NW Public Service Career Fair

Connect with students, help today’s clients, and inspire tomorrow’s justice seekers. Join us on February 3-4, 2023.

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 to connect with students who are passionate about making a difference!

Friday, February 3, 2023
Saturday, February 4, 2023

Seattle Fair: Friday, February 3, 2023 Portland Fair: Saturday, February 4, 2023
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 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 will open in Fall 2022. If you would like to participate in the 2023 NW Public Service Career Fair, please complete this form or contact Lexie Zirschky and Jana Matthews

Student Registration

Student registration will open in late Fall 2022. Details will be posted soon. 

To prepare for the fair, we encourage students to review the Student Guide

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.


2022 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

2022 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 selections

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