2017 Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair!

Are you looking for a great 2L summer or postgraduate position? Attend the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair! The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest legal career fair in the country. This year, it is taking place on October 27 and 28 in Washington, DC.

So far, 154 employers are registered to conduct interviews including Navy JAG, the Coast Guard, Sierra Club, Public Counsel, several local and federal public defenders, and many others. You can see a full list of employers conducting interviews at the career fair here.

Beyond interviews, the conference features many great talks on public interest topics and Justice Ginsburg will be speaking!

Equal Justice Works recognizes that one of the biggest hurdles to attending the Conference & Career Fair is affording the trip to DC so this year they’re helping students connect for carpooling and hotel sharing and the first 500 registered students will qualify for a chance to receive one of ten $100 travel stipends.

If you are interested in attending and need financial assistance, some might be available. Contact me if you need financial assistance.

Registration is open now and closes on September 13 and you can read more about the conference here.

Notre Dame is covering the cost of registration for all ND students attending the conference. To register for free, follow the following instructions:

To register, access the portal here and follow the instructions in this guide.  

Once you create your profile and the registration form, you will be directed to a credit card payment form. At this point, you can log out. Your registration will be complete even though it says you have not paid. You will be able to log back in to the system, apply for jobs, and schedule interviews. If you have any questions, please careerfair@equaljusticeworks.org.

Registration for the Equal Justice Works 2017 Conference and Career Fair opens on Monday, August 14th! Notre Dame will pay the registration fee for all of its student attendees.

Plase also be sure to visit the Equal Justice Works website here to learn more about the event, including the event schedule and travel information. Important note: If you are no longer able to attend the event, email careerfair@equaljusticeworks.org to request your registration be cancelled before October 9.


  • If you have previously registered for the Conference and Career Fair, follow the instructions for “using a previous account” starting at the bottom of page two of the guide. Make sure to update your class year.
  • If this is your first time registering, follow the instructions for “creating an account” starting at the top of page two of the guide. Please note that if you are new to the event, you must create a profile AND register for the event in order to finalize your registration and apply for jobs.
  • Follow the instructions for “registering to attend” starting at the bottom of page three of the guide.
  • Once you click Save, you will be registered and a credit card payment screen will appear. Simply log out of the database.
  • Once you log back in, you will have a note in your “task list” on the home page that says your event registration is incomplete. However, this will not affect your ability to attend the event, view employers, apply for interviews, or be selected for interviews. Please ignore the message and continue following the instructions in the guide to upload documents, submit applications and accept interview invitations.


  • You will NOT receive a confirmation email from Equal Justice Works regarding your registration.
  • If you accidentally pay your registration fees, reach out to careerfair@equaljusticeworks.org and you will be refunded—there’s no need to cancel your registration or wait. Equal Justice Works will do this for any Notre Dame student up through October 9th.

2L and 3L students who want to apply for Equal Justice Works interviews with employers must register and apply to available positions no later than Wednesday, September 13. You will be notified if you are selected for an interview between September 17th and October 1st and you will have the opportunity to accept or decline the interview until October 7th. Students who only wish to attend the informational “Table Talk” sessions with employers or other conference programming can register until the day of the event.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in government or public interest, I strongly encourage you to attend this great conference!

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