Online Job Posting Databases
The Career Development Office offers its students and graduates the following online job posting databases:
The CDO maintains a job posting database on Symplicity which lists summer and school year positions for students as well as attorney postings for UM graduates. The site is password protected. To obtain one’s username and password, please e-mail email@example.com with one’s full name, graduation month/year, C-number or Cane ID number and preferred e-mail address. Alumni: For those that do not know their Cane I.D., please visit the main university website and click on "myUM" in the footer and follow the instructions to retrieve one’s Cane I.D. or create a new one.
2) Intercollegiate Job Bank
The Intercollegiate Job Bank is a consortium of member law schools around the country who share job postings. This is a useful tool for out-of-state job searches. A username and password is necessary to access it, so for access students should call the CDO at 305-284-2668 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to provide one’s full name and year of graduation.
3) PSJD (formerly PSLawNet)
Miami Law’s membership provides direct access to thousands of public interest organizations and positions across the nation. It allows students and alumni to search for internships, volunteer positions, fellowships, and public interest jobs throughout the country and abroad with the click of a mouse. Through PSJD 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. For any questions or problems, contact Brenda Louard in the Career Development Office.
Job Posting Sites
American Bar Association: The Law Student section contains career resources, including internships, job postings and pro bono opportunities. The American Bar Association Career Center is a related site for lawyers.
Hound: Hound is a job search tool that tracks down live, active jobs listed on employers' career pages. The site is not limited to legal positions but the search function allows for searches of specific keywords such as "attorney" or "legal." Hound provides free trial access for 3 days.
inlaw.me: An online marketplace for law-related jobs that connects legal employers and top candidates. The site hosts opportunities from law firms, Fortune 500 companies, professional sports teams, law schools and non-profits, which add up to nearly 6000 job postings (1300+ employers in over 1000 domestic and international markets). And, best of all, inlaw.me is free for candidates to use.
JD Careers Out There: Provides video resources presenting career advice from lawyers and non-practicing lawyers to help attorneys and law students determine what to do with a law degree, achieve success and find career fulfillment, whether you choose to practice law or pursue other alternatives. You can also obtain professional development advice about interviewing, networking, professional communications and other subjects.
Law Bulletin Legal Career Center: The Law Bulletin's job posting site contains postings for positions in Chicago and the Midwest.
Lawyers Weekly Jobs: Contains job listings published through Lawyers Weekly newspaper. Job listings are available for the following states: District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island and Virginia.
Out of Town Job Search Resources
Out of Town Job Search Guide: This guide discusses how to conduct a job search in another market including tips on networking and informational interviewing. The guide also contains an extensive list of online resources that may help during such a search. Specific guides are also available for the following 29 cities: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington, DC. Click here to access all guides.
Reciprocity: Available to all 3L students and graduates, reciprocity allows use of the career services of another law school. Each law school has its own reciprocity policy. As a result, there may be varying restrictions on the services and resources available and access may be limited or suspended during certain times of the year. For more information, please see the CDO reciprocity page.
Law Job Directories
Avvo: Avvo is a searchable online legal directory of licensed attorneys in the United States.
Chambers Associate: Student directory of national and international law firms. Profiles include thoughts from the firm's associates and recruiters on a variety of topics including firm culture, assignments, diversity, compensation and pro bono opportunities.
Law Periscope: Allows you to search the profiles of the largest 300 law firms in the country to easily find contact information, attorney profiles, practice areas, branch offices and other online information.
Legal Information Institute (LII): Contains articles on different practice areas with up-to-date links to recent court decisions, state and federal statutory law, blogs, and other internet and off-net resources.
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer and Law Firm Directory: This site has an online directory of law firms and lawyers around the country. Search for law firms and lawyers by location, area of practice, firm size and law school (lawyer search only).
NALP Directory of Legal Employers: The annual NALP Directory of Legal Employersincludes information on more than 1,600 employers nationwide.
StateLawyers.com: Offers a wide range of free legal resources including a directory of attorneys, practice definitions and contact information for all courts, governments, bar associations and other professional organizations. The site also provides information about law schools.
Government Job Sites
Chicago Government Positions: To help law school graduates search for a public sector career, the Chicago Bar Association Government Services Committee and the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association of Chicago have compiled the most current hiring information available on numerous government agencies in Chicago.
U.S. Department of Justice: The DOJ page for law student internships and opportunities.
FedJobs: This site contains useful information for those applying to federal positions, including available employment opportunities.
Federal "Pathways" Program: A new program similar to the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. It is for recent graduates who obtained their degree within the last two years and provides developmental experiences in the federal government. Like the PMF program, participants' positions may be converted to a permanent or long-term position at the end of the program.
Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program: This non-partisan program immerses students from public and private universities in key areas of state government. During their nine-month tenure in Tallahassee, Fellows receive advanced on-the-job training as well as an invaluable front-line view of the inner workings of government.
Florida League of Cities: Online listings for municipal positions with cities throughout the state of Florida.
Government Honors and Internship Handbook: Thorough list of summer and post graduation opportunities for 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls at the local, state and federal government level. The site is password protected. For login information, please email@example.com or call 305-284-2668.
The Hill: This "newspaper for and about the U.S. Congress" contains employment listings.
Making The Difference: Created by the Partnership for Public Service, this site provides information about the variety of opportunities available in federal service as well as tips for finding and applying for a federal government position.
National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG): The most comprehensive online site for the latest developments in the offices of the state Attorneys General throughout the country, including ground-breaking litigation, new appointments, and job opportunities.
The NALP/PSJD Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide 2012-13: Useful guide for those interested in a career with the federal government. Contains up to date information on legal jobs with federal agencies, tips on how to conduct a successful job search and information on government benefits including loan repayment assistance.
National Conference of State Legislatures: Site provides opportunities with state legislatures and other public policy positions.
New York City Government Positions or (www.nyc.gov/portal/index.jsp): Online job listings of public service positions available at the Gotham Gazette Classifieds and local government positions available at the City of New York site.
Opportunities in Public Affairs: Lists jobs in public relations, legislation, journalism and other fields in nonprofits, corporations and the government in the Washington, DC area. The site is password protected. Please contact the Career Development Office at 305-284-2668 for login information.
PSJD Careers in Federal Government: Provides assistance in navigating the federal hiring process. Includes information on locating federal government jobs and how to apply successfully for those jobs.
PSJD State and Local Government Career Resources: A state-by-state list of useful ways to research internship and postgraduate opportunities in state and local governments. Provides agency websites and denotes those that include job postings.
Roll Call Jobs: Features jobs in government affairs, lobbying and related fields. Free registration is required.
State of Florida: This site lists vacancies throughout the state of Florida. The site is free but requires registration.
State and Local Governments on the Net: A directory of official state, county and city government web sites. Many state and local agencies list career opportunities directly on their web sites.
United States Government Office of Personnel Management: This site contains all job openings in the federal government. The site is free to use and does not require registration. However, you may choose to register and have job listings that meet your specified criteria e-mailed to you. For more information, click on "My USAjobs". Some federal agencies elect to advertise available opportunities on Avue Digital Services in addition to or in lieu of posting on USAJobs. It is recommended to use both sites when searching for federal positions.
Public Interest & Pro Bono Directories/Sites
For a list of online directories and sites and overall information on working in the Public Interest, please visit the CDO’s Public Interest page.
For a list of online directories and sites and overall information on Judicial Clerkships and Internships, please visit the CDO’s Judicial Clerkship page.
International Law Job Sites
ABA-Section of International Law, Human Rights Committee E-Brief: Contains organization profiles, job listings, and weekly human rights news. Students can sign up to receive the weekly newsletter and also view past issues.
Advocates for International Development: A4ID is a global charity that believes the law can, and should, be used more effectively to eradicate global poverty.
American Society of International Law: Maintains listings on over 100 organizations and institutions' internship, fellowship and pro bono opportunities that include, or directly focus on, the practice of international law. University of Miami School of Law is a partner with ASIL which offers 50% off of any membership. Please contact Yazmyne Vasquez at the CDO at 305-284-2668 for more information.
Devex International Development: A popular international development website, Devex connects the people and organizations for global development purposes. Can search for people, organizations, jobs, projects and news.
European Affairs Jobsite: The European Affairs website.
Foreign Policy Association: Contains job listings, internships and volunteer opportunities involving foreign policy.
Guide to Careers in International Affairs (Including Review of Top Job Sites): Contains some great tips and resources for International Careers from the The Peace and Collaborative Network.
International Law Jobs Board (American Bar Association): ABA Career Center for international law jobs.
iProbono: i-Probono is a non-profit online network connecting organizations in need of legal assistance with lawyers and students who want to use their legal skills for the public good. The network's global outreach enables people to engage in projects from around the world and allows organizations to source assistance across jurisdictions.
Lawyers Without Borders: Site for the world's largest group of globally oriented volunteer lawyers. Site lists both employment and internship opportunities.
Overseas Jobs: This site features job opportunities for professionals worldwide.
