Post-Graduate Opportunity: The New York City Law Department (Deadline: Nov. 15)

The New York City Law Department is now seeking applications for its 2014 Corporation Counsel Clerkship, open to law students graduating in 2014 and recent law school graduates completing a one or two year judicial clerkship or legal fellowship in 2014.  The recipient of this paid one-year post-graduate honors fellowship will work on legal issues pertaining to NYC governance and in the formulation and defense of significant policy issues directly with the chief lawyer of the City of New York, the Corporation Counsel, as well as the NYC Law Department’s Executive Staff and senior attorneys.  The recipient of the Clerkship will gain experience and insight into the overall operations and governance of New York City, and may also have the opportunity to work closely with the Mayor’s Office, the City Council and various City agencies.

Depending upon the interests of the recipient of the Clerkship, his or her responsibilities may include trial court level litigation, appellate work or counseling, and legislative drafting on matters involving significant policy initiatives in fields such as criminal or juvenile justice, the environment, elections, education, social welfare, municipal finance, land use and economic development.  For a description of the 17 legal divisions at the Law Department, see our website at  Applicants must have a record of academic excellence and a demonstrable interest in urban affairs and governance.  The successful candidate of this highly selective fellowship will be chosen by a committee of senior executives at the Law Department.  The clerkship will commence in September 2014 and the stipend will be roughly equivalent to the salary of a first year attorney at the NYC Law Department, which is currently $62,038.

Applications should include a resume, writing sample, law school transcript and three references.  In addition, applicants must submit a statement of interest, of no more than 500 words, including a discussion of which divisions the applicant is most interested in.

Applications should be submitted prior to November 15, 2013, through our on-line application process available at:

Questions regarding the Clerkship may be sent to

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