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Public Interest Job Fairs

As a law student you should be aware that many schools and various organizations hold annual job and career fairs. These fairs are golden opportunities whether you are a new law student or about to graduate. In the past, many Pace students have obtained summer and permanent employment as a direct result of these job fairs. If you are interested in public service (e.g. governmental agencies, district attorney’s offices) or public interest (e.g. legal aid and legal services), then make plans to attend the following career fairs of which all Pace students and graduates can take advantage.

2016 Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference:

Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29, 2016
Crystal Gateway Marriott - Arlington, VA

The EJW annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest public interest career fair in the country. It provides access to internship and job opportunities for law students, connects employers with talented attorneys and law students, and offers skill-building and sessions with experts.  


September 14, 6pm - Student and Recent Grad Deadline to apply to interview for open positions
Sept. 15 – Oct. 28 - Student and recent graduate registration (interview application period closed;registration for table talk and workshops only)

Sept. 17 – Oct. 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 28 & 29 - Conference and Career Fair


2017 NYU Public Interest/Public Service Legal Career Symposium:

Thursday February 2 & Friday, February 3, 2017
New York University School of Law

The Symposium provides students from all area law schools with the opportunity to meet with representatives of public interest/service organizations both for formal interviewing and at informational tables.  A variety of government, small firms and legal organizations conduct formal interviews. The informational tables are a great way to network and obtain information about the various employers.

Important NYU Dates & Deadlines

November 1 – December 1 – Students may register for the Fair.  The deadline to register is 11:59 p.m. on December 1.  Late registration will open on December 2 at 12:00 a.m. and continue until February 1 at 3:00 p.m.  Students who register after the December 1 deadline will not be eligible to apply for interviews but will be able to participate in Table Talk.  Alumni may register at any point between November 1 and February 1 to participate in Table Talk.  Alumni may not participate in interviews. 

December 2 – January 12 – Students may apply for interviews.  The deadline to submit applications is 11:59 p.m. on January 12.  In order to be considered for interviews, students must also enter their availability into the online system by 11:59 p.m. on January 12.

January 27 – Interview schedules are expected to be published online.  Please be advised that this date is subject to change.

January 30 February 1 – Students may sign up for additional interviews through Free Sign-Up.  Each day, to the extent that interview slots remain or become available, students can sign up for two additional interviews, for a maximum of six additional interviews.  (Note: Only students who registered for the Fair before the December 1 deadline are eligible for Free Sign-Up.)


*Since registration is required for participation in many career fairs, please check with us for further details.