Association of American Law Schools
For those interested in careers in legal academia, this site provides information about subscriptions to the AALS Placement Bulletin, a publication that lists available faculty and administrative positions, as well as positions related to legal education outside law schools. Subscription rates are $45 for a single issue or $150 for four issues (the Bulletin is published four times per year).
The Chronicle of Higher Education
This site provides information about academic positions. Click "jobs", then browse jobs by position type and select "faculty/research" to view legal academic positions. Site also contains general advice about academic career choices.
This site includes a database of higher education employment opportunities. It allows you to search by type, location, or category, and also includes helpful articles and salary information.
Legal Scholarship Network
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) maintains a legal scholarship network that distributes a weekly email containing legal academic job postings and law conference announcements from all around the world. To subscribe, email [email protected] and request to be added to the LSN Professional Announcements list.
National Association of College and University Attorneys
NACUA maintains a Position Registry in which colleges and universities advertise legal-related job vacancies. The annual cost to access the listings is $30 for NACUA members and $65 for non-members.
NASPA- Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
For those interested in careers in academic administration, this site provides some general information, links to a number of job listings, including the Chronicle of Higher Education, and links to other higher education organizations.
"Are You Fit to be a Lawyer" - New York State Lawyer Assistance Trust
Bar Admission Offices
Bar Review Courses
Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements
DC Court of Appeals Committee on Admissions
Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam Information (including the MPRE Information Booklet)
New York Board of Law Examiners
Preparing to take the Bar Exam on your personal laptop
State Bar of California
Association of Corporate Counsel
Website provides information about working in-house, has a job search option and allows members to post their resumes.
DealBook is a financial news service produced by The New York Times Company reporting on mergers, acquisitions, venture capital and hedge funds. One feature of DealBook is the blog The Deal Professor written by Professor Steven M. Davidoff, a former corporate attorney at Shearman & Sterling and current professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. His research focus is on corporate governance, regulation of hedge funds, mergers and acquisitions, and securities regulation.
This is the web site associated with Corporate Counsel magazine, one of American Lawyer Media's publications. Site provides news for the in-house community, including access to articles in Corporate Counsel magazine and the Directory of In-House Law Departments at the Top 250 Companies. Access to the directory is free upon creating an account and obtaining a password. Directory is searchable by industry or practice area. Each listing provides the size of the legal department and a brief biography of the chief legal counsel, including law school attended.
Corporate Pro Bono
Initiative of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), designed to increase the amount of pro bono work performed by in-house counsel. Site provides information about those corporations most committed to pro bono work and the types of projects taken on by these organizations.
A career website for accounting and finance professionals in the United States. The site provides these professionals with career opportunities, news and advice that is specific to their profession and a variety of tools to market themselves and manage a new job search. The targeted job postings available in the eFinancialCareers.com database are from companies across industries and locations throughout the United States and cover a variety of positions for tax accountants, auditors, fraud examiners, analysts, controllers and CFOs, as well as many other finance and accounting professionals.
Hoover's website features a database of information on more than 30 million corporations and organizations, and more than 35 million people. Searches can be performed by company name, executive name, industry profiles, or geographic area. The free site will provide a snapshot of company financials, locations, management and main competitors. To view the expanded details an individual subscription is required and available through the site.
Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index
This site assesses corporate America's progress towards equal treatment of the LBGT community. Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. It represents a grassroots force of over 750,000 members and supporters nationwide.
An organization dedicated to professionals in a content/creative industry. That includes editors, writers, producers, graphic designers, book publishers, and others in industries including magazines, television, film, radio, newspapers, book publishing, online media, advertising, PR, and design. This resource offers updated news in the media as well as Industry Job Listings.
Minority Corporate Counsel Association
The web site serves as a repository of information about diversity in the legal profession, including career-related articles, lists of recipients of MCCA's Employers of Choice Awards, spotlights on minority corporate counsel, and links to web sites of companies and local minority bar associations.
The Deal LLC covers dealmaking across all its many mutations along with the ups and downs of economic cycles and business leaders. Thedeal.com provides content that serves the news, information and idea generation needs of corporate and financial dealmakers, advisers, intermediaries and investors.
