In an effort to better serve our students, Harvard Law School hosts two separate databases that distinguish between private sector/judicial clerkship and public sector/government job opportunities.
*Please note that we do not accept postings from third parties including search firms.

Private Sector Employers/Judicial Clerkships

The HLS Job Bank, powered by Symplicity, is a simple, quick and effective way to recruit HLS students and alumni. After a one time registration, employers may post job openings online free of charge.

First time users of the Job Bank: From the log-in page, click the “register” tab, where you will be prompted to complete a brief registration form. Log-in information will be emailed to you within one business day. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Steve Donovan at

Public Sector/Government Employers

Public sector employers may post their opportunities through the Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA).

If you have questions or would like further information, you can visit OPIA on the web or contact their office at 617-495-3108 or at

Tips for preparing helpful and effective job postings

Your job posting should include:

  • A brief description of the position including the number of years of experience required
  • Other job requirements including, but not limited, to foreign language skills, bar membership, or specific type of background (i.e., business, science, etc.)
  • Materials to be included with the application (i.e., resume, cover letter, transcript)
  • Contact information and desired method of contact

You may also consider including a brief description of your organization along with the salary range for the position

green-leafHarvard is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and has a set of University-wide Sustainability Principles. Please assist us in our efforts to become a paperless office by posting your jobs online.