Equal Justice Works 2012 Conference and Career Fair

Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27, 2012
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest public interest career fair in the country. It is the only event where you’ll find more than 1,200 public interest-minded students representing 200 law schools from across the country coming together to explore career options with leading nonprofit organizations and government agencies.  The Conference and Career Fair provides access to job opportunities for law students; connects employers with talented attorneys and law students; and offers a multitude of skill-building and career advising sessions with experts from around the country. Our conference continues to be an unparalleled networking opportunity for students, law school professionals and legal professionals.

This year’s keynote speaker is Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Student/Recent Graduate Registration Opens August 15
http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/students

NOTE: Due to NALP guidelines, 1L students are not eligible to interview with employers during the Equal Justice Works Career Fair. However, 1L students may informally talk to employers during Table Talk on Friday and Saturday.

Important Dates
September 13: deadline to register and submit resumes for employer consideration
October 4: deadline for employers to post interview selections
October 11: deadline for selected candidates to accept or decline interviews
October 11: deadline to register for conference attendance (workshops and Table Talk participation only, no interviews)
October 16: deadline to cancel registration with full refund

Registration fee: $25 per student/recent graduate

LCS NOTE: Law Career Services will cover the first ten (10) online registration fees for those who subsequently attend the conference. Please print and submit copies of your registration/payment confirmation to Carol North in Law Career Services (Sarkeys Suite 216) for reimbursement.

PCDC – Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program

Friday, August 24, 2012
Crowne Plaza Suites Dallas Park Central
Dallas, TX
http://sunbeltjobfair.com/

Interested OCU LAW students and recent graduates are directed to review the program details and registration instructions located in Symplicity. Open the PCDC Job Listings module and search on Job ID 7156.

Questions may be directed to Carol North, PCDC Job Fair Administrator.

PCDC – St. Louis Diversity Job Fair

When: August 3-4, 2012
Where: Saint Louis, MO

Eligible for Participation: OCU School of Law students in the graduating classes of 2013 and 2014.

The primary goal of the Fair is to attract a diverse group of 2L and 3L students to the metropolitan St. Louis legal community, encourage them to practice law in the area, and become an integral part of our community. The Job Fair steering committee has invited law firms, corporations, and government agencies from all over the nation.

Program information, registration details, and applicable hard deadlines for participation may be located in the Symplicity PCDC Job Listings database – Job ID 7096.

Questions may be directed to Carol J. North, PCDC Job Fair Administrator.

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SPRING 2012

EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS APPLICATION SCHEDULE
Please let your students know that there is still time to apply for the 2012 Summer Corps program. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, April 10. Incomplete applications will not be considered and there will be no exceptions.
  • 2012 AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship: Positions announced in June on PSLawNet. Applications ongoing.
  • 2013 Equal Justice Works Fellowship: Application open July 6 to September 18
  • 2013 Public Defender Corps: Application open July 6 to September 18
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
What are the differences between the three Equal Justice Works post-graduate fellowships programs? How do you help students with their applications? Who should apply to which program? We are offering several webinars this spring to answer these questions and more. All webinars are free. Please visit our website and to learn more and register for our webinars.
2012 CONFERENCE AND CAREER FAIR
Save the Date
Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27, 2012
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Registration information will be coming soon. Travel and accommodation information is now available.
THE GUIDE TO LAW SCHOOLS
We have been receiving great feedback for the new The Equal Justice Works Guide to Law Schools. From November 21 to March 30, The Guide received 12,414 visits, with 86% being first time visitors. Based on results from our survey, 79% of those utilizing the site are prospective law students, along with a small number of current law students and undergraduate advisors.
One of the most popular features was the comparison view that allows visitors to obtain side-by-side summaries of several schools’ programs at one time. This feature was used 1,598 times throughout this period.
We encourage you to update your school’s information in The Guide with the information most recently reported to the ABA and NALP, and any other changes you would like to make to your school’s profile. Remember that you can make changes in The Guide anytime by logging in at http://survey.ejwguide.org. When you do make changes, please let us know by sending an email to guide@equaljusticeworks.org, so that we may ensure your edits transfer to the live, public version of The Guide. Please contact us if you have any questions.
EDUCATIONAL DEBT RELIEF PROGRAM
Educational Debt We are pleased to announce the publication of a new educational debt resource. Take Control of Your Future: What You Should Know About Educational Debt provides basic information about student loans, repayment options and relief programs such as Income-Based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Visit our website to download a free copy today.
Our educational debt relief team recently participated in the final session of negotiated rulemaking proceedings held by the Department of Education. As a member of the student loans committee, we advocated for borrowers’ interests on 25 different issues, which included regulations governing Income-Based Repayment and Income-Contingent Repayment and implementing President Obama’s Pay As You Earn proposal. On Friday, March 30, the committee, which included representatives from the Department of Education, schools, loan servicers, legal aid, consumer advocates and students, reached consensus on these issues. As a result, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with the committee’s proposals will be issued later this year. Programs like Income-Based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness can help ease the burden of educational debt, but students must make sure they take the right steps to qualify. If you have any questions or would like more information about these programs or the rulemaking proceedings, please email our educational debt team at debtrelief@equaljusticeworks.org.
To learn more on educational debt relief news, check out our Student Loan Ranger blog at U.S. News Education and follow us on Twitter (@EJW_org #studentdebthelp) and Facebook. Sign up for our free webinars to learn about available educational debt relief, whether you are eligible and how to qualify.
MEMBER SCHOOL NEWS AND RECOGNITION
Brooklyn Law School has named Nicholas W. Allard as their new dean effective July 2012. Mr. Allard was previously an attorney with Patton Boggs, and has also previously been a contributor and advisory board member of several legal publications and an adjunct professor at several other law schools.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law has developed a partnership with two new Chinese law schools to expand their China study program making them a leader in U.S.-China legal education. The expanded program allows faculty and student exchanges, visiting lecturers, and expanded law journals.
University of Pennsylvania Law School is celebrating the opening of Golkin Hall, a new modern and environmentally-friendly law building.
Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law has named Douglas Sylvester as dean effective immediately. Mr. Sylvester has been the interim dean for almost one year and formerly served as associate dean for Faculty Research and Development at ASU. The College of Law’s academic rankings have increased in the time Mr. Sylvester has been interim dean.
UPCOMING WEBINARS FOR STUDENTS
UPCOMING WEBINARS FOR PROFESSIONALS
Do you have comments, webinar suggestions or blog topics to share?
Send an email to membership.
LAW SCHOOL RELATIONSHIPS TEAM
David Stern, Executive Director
Susan Gurley, Deputy Director
Sally Carlson, Director of Communications and Outreach
Nita Mazumder, Program Manager, Law School Relations
Isaac Bowers, Senior Program Manager, Educational Debt Relief and Outreach
Radhika Singh Miller, Program Manager, Educational Debt Relief and Outreach
Lauren Fuchs, Law School Program & Member Services Specialist
Equal Justice Works | 1730 M Street NW, Suite 1010 | Washington, DC 20036 | www.equaljusticeworks.org