PAE-REACT: This is the contractor paid by the United States State Department to select United States citizens for seconded jobs with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Peace & Collaborative Development Network: This is a free professional networking site (with over 22,900 members from around the world) to foster dialogue and sharing of resources in international development, conflict resolution, gender mainstreaming, human rights, social entrepreneurship and related fields. This site also has a "Resources for Job Seekers" section.
PSJD International Resources: Contains the following resources to aid students with searching and applying for international public interest:
- Finding and Funding International Public Interest Opportunities guide,
- Finding Employment Opportunities with International Governmental Organizations and the United Nations,
- Postgraduate International Fellowships guide
- Tips for Students Seeking International Internships
- Yale Law School Guide to International Public Interest Careers.
ReliefWeb: ReliefWeb is a source for humanitarian information and analysis. The organization scans the websites of international and non-governmental organizations, governments, research nstitutions and the media for news, reports, press releases, appeals, policy documents, analysis and maps related to humanitarian emergencies worldwide. They also produce maps and infographics to illustrate and explain humanitarian crises.
UNESCO: This website provides the names and official addresses of international non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO in accordance with the relevant Directives, adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO at its 28th Session (1995) and amended at its 31st Session (2001).
United Nations: Can search for legal and other positions with the United Nations. Check under "Human Rights", "Legal", and "Humanitarian Affairs." For information on the competitive exam, see www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/examin/exam.htm.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes ("UNODC") was established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention. The website contains a list of Non Governmental Organizations ("NGOs").
UN Jobs: UN Jobs contains listings of international, UN resources and documents.
Other Areas of Practice
Alternative Lawyer Jobs: Job posting and information resource for lawyers seeking alternative career opportunities including counsel positions, part-time and contract legal work as well as opportunities to join small businesses.
American Bar Association Solo Center: This site provides resources for solo practitioners and those thinking about entering solo practice. Among the resources is the Soloez e-mail discussion list which is open to all attorneys and law students, regardless of ABA membership.
American Health Lawyers Association: Job listings for health law related positions throughout the country.
American Immigration Lawyers Association: Contains online job postings for positions in immigration law as well as a directory of immigration attorneys throughout the country searchable by location, languages spoken and type of practice.
American Intellectual Property Law Association: Among the many resources offered by the AIPLA is a job bank containing available positions in intellectual property law. Job seekers can also request personal job alerts and post an anonymous résumé.
Association of Corporate Counsel: An organization serving the professional needs of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations and other private sector organizations. The site contains job postings searchable by location or practice area.
Chronicle of Higher Education: Listing of career opportunities in higher education and other related fields.
Elaw: Run by Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide, this site lists organizations worldwide that do environmental work.
Entertainment Careers: Contains postings for internships and positions in the entertainment industry. It can search by geographic area or job category including legal/business affairs.
Glassdoor: Glassdoor is your free inside look at jobs and companies. Salary details, company reviews, and interview questions — all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers. Click this link for unlimited access to all of their information.
LLC Hiring Hall: Resource for law students and attorneys seeking information about union-side hiring opportunities. Contains monthly listing of employment opportunities.
National Collegiate Athletic Association: Employment section contains postings from colleges and universities across the country for those interested in pursuing a career in athletics administration and information about applying for job openings at the NCAA national office.
National Fair Housing Advocate: Provides listings of positions with organizations and governmental agencies dealing with fair housing issues.
Peggy Browning Fund: The Peggy Browning Fund's mission is to provide law students with diverse, challenging work and educational experiences in the area of labor and employment law. The site has job postings, internship opportunities and information about both The Peggy Browning Student Conference and Peggy Browning Fellowships.
The Professional Marketing Forum: This site contains job listings in the areas of marketing, client services, and finance in Europe, Asia, and North America. It can be searched by job category, geographical location, and salary range. Students can sign up to be alerted via e-mail when new job listings in your area(s) of interest are added to the site.
Trademark Law: Article by Josh Gerben, Esq. providing tips for pursuing a career in Trademark Law.
Miami Law participates in many job fairs with other law schools. Click to see full listing.
Heather Jarvis, Student Loan Expert: Packed with frequently updated resources for student loan borrowers, this is the go-to site for students and graduates who have questions about student loans. The site offers free webinars, worksheets and multimedia resources to help borrowers understand their options and manage student loans.
Legal Recruiters: Links to legal recruiters searchable by location or practice area.
National Association of Legal Search Consultants: An organization for legal search professionals nationwide. Contains a searchable directory of recruiters and headhunters available at www.nalsc.org/membership/directory.cfm.
Salary Calculator: Compare salary and cost of living for all regions of the country.