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 130 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.

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version


May 1 - September 4 

Employer registration and job posting

August 12 - September 16 

Student and recent graduate registration and application

September 17 - October 10 Student and recent graduate registration (for those not applying for a pre-scheduled interview; may attend table talk and conference workshops)
September 19 - October 2 

Employer application review and interviewee selection

October 3 

Last day to reserve a hotel room at our discounted rate

October 8 Last day for students and recent graduates to accept or decline interview invitations
October 10 Last day for students and recent graduates to cancel registration and request a full refund
October 24 - 25 Equal Justice Works 2014 Conference and Career Fair



We hope you will join us for the 2014 Conference and Career Fair!

Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, MD 20852
(White Flint metro on Red lines)

At the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, there are opportunities for both pre-scheduled interviews and networking with employers through table talk.

Our keynote session will feature Bryan Stevenson, the Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative and Professor of Law at New York University Law School. Mr. Stevenson is a public-interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. Check out Mr. Stevenson’s TED talk and learn more about his new book, Just Mercy. Mr. Stevenson will speak at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, October 24. More details to come. Please note: This event is not open to the public. Seating is limited and only those who are registered for the Equal Justice Works 2014 Conference and Career Fair may attend.

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.


Students and recent graduates must register for the event and apply for interviews by 6 p.m. EST on September 16.

Those attending the Equal Justice Works 2014 Conference and Career must register on the online database even if you are just attending for a conference session or Table Talk. If you decide not to attend, you have until 5 p.m. EST October 10 to email to cancel your registration and receive a full refund. Cancellations after 5 p.m. EST October 10 will not be refunded.

To view available positions before you register, log in using username EJWguest and password guest. Click “Job Search” under “Jobs & Internships” in the top menu bar, and then click Search to view a list of active positions.

Note: Employers may register and post jobs until September 4, so keep checking back as positions are added.

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.


Registration fee: $25 per student/recent graduate


Review our webinar, Law Student to Leader Step One: Job Search and Application Tips to Land the Interview, for application tips from legal career services professionals.

Check back here for more details and to register for our next free webinar, Law Student to Leader Step Two: How to Make the Most of the Conference and Career Fair, which will focus on interviewing and networking tips.


Students and graduates will be able to use the online database to register and apply for jobs and internships through September 16. Students and graduates will have to create an account and register to attend before applying to positions.

Employers will review resumes and make interviewing decisions between September 19 and October 2. Students and graduates should receive email notifications for each application they submit by October 2 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 8.


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.

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

© 2014 Equal Justice Works - 1730 M Street, NW, Suite 1010, Washington, DC 20036-4511