Public Interest and Government Career Fairs
Many law school students have found internships and jobs through career fairs. Every year, OCP provides financial support to Michigan Law School students traveling to such events. OCP will reimburse Michigan Law students the cost of the registration and a portion of the transportation cost. For more information, please contact Alyson Robbins, Public Interest Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EJW's Fair, held every October in DC, has been called the public service student's OCI. This is one of the largest public service career fairs with over 130 public interest employers, practitioners, and leaders in attendance. The 2012 Fair will take place October 26 and 27 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.
Every October before the Fair OCP presents a panel of students that attended the Fair the prior year called Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair Tips and Strategies. Check OCP's Programs page for session information.
MPILCC enables employers from public interest and government organizations and J.D. students to gather for a day of interviews and informal networking. It is held at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago the first Saturday in February. Registration takes place in late November/early December. Deadlines are strictly enforced so join the OCP public service student listserv.
For a comprehensive list of nationwide public interest career conferences please check the PSJD listing. Please note some of the career fairs on PSJD's list are only open to students from sponsoring law schools.