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Law NW Public Service Career Fairs

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For over two decades, the NW Public Service Career Fair has linked law students & alumni with opportunities to make a difference.  More than 75 non-profits & government offices and more than 600 students & alumni from our 11 schools participated in 2013.

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

    Employers registered for Seattle in 2014
    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:
    Campion Ballroom at Seattle University
    Seattle University Campus & Parking Map
     
  • Portland Career Fair

    Employers registered for Portland in 2014
    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.

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