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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.

27th Annual Public Interest Legal Career Reception:

Early Fall (Date TBD), 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:

Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29, 2016
Crystal Gateway Marriott - 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.  

2017 NYU Public Interest/Public Service Legal Career Symposium:

Early February (dates TBD), 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.

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