Use this Vault site to supplement the information on legal careers available through the Vault Career Insider for YLS and to gather information about industries other than law, such as banking and consulting. For each industry, site provides profiles of employers, message boards and career articles. Portions of the site are reserved for paying "Gold" members. A three-month "Gold" membership is $14.95/month.
In the "Careers and Industries" section of the site, you can read career and industry overviews, job requirements, career tracks and compensation for a host of business careers. This section also contains company profiles, information about salaries, perks and city profiles. Site also contains an advice section and job listings. Wetfeet Press publishes Insiders Guides on job searching and on particular industries and employers. These publications are available for sale via the WetFeet site and many are also in CDO.
For job seekers, the site offers many current available job postings collected from newspapers and employers across the country. You can also post a resume online.
FindLaw is a provider of online legal information and offers a mix of cases, statutes, legal news, a lawyer directory, an online career center and community-oriented tools such as mailing lists and message boards.
Keirsey Temperament Sorter
Provides an online version of the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, a personality test designed to allow job seekers to identify their personality type.
Considered the lawyering survival guide, featuring posts on blogging, careers, ethics, marketing, going paperless, practice management, starting a law firm, and technology.
Yale Law School provides students with a subscription to the Leadership Directories, an online database containing biographical and contact information for leaders in U.S. business, government, professional, and nonprofit organizations. Altogether, Leadership Directories provides information on almost a half million people at over 40,000 organizations. Students using a Yale computer or connected to Yale through a VPN can access the Directories without a password. If accessing the site from an outside computer without VPN, please contact CDO at (203) 432-1676 for a username and password.
LinkedIn's new job search tool uses data from your personal profile to suggest tailored job opportunities.
LinkedIn Salary allows professionals to look up aggregate data about the salaries of other users with the same job in the same location to see how their own pay measures up.
Simple but comprehensive job search for various types of positions across the country.
Salary/Cost of Living Calculator
This site enables job seekers to compare the cost of living in hundreds of U.S. cities.
Vault Career Insider
Yale Law School has purchased a subscription to the Vault Career Insider for the sole use of Yale Law School students. Students create their own account on the website. This subscription enables students to download pdf versions of many of Vault's career guides, including the Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms which provides the “scoop” on each firm, tips on getting hired, quotes from survey respondents and information about quality of life factors. In addition to accessing the guides, click on "Industries" to view Vault's various rankings of firms by region, department, diversity and quality of life. Click on "Firms" to access law firm profiles which provide contact information and a firm snapshot. This site also provides access to message boards and career advice. For more information on navigating this site, please see the Online Resource Tutorial on Vault Career Insider. This site must be accessed through Yale’s VPN. Instructions are available at http://web.library.yale.edu/help/off-campus-access-vpn.
Vault Salary Wizard
The salary section of Vault's website allows you to browse the salary surveys by industry and job function. It also includes salary charts for law firms, consulting, and finance.
What Color is Your Parachute?
Supplement to the book, What Color is Your Parachute?, a manual for job hunters and career changers. Site provides advice about making contacts, finding job openings, conducting research and creating resumes. Not law specific.
Yale Career Network
The Yale Career Network is the University equivalent to the law school's Career Connections. It is a database of alumni from any school within Yale who have offered to assist students or fellow alumni seeking career advice. Students can log in using their netIDs. Alumni need to join the online alumni community to gain access to the site.
Yale University Online Alumni Directory
The Online Alumni Directory contains name, degree and contact information for all alumni of Yale College, the Graduate School and Yale's professional schools. It is available only to alumni who join the alumni community.
National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics
This site provides general information about lobbying and a career as a lobbyist. The site provides information on additional publications on a career in lobbying. Student membership is available for $35 and membership allows access to a career opportunities site.
Department of Justice
The Careers link leads to job vacancies for law students, and vacancies for experienced attorneys in various subdivisions of DOJ. Job listings are updated weekly. The site also provides links to all other federal agency websites.
Department of the Interior
Click Public, then Find a Job on the left sidebar for employment vacancies and related information.
