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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.

NYU Public Interest/Public Service Legal Career Symposium:

Early Registration is Closed. REGISTER NOW to participate in Table Talk!
February 4 & 5, 2016, 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.

Important Dates:

  • Late Student Registration Deadline – Feb., 1, 2016 at 11:59pm (*Students who register late and Recent Grads will only be able to participate in Table Talk, not interviews.)
  • Free Interview Sign Up -- Feb. 1- Feb. 3, 2016 at 3pm (for early reg. students only)
  • Interview Prep & Navigating the Career Fair Workshop -- Monday, Feb 1 @11am (Tudor Room)
  • Interview Cancellation Deadline -- Feb. 3, 2016 at 3pm
  • PILC Fair – February 4 & 5, 2016


  •  As a reminder, the NYU Career Fair will take place at NYU School of Law on Thursday and Friday, February 4th and 5th, 2016.

  • Interview Schedule: We expect that initial interview selections will be available online by Saturday, January 30th check the Fair site for updates. Schedules do not become final until the day before the fair, due to the Alternate and Free Sign-Up process. If you are selected by an employer as an Alternate, you will automatically be moved into an available slot should one open that matched your availability.
  • Free Sign-Up: Students not selected for an interview with an employer may still sign up for any last minute openings during the Free Sign-Up period, which begins on Monday, February 1st at 9am and ends on Wednesday, February 3rd at 3pm. 

*We understand that students have classes scheduled on the days of the career fair and that you have decisions to make about how to manage your time. The PILC cannot advise students or answer specific questions regarding missing class in order to attend the fair. We suggest that you speak with your professors directly and follow each professor’s policy regarding excused absences. 

For further information contact the PILC or check NYU’s Web site at
Additional Career Fair Opportunities

27th Annual Public Interest Legal Career Reception:

Date TBA, Fordham Law School
Co-Sponsored by 19 tri-state law schools, this reception will introduce you to and highlight outstanding and rewarding work done in public service with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and private/public interest law firms. Valuable to all students committed to becoming a public interest lawyer or simply interested in exploring career paths. Helpful to those wanting to learn about practice areas for internships, how to meet the NYS pro bono requirement for bar admission, and pro bono opportunities at firms. Come to make contacts and talk to practitioners about their work and experiences.

2016 Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference:

Dates and Location TBA
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.  


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