Packaging Yourself for Public Interest Employment: Career Planning Guidance for Aspiring Public Interest Lawyers

10 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2012  

David C. Yamada

Suffolk University Law School

Date Written: October 21, 2012

Abstract

This is an updated version of a career counseling piece for law students who are interested in pursuing work in the public interest field. It covers topics such as course selection, clinics and internships, and overall career development. First published in 1985, versions of this article have been adapted for use by NALP, National Association for Public Interest Law (now Equal Justice Works), and various law schools including Georgetown, NYU, Suffolk, and Tulane.

Keywords: public interest law, legal education, legal profession, law schools, career counseling

Suggested Citation

Yamada, David C., Packaging Yourself for Public Interest Employment: Career Planning Guidance for Aspiring Public Interest Lawyers (October 21, 2012). Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 12-43. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2165006 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2165006

David C. Yamada (Contact Author)

Suffolk University Law School ( email )

120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108-4977
United States

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