Federal Government Jobs
Jobs within the Federal government can be found in every state and large metropolitan area as well as overseas in 140 countries. This site lists government job vacancies as well as links to many related resources.
Federal Public & Community Defender Directory
This directory contains updated contact information of current federal public & community defenders.
Government Honors & Internship Handbook
Contains hiring information on over 40 federal agencies. Provides alphabetical listing of organizations with detailed information about summer and entry-level hiring. Contact CDO to obtain a user name and password to access the online system.
National Association of Attorneys General
Provides a master list of Attorneys General. Click on The Attorneys General to access a biography of the Attorney General in each state with a link to the home page for that office.
National District Attorneys Association
The oldest and largest professional organization representing criminal prosecutors in the world. Its members come from the offices of district attorneys, state’s attorneys, attorneys general, and county and city prosecutors. The NDAA serves as a resource for training, research, and publications reflecting the highest standards and cutting-edge practices of the prosecutorial profession.
Office of Personnel Management
Lists government jobs in all agencies, according to criteria you select. Click on Search Jobs to select the types of jobs that interest you. For example, under Professional and Entry Level Professional you may narrow your search by indicating specific job type, your experience/education, expected/desired salary, preferred geographic area, etc.
Opportunities in Public Affairs
Job listings in public relations, government affairs, legislation, print and broadcast journalism on Capitol Hill, in nonprofits, corporations, and federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area. Subscription costs $69 for six months.
Securities and Exchange Commission
Lists employment opportunities within the department.
SLDN Guide to LGBT Military Service
The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network website provides information about the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, including a link to their Guide to LGBT Military Service. The goal of SLDN is to ensure that evenhanded policies and regulations, providing equal treatment and opportunity for all, regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or militarily appropriate gender expression, are established and effectively implemented in the armed forces, including active duty, National Guard, reserve and officer training programs
U.S. Attorneys' Offices
Website provides contact information for U.S. Attorneys' Offices. Includes links to websites and press releases of individual offices.
Alliance for Justice: Judicial Selection Project
Includes reports and analysis concerning the federal judiciary and judicial confirmations, most notably demographic tables based on judges' ethnicity and gender.
Federal Judicial Center
Offers short biographies of federal judges and histories of federal courts.
General information about federal courts and links to other court sites. View the online version of The Third Branch, the federal judiciary's newsletter. In the "Judicial Milestones" section of the newsletter, you can look for nominations, confirmations, and other status changes.
Almanac of the Federal Judiciary (part of CCH IntelliConnect)
On this page, select "Intelliconnect." This online directory contains the full text of the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary, which includes biographical data, descriptions of noteworthy rulings, and anonymous lawyers' evaluations. It also includes Senate Biographical Questionnaires and Financial Disclosure Reports for federal judges. The database is currently only available to users of YLS computers of Yale VPN (you will need to create a username and password the first time). To access the Directory (1) under "Browse" in the QuickBar, click on the + sign next to "Litigation;" (2) click on the + sign next to "Judicial Research." At this point, you can check the box next to "Almanac of the Federal Judiciary" to enable you to conduct name searches just within that database (or you can click on the + signs to go further down the tree to browse judges by court).
FindLaw Court Directories
Provides links to all federal and many state court websites.
National Center for State Courts
Links to numerous state and international court sites.
Senate Judiciary Committee
Includes calendar of confirmation hearings and committee actions, as well as listings of judicial nominations and confirmations.
Most up-to-date listings of recent nominations and confirmations, judicial and otherwise.
The Vermont Guide to State Judicial Clerkship Procedures
Compiled by the Public Interest Action Project at Vermont Law School, this guide provides information on clerkship opportunities in all 50 states as well as in the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. You can access .pdf printable versions of individual state information for the entire guide from the web site. To access the files, select "Access the Guide." Call CDO for username and password.
American Bar Association Section of International Law International Internship Program
Site contains an online database of international law firms interested in hiring JD and LLM students for summer legal internships. Many firms seek volunteers, but some offer stipends.
