Public Interest

The Career Strategy Center offers a variety of assistance to students seeking summer or permanent employment with non-profit and government organizations. The Public Interest Advisor works individually with students to help them find job opportunities among a wide range of public interest-oriented employers. See "Where students worked last summer." (pdf) The Career Center offers a Public Interest Job Search Handbook tailored for each year of law school.

Throughout the year, the Career Strategy Center sponsors many programs and speakers on public interest employment. Every February, Northwestern Law hosts the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference, where employers from the Midwest and beyond come to interview and meet with law students.

The Career Center works with students applying for post-graduate public interest fellowships, and provides a fellowship guide (pdf).

The Career Strategy Center also administrates Northwestern Law's generous loan forgiveness program, the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), for graduates interested in working in the public and non-profit sector. Last year, the Law School made available $260,000 in funding for students working summer public interest jobs.

Related Links

Public Interest Alumni List: Northwestern Law alumni work in a wide variety of public interest organizations, including non-profits and state, local and federal government agencies. The Career Center offers students and alumni a database of alumni working in public interest.

Loan Repayment Assistance Program | Job Search Handbooks | Student Funded Public Interest Fellowships | Public Service Opportunities | Deferred 3L Students