Upcoming Events & Job Postings

Are you a 3L trying to find great entry-level government or public interest job postings? Are you a 1L or 2L interested in working for the DOJ this summer? Do you want to meet public interest organizations in Chicago? There are some great jobs posted and events coming up that you should check out!

If you’re a 3L looking for one central resource that has loads of entry-level job postings outside of the private firm world:

Search PSJD’s job profiles and pages and pages of jobs come up. Go to advanced search, click the “job postings” button, scroll to the bottom and mark off “Entry Level 0-3 years ” under “experience level.” (You need to log into PSJD to access these postings. If you don’t have a log in, it is free and easy to create.)

Here are just a few of the great jobs you can find by doing this search:

Positions with private firms that have a public service flavor such as this posting with a private firm “devoted to serving public education” in Albuquerque, DOJ jobs, other federal jobs such as this posting for a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Energy, public interest jobs in urban areas such as this posting for a Staff Attorney with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Seattle, local government positions such as this posting with the County District Attorney’s office in Las Vegas with a salary of $55,473.60 – $86,049.60,


public interest jobs outside of major cities such as this posting for a Staff Attorney with 0-5 years experience with Central California Legal Services in Fresno, and jobs with universities such as this posting for an Associate General Counsel/Compliance Officer with the University of Central Arkansas. This list has some incredible opportunities so be sure to spend some time with it.

If you’re a 1L or 2L interested in applying for a Volunteer Legal Internship with the DOJ next summer:

they are hosting two webinars outlining the application process: one on Thursday, November 17 at 3:00 Eastern and one on Wednesday, November 30 at 12:00 eastern. RSVP for one of the sessions by November 14 by emailing Kim.Person@usdoj.gov.


Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 9 from 5:30-7:30 Loyola Chicago is hosting the “Meet the Public Service Organizations” reception

where you can meet 46 public interest and government organizations in Chicago such as the Chicago Transit Authority, SEC, Center for Disablity & Elder Law, U.S. Attorney’s office, EPA, and many others. You can view the full event flyer here.

Are you interested in reading more about public interest jobs, including real stories from public interest minded law students and lawyers? Check out the PSJD Blog.

If you want to be up to speed on public interest news, this blog should become a part of your regular reading.

If you’re stuck in your career search, feeling deflated or unmotivated, want to spice up your resume, or just feel like talking about your job search, come see a CDO counselor.

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