More than 500 employers recruit on campus at HLS each year. Upon graduation, roughly 60–65 percent of HLS graduates enter private practice, about 20 percent enter judicial clerkships, and about 10–15 percent enter public interest or government work, business and industry, academia, or other unique pursuits. Virtually every year, the number of HLS graduates clerking for the US Supreme Court surpasses the number from any other law school. In fact, approximately one-quarter of all Supreme Court clerks over the last decade graduated from HLS. After clerkships, many HLS graduates pursue careers in public interest, government, and academia.
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Office of Career ServicesThe Office of Career Services (OCS) is a team of advisors and recruitment professionals who work with current students, alumni, and employers with a focus on private sector careers – including law firms, in-house counsel positions, business careers, alternative legal careers, and judicial clerkships.Continue Reading about Office of Career Services
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As a career services office at Harvard Law School specializing in public interest law, our primary goal is to encourage law school students and lawyers to embrace a career that incorporates an ongoing commitment to public service work.