Exploring Your Career

Where Do I Start?

Symplicity is Howard University School of Law’s online recruitment management system. It is your primary vehicle to search for internship and employment opportunities, RSVP for information sessions and other events, and participate in on-campus recruitment programs.
(Symplicity one-on-one trainings are available through the Office of Career Services.)

Practice Area Research - Public Sector

Harvard Law Career and Specialty Guides

Yale Law Career Guides & Advice for Students

Public Service Jobs Directory (PSJD)

Practice Area Research - Private Sector

Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Practice Area Summary

HG.org Law Center Practice Areas

Vault Guide to Legal Practice Areas 2016 Edition
(Available for view in the Office of Career Services)

Job Listing Databases & Resources - Public Sector

PSJD
A comprehensive career resource database, public sector employer search engine, and public sector job database.

Idealist.org
A database providing both legal and non-legal public interest internships and full time employment opportunities.

Washington Council of Lawyers: Job Digest
A DC based public interest bar association that provides a monthly listing of available public interest legal employment opportunities in the region to members.

U.S. Department of Justice Careers Page
A central resource to learn about opportunities across the DOJ, the largest employer of attorneys in the country.

USAJobs.gov
The primary federal employment job search database.

The University of AZ Government Honors and Internship Handbook
Provides a listing of internship and Honors Attorney Program opportunities for federal agencies, as well as opportunities with state, county and municipal government agencies.
(See the Office of Career Services for the website and password.)

Job Listing Databases & Resources - Private Sector

Intercollegiate Job Bank
A central database of post-graduate opportunities from Symplicity job listings of law schools across the country and in every state.
(See the Office of Career Services for the website and password.)

1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholars Opportunities with LCLD Members
Lists LCLD Member organizations who are actively searching for 1L Scholars

Indeed.com
The world’s #1 job site with both legal and non-legal employment listings