The Institute for Justice (IJ) is pleased to offer our acclaimed Law Student Conference again this year.  The Law Student Conference is an annual tradition of nearly thirty years, drawing law students from across the country (as well as our summer Dave Kennedy Fellows) to our headquarters in Arlington, Virginia for an immersive weekend experience to learn about IJ and public interest law.

This event teaches what law school often does not – how to find and litigate public interest cases in the real world. We’ll share our public interest strategies, our current areas of litigation, and how we put together a case from start to finish. And most importantly, our clients will share their stories and explain what it means to team up with IJ and fight against government abuse.

What to Expect
  • Throughout the two-day conference, IJ attorneys will guide you through informative and interactive sessions on public interest law vs. private practice, litigation strategies, how to develop a case from beginning to end and more.
  • Walk away with behind-the-scenes insight on how to advance a case all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court and what steps to take when you see something in the headlines that you want to change through litigation.
  • Hear directly from IJ clients and see the real impact public interest litigation has on Americans fighting against government abuse.
  • Learn how to advance important ideas and change the law—regardless of your chosen career.
  • We’re thrilled to be able to offer this event in person. We are closely monitoring local conditions and will follow CDC guidelines. If needed, we will convert this to a virtual event and notify all attendees.
Are you interested in attending but you don’t live in the DMV area?

Our Law Student Conference is open to law students across the country, but we know not everyone will be a walk or a metro ride away from our office in Arlington, VA. So, we are pleased to cover travel and lodging expenses for students that aren’t local. Come spend your weekend with us!

Register Here for the Annual Law Student Conference:

Hello, The application period for our upcoming Law Student Conference has lapsed. Please email Kat Wrench for additional consideration: kwrench@ij.org