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.


Annual NY Metro Area Public Interest Career Reception at Fordham Law School


Thursday, September 19, 2019, 5:30PM-8:00PM, Fordham Law School

Each fall, Fordham Law School in NYC hosts the Annual Metro Area Public Interest Career Reception 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!

FREE transportation is available from Pace Law to Fordham Law School!  Limited seats available; 1L priority sign up through Thursday, September 12th. E-mail: to sign up.  PD credit for all who attend!

Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference

Equal Justice Works Public Service Conference & Career Fair - October 18-19, 2019 - Crystal Gateway Marriott (1700 Richmond Hwy, 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. This is an especially great opportunity to apply for positions and network with public defenders and civil rights/advocacy organizations nationwide!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE (if seeking interviews): Sunday, September 15 (registration opens Aug. 12)

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 (hosted at NYU Law)

NYU Public Interest Career Fair

February 6 & 7, 2020 hosted by New York University School of Law

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.

Registration for NYU's 43rd Annual Public Interest Legal Career Fair will open at 9:00AM on November 1, 2019.  Once you have registered and been approved, you will be able to upload your applications for up to 50 organizations.  **PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR RESUME/COVER LETTER REVIEWED BY THE CCPD OFFICE PRIOR TO UPLOADING!**  (all class years for summer internships and post-graduate positions).  MORE DETAILS TO COME!

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