Preparation for Public Interest Careers

Preparation for Public Interest Careers

The Center for Career Development (CCD) offers services and resources specifically for students interested in public interest employment. CCD holds an annual Public Interest Fair, hosts government and public interest employers who interview on campus, and brings successful public interest and government attorneys to campus to talk with students about careers in public service.

ladyjustice-lightPublic Interest Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowships are generally defined as financial grants awarded to recipients who work to fulfill a specific purpose for a specific amount of time.  There are a variety of public interest fellowships available to graduating law students who are interested in pursuing public interest law at graduation. Fellowships are generally one- to two-year opportunities designed to give recent law graduates experience in public interest practice. For more information, click here.


legalscales1Summer Public Interest Program

The Washington University School of Law will be posting information on the 2017 Summer Public Interest Program for first-year students who undertake otherwise unpaid legal or law-related work in government and non-profit organizations soon.