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Each fall, the Equal Justice Works Career Fair, the largest national public interest legal career fair, brings together hundreds of law students, public interest employers, and law school faculty for interviews, employer table talks, and networking opportunities.
This year, Equal Justice Works hosted the event virtually for the fourth time, ensuring continued accessibility and inclusivity for attendees. The 2023 career fair took place from October 12 to 14, 2023 via the legal hiring platform, Flo Recruit.
The three-day event provided attendees the opportunity to network and interview for full-time positions and internships. This year, the Equal Justice Works Career Fair was the largest in Equal Justice Works’ history with more than 4,000 registrants. Event attendees participated in over 3,600 prescheduled interviews and 2,348 table talks. Law students were able to connect with organizations they were interested in working with to lay the foundation for the next step in their career.
“All law students who have legal interests in public interest work should definitely be encouraged to participate in this event,” said an anonymous law student attendee. “So few career fairs are accessible for students who are interested in public interest, which makes this event all the more important.”
All law students who have legal interests in public interest work should definitely be encouraged to participate in this event.
Anonymous Law Student /
2023 Equal Justice Works Career Fair Attendee
Equal Justice Works also welcomed the largest number of employers to date, with over 270 public interest organizations represented. At the event, employers interviewed for over 372 internship and postgraduate positions. The virtual nature of the career fair allowed these employers to reach a large pool of law students at law schools across the country who are passionate about their work.
“We are incredibly pleased with the turnout of this year’s event,” Said Aoife Delargy Lowe, the vice president of law school engagement & advocacy at Equal Justice Works. “The demand for public interest jobs remains strong, and we hope to continue to increase the number of opportunities that we can offer to attendees in the future.”
A special thanks to the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and Idealist for sponsoring the career fair, event exhibitors, public interest employers, and attendees for making the 2023 Career Fair an enormous success.
We are incredibly pleased with the turnout of this year's event. The demand for public interest jobs remains strong, and we hope to continue to increase the number of opportunities that we can offer to attendees in the future.
Aoife Delargy Lowe /
Vice President of Law School Engagement & Advocacy at Equal Justice Works