Registration is Open for the 2019 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 17 and 18 in Arlington, Virginia.

So far, hundreds of employers are registered to attend the conference and conduct interviews including the ACLU, Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles, Kings County District Attorney’s Office, EEOC Office of General Counsel, and many more. You can see a full list of employers conducting interviews at the career fair here.

If you’re looking for a summer job, you can’t beat this conference. 1 in 3 applications is selected for an interview! And, in 2018, 93% of employers said they were “very likely” or “likely” to hire a candidate interviewed at the event.

Beyond interviews, the conference features many great talks on public interest topics and Attorney General Loretta Lynch will be speaking!

Four $250 stipends are available to cover travel costs to the conference. If you’re interested in a travel stipend, email me with a 300 words or less essay that explains why you are interested in attending the conference and what you will get out of it by Thursday, September 12. Preference will be given to those who intend to interview at the conference.

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

Registration for the Equal Justice Works 2019 Conference and Career Fair opens on Monday, August 12! Notre Dame will pay the registration fee for its student attendees.

Please also be sure to visit the Equal Justice Works website to learn more about the event, including the event schedule and travel information.

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, select the box that you’re a student/graduate and indicate a payment method and 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


  • 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 three of the guide. Make sure to update your class year.
  • If this is your first time registering, follow the instructions for “creating an account” on 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 four of the guide.
  • Once you click Save, you will be registered and a credit card payment screen will appear. Be sure that you mark the box that you’re a student/recent graduate and select a payment type (you will not be charged). 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 and you will be refunded—there’s no need to cancel your registration or wait. Equal Justice Works will do this for all Notre Dame students but if the request comes after 10/4, you may have to wait for your refund until after the event as staff will not have time to process the requests.

Students who want to apply for Equal Justice Works interviews with employers must register and apply to available positions no later than Sunday, September 15 at 11:59pm ET. You will be notified if you are selected for an interview between September 16 and September 27. Beginning September 27, you will have the opportunity to accept or decline the interview and select an interview time slot until October 6. 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. The registration process is the same and if you register to apply for interviews, you’re automatically registered for all other aspects of the event.

Registration is open now and closes on September 15 and you can read more about the conference here.

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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