Two of the most popular resources for those interested in a public interest career are PSLawNet and Equal Justice Works.
PSLawNet: Miami Law is a member of PSLawNet, a national network of over 2000 organizations that offer students a chance to experience legally related public interest work that is both valuable and manageable. PSLawNet allows students and alum to search for internships, volunteer positions, fellowships, and public interest jobs throughout the country and abroad with the click of a mouse. Through PSLawNet a student is able to post his or her resume and make it available to public interest employers, as well as to research employers in a certain geographical area or subject area. PSLawNet is free for all Miami Law students. Simply go to www.pslawnet.org and click on "Getting Started" in the top left hand corner. The rest is easy! If you have any questions or problems with PSLawNet, contact Brenda Louard in the Career Development Office.
Equal Justice Works: Equal Justice Works is an organization whose mission is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Equal Justice Works offers 2 year fellowships to approximately 25 fellows each year. In addition, the organization holds an annual career fair and conference that students are encouraged to attend.
Equal Justice Works Fully Funded Fellowship
The applicant proposes a project involving legal advocacy on behalf of individuals, groups or issues that are not adequately represented by some aspect of the legal system. Fellowships last for 2 years and approximately 25 fellows are selected annually.
Career Fair and Conference, Washington D.C. (October)
Don't miss a great opportunity to meet with public interest and government employees throughout the country! The Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference is held each October in Washington D.C. The conference includes sessions where students can learn about starting a career in the public sector, about financing a public interest career, and about the many different opportunities available for law students and new lawyers in public service law. "Table Talk" is a highlight of the conference and gives students the opportunity to informally meet with more than 150 public interest and government attorneys from different organizations and agencies.
To view details of each employer scheduled to attend the career fair, including a description of the employer, the days the employer will attend, and available positions at the employer, please visit http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/employers/browse.aspx. You can search employers by issue area, state, or days attending to find the employer for which you are looking. If you are interested in interviewing with a particular employer, please make sure to follow the individual instructions given by that employer. The earlier you apply the better your chances!
New employers will continue to sign up through mid-September.
The law school pays your entrance fees to the conference. For questions about Equal Justice Works, or to register for the career fair and conference, please contact Sajani Desai.