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.


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.

Public Interest Pledge

February 10, 2017

HLS students are organizing to pledge some of their summer (or post-graduate) earnings to public interest organizations of their choice. Most students have pledged one day’s pay — others less, others more. Over 40 students have already pledged over $27,000 to organizations including the ACLU, NRDC, and Education Law Center. Others have pledged to the HLS Public Service Venture Fund–which, without more support, is currently unable to fund all qualified applicants who desire a post-graduate public interest fellowship. Want to join? Click here to make the pledge.