Public Interest

Opportunities for Third-year Students Whose Start Dates Have Been Deferred

Current Opportunities

Agora Partnerships (pdf)
Center for Financial Services Innovation (pdf)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California (pdf)
American Constitution Society (pdf)
Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services (CASLS) (pdf)
City of Chicago (pdf)
Global Imprints (pdf)
Globe Aware (pdf)
Governance and Justice Group (pdf)
iCivics Inc. (pdf)
Institute for Justice (pdf)
Law Students for Reproductive Justice (pdf)
MDRC (pdf)
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) (pdf)
Ms. JD (pdf)
National Association for Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL) (pdf)
National Women's Law Center (NWLC) (pdf)
New York City Agencies (pdf)
New York City Law Department (pdf)
Office of the State Appellate Defender (Illinois) (pdf)
Public Advocates Inc. (pdf)
Safe Horizons, Inc. (pdf)
U.S. District Judge Harold Baer, Jr. (pdf)
White House (pdf)

National and Regional Resources is an online resource for deferred 3L students searching for public interest organizations that advertise themselves as host organizations. To search for potential opportunities at public interest organizations:

  1. Create a Job Seeker account. Go to the and under "New User?" click on the "Job Seekers" link on the right side of the page.
  2. Searching for opportunities. Log in to PSLawNet, on the left side under "User Options" click on "Search Opportunities." This will take you to a job searching template. It is important for deferred 3L students to select "Law Firm Associate Host" to do a search.

The following regional organizations offer a range of support services to assist with job opportunities for deferred 3L students.

Julia R. Wilson, Executive Director
Public Interest Clearinghouse
Legal Aid Association of California
(415) 834-0100 Ext. 306

Susan Curry, Executive Director
Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)
In Partnership with the Chicago Bar Foundation
(312) 832-5128

New York City
Carol Bockner, Director of Pro Bono Initiatives
City Bar Justice Center
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
(212) 382-4714

Washington, D.C.
Mark Herzog, Associate Director
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program
D.C. Bar Association
(202) 737-4700, Ext. 206