ALM Legal Intelligence Surveys, Lists and Rankings
ALM Legal Intelligence Online is an integrated database of information about the legal industry. Yale Law School’s subscription to ALM allows students to view lists and rankings from publications like The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and the National Law Journal, as well as in-depth reports on individual law firms. Students may also view popular firm rankings, such as the A List; AmLaw 100 and 200; Global 100; Midlevel Associate Survey; Pro Bono Survey; and Summer Associate Survey. Please see the Online Resource Tutorial on ALM Legal Intelligence for more information on navigating this site. This site must be accessed through Yale’s VPN. Instructions are available at http://web.library.yale.edu/help/off-campus-access-vpn.
Chambers and Partners
The Chambers Guides list the top lawyers and law firms in 175 countries. Select from Chambers USA, Chambers Europe, Chambers Asia, Chambers Latin America, Chambers Global or Chambers UK. Each guide is searchable by firm name, individual attorney name, geographic location and practice area. Within each practice area, Chambers ranks firms by designating them as “Band 1 – 6,” with Band 1 ranking highest.
Flex Time Lawyers
In conjunction with Working Mother Magazine, Flex-Time Lawyers ranks the Top 50 Law Firms for Women. These rankings and work/life balance articles are available from this site.
Click on Law Firms to access information about law firms in the U.S. and abroad. Searchable by location and practice area.
The IFLR 1000 is an online directory of financial law firms in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Africa. Select a country and then a particular financial practice area to view descriptions of firms active in those areas.
Law Firm Diversity Database
Vault.com has partnered with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association to release this database, which is aimed at advancing diversity in the legal profession. The database includes benchmarking information on diversity programs in over 250 law firms. The database allows you to make side by side comparisons on various factors including the number of attorneys who are minorities, women, LGBT, and individuals with disabilities. The online database also provides access to firms' complete self-reported law firm diversity survey responses. Registration is required and free.
Major Lindsay & Africa Partner Compensation Survey
Survey results identify ranges of law firm partner compensation, the criteria firms use to determine compensation, and the satisfaction of partners with their compensation and compensation systems.
Martindale-Hubbell is an extensive directory of law firms and corporate in-house counsel and is the primary means of learning about smaller law firms. Click advanced search and then search for law firms by name, location, practice area and/or firm size. Search for lawyers name, location, practice area and/or law school attended.
NALP Directory of Legal Employers
NALP's National Directory of Legal Employers, a directory of the larger law firms in the U.S., is searchable via this site. The directory is searchable by employer name, location, size, practice area and more. Each employer's individual listing contains additional details about the firm, including salary, number of anticipated hires and class years for which they plan to hire, contact information and a link to the employer's NALP Workplace Questionnaire, with information about benefits, alternative work options, pro bono and more. Yale students can use the mail merge feature by providing their Yale email address. For more information on using this website, please see the Online Resource Tutorial on the NALP Directory.
Contains information about New York's largest firms, including associate pay and layoffs, articles about the firms in New York Lawyer Magazine, and more general career advice.
Pro Bono Institute
Provides information about the Law Firm Pro Bono Project and Challenge. The Project assists law firms in developing effective law firm pro bono programs and the Challenge asks firms to agree to commit either three or five percent of the firm's total billable hours to pro bono work. The site contains a copy of the Challenge and a list of signatories with links to their websites.
Pro Bono Opportunities in New York
The New York State Bar Association website provides access to a listing of pro bono opportunities in, and outside of, New York City. Access these lists by clicking, in the left side bar, on "For Attorneys," then "Pro Bono Information for Attorneys," and then scroll down to click on "Pro Bono Opportunities Guide for Attorneys" under the "Pro Bono Opportunities" heading.
Top Law Firms for Equality 2016 by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
A listing of law firms who received 100% ratings on the Foundation's Corporate Equality Index. The Foundation surveys major businesses regarding their employee benefits and protections for LGBT employees and their families
Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF)
WILEF is an organization dedicated to women working in AmLaw100, 200 and Fortune 1000 corporate law departments. The website contains a list of law firms that WILEF has bestowed a “gold standard certification” for successfully demonstrating that women represent a meaningful percentage of their equity partners, of their highest leadership positions, of their governance and compensation committees, and of their most highly compensated partners.
