Introduction to 1L Advising

The Office of Career Services (OCS) and the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) are both located on the fourth floor of Wasserstein Hall. OCS offers career development services for students interested in pursuing private sector opportunities as well as judicial clerkships. OPIA provides career development services to students interested in pursuing public sector opportunities, including government, nonprofits, prosecution and defense organizations, legal services, private public interest law firms and international organizations. OPIA also provides comprehensive fellowship advising […]

Suggested 1L Timetable

The timeline for the 1L summer job search starts on December 1st and lasts until the end of the spring semester. Depending on the specific opportunities you are interested in and the amount of time you wish to spend, the timeline for your individual search can start at any point throughout the year. Keep in mind that with the availability of Summer Public Interest Funding (SPIF), every 1L is able to find paid legal work of some kind during the summer after the 1L year.

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Career Advising Offices @ HLS

  • The Office of Career Services (OCS)

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  • The Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA)

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