The Equal Justice Works Conference & Job Fair, in Bethesda, MD, is coming up! The EJW Conference & Job Fair is an excellent opportunity for public interest-minded law students to network, interview and learn about the latest happenings in the public sphere. This year the conference is geared towards “Public Interest 2.0.” This year’s featured speaker is Professor Laurence Tribe, Senior Counselor, Access to Justice, Department of Justice , and is aimed at promoting “community, technology and collaboration. Throughout the conference, we are focusing on the creative ways that technology can be used to help build a stronger, more informed and vibrant public interest community. How is technology impacting the ways in which public interest law students are building community on campuses? How is social media being used to help with job searches? How is technology helping to build leadership for the future? These are just some of the topics that have been integrated into conference sessions, providing valuable opportunities for you to share what’s happening on your campus.”
On a side note, I went to the EJW Conference & Job Fair when I was in law school, and highly recommend it for those of you who have a significant interest in working in the public interest sector after graduation. You will have the opportunity to meet a lot of people practicing in various public divisions, as well as go to presentations designed to address issues specific to public interest concerns and challenges. I encourage you to seek out Sean Lew, Assistant Professor of Pro Bono, Charlotte School of Law, if you have any questions or need more information. There is no charge for CSL students to register (through Career Services/Symplicity) but you would to be responsible for their own transportation to DC and overnight stay.
- Liz McCurry -