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Public Interest Law Research and Career Resources


“Search Jobs” – Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers (A NALP Initiative)

PSJD (formerly PSLawNet) is a unique online clearinghouse for law students and lawyers to connect with public interest job listings and career-building resources. Created in 1989 at NYU Law, PSJD has been maintained by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) as one of its Public Service Initiatives since 2003. As a collaborative project among over 200 American and Canadian law schools, PSJD is a free resource for law students and alumni of our subscriber schools to search among thousands of public interest job opportunities and employer profiles.  In addition to its database, PSJD offers an online library of educational and career-building resources for those interested in pursuing a career in public service. These resources are publicly available to all website visitors. WVU law is a subscriber school. 


“Job Board” – National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)

The NLADA Job Board is a free service that connects organizations and professionals across the equal justice community. Though postings vary, they typically include positions in civil legal aid services, defender organizations, pro bono and public interest organizations, public interest law firms, and academia. This area is open to all, either for browsing of for posting jobs.


 “Recent Jobs: Public Interest” – ABA Career Center

The ABA Career Center not only contains the largest source of legal jobs in the nation, it also offers a wealth of professional resources that help legal professionals at all stages keep their careers on the move. Resources include resume writing tips, networking tips, and tools to ace an interview.


“Mid-Weeks Jobs Bulletin” – Impact Fund

Impact Fund publishes a weekly jobs bulletin of employment opportunities available to public interest practitioners. The jobs posted run the gamut from internships, through associate and staff attorneys, all the way up to executive directors and attorneys general.


“Fellowships & Opportunities” – Equal Justice Works

Equal Justice Works provides a continuum of fellowships and other opportunities to current law students and recent graduates.


“Access to Justice Jobs” – A2J Jobs

A2J Jobs provides the latest job openings from hundreds of organizations improving access to justice.