We are often asked by students interested in public service work about how to weigh their wide-ranging academic options while in law school. Our advice gives broad guidance on the choices you may be contemplating.
Accepting a job or internship is a final decision. Once you have accepted an offer, it is critical that you honor your acceptance. Reneging on an accepted offer can both harm your professional reputation and impact opportunities for other HLS students. If you have concerns about a particular offer or employer, speak with an advisor before accepting.
The Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association and the California Lawyers Foundation will be awarding summer scholarships to diverse law students for Summer 2021 in the amount of $8,000 each. The purpose of the scholarships is to provide funding to diverse law students to engage in legal endeavors in an employment or labor related field and may be non-compensated or undercompensated.
Applications due Monday, March 15, 2021. Learn more about the scholarship and apply!
A significant majority of HLS graduates begin their public service careers through domestic and international fellowships offered by Harvard University and hundreds of other organizations. We provide a short roadmap for the coming months; stay tuned for more information on the post-graduate public interest job search and fellowships beginning in March, and mark your calendars for OPIA’s spring fellowship and job search events.
Unsure about how to begin your summer job search? Contemplating listing your GPA or LSAT score on your resume? Wondering how to describe your non-legal experiences in your cover letter? Nervous about how to respond to e-mails and phone calls from employers? Review our answer some of the most common 1L job search questions.