Career Development Office (CDO) attorney counselors who specialize in public interest careers and fellowship opportunities are available to assist students and alumni in pursuing a public interest career. Individual counseling appointments may be scheduled by calling 203-432-1676, or by signing up at the CDO reception desk. Students may upload a resume to our Career Management System before a counseling appointment, by clicking here.
Public Interest Fellowships
Yale Law School’s CDO is a leader in recognizing the importance of public interest post-graduate fellowships as an entry into public interest careers, and in providing information and guidance on applying for these positions. YLS students and graduates regularly obtain such prestigious fellowships as Skadden, EJW, and ACLU. CDO produces the Public Interest Fellowships Guide. Students and Alumni can also view streaming videos of CDO's Programs on Fellowships, by clicking here.
CDO has created TRI-PI (Travel Reimbursement for Interviews in the Public Interest) which reimburses 2L and 3L students for travel expenses, up to $800, to public interest interviews.
Each year, the Career Development Office pays the registration fees and travel expenses for any students wishing to participate in the Equal JusticeWorks Career Fair and Conference in Washington, DC in October, and the NYU Public Interest Career Fair in New York City in February. Contact Juliann Davis, Assistant Director of Administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-432-7191 for more information about these fairs.
Public Interest Job Search Reimbursement
CDO reimburses students for fax or telephone charges incurred in their search for a public interest job (excluding judicial clerkships).