On October 26 and 27, 2018, the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair brought together more than 200 public interest employers and 1,400 law students from over 150 law schools. The conference gave attendees the opportunity to build their professional skills and grow their résumés, while interviewing for full-time positions and internships.
On Friday, attendees had the opportunity to interview for legal positions and participate in informal “table talk” discussions with employers. Attendees also had the opportunity to receive advice on their résumés, have their cover letter reviewed, and conduct mock interviews with recruitment professionals. During the day, attendees were able to attend conference sessions on a wide variety of pressing legal topics, including Defending the Earth: The Role of Lawyers (and Law Attendees) in Protecting Our Environment, Reproductive Rights: New Threats and How Advocates are Fighting Back, and more.
In the afternoon, attendees heard from keynote speaker Sally Yates, the former U.S. Deputy Attorney General, as she discussed her commitment to blending public service and law with Judge Ann Claire Williams, formerly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
On Saturday, attendees continued to attend the career fair and practice their interview skills. Saturday conference sessions included JDS in Debt, Mobilizing the Next Generation of Public Interest Lawyers, and Protecting Transgender Individuals and Communities. Many attendees also took advantage of the opportunity to participate in Pro Bono Day of Service activities, where they served at an immigration consultation clinic in the Washington, D.C. area.
We look forward to seeing you at our 2019 Conference and Career Fair, taking place October 18 and 19, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. In the meantime, click here to see when Equal Justice Works will be visiting your law school campus.