Public Interest Career Counselor, Stanford Law School

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  • J.D. preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years experience practicing as a public interest or public sector attorney
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion principles
  • High level of emotional intelligence
  • Experience working with the public interest and/or public sector legal communities 
  • Experience supervising, mentoring, hiring, etc., law students and/or young lawyers
  • Excellent organizational, administrative and communication (oral and written) skills 
  • Demonstrated skills in problem-solving 
  • Strong interpersonal, advising, and counseling skills 
  • 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


  • 7+ years of legal practice experience as a public interest or public sector attorney
  • 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


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?
  • What advice would you offer a first-year law student interested in public service?
  • If you could go back in time, what kind of program 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, and religion.

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