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.

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 2: Job Search and Application Tips to Land the Interview webinar
  • 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

For a list of registered employers, contact

Tentative Schedule

Travel and Accommodations




Registration fee: $25 per student/recent graduate

To login as a guest and view employers and jobs before you register: log in using username EJWguest and password guest. Click Job Search under Jobs & Internships in the top menu bar to view a list of active positions. Note: Employers may register and post jobs until September 3, 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.


Register for our free webinar at 3 p.m. EDT on September 2: Job Search and Application Tips to Land the Interview.


Students and graduates will be able to use the online database to register and apply for jobs and internships through September 14. 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 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.

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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