NW Public Service Career Fair

Connect with students, help today’s clients, and inspire tomorrow’s justice seekers on February 4th and 5th, 2022. 

Welcome

For over thirty years, the NW Public Service Career Fair has introduced public service-minded law students to employers working to advance concepts of justice, fairness, and the well-being of the general public. Hosted at Lewis & Clark Law School and Seattle University School of Law, the NW Public Service Career Fair traditionally brings dozens of nonprofit employers and government offices together with hundreds of law students from the Northwest Consortium’s ten participating law schools.

NW Public Service Career Fair

Join us for our second Virtual Career Fair to connect with
students who are passionate about making a difference!

Friday, February 4, 2022
Saturday, February 5, 2022

Seattle Fair: Friday, February 4, 2022 Portland Fair: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Table Talk: 9:30 - 11
Interviews: Noon - 5
Table Talk: 9:30 - 11
Interviews: Noon - 5

Overview

The NW Public Service Career Fair takes place over two days in a virtual format. The fair is divided into a “Seattle Day” hosted virtually at Seattle University and a “Portland Day” hosted virtually at Lewis & Clark. However, employers and students from any region/participating Consortium school are welcome to register for either day - or both days! 

Each morning, the fair is open for Table Talks - this is a chance for students and employers to meet in a casual environment and exchange information. Typically, employers will provide a general overview of their organization and allow students to ask questions. Students will “pop” in and out of Zoom rooms to meet with various employers. Employers do not need to post a job to participate in table talks, and students do not need to apply for positions in advance (although they do need to register for the fair). 

In the afternoon, the fair is open for Interviews - this is a chance for employers to conduct brief, 20-minute interviews that are scheduled and set up for them in a digital format. Employers can interview up to 13 students each day of the fair.  Employers who prefer to conduct interviews outside of the fair can still use the fair as a resume collect (see below). 

Registration

Who can Participate?

Employers: All nonprofit and government employers who wish to recruit students or alumni for legal or law-related positions are welcome to participate. Participation is free. 

Students: Students and alumni from NW Consortium member law schools are invited to participate. Registration is not available to students from non-member law schools. 

Employers: Can I register for just Table Talks, just Interviews, or both? 

Yes! Employers can engage in the fair in several ways. If your organization would like to promote its role in the community and engage with students without conducting interviews, you may register for table talks only. Table talks are an informal way to connect with students and increase awareness of your organization. During the table talks portion of each day, students will enter your Zoom room to exchange contact information, ask questions, and learn about opportunities with your organization. 

If you would like to conduct interviews with students during the fair, you can register for table talks and interviews, or interviews only. Employers who conduct interviews during the fair will have 20-minute interviews scheduled for them in the afternoons based on the students they select. If you would like to conduct interviews with students after the fair on your own schedule, you can register for a resume collect. Employers who register for a resume collect will receive student materials to review, but will be responsible for scheduling interviews outside of the fair. This is a great option for employers who wish to connect with our students, but who may have a date conflict with the fair. 

The 2022 NW Public Service Career Fair will be held via Zoom. Employers will receive instructions to set up their Zoom account and rooms for the fair. The Consortium can provide Zoom rooms to organizations that do not have access to a organizational account. If your organization would like to demonstrate a commitment to helping law students engage in work that improves the communities around them, we encourage you to consider becoming a sponsor.

Employer registration will open in late October 2021.

Students: Can I register for/attend just table talks, just interviews, or both?

Yes! Registering for the fair ensures that you will receive the full list of links for table talks. However, to potentially receive interviews, you must separately apply for specific positions in advance. Employers are then able to select up to 13 students per day to interview. You will be notified in advance of the fair of any interviews you receive. 

Check back here closer to the fair for a list of registered employers participating in the Portland and Seattle days of the fair.

Registration Questions? For questions regarding either fair, please contact Lexie Zirschky at Lewis & Clark Law School (lexiezirschky@lclark.edu).

At the Fair

Students and employers are expected to comply with our non-discrimination policy and to model professionalism at all times. Check back here closer to the fair for our employer and student fair guides.


Employer Timeline:

October 29, 2021
Employer Registration Opens

December 16, 2021
Employer Registration Closes

January 20, 2022
Materials are made available to Employers

January 27, 2022 @ 12pm
Employer deadline for interview selections

February 4, 2022
Seattle Fair, Hosted Virtually at Seattle University School of Law

February 5, 2022
Portland Fair, Hosted Virtually at Lewis & Clark Law School

Student Timeline:

November 19, 2022
Student Registration Opens

January 19, 2022 at Noon
Student Deadline to Submit Materials

January 28, 2022
Students are notified of interview schedules

January 29, 2022
Student deadline for declining interviews

February 4, 2022
Seattle Fair, Hosted Virtually at Seattle University School of Law

February 5, 2022
Portland Fair, Hosted Virtually at Lewis & Clark Law School