/ Press Release
Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, today announced that U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08), a Member of the House Judiciary Committee and a leader for gun safety reform, and Ryan Gerber, litigation fellow at Everytown for Gun Safety, are scheduled to participate in a panel discussion on gun reform at the upcoming Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair.
Each fall, Equal Justice Works hosts its two-day Conference and Career Fair, the largest national public interest legal career fair, bringing together more than 200 public interest employers and 1,400 law students and recent law graduates. Attendees participate in prescheduled interviews, workshops and informal “table talk” discussions; receive résumé advice; and network with law students and the public interest law community.
This year, the Conference and Career Fair will be held October 18–19 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, and will include a panel discussion from 10–11 a.m. on October 19, between Representative Raskin and Gerber from Everytown for Gun Safety. At the session, the two panelists will look at how young people and law students can make a difference on gun reform; the role of courts in gun safety; legislative action around the issue; and recent advocacy efforts, including community involvement with Representative Raskin’s office. The panel will be moderated by 2019 Equal Justice Works Fellow Eliana Green, whose work is hosted by Root & Rebound Reentry Advocates, and sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
The Conference and Career Fair will also hold a special keynote session with former U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, from 4–5 p.m. on October 18.
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