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Postgraduate Entry-level Public Interest Employment List

The following list includes the names of some of the public interest employers where Stanford Law School alumni have begun their public service careers in recent years. These are employers who offered positions to graduating students and alumni finishing judicial clerkships or other public interest fellowships. It does not include alumni who enter public service positions with other legal experience (e.g., transitioning in from a corporate firm).

  • ACLU, New York, NY (Equal Justice Works Fellowship)
  • ACLU/Human Rights Watch, New York, NY (Aryeh Neier Fellowship)
  • ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, San Francisco, CA (Equal Justice Works Fellowship and Skadden Fellowship)
  • ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, New York, NY (William J. Brennan First Amendment Fellowship)
  • ACLU of Northern California, San Francisco, CA (Equal Justice Works Fellowship)
  • ACLU of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (Stanford Law School – Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation Fellowship)
  • Altshuler Berzon LLP, San Francisco, CA
  • Altshuler Berzon/Natural Resources Defense Council, San Francisco, CA (Altshuler Berzon/Natural Resources Defense Council Fellowship)
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund, Cotati, CA
  • Asian Law Caucus, San Francisco, CA (Equal Justice Works Fellowship)
  • Bay Area Legal Aid, Oakland, CA (Skadden Fellowship)
  • Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Los Angeles, CA (Bet Tzedek Legal Services Social Justice Fellowship)
  • Bredhoff & Kaiser, P.L.L.C., Washington, DC
  • Bronx Defenders, Bronx, NY (Equal Justice Works Fellowship)
  • California Attorney General, Public Rights Division, San Francisco, CA (Honors Program)
  • California Indian Legal Services, Oakland, CA (Equal Justice Works Fellowship)
  • California Rural Legal Assistance, San Francisco, CA
  • California Rural Legal Assistance, Salinas, CA (Stanford Law School – Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation Fellowship)
  • Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition, Washington, DC (Equal Justice Works Fellowship)
  • Centro Legal de la Raza, Oakland, CA (Shartsis Friese LLP Public Interest Fellowship)
  • Children’s Initiative of the ACLU of Illinois, Chicago, IL (Equal Justice Works Fellowship)
  • Children’s Law Center, Washington, DC (Equal Justice Works Fellowship)
  • Children’s Rights, New York, NY (Skadden Fellowship)
  • Colorado Public Defender, Boulder, CO
  • Columbia Law School’s Center for Climate Change Law, New York, NY (Fellowship in Climate Change Law)
  • Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, Martinez, CA
  • Council for Children’s Rights, Charlotte, NC (Stanford Law School – Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation Fellowship)
  • Davis, Cowell & Bowe, San Francisco, CA
  • Disability Rights Advocates, Berkeley, CA (Skadden Fellowship and in-house Disability Rights Advocates Fellowship)
  • Environmental Law Institute, Washington, DC (Environmental Law Institute Fellowship)
  • Environmental Law and Policy Center, Chicago, IL
  • Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery, AL (Equal Justice Initiative Fellowship)
  • Equal Rights Advocates, San