A few plaintiffs’ firms and several litigation boutiques participate in EIP, but most plaintiffs’ firms and private public interest law firms (PPILFs) do not participate in campus recruiting programs like EIP or V-PIIP. Learn more about how the hiring processes differ with these types of firms.
Watch our panel of HLS alumni speak about their own journey from practicing at a law firm to a public interest career. Of varied backgrounds, our alums will share what they did to successfully make the transition and what they experienced along the way.
Openings in the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, Spring 2021
December 17, 2021
The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic has space available for a small number of additional students in the spring 2021 semester. Potential projects include…
Post-Graduate Fellowship Insider (2021)
September 22, 2021
Watch this video with Fellowships Director Judy Murciano for an overview of fellowships, grants, and scholarships that will support public interest work, study, research, and entrepreneurship in the U.S. and abroad.
New Fellowship Application Calendar
June 11, 2021
Check out our new fellowship application calendar that breaks down and maps out the application processes for many of the more complicated project- and organization-based fellowships. Use this in conjunction with our other fellowship resources and fellowship and entry-level jobs deadlines feed. We look forward to supporting you through your entry-level job search this upcoming year and to seeing you back on campus.
12 Months of Diversity & Inclusion Opportunities
January 2, 2019
A comprehensive listing of diversity scholarships, clerkships, mentorships, internships, conventions, and job fairs available to law students.
New Study Looks at the Motivations of Aspiring Law Students
September 26, 2018
A highly anticipated new survey of thousands of undergraduates and first-year law students found that the top four most-cited reasons for pursuing law school are: providing a pathway to a career in politics, government or public service; having a passion and high interest in legal work; creating opportunities to give back to others; and the desire to be an advocate for social change.
How Rising Inequality Has Widened the Justice Gap
September 17, 2018
“You can lose your children, you can lose your home, you can lose your livelihood without having legal help to get you through complicated legal proceedings.”
June 20, 2018
Cross Registration As LL.M. students, you may petition to “cross‑register” for up to 6 HLS-equivalent credits in graduate-level courses outside the Law School. Cross-registration petitions…
Meet with Jacob Lipton, Fellowship Director of the Justice Catalyst, on Monday, 4/23!
April 19, 2018
Jacob Lipton, Fellowship Director of the Justice Catalyst (and Program Director of the Systemic Justice Project at HLS) will be hosting 1-on-1 advising sessions about the Justice Catalyst Fellowship on Monday, 4/23.
Sign up for an appointment!
The U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium (FPC) provides 75 of the best and brightest Chinese graduate students a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the complex forces that shape American foreign policy and inform the U.S.-China relationship. Interested students can apply today.
2018 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition
March 22, 2018
NAWL has established the annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law.
Visiting Advisor Jonathan Taylor, Principal at Gupta Wessler PLLC
February 2, 2018
Sign-up for one-on-one advising with Jonathan Taylor, Principal at Gupta Wessler PLLC.
Visiting Advisor Robert Stockman
February 2, 2018
Meet one-on-one with visiting advisor Robert Stockman, Senior Attorney for the Health Program Team at the Environmental Defense Fund.
Sign-up to Meet with Aaron Halegua ’09, Practicing Lawyer, Consultant, Research Fellow at NYU Law School’s US-Asia Law Institute and its Center for Labor and Employment Law.
October 13, 2017
Aaron Halegua ’09 will be available on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 1:30-3:00pm, to advise students interested in labor and employment law, legal aid, China-related work, domestic and international public interest law, and fellowships. Read the full post.
A group of movement lawyering practitioners & educators, in collaboration with Law for Black Lives, CUNY-CLEAR, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG-NIP), and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), invites you to apply for the first-ever online Movement Lawyering Bootcamp with a series of six interactive online education and discussion sessions. Apply by 11:549 pm on Monday, May 15.
Lunch Talk with Former Deputy White House Counsel and National Security Council Legal Adviser Christopher Fonzone
March 29, 2017
The National Security & the Law Association is very pleased to announce a lunch event with former Deputy Assistant to the President, Deputy Counsel to the President, National Security Council (NSC) Legal Adviser, and Harvard Law School graduate Christopher Fonzone.
The Lee and Li Foundation Fund for the Public Interest
March 10, 2017
This Fund is intended to provide support for HLS students from any HLS degree program engaged in term time or summer public interest research or work pertaining to Taiwan, the People's Republic of China or Hong Kong.