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.


Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference (Remote for 2020)

Equal Justice Works Public Service Conference & Career Fair- ALL VITUAL (Remote) Oct. 22 - 24, 2020

The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair brings together more than 200 public interest employers to provide networking opportunities for law students and the opportunity for some students to interviews for full-time positions and summer internships. Law students from over 150 law schools attend the conference to participate in workshops and informal “table talk” discussions, receive resume advice, and network with fellow law students and legal professionals. Employers include public defender and civil legal aid service offices around the country and other government employers. The Career Fair, including interviews, will be ALL VIRTUAL this year, so no travel expenses or inconvenience to participate.

REGISTRATION for the Fair is open NOW thru October 19, 2020.

(However, for pre-scheduled interviews, you must have registered by Friday, September 18, 2020).

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For 2L’s:  This is an great source for public interest and government summer internships, especially in DC and nationally.

3L’s, LLM’s, and Recent Grads:  There will be employers with post-grad openings nationally in attendance.

Annual New York-Area Public Interest Legal Career Fair (Remote for 2021)

NYU Public Interest Career Fair

February 4 & 5, 2021 REMOTE/Virtual

NYU Public Interest Career Fair will be conducted virtually on February 4 & 5, 2021, using a platform called FloRecruit (now used by most top law schools at recruiting/job fairs/OCI/etc.) to hold interviews and to conduct Table Talk virtually.

Important Dates & Deadlines

• December 1 – January 14: Students may register for the Fair and upload applications at 9:00 a.m. on December 1. The deadline to register and to upload applications is 11:59 a.m. on January 14. Late registration will open on January 14 at 12:00 p.m. Students who register after the January 14 deadline will not be eligible to apply for interviews, but will be able to participate in virtual Table Talk.

• January 29 – Interview schedules are expected to be published online. Please be advised that this date is subject to change and is dependent upon all participating employers completing their interview selections by their deadline (January 27).

Please stay tuned for emails from PILC about the Fair!

The Career Fair 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.

Please look out for e-mails from the PILC for further details and feel free to e-mail us at: