On- and Off-Campus Recruiting

Public Interest On-Campus Interviewing

Dozens of public interest employers interview at HLS throughout the academic year. View the list of employers who will participate in the 2014 Public Interest Interviewing Program, September 2-5.

Many public interest and government employers interview much later in the year, and notices of these other on-campus employer interviews can be found in OPIA emails and from the Office of Career Services. Because the majority of public interest organizations simply cannot afford the expense of sending an attorney to conduct interviews on campus, most of the employers who are hiring request that students contact them directly.

Public Interest Job Fairs 

Massachusetts Law School Consortium Job Fairs

2015 Fair - January 26th and January 27th
Click here for a list of participating employers for the Spring Fair.

Information about the employers participating in the Mass Law Consortium Spring Job Fair is now available for you to bid on by logging in to the Consortium’s Symplicity site

  • Log on using your e-mail address as your username and your 8-digit HUID as your password.
  • When you enter the site, click on OCI and enter your profile information. You will also have to agree to the Massachusetts Law School Consortium interview policy before you can bid for interviewing employers.
  • Once you have done so, you will see a drop down menu listing current recruiting events. Select "Gov/PI Program – January 2015 Suffolk." The list of public interest employers will appear. You will only see the employers interviewing students in your class year.
  • You can then select “Review” on the left to learn more about the position and "Apply" on the right to submit your information. Upload all your application materials in the ‘documents’ section of the Symplicity sites.  NOTE TO FIRST YEAR STUDENTS:  Employers understand that first year students do not have transcripts and will only expect them from second and third year students.  Undergraduate transcripts are not necessary unless requested.
  • Bid for (apply to) employers by 12:00pm Thursday, December 4.

Email mnemiroff@law.harvard.edu if you have any trouble logging on.

Please be sure to read the interviewing policy on the Symplicity site. Once you have scheduled an interview, you are expected to honor that interview.

Equal Justice Works Job Fair

This is the largest public interest law related job fair in the country. Each year it brings over 200 employers to the greater Washington, DC area. The 2014  job fair, along with a conference about public interest career topics, will be October 24-25 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, MD. More information about the job fair schedule is available at the Equal Justice Works website.

Last modified: May 06, 2015

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