American Bar Association
This section of the ABA site offers weekday tips, weekly job search Q&A, practice area profiles and other career and job search guidance for law students and lawyers.
American Intellectual Property Law Association
A national bar association involved in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. This website includes information on IP trends, resources for students and practitioners, and advocacy efforts.
Careers in National Security Law
This career guide was produced by the American Bar Association to introduce young lawyers to the field of national security law. Careers in National Security Law includes a section on practitioner perspectives, discusses various career tracks within the field, and lists helpful links including online career sites for prospective national security lawyers.
YLS provides students with a subscription to the Leadership Directories, which contain biographical and contact information for people in a variety of government, nonprofit and private sector arenas. Students using a Yale computer or connected to Yale through a VPN can access the directories without a password. Simply click on "Login to Leadership Online" in the upper right corner of the home page. Anyone accessing the site from an outside computer without VPN will be taken to a login screen. In that event, contact CDO at 203-432-1676 for a username and password.
Legal Diversity Initiatives
This section of the NALP website provides information about legal diversity initiatives offered by legal organizations, including law firms and nonprofit organizations.
Legal Journalism Job Bank
Website contains extensive information on career and educational opportunities in media law and legal journalism.
Lexis is available to all Yale law students. Graduates can also access the Lexis Career Library by contacting Lexis at (800) 45-LEXIS for the monthly password. Use Lexis to:
Research background information on any employer. Use the case files and search by employer name or by the names of individual lawyers to see what kinds of cases they have worked on recently. Look in the Legal News file to find out what publications, such as The American Lawyer, The Legal Times, or The National Law Journal, may have said about the employer or any of its lawyers. Search other files for periodicals and publications.
Look for recent federal judicial nominations and/or confirmations when applying for new clerkships. Library: GENFED; File: RECORD; Search: nomination w/3 confirmed and judge w/3 circuit or district.
National Association for Law Placement
NALP's website contains information on job searching, placement statistics, starting salaries and career planning resources. Click Public Service Initiatives to access a pdf version of the Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide. A hard copy of the guide is available in CDO.
National Association of Legal Search Consultants
Website contains a searchable membership directory with contact information for many search firms, access to their newsletter and a recitation of their code of ethics.
National School Boards Association
National School Boards Association (NSBA) represents its State Association members and their more than 90,000 local school board members. These board members goverrn over 13,000 local school districts. NSBA's comprehensive website includes resources about Careers in School Law along with listings of school law employment openings nationwide.
National Sports & Entertainment Law Society
Provides a networking tool for sports and entertainment law societies across the United States. Students are welcome to become members in order to learn more and network about this legal specialty.
Westlaw provides access to numerous directories, including the West Legal Directory, which contains information about both individual attorneys and organizations and is searchable by firm size, location, areas of practice, law school attended and more. Westlaw's Employer Directory contains more detailed information about larger law firms based on survey responses. Search caselaw and news articles through the Westnews directory. Use the U.S. State Material directory to review cases involving a particular attorney or firm. Search the Congressional Record database to learn about recently nominated and confirmed judges. Westlaw is free to students. Graduates can use Westlaw for free for a year after graduation to access Westlaw's job searching databases only.
Women in the Legal Profession: Stanford Center on the Legal Profession
This website contains model policies and reports related to alternative work schedules, attrition, careers and compensation, diversity, family issues, gender bias and more. Also contains related links and some statistics about women in the legal profession.
Mentor Program for Law Students with Disabilities
The American Bar Association's Commission on Mental & Physical Disability Law has a Mentor Program for law students with disabilities. This program pairs law students with practicing attorneys, taking into account students' interest in being matched with lawyers who have disabilities, geographical location and practice areas of interest. For more information, contact Sherri Rita at [email protected].
Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs)
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) has established 10 regional centers to provide information, training, and technical assistance to employers, people with disabilities, and other entities with responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Each center works closely with local business, disability, governmental, rehabilitation, and other professional networks to provide ADA information and assistance.
