NW Public Service Career Fair

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

Welcome

The Northwest Consortium of Law Schools brings together ten law schools in the Northwestern and Rocky Mountain states that work together to enhance public service, employment, and professional opportunities for their students. The Consortium schools have worked together for three decades creating the annual NW Public Service Career Fair to introduce public service-minded law students to employers working to advance concepts of justice, fairness, and the well-being of the general public. The NWPSCF traditionally brings nonprofit employers, civil legal aid organizations, and government offices together with hundreds of law students. The Portland and Seattle fairs are hosted and coordinated by Lewis & Clark Law School and Seattle University School of Law.

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). 

Employer Registration

Employer registration is now open! Employers are encouraged to register as early as possible. To register for free, complete the registration form

Student Registration

Student registration opens on November 19, 2021. Student registration is a two-step process. All students must first complete Eventbrite registration to receive Zoom links and other critical information. To apply for jobs in advance of the fair, students must access Career Connect, the OCI system for the fair. If you do not attend Lewis & Clark Law School, follow the registration instructions to request an account. 

To register, follow the registration instructions. To see participating employers, review the spreadsheet

Students are encouraged to contact the career services office at their law school to have their application materials reviewed in advance of the fair. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Still need answers? For questions regarding either fair, please contact Lexie Zirschky at Lewis & Clark Law School and Jana Matthews at Seattle University School of Law.

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, 2021
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