Why Attend the Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair?
Posted: August 19th, 2016
For those students interested in pursuing a career in public interest law, now is the perfect time to mark your calendars and make plans to attend the annual Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair. The career fair will be held this year in Arlington, Virginia, from October 28 to Saturday, October 29.
This event is the largest national public interest legal career fair in the country and provides students with the unique opportunity to network with a diverse grouping of public interest employers and organizations in one location over the course of just two days. The career fair typically draws more than 160 public interest employers from many states, including California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, New York, and Texas. The employers conduct actual interviews for internships and full-time jobs and meet with students in informal “table talk” discussions of public interest legal opportunities with their organizations. The conference also includes opportunities for networking, mock interviews, and resume review with practicing attorneys and workshops on specific public interest careers.
The cost of registration for the conference is only $25.00 and registration information is available. A list of employers participating in this year’s conference is also available. Some notable attending employers include:
- Animal Legal Defense Fund – Cotati, CA
- Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, PA
- Disability Rights Advocates – New York, NY
- District Attorney’s Office of Charlotte, NC
- Federal Trade Commission – Washington, DC
- Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
- U.S. Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel
Registration for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair ends on September 14, 2016 so be sure you register early! To stay abreast of other Equal Justice events and public interest opportunities, students should also consider joining the Equal Justice Works JDs for Justice Network or following Equal Justice Works on Twitter.