EEOC Reasonable Accomodations for Attorneys with Disabilities
Links to report by EEOC about reasonable accommodations for attorneys. Includes advice about how and when to make a request and types of reasonable accommodations. Copy of report is also available in CDO library in the Diversity section.
National Association of Blind Lawyers
NABL provides support and information regarding employment, techniques used by the blind, advocacy, laws affecting the blind and other information. NABL offers an email list to discuss legal matters and topics related to blindness.
Articles are available to read, and the careers section (under topics) contains advice for job seekers.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes its job listings on this site. There is also an entire section of articles titled "Advice."
Magazine serving in-house legal professionals. Website links to articles, a job bank, and information about upcoming events.
This is a website associated with Corporate Counsel magazine, one of American Lawyer Media's publications. It provides information on law and technology as well as job listings and firm directories.
Law Bulletin Publishing Company
Site serves the Chicago legal and business communities by providing news, data and access to Chicago area legal newspapers. Also contains classified jobs for free.
Lawyers Weekly Jobs
Lawyer's Weekly newspaper is published in MA, MI, MO, NC, RI, SC and VA. Sites provide access to classified job listings online for free. Review articles to familiarize yourself with the legal community in these states.
The Minority Law Journal
Website links to the Directory of Minority Attorneys which contains listings of minority-owned law firms, and the names of minority attorneys in majority-owned law firms, corporate law departments and government agencies. The Minority Law Journal’s annual Diversity Scorecard is available to students through ALM Legal Intelligence at www.almlegalintel.com under the Surveys and Rankings tab. This site must be accessed through Yale’s VPN. Instructions are available at http://its.yale.edu/services/wifi-and-networks/vpn-campus-access. The Scorecard contains information on minority legal staffing levels at law firms in the NLJ 250 and Am Law 200 firms.
National Law Journal
The Yale Law School Library has a school-wide subscription to the National Law Journal publication, which includes online access to articles, as well as a mobile-optimized site. For full access, this site must be accessed while on the Yale network or through Yale’s VPN. Instructions are available at http://web.library.yale.edu/help/off-campus-access-vpn.
American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service
Provides information on volunteer opportunities, pro bono news, events, opportunities, awards and resource library.
Alliance for Justice
A national association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women's, children's and consumer advocacy organizations. The site has information and job announcements for the Alliance under Jobs at the top right of the page.
American Civil Liberties Union
A nonprofit, nonpartisan, 500,000 member/supporter public interest organization devoted exclusively to protecting the basic civil liberties of all Americans, and extending them to groups to which they have traditionally been denied. The site has information and job announcements for the ACLU.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Provides news and information on the world of foundations and nonprofit management. Click Jobs (top right) for hundreds of job listings as well as articles on building a career in foundation work.
Equal Justice Works
Equal Justice Works website provides very useful information for anyone interested in public interest law, including information about their annual public interest career fair, loan repayment, fellowships and other job opportunities and more.
Links to more than 30 public interest organizations' home pages.
This job board includes postings for fundraising, mid-level and executive level talent for nonprofit, education, healthcare and public interest organizations.
The Foundation Center: Philanthropy News Digest
A weekly publication from The Foundation Center, listing philanthropy-related articles and features from various media. The job postings list various positions at public interest organizations countrywide.
Foundation Grants to Individuals
Find sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, and other financial support. Contact CDO for password information.
Human Rights Jobs
Lists the latest human rights jobs and vacancies.
A large directory of nonprofit and volunteering resources on the web, with information provided by 21,000+ organizations in 150 countries. It is not focused on opportunities exclusively for lawyers or law students, but it includes many listings for someone with a legal education.
Internship and Job Opportunities in Capital Defense
Berkeley Law's Death Penalty Clinic maintains this website. It lists internship opportunities along with full-time paid positions in capital defense offices.
Juvenile Defense Career Resource Guide
The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) has created this electronic guide to raise the profile of juvenile-specific defense as a career. It is intended for law students interested in pursuing juvenile defense as a career and includes information on coursework and externships that will help strengthen a candidate’s application in the juvenile defense field; resources to guide in the search for juvenile defense jobs, fellowships, and funding opportunities; and a list of offices around the country that provide employment and internship opportunities specific to juvenile defense.
National Center for Adoption Law & Policy's Adoption Jobsite
The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy matches law students who are interested in summer assignments concerning permanence for children with private, public and nonprofit entities that can use their help. This web site offers law students the opportunity for child welfare, family advocacy or adoption-related job experience in several different states.
National Lawyers Guild
Home for lawyers interested in social justice, this site has great links to public interest organizations, NGOs and human rights organizations.
National Legal Aid and Defender Association
The NLADA site provides legislative updates, information on defender-related legislation and NLADA conferences. Jobs are searchable by region and are posted by civil legal services or defender organizations, public interest organizations and academic institutions.
National Institute for Research Advancement - Think Tanks
Site provides online access to the 2008 NIRA World Directory of Think Tanks. Organizations are listed by country and include websites.
The Public Service Jobs Directory, formerly known as PSLawNet, is an effective and centralized tool to find information about public interest opportunities. PSJD is a network of 200 member law schools across the country United States and Canada and more than 13,000 law-related public interest organizations around the world. PSJD provides a comprehensive clearinghouse of public interest organizations and opportunities for lawyers and law students.
PSJD Public Service Blog
This new blog serves as an information clearinghouse for both law students and lawyers working in the public interest sector. The blog includes news about the public interest job market and issues/policy changes affecting the public interest community. It also has guest columns from public interest practitioners and career services counselors as well as helpful resources for job seekers at all levels of experience.
Public Counsel is the nation’s largest pro bono law office. Their primary mandate includes: protecting the legal rights of disadvantaged children; representing immigrants who have been the victims of torture, persecution, domestic violence, trafficking, and other crimes; and fostering economic justice by providing individuals and institutions in underserved communities with access to quality legal representation. The site has information for summer, fellowship and employment opportunities under the “Employment and Internships” tab on the left. Information for law student opportunities can be accessed here.
Public Justice (formerly Trial Lawyers for Public Justice) is a national public interest law firm dedicated to using trial lawyers' skills and resources to create a more just society.
Public Policy Handbook
Resource for internships with over 50 think tanks, advocacy organizations, federal agencies and other institutions engaged in policy analysis and implementation. While most positions are open to disciplines other than law, they all utilize the skills of a law student – problem identification, policy research, analysis of the decision-making process and end result policies, advocacy, and policy implementation. The positions allow students to develop expertise in specific areas, such as human rights, education, voting rights, health, global issues, and security. Contact CDO to obtain a user name and password to access the online system. A print version of the handbook is available in the CDO library.
The official website locator for searching within the United Nations, with additional links to other international organizations. A related site - www.un.org/depts/OHRM/indexpo.htm - is the site of the Office of Human Resources for the UN, with information on types of jobs and openings.
Yale Student Grants and Fellowships Database
Searchable database of grants and fellowships funded and/or administered by Yale. Most of these are open only to Yale students and are available from Yale's schools, departments, and programs, while others are national competitions to which Yale nominates candidates.
Association for Women's Rights in Development
Has information and links in the areas of international women's rights and development, and posts job opportunities.
Posts International Development jobs and consultancies in NGOs, Non-Profits, Charities, Foundations, Bilaterals, Multilaterals and Development Banks. There is a fee for full access to the postings.
PSJD, formerly PSLawNet, contains the most comprehensive directory of websites for international public interest organizations. Click on Resource Center and then on International Resources to access these sites.
Ecology Law Quarterly
Produces the Environmental Law Careers Directory ($25). Lists public interest organizations, private law firms, and government offices with names, addresses and deadlines. A copy is also available in the CDO library.
Directory of environmental organizations.
Environmental Career Opportunities
Current job listings in environmental organizations. $129/year for biweekly newsletter.
Environmental and natural resource job information and career news.
Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University (EJRC)
Online version of the center's People of Color Environmental Groups Directory 2000.
Environmental Yellow Pages
A listing of current job vacancies in environmental organizations.
International Network for Sustainable Energy
Lists NGO's in sustainable energy field.
National Council for Science and the Environment
Lists opportunities and organizations in the environment. Click on "About NCSE" then "Employment Opportunities."