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Public Interest Job Search Preview: Government, Criminal Law, and OCI (webinar)

This webinar was designed to answer your questions regarding the 2L and 3L public interest job search. The webinar covers deadlines and opportunities in government and criminal law (prosecution and public defense), including employers who recruit through GW Law’s on-campus interview program. The webinar also includes a discussion of strategies and considerations regarding participation in the on-campus recruiting process for students who are interested in public interest/public sector careers. This live webinar was recorded on 5/31/18 and is available for viewing on the portal.
WATCH IT HERE (portal login required)

2018 Recruitment Programs

Planning to participate in the 2018 OCI, New York, or Philadelphia Recruitment Programs? Mark your calendar now with the key dates and deadlines! The application period starts in June with deadlines in July. Interviews will take place starting at the end of July through August. Call back interviews will extend through September and October. Be sure to make plans for your summer internship and vacations accordingly!
Review the key dates & deadlines
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Funding Opportunities for Summer Internships

There are multiple opportunities to apply for funding for your summer public interest position! The law school awards subsidies for students who work during the summer for a broad range of public sector legal employers, including non-profit organizations and governmental entities (but not including judicial internships). Funding is also available from EJF, the KACIF program, and other sources. The deadline to apply for law school subsidies is March 26 at 5pm.
Visit our ``Funding Your Public Interest Career`` page
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New Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan for the Class of 2020

On February 28, 2018, a new federal law clerk hiring plan was announced for students in the class of 2020. The new plan pushes back the date on which law students can apply to judicial clerkhips until after their 2L year. Please note, the new hiring plan does not affect students from the class of 2019 or earlier.
Visit our ``Judicial Clerkships and Internships`` page for more information

Diversity Opportunities for 1Ls

Many firms and employers offer scholarship or fellowship opportunities for students who self-identify as diverse as part of their diversity initiatives. The majority of opportunities for summer associate positions and other summer opportunities for 1Ls will have deadlines in December through March.
See the list of diversity opportunities here