Public Interest Career Counselor, Stanford Law School

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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • J.D. required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience practicing as a public interest or public sector attorney.
  • Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to review and analyze complex information.
  • Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advanced customer service skills - strong interpersonal, advising, and counseling skills
  • Relevant computer systems/technology experience.
  • Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.


  • 7+ years of legal practice experience as a public interest or public sector attorney.
  • Experience and familiarity with job opportunities in the fields of international human rights, rule of law in transitional societies, and law and international development.
  • Familiarity with government job markets, employers, organizations, post-graduate fellowship funders and programs, and government honors or new attorney hiring programs.
  • Familiarity with job opportunities in multilateral organizations, such as United Nations agencies and the World Bank.
  • Experience working in an educational environment with undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and handle multiple tasks under pressure, with frequent interruptions.
  • Sensitivity to diversity of student body and career interests.
  • Sense of humor and ability to work effectively as a member of a team.



All new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.



Please submit a resume, a list of three professional references, and a cover letter that includes responses to the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in stepping into this kind of position?
  • If you could go back in time, what kind of programs or support would you have wanted as a public interest law student?   
  • Describe your experience working with individuals with identities different from yours and your approach to bridging those differences, including class, race, ethnicity, political opinion, physical or mental ability, gender identity, and religion.
  • What has been your best professional experience working as part of a team and why?


Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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