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 NW Consortium schools participating in the fairs.
Help today’s clients and inspire tomorrow’s justice seekers.
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.
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.
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 Wilsonville • Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office • Clark County Prosecutor’s Office • Columbia Legal Services • Community Law Center • 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 • Foreclosure Mediation and Outreach Project • Kids in Need of Defense - Seattle • 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