Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA)

Now accepting 2017-2018 Wasserstein Fellow applications and nominations. Apply or nominate an outstanding public interest lawyer by April 14, 2017.

OPIA Blog

Entry-level Job Search E-advising Series: What Employers Are Looking for

February 24, 2017

While the public sector is extremely varied, most employers are looking for a core set of skills that you may already have or will develop during law school through internships, clinics, and course work. You should continue to work on these skills throughout your 3L year and meet with an OPIA advisor to discuss them and your personal path to a public interest job.

Meet One-on-One with Matthew Colangelo, Civil Rights Advocate and Senior Government Official

February 17, 2017

Sign-up for one-on-one advising appointments with Matthew Colangelo, Civil Rights Advocate and Senior Government Official to discuss roles in non-profits and government, and what the future of non-profit and government lawyering may look like in the current political climate.

Want to Improve Associate Hiring? Follow Public Interest’s Lead

“Law firms could learn a thing or two from the way public interest law organizations and government agencies hire new attorneys.”

The National Law Journal

Entry-level Job Search E-advising Series: Getting Started & How to Decide What Kinds of Jobs to Pursue

February 16, 2017

The first step in any job search is answering the question, “How do I decide what kinds of jobs to pursue?” A successful job search starts with identifying positions that are a good match for your preferences, experience, and skill set.