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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.

28th Annual Public Interest Career Reception
Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 5:30-8:00 pm hosted at Fordham Law School

Come network with over 100 NY area public interest employers.  This is a great opportunity to learn about public service internships and career paths!  Join students from 21 participating law schools in the tri-state area and Pennsylvania.  Last year over 30 Pace Law students attended and the feedback from attendees was very positive! Over 100 government agencies and public sector legal organizations are expected to attend and are there solely to meet you and speak to you about the work that they do!  Business casual attire.  1Ls do not bring a resume. Employers are instructed that 1Ls will not be bringing resumes. You do not need to register, just show up (unless you are signing up for the Pace shuttle van)

Getting there:

Watch for emails to reserve a seat on our FREE shuttle bus from the Pace Law campus! Limited seats available. (Only those who receive a confirmation have a spot on the shuttle). (Shuttle will board at 4:30 for strict 4:45 departure from Pace Law campus; return shuttle will depart reception from Fordham Law to return to Pace Law campus at 7:30pm)

Or get there are on your own:  150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues (subways—A,B,C,D,1 trains to 59th St./Columbus Circle)

2017 Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference:
Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2017
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.  

Important EJW Dates
August 14 - September 13 midnight – Students (not 1Ls) and Recent Grads Registration Period to Register for Interviews
September 14 – October 27 – Students and Recent Graduates Registration Open to Attend Workshops and Table Talk Only
September 15 – September 29 – Employer Application Review and Interview Selection
October 8 midnight – Last Day for Accepted Students and Recent Grads to Sign Up for Interview Time

2017 NYU Public Interest/Public Service Legal Career Symposium:
TBD February 2018
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.

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