The Law Department invites applications from recent graduates seeking a full or part-time volunteer or law school funded post-graduate position. Post-graduate volunteers work on interesting cases with an unusually high degree of responsibility and independence. Our supervisors have extensive experience guiding recent graduates through the transition from school to legal practice. In addition, we have court practice orders that allow recent graduates to perform most of the tasks of admitted attorneys. Post-graduate volunteers are able to take part in agency training programs, which allow them to receive New York Continuing Legal Education credits. We invite applications from recent law school graduates seeking to volunteer for full-time or part-time placements.
The divisions listed below are interested in hosting post graduate volunteers subject to space availability. Please click on a division to learn more about its practice.
Administrative Law and Regulatory Litigation
Commercial and Real Estate Litigation
Contracts and Real Estate
Labor and Employment Law
Special Federal Litigation
Tax and Bankruptcy Litigation
Applications are accepted year round. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript. The cover letter should indicate the division(s) you are interested in as well as the time commitment you can make to the fellowship (how many weeks or months, and how many hours per week).
Applications should be sent through our online application process, addressed to:
Deputy Director of Legal Recruitment
New York City Law Department
100 Church Street
New York, NY 10007
Applications are not accepted by regular mail or e-mail. Questions may be sent to the Recruitment office.
The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.