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Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby BlueLotus » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:42 pm

I thought I'd create this thread as registration opened last week. Post away about acceptances, dings, and the like.

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:04 am

Anyone interview for Bronx Defenders Family Defense unit? What was it like?

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:06 am

Anyone interview/table talk with Brooklyn Defender Service's Immigration Practice in previous years? Any tips would be appreciated!

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:05 pm

Checking in! I'm trying to be a PD next year, and I'm planning to submit my applications soon!

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby ash0117 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:33 pm

Checking in! I've submitted most of my apps for the jobs that have already been posted but I keep checking for more, since I heard some places don't post until right before the deadline. Applying for post-grad PD positions and some fellowships. I can't wait!!

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

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ash0117 wrote:Checking in! I've submitted most of my apps for the jobs that have already been posted but I keep checking for more, since I heard some places don't post until right before the deadline. Applying for post-grad PD positions and some fellowships. I can't wait!!


Ash - kind of remember your post from the 3L Public Defenders forum. Maybe I'll bump into you at the EJW Fair; it'd be nice to meet someone who wants to be a pd as well! And hopefully we'll both be public defenders next year!

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby ash0117 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:55 pm

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ash0117 wrote:Checking in! I've submitted most of my apps for the jobs that have already been posted but I keep checking for more, since I heard some places don't post until right before the deadline. Applying for post-grad PD positions and some fellowships. I can't wait!!


Ash - kind of remember your post from the 3L Public Defenders forum. Maybe I'll bump into you at the EJW Fair; it'd be nice to meet someone who wants to be a pd as well! And hopefully we'll both be public defenders next year!


Yeah, it's nice to meet another PD wannabe! Yeah, I post in that thread a lot, I'm just usually anonymous, just in case (cause I'm totally paranoid). There's gonna be lots of PD wannabes at EJW - I can't wait!!

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby AnaMariana42 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:18 am

Checking in! Haven't submitted apps yet, but will be sending some out within the next few weeks.

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:36 pm

So, if my GPA is above a 3.0 but still below median, should I put it on the resume?

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:21 am

this might be a stupid question, but is EJW only for 3Ls or can 2Ls go also?

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby BlueLotus » Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:58 am

^I went as a 2L and procured my 2L summer job thru EJW!

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:39 pm

Yes, I see many summer internship openings for 2Ls in the EJW site!

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby BlueLotus » Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:27 pm

I am sad that there are so few FTLT positions that aren't PDs... :|

While I've never interned for the "dark-side", my resume has 0 PD experience and plenty of victim-centric experience (U/T visas, VAWA self-petitions). I doubt that the PDs would even take a sniff at me.

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby samcro_op » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:18 pm

I'm excited for this!!! I wish more west coast places were going though!

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby BlueLotus » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:20 pm

My Dean of Students said that 2 page resumes were OK for postgrad fellowships--should I follow her advice?

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby anon sequitur » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:53 pm

Excited to see SD FPD is coming, hope we get some more western offices willing to show up.

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby BlueLotus » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:17 pm

Should I bring everything to table talks, even if the employer does not ask for them in their posting? (i.e. resume, cover letter, references, transcript, and writing sample)

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby loisaida » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:09 am

BlueLotus wrote:My Dean of Students said that 2 page resumes were OK for postgrad fellowships--should I follow her advice?


Hi all. Checking in too.

I heard something similar, but when I realistically think about all the applications they will get it almost seems like it's a hinderance. Plus, certain HR offices might be annoyed and I don't want to chance it. However, I still am having this debate and I'm curious how others are approaching it.

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby BlueLotus » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:53 am

loisaida wrote:
BlueLotus wrote:My Dean of Students said that 2 page resumes were OK for postgrad fellowships--should I follow her advice?


Hi all. Checking in too.

I heard something similar, but when I realistically think about all the applications they will get it almost seems like it's a hinderance. Plus, certain HR offices might be annoyed and I don't want to chance it. However, I still am having this debate and I'm curious how others are approaching it.


Yeah I always hear wildly different opinions from folks in CSO and on here. worldtraveler and Nony have FTLT jerbs and apparently used 2 page resumes.

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby rpcb » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:10 am

Checking In!! Will be submitting apps very soon. Trying to get a job at a PD office for my 2L summer. Worked at one this past summer and it was an amazing experience

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby BlueLotus » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:52 pm

EJW's the same week as a trial for my clinic. Damn, it's going to be hellish in late October!

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby samcro_op » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:10 pm

I tried watching their webinar today but couldn't get it to load :(

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby BlueLotus » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:55 am

rpcb wrote:Checking In!! Will be submitting apps very soon. Trying to get a job at a PD office for my 2L summer. Worked at one this past summer and it was an amazing experience


Good luck!! :)

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby BlueLotus » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:06 pm

All employers have posted. I'm a bit overwhelmed by the number of cover letters I'm going to have to write in the next week! :shock:

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Re: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:25 pm

I have a 3.006 GPA from a T30--should I put that on my resume or not?

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