Information for Law Students and Graduates

Would you like to connect with public interest employers from all across the country and meet fellow, public interest-minded students, graduates and practitioners in the field? Then the Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the event for you.

With more than 140 public interest employers, 1,200 public interest law students and workshops to help you start down the path to your public interest career, you won’t want to miss it.


At the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, there are opportunities for both pre-scheduled interviews and networking with employers through table talk. You can also have your résumé reviewed by trained professionals, take part in inspiring conference workshop sessions focused on issues you care about, and network with like-minded students, graduates, law school professionals, and practitioners.

Over 150 employers are attending the Conference & Career Fair. Click here for a list of registered employers.

We hope you will join us for the 2015 Conference and Career Fair!

Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

  • May 18 - September 3: Employer registration and job posting
  • August 11 - September 14: Student and recent graduate registration and application
  • September 15 - October 9: Student and recent graduate registration (interview application period closed;
    registration for table talk and workshops only)
  • September 17 - October 1: Employer application review and interview selection
  • October 7: Last day for accepted students and recent graduates to sign up for an interview time
  • October 9: Last day for students and recent graduates to cancel registration and request a refund
  • October 23 & 24: Conference and Career Fair

Tentative Schedule

Conference Sessions

Travel and Accommodations




Registration fee: $25 per student/recent graduate

The period to apply for prescheduled interviews closed on September 14. Students and recent graduates may register through October 9 to speak with employers during our table talk and to attend conferences sessions lead by experienced public interest attorneys on international and immigration careers, managing student debt, and how students can organize to fight injustice.

To login as a guest and view employers before you register: log in using username EJWguest and password guest. Click Employer Directory in the top menu bar to view all registered employers and click Job Search under Jobs & Internships to view a list of positions. 

Note: Due to NALP guidelines, 1L students are not eligible to interview with employers during the Equal Justice Works Career Fair. However, 1L students may informally talk to employers during Table Talk on Friday and Saturday.


View the recording of our September 2 webinar Job Search and Application Tips to Land the Interview.

Get interviewing and networking tips from employers attending the Conference and Career Fair during our free webinar at 4 p.m. EDT on Thursday, October 8.


The period to apply for prescheduled interviews closed on September 14. Students and recent graduates may register through October 9 to speak with employers during our table talk and to attend conferences sessions.

Employers will review resumes and make interviewing decisions between September 17 and October 1. Students and graduates should receive email notifications for each application they submit by October 1 noting whether they were selected for an interview or not. Students and graduates selected for an interview will be able to accept or decline interviews until October 7.


Even if you do not get the interview you were hoping for, there will be several opportunities to speak to employers outside of the formal interview times. Both Friday and Saturday will feature Table Talk, an open period of time where employers will be available to speak to students on a first-come, first-served basis. We have heard from many of our employers and students that interviews have been scheduled and offers made from meetings during table talk.

You are encouraged to identify the employers you would like to speak to before Table Talk begins. Keep in mind that many employers may have long lines of students waiting to speak to them. Plan ahead and strategize to maximize your time with all employers.

Do not use this time to conduct an extensive interview. You should have a quick, 30 second introduction and “selling point” about yourself. Most employers want to meet as many students as possible during this time, so be courteous to your fellow students and keep your face time as short as possible.

If you have questions about the career fair, please contact This email is checked daily and all inquires will be addressed.

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