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For twenty-five years, the NW Public Service Career Fair has linked law students & alumni with opportunities to make a difference.  We typically have more than 50 non-profits & government offices and more than 500 students & alumni from our 11 schools participating in the fairs.

Help today’s clients and inspire tomorrow’s justice seekers.

   Employers
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Students
Register for $15

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  • Seattle Career Fair

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    When:
    Friday, February 6, 2015
    10:00 to 10:30 Student & Employer Check-in
    10:30 to Noon Table Talk
    12:40 to 5:00 Pre-scheduled Interviews
    Where:
    LeRoux in the Student Center at Seattle University
    Seattle University Campus & Parking Map
  • Portland Career Fair

    See employers registered for Portland
    When:
    Saturday, February 7, 2015
    10:00 to 10:30 Student & Employer Check-in
    10:30 to Noon Table Talk
    12:40 to 5:00 Pre-scheduled Interviews
    Where:
    Templeton Center at Lewis & Clark College
    Lewis & Clark Campus & Parking Map
    Pio Express free downtown shuttle bus

Who Can Participate

Employers: All non-profit and government offices who wish to recruit students or alumni for legal or law-related positions are welcomed to participate for free.

Students: All law students and graduates are welcomed to participate in table talk, but only students and graduates of the NW Consortium Schools may participate in scheduled interviews.


  • Employer Timeline

    October 14, 2014
    Employer registration opens.
    January 12, 2015
    Employer registration closes.
    January 21, 2015
    Applications are transmitted to employers.
    January 27, 2015, Noon
    Employer deadline for selecting students for interviews.
    February 6, 2015
    Seattle Career Fair at Seattle University.
    February 7, 2015
    Portland Career Fair at Lewis & Clark College.
  • Student Timeline

    October 14, 2014
    Student registration opens.
    January 19, 2015
    Student deadline for requesting interviews.
    January 30, 2015
    Students are notified of interview schedules.
    February 2, 2015
    Student pre-registration closes (you may still register at the door).
    February 3, 2015
    Student deadline for rejecting interviews.
    February 6, 2015
    Seattle Career Fair at Seattle University.
    February 7, 2015
    Portland Career Fair at Lewis & Clark College.

About Table Talk

In the morning during the Table Talk portion of the fairs, employers are available to talk to students who approach their tables.  This is a great opportunity for students to find out more about what different organizations do, to find out about a particular area of the law, to get a feel for different office cultures, and perhaps to impress someone enough to get hired.  There are always employers who participate in the table talk but not in the pre-scheduled interviews.  Table talk is not a formal interview, but it is a time for employers to meet and connect based on shared interests.  


About Pre-scheduled Interviews

During the afternoon at both fairs, some employers interview for open attorney or summer intern/clerk positions at the career fairs.  Students interested in these interviews must apply by the deadline for requesting interviews using the interview process.

Interviews are 20 minutes long and take place in a large open room with 20+ other interviews occurring at the same time.  It can feel a little like the speed-dating equivalent of an interview, but it is a serious job interview.  Many  employers base their hiring decisions solely on the career fair interview and materials submitted to request the interview.  Employers may use up to eleven interview slots with a break at the mid-way point.


Past Employers

AFL-CIO • Alaska Public Defender Agency • American University Washington College of Law • Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) at Disability Rights Washington (DRW) • Catholic Charities - Immigration Legal Services • Citizens’ Utility Board of Oregon • City of Troutdale - City Attorney’s Office • City of Wilsonville • Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office • Clark County  Prosecutor’s Office • Columbia Legal Services • Consumer Education and Training Services (“CENTS”) • Coos County District Attorney’s Office • Crag Law Center • Disability Rights Oregon • Disability Rights Washington • DNA-People’s Legal Services Inc • Equal Justice Works • Federal Public Defender, District of Oregon • King County Bar Association • King County Department of Public Defense-The Defender Association Division • Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center • Landesa • Law Students for Reproductive Justice • Legal Aid Services of Oregon • Legal Aid Services of Oregon - Farmworker Program • Legal Voice • Marion-Polk Legal Aid Service • Multnomah County District Attorney • Multnomah Defenders, Inc. • Municipality of Anchorage • National Crime Victim Law Institute • Navy JAG Corps • Northwest Health Law Advocates • Northwest Justice Project • Northwest Workers’ Justice Project • Office of Metro Attorney • Oregon Department of Justice • Oregon Law Center • Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office • Portland State University Student Legal Services • Seattle City Attorney’s Office - Government Affairs Section • Seattle City Attorney’s Office - Land Use Section • Seattle City Attorney’s Office - Torts Section • Seattle Community Law Center • Snohomish County Legal Services • SOAR Immigration Legal Services (EMO) • Social Security Administration • Solid Ground • St. Andrew Legal Clinic • State of Oregon - Office of Public Defense Services • Tillamook County District Attorney’s Office • U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Oregon • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Seattle Office • U.S. Dept Housing and Urban Development, Portland Office • U.S. Marine Corps - Officer Program • Unemployment Law Project • United States Air Force JAG Corps • United States Department of Justice Environmental Enforcement Section • US Army Corps of Engineers • US Dept. of Labor - Office of the Solicitor • Vancouver City Attorney’s Office-Civil Division • Vancouver City Attorney’s Office-Criminal Division • Washington County District Attorney’s Office • Washington State Attorney General’s Office • Washington State Bar Association/Office of Disciplinary Counsel • Yakama Nation Tribal Court • Youth Rights and Justice

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