PCDC – 2012 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program Registration Opens Today!

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment.

The 2012 Patent Law Interview Program will be held on Thursday, August 2 & Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Embassy Suites Chicago.

Interested law students are directed to the Symplicity PCDC Job Listings database (Job ID 6861) to review program details, eligibility for participation, registration instructions, etc.

PCDC – 2012 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment.

The 2012 Patent Law Interview Program will be held on Thursday, August 2 & Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Embassy Suites Chicago.

Interested law students are directed to the Symplicity PCDC Job Listings database (Job ID 6861) to review program details, eligibility for participation, registration instructions, etc.

PCDC – OCU LAW Government, Pro Bono and Public Interest Law Career Fair

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
3:00 – 5:30 pm
Sarkeys Law Center Atrium

Representatives from public service, public interest, non-profit and governmental agencies come to the law school to offer information about working in their organizations. Many of these sites offer volunteer opportunities to students, for which they can receive a Dean’s Summer Pro Bono and Public Interest Law Fellowship. This is an open-forum networking event; all law students are welcome to attend.

EJW Conference and Career Fair – Application Deadline Extended

Due to some technical issues yesterday with the student registration and application database, we are extending the deadline to register and apply for interviews to 5 p.m. EDT today, September 20. 

We recommend that you upload your documents and finish submitting your applications as soon as possible.

We appreciate your patience.

Equal Justice Works | 1730 M Street NW, Suite 1010 | Washington, DC 20036 | www.equaljusticeworks.org

PCDC-Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

2011 Conference and Career Fair student registration and interview application period has been extended to Monday, September 19 at 5 p.m. EDT

 Students who attend the Conference and Career Fair not only have access to numerous internship, fellowship, and full-time employment opportunities, but also meet and network with more than 1,000 of their peers from some 200 law schools from around the nation.  Below are tips for students on getting the most out of the Career Fair:
 
Tip One: Check job postings often!  
Employers will continuously be posting new jobs opportunities through Wednesday, September 14 at 5 p.m. EDTAlso remember to apply through the JusticeWork! system, do not apply directly to the employer.  Employers will review all the application from September 21 to October 3 and you will receive an email letting you know whether you were accepted for an interview or not.  If you receive an invitation to interview, you must accept the invitation and schedule a timeslot to interview no later than Monday, October 10 or your interview slot will be forfeited.
 
Tip Two: Do your homework to increase your chances.  
You will make a better impression with employers if you know what they do before your interview or table talk opportunity.  For example, “I understand your organization litigates housing discrimination cases” makes a better impression than “Can you tell me what your organization does?”

 
Tip Three:  Network, network and network.
Everyone you meet at the Fair may, at one time or another, become your colleague, mentor, supervisor and/or professional resource. This is a great opportunity to meet the key people in the public interest community.  

Tip Four: Stay informed.
Follow us on Twitter (#EJWCCF), like us on Facebook and check back often for updated information.

For more information, visit our website and:
See the Schedule.
See the Conference Keynote by U.S. Solicitor General Donald J. Verrilli, Jr., and workshops.

Reserve a Hotel Room or make travel arrangements.
 
Important Dates:  
September 19: Last day for students to apply for interviews
October 3: Students notified of interview selections
October 10: Last day for students to accept or decline an interview slot

October 10: Last day to cancel registration for a full refund
October 21 & 22: 2011 Conference and Career Fair

If you have any questions regarding the Conference and Career Fair please contact careerfair@equaljusticeworks.org or call (202) 466-3686 ext. 142.

Equal Justice Works 2011 Conference and Career Fair

October 21-22, 2011
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Washington DC

The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest public interest career fair in the country. It is the only event, solely dedicated to law students, where you’ll find more than 1000 public interest-minded students representing 200 law schools from across the country coming together to explore career options with leading nonprofit organizations and government agencies. The Conference and Career Fair provides access to job opportunities for law students; connects employers with talented attorneys and law students; and offers a multitude of skill-building and career advising sessions with experts from around the country. Our conference continues to be an unparalleled networking opportunity for students, law school professionals and legal professionals.

For more program details, eligibility, timelines, and registration instructions please log into Symplicity and review Job Listing 6334.

*Due to NALP guidelines, 1L students are not eligible to interview with employers during the Equal Justice Works Career Fair. However, 1L students may informally talk to employers during “Table Talk” on Friday and Saturday. 1L’s are encouraged to contact the PCDC for more information.