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Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA)

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As a career services office at Harvard Law School specializing in public interest law, our primary goal is to encourage law school students and lawyers to embrace a career that incorporates an ongoing commitment to public service work. We offer advising appointments for Harvard Law students and alumni with our attorney advisors, as well as a wealth of  resources for planning a public interest career and landing your job.

Current Students

Whether you're looking for a summer internship or planning a public interest career, our advisors, specialty guides, events, and online resources will help you conduct your search and explore your options.


OPIA offers a dedicated alumni advisor and continued access to our online resources.


In addition to posting in our public interest database, there are opportunities to recruit HLS students on campus and at regional events.

OPIA Events

View handouts and recordings of events that you missed.


Last modified: June 24, 2015

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