Part-time/Seasonal Attorney Adviser

Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA

Application Deadline:  June 15

The Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) is a career services office at Harvard Law School specializing in helping Harvard Law students learn about and land public service opportunities. The Attorney Adviser will advise students, primarily 1Ls, about diverse practice settings and counsel them about all facets of their job searches and career decision-making.  The Attorney Adviser will edit resumes, cover letters, and related student communications and will conduct mock interviews. 

Hours and Compensation:  up to 17 hours per week (schedule set according to mutual needs and space availability (if advising in person); flexible scheduling outside of typical business hours, as well as remote advising, is also permissible) in October – February.  This is a seasonal position at $50/hr.

Qualifications: J.D. degree; a minimum of 3 years of post-law school public interest experience (pro bono work alone is not sufficient); personal qualities which will enable the applicant to be an effective counselor: a desire to engage with law students; good sense of humor; collegial; and enthusiastic about public service.  As a student services office, we believe in affirming students’ diverse lived experiences and identities, and empowering them to find success as they define it.  We encourage applications from people who reflect the diversity of the HLS student body, including BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, and People of Color] and first-generation college and law students, and people who are members of other marginalized or underrepresented communities.

Application Guidelines: Applicants should e-mail a letter of interest and a résumé to Catherine Pattanayak, Assistant Dean for Public Service, at