Public Interest Career Services
The Emory Law Office of Career Services Office has a wide variety of resources for both students and alumni interested in obtaining public interest jobs.
These include both print and web resources, as well as a full-time public interest adviser. In addition to the resources listed here, the Office of Career Services also produces a weekly newsletter for current students that includes a section on public interest opportunities.
Public Service JobNet
This site is published by the University of Michigan Law School. It allows users to search for public interest jobs by location, job type and/or practice area.
Harvard Law School's Office of Public Interest Advising
This site includes various guides to assist students and alumni in their search for a public interest job. Also included are links to other web resources that may be useful to students and alumni searching for public interest jobs.
National Association for Public Interest Law (NAPIL)
NAPIL offers the NAPIL/Vista Summer Legal Corps, as well as postgraduate fellowships. Additionally, the NAPIL site provides links to job search sites on the web as well as sites that provide information about the public interest job search process.
This site provides a search engine for public interest jobs around the globe. Jobs can be searched by location, job type, and language. The site also provides information about nonprofit career fairs. Listing are for both legal and non-legal positions.
Office of Career Services Resources
The Office of Career Services office has an extensive selection of publications that may be helpful for students searching for perfect public interest jobs.
Public Interest Job Search Program
The Public Interest Job Search Program introduces students to the public interest job search process, including an introduction to the wide selection of resources at the Office of Career Services. Students may also learn about job search strategies, summer job ideas, funding, networking, and much more. This program is held in September for 2Ls and 3Ls and in November for 1Ls. This program is available only to Emory Law School students.
Public Interest Mentor Program
EPIC and the Office of Career Services join in offering this program that pairs students with public-sector alumni mentors nationwide.
Public Interest Career Fair and Forum
This career fair is geared specifically towards students searching for public interest jobs. It is co-sponsored by EPIC and three other Georgia law schools. The career fair generally takes place in February.
Atlanta Area Public Sector Employers
This listing of public interest employers is available in the Emory Career Services Office. It is available only to current Emory Law students and alumni.
National Summer Evaluation Binders
These binders contain evaluations prepared by students nationwide discussing their 1996 summer experiences with public sector employers (nonprofits, local/state/federal governments, including district attorneys, public defenders and U.S. Attorneys offices, judicial internships, etc.).
Public Interest Career Counseling
The Office of Career Services employs a full-time public interest adviser. Sue McAvoy can be reached at 404.727.5503 during regular business hours, or by email at smcavoy(at)law.emory.edu.
Harvard Public Interest Job Search Guide
This guide is an excellent overview of job hunting in the public interest arena. It includes sections on networking, funding, job search strategies, personal narratives and an extensive directory of public interest organizations indexed geographically and by practice area.
Lawful Pursuit: Careers in Public Interest Law
This guide focuses on personal values and professional goals in choosing a career path. It includes personal accounts from public interest lawyers.
NAPIL Guide to Public Interest Career Resources
Fellowship Opportunities Guide (Yale Law School)
Directory of Pro Bono Children's Law Programs
Public Service and International Law: A Guide to Professional Opportunities in the U.S. and Abroad
Directory of Legal Aid and Defender Offices in the U.S.
The Public Defender Experience
Directory of Indigent Defense Programs in Georgia
National Directory of Prosecuting Attorneys (includes State Attorneys General Offices)
Washington, D.C. Internships in Law and Policy
Congressional Yellow Book
Government Affairs Yellow Book
Federal Yellow Book
Federal Regional Yellow Book
State Yellow Book
Municipal Yellow Book
Federal Careers for Attorneys
Federal Law-Related Careers
Now Hiring: Government Jobs for Lawyers
The Book of U.S. Government Jobs
U.S. Department of Justice Legal Activities Booklet (includes U.S. Attorneys)
Insiders Guide to Private and Non-Profit Employers in Washington, D.C.
NALP Pro Bono Guide for Law Students: Evaluating Pro Bono Work in a Law Firm Practice
Law Firms and Pro Bono
Associations Yellow Book
Complete Guide to Public Employment
Jobs and Careers with Nonprofit Organizations: Profitable Opportunities with Non-Profits
Nonprofit Sector Yellow Book
AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Directory of Members
The Great Firm Escape: Harvard Law School Guide to Breaking Out of Private Practice and Into Public Service