Online Career Resources

Resources for Law Firm Information/Employment Databases

Guide to Public Service:

This guide was created to help interested students and professionals better understand the many public service areas of employment, including what the various jobs entail, job growth outlook, and what employees can expect to earn. Key elements of the guide include:

– A comprehensive review of the varied sectors in the public service field
– An exploration of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program: who is eligible, how to apply, and more
– A list of volunteer and internship opportunities to help students toward their professional goals
– Tools and resources to help public service professionals advance their careers

Job Search and Internship Sites

  • ABANET: Internship & Career Opportunities for Law Students
  • Affirmative Action Register: Recruitment service directed to females, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons, as well as all other employment candidates.
  • American Corporate Counsel Association: Contains a database of employment opportunities for in-house counsel.
  • America’s Job Bank:  A serious networking tool and a component of Career OneStop
  • Attorney Jobs: A subscription is required to view listings but there is a Westlaw discount available
  • BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank:  Host site for job postings from across the U.S.  Law Schools that participate update the job postings at the first of each month.  Only students that attend or are alumni of participating schools have access.  Contact Debbie Foley in the Career Services Office for the username and password.
  • Career Bliss: A free career community that empowers job seekers with jobs, reviews, and salaries, along with hundreds of great career articles.
  • Counsel Net: A large attorney network with legal job listings
  • Criminal Law Opportunities: Criminal Justice Programs Online:  and Careers in Federal Law Enforcement:
  • Use their database to browse legal jobs or submit your resume.  This site also contains the “Greedy Associates” message board, but take information with a grain of salt.
  • Glassdoor: For access to jobs, company reviews, salaries, and interview questions posted on this site go to:
  • Heiros Gamos:  An outstanding employment resource site!
  • Internships USA: This site contains information on a wealth of internship opportunities, including internships with prosecutor’s offices in nearly 100 cities nationwide; internships in international affairs, woment’s rights, city and county attorney’s offices, sports law, education law, and green (environmental) law; and federal internships, government internships in law and policy, and human rights internships.  To access these opportunities, go to and click on “Internships for Law Students.”  Contact Sherry Johnson in Career Services for username and password.
  • Job-Hunt: Maintains a page dedicated to law and law enforcement job hunters
  • LawCrossing:LawCrossing: Searching for jobs? Great articles? Career Advice? Make sure to check out LawCrossing FREE for current law school students until April 30, 2016.
    1. Obtain the Promotion Code Password from career Services.
    2. Go to
    1. Scroll down and enter your law school e-mail address (the one ending in “.edu”) AND THE Promotion Code Password in the box.
    2. You will receive an e-mail at your law wschool e-mail address from LawCrossing with an address to copy and paste in your browser to activate your account.  Follow the instructions concerning choosing your user name and password.

    At this point you will be signed-up and able to use all the features of the site.  If you do not receive the e-mail with the link, check your security settings and make sure that the e-mail is not being treated as SPAM. If you have difficulty signing up or viewing jobs, contact LawCrossing Customer Service by phone at 800-973-1177, M-F between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. PST.

  • Law Jobs: Also a helpful employment center
  • Law Match: Efficient employment solutions
  • Legal Employ: Extensive legal employment search site
  • Legal Recruiter: Maintains listings of open positions across the globe
  • Legal Services from LexisNexis
  • NCMA
  • Neuvoo:
  • Public Health:
  • UpCounsel:
  • Volunteer & Nonprofit Careers – an open-access, expert driven guide to non-profit career opportunities.  This resource was created for students and young professionals seeking careers in the non-profit sector. It includes a detailed rundown of specific fields, organizations, and job titles with strong connections to non-profit work. It also discusses the importance of volunteering, and how donating time can serve as a bridge to a full-time, paid position. Other key features of the guide include: where and how to network to open non-profit doors and must-have information for volunteering internationally. Go to: :
  • Wall Street Journal Career Center: WSJ’s Executive Career Site with job postings, tools, tips, and articles
  • Wet Feet: Provides both job and internship listings. In addition, the site offers various research tools on private firms, salaries, and practice area.  The free membership also provides career newsletters, discussion boards, and free career guides.


Law Firm Information

  • Legal Forum: An interesting site, formerly called Power of Attorney, that provides extensive links to law firms, government agencies, law schools, and bar associations nationwide.
  • LexisNexis Martindale Directory Resources:
  • Law Firm directory from Martindale.
  • NALP:   The official site of the National Association for Law Placement provides information on recruiting trends, placement statistics, law firm information, law schools and much more.
  • NALP Directory of Legal Employers:  Contains a wealth of information about member employers, including demographics, practice areas, billable hour requirements, salary and benefits.  Mostly larger law firms, but also contains some public sector employers.


Judicial Clerkships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute: Provides good information and links for an overview of bankruptcy judges and clerkship opportunities
  • The Federal Judiciary Online: This page gives students access to the addresses of the federal bench in each jurisdiction.
  • Federal Magistrate Law Clerks: Current and upcoming vacancies in the Federal Magistrate Courts with a searchable database.
  • Judicial Clerkships:  Everything you ever wanted to know about a judicial clerkship.
  • Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR): Allows applicants to select the federal judges for whom they wish to apply and then build and submit their applications online.  When the application process is complete, the judges can log on and begin the hiring process.



  • Air & Waste Management Association: Includes links to online career center and sponsored awards and scholarships.
  • Alliance for Sustainability: Information about maintaining a sustainable lifestyle with available volunteer and internship opportunities.
  • American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy:Includes a job database.
  • Center for Health, Environment, and Justice:
  • Clean Water Action: Includes volunteer opportunities and a job database.
  • Earth Share: Earth Share is a nationwide network of the country’s most respected environmental and conservation organizations and offers a host of internship opportunities as well as links to environmental jobs.
  • Soil & Water Conservation Society: Includes a job board.
  • Water Environment Federation: Non-profit technical and educational organization aiming to preserve and enhance the global water environment; site includes job postings. 



MPRE (Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination):Required for admission to the bar in almost all U.S. jurisdictions.

Federal Agencies on the Web


Public Interest Resources

The following sites, for the most part, provide information about the organizations.  Some list positions.  Many provide information about internship programs.

  • Advancing Women: This page provides links to many women’s rights organizations and extensive links to generic job banks worldwide.
  • Alliance for Justice: National association of public interest advocacy organizations.
  • Charity Channel: Extensive online network of non-profit professionals and offers a searchable worldwide career database.
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: Newspaper of the non-profit world with an large job database
  • Common Cause: A nonpartisan nonprofit advocacy organization that seeks to hold leaders accountable to the public interest and offers many legal volunteer and intern opportunities.
  • Equal Rights Advocates: Combats the disenfranchisement of women
  • Essential Homepage: This page provides extensive information about a variety of public interest organizations and is also the home of the Good Works page, which provides a searchable database of public interest positions nationwide.
  • Everett Public Service Internship Program: Funds over 200 summer internships at progressive public service organizations.
  • Fair Housing: A nationwide page for attorneys and advocates interested in housing issues.  The job opportunities page lists positions for lawyers, advocates and non-profit managers with organizations nationwide.
  • FireScience Online: This guide provides career and salary information, a school search tool, internships, scholarships, and other related educational information for Emergency Management careers and other Public Service Careers.  View additional guides under “Public Service Careers” located in the top navigation of the website.
  • Frederick B. Abramson Public Service Award:Fellowship awarded to a graduating law student or judicial law to be used as partial compensation for one year’s employment with either a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm or other not-for-profit service organization in the District of Columbia
  • Idealist: Internet non-profit center that provides a link to organizations in over 120 countries.  Many of the sites contain both internships and permanent positions with public interest organizations.
  • Impact Fund: Non-profit founded with the mission of enhancing lawyers’ abilities to bring public interest litigation in the areas of civil rights, poverty, and environmental justice.
  • Institute for Global Communication: Hosts links to Peacenet, Labornet, and Womensnet as well as information about non-profit public interest organizations worldwide.
  • International Affairs Network: Annotated list of links to sites on international affairs, human rights, development, and more.
  • Legal Aid of Greater Cincinnati:  Reducing poverty through effective legal services for the poor.
  • The Legal Services Corporation: Downloadable publications and other information, including links to their programs throughout the country.
  • National Association of State PIRG’s: Network of state public interest research groups, includes available positions across the country.
  • NLADA: National Legal Aid and Defender Association
  • Ohio Legal Rights Service: Ohio’s protection and advocacy agency for adults and children with disabilities.
  • Ohio State Legal Services: Providing legal assistance to low income Ohioans
  • One World: Domestic and international job listings in human rights, environment, and sustainable development.
  • Philanthropic Research Inc.: This website contains information on over 800,000 non-profit organizations, their mission statements, and contact information.
  • Philanthropy News Digest: Provides listings of current FT jobs at U.S.-based foundations and non-profits.
  • Public Interest Law Initiative: Offers internship and fellowship programs for law students and new law school graduates to work at public interest law agencies in Chicago.
  • Public Service Law Network: One of the better public interest job sites
  • Rural Action: Working to revitalize Appalachian Ohio
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice: A national public interest law firm.  Includes job openings and public interest database.
  • United Nations: Lists clerkships, attorney, and law-related jobs with the UN.  Site is free and easy to use.  Click on “site index,” then “employment ops,” then “legal.”

Legal Education Resources

Bar Exam Information


Law School Career Services Offices on the Web

Although most Career Services Offices that have unrestricted access to their Job Postings do so only for alumni, a number of students have had success contacting those employers.