Public Interest

2016 Public Interest/Public Service Update

Campus Recruitment

Over 50 public sector employers (1/3 of total) participated in this year’s recruitment programs, including: 

  • Broadcasting Board of Governors (Washington, DC)
  • Bronx County District Attorney’s Office (Bronx, NY)
  • Central Intelligence Agency - Office of General Counsel (Washington, DC)
  • Delaware Attorney General’s Office (Wilmington, DE)
  • District of Columbia Housing Authority (Washington, DC)
  • Fairfax County Circuit Court (Fairfax, VA)
  • Federal Communications Commission - Office of General Counsel (Washington, DC)
  • Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (Washington, DC)
  • Federal Reserve Board - Legal Division (Washington, DC)
  • Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Competition (Washington, DC)
  • Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Consumer Protection (Washington, DC)
  • Innocence Project New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
  • Internal Revenue Service - Office of Associate Chief Counsel, Procedure & Admin. (Washington, DC)
  • Internal Revenue Service - Office of the Chief Counsel (Washington, DC)
  • Internal Revenue Service - Office of the Chief Counsel, General Legal Services Div. (Washington, DC)
  • Library of Congress (Washington DC)
  • Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office (Miami, FL)
  • Michigan Court of Appeals (Lansing, MI)
  • National Juvenile Defender Center (Washington, DC)
  • National Nuclear Security Administration (Washington, DC)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council - Headquarter (New York, NY)
  • New York City Law Department (New York, NY)
  • New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney (New York, NY)
  • Office of the Attorney General (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation - Office of Chief Counsel (Washington, DC)
  • Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
  • Public Defender’s Office - Miami (Miami, FL)
  • San Francisco District Attorney
  • Southern Environmental Law Center (Charlottesville, VA)
  • State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Legal Research (New Haven, CT)
  • Supreme Court of Virginia, Office of the Chief Staff Attorney (Richmond, VA)
  • The Honorable Herman C. Dawson (Upper Marlboro, MD)
  • The Legal Aid Society (New York, NY)
  • The Nature Conservancy (Arlington, VA)
  • U.S. Air Force JAG Corps (Washington, DC)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Civilian Honors Program (Washington, DC)
  • U.S. Army JAG Corps (Washington, DC)
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of California (San Diego, CA)
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York (New York, NY)
  • U.S. Department of Labor - Honors Program (Washington, DC)
  • U.S. Department of Labor - Office of Administrative Law Judges (Washington, DC)
  • U.S. Department of State - Office of the Legal Adviser (Washington, DC)
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (Washington, DC)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Office of General Counsel (Washington, DC)
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC)
  • U.S. Navy - Office of the General Counsel (Washington, DC)
  • U.S. Senate Legislative Counsel (Washington, DC)
  • Virginia Indigent Defense Commission (Richmond, VA)
  • Washington State Attorney General’s Office (Seattle, WA)


  • An Introduction to Public Interest Careers & Overview of Debt Relief Programs (w/Equal Justice Works)
  • Public Defender/Prosecutor Interview Skills: Handling the Hypothetical or Simulation (w/CJC)
  • Public Interest Mock Interview Program
  • Post-Graduate Public Interest Fellowships & Application Strategies (w/Equal Justice Works)
  • Civil Legal Services Practice (w/ CJC)
  • Careers as Public Defenders (w/CJC)
  • Landing a Public Interest Job & Preparing for Your Public Interest Interview (w/CJC)
  • Government Law Practice
  • Careers on Capitol Hill
  • Department of Justice Summer & Honors Program Information Session
  • Government Honors Program Information Session
  • Presidential Management Fellows Program Information Session

Did you know?

One-third (1/3) of our employed graduates typically work in the public service sector upon graduation!

Recent Recognition

Did you know? In 2011, The National Jurist cited Howard Law School as one of the Best Schools for Public Service and a Top School for Government Jobs!

As always, the Office of Career Services welcomes your support, comments, suggestions and feedback!

Neil Dennis
Assistant Dean of Career Services