join Equal Justice Works staff, Student Representatives, members of our National Advisory Committee and others for a workshop dedicated to student advocacy, leadership, and diversity.


Concurrent Conference Sessions

Grand Ballroom H, B, & C

• "Mobilizing Passionate Public Service Leaders: Equal Justice Works Postgraduate Fellowships 101"

• Panel discussion on immigration with focus on efforts around detention centers.

• Panel discussion on the Prisons and Justice Initiative with founder, Marc Morjé Howard.


Concurrent Conference Sessions (Details TBD)

Grand Ballroom H, B, & C

• "JDs in Debt: What Law Students & Lawyers Need to Know About Managing Student Debt & Earning Forgiveness"

• Panel discussion on criminal justice reform featuring progressive prosecutors, public defenders, and advocacy organizations focused on the issue.

• Panel discussion on reproductive rights and advocacy efforts at the local, state, and federal levels.


Sponsored Lunch for Employers and Law School Professionals

Sky View


Concurrent Conference Sessions (Details TBD)

Grand Ballroom H & C

• Panel discussion on international public service law, including what experience is needed and where to find opportunities to work internationally and on international issue areas.

• Panel discussion on environmental law and policy under this administration and how law students can launch their careers in this field.


Table Talk: All Employers Available

Representatives from many public interest organizations, as well as federal, state, and local government offices, will host information tables at the Career Fair on Friday and Saturday. This provides an excellent opportunity for students to informally network with employers with whom they have not received interviews. Students can also find out about any current volunteer opportunities, summer internships, and postgraduate positions on a first-come, first-served basis.


Career Fair Interviews and Table Talk

Arlington Ballroom & Grand Ballroom


Special Session: A Conversation with Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch

Join us for our keynote session with former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch as she discusses her career and her unyielding commitment to public service and the law with the Honorable Ann Claire Williams, formerly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.


Employer and Law School Professional Networking Break

Sky View

Hosted by Equal Justice Works and NALP

Note: The networking break is for employer representatives and law school professionals only

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Registration/Check In

Arlington Foyer


Office Hours with Current and Former Equal Justice Works Fellows

Grand Ballroom E

This will be an informal opportunity for students to meet with current and former Equal Justice Works Fellows to discuss brainstorming projects, the application and interview process, and their work in public interest law. This is a great time for those who may have submitted applications for the Class of 2020 to get some more insight on the road ahead and for those 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls contemplating applications to learn directly from those who have successfully been through the process.


Career Fair Interviews and Table Talk

Arlington Ballroom


Special Session: A Conversation with Congressman Jamie Raskin and Everytown for Gun Safety

Grand Ballroom


Table Talk: All Employers Available

Arlington Ballroom

Informal discussion time for students to approach employers.

Note: Table Talk is first come, first served—plan ahead and strategize how to maximize your time with your employers of choice.


Disaster Relief Pro Bono Luncheon for Students

Preregistration required. Details to come.


Sponsored Lunch for Employers and Law School Professionals

Sky View


Career Fair Interviews and Table Talk

Arlington Ballroom & Grand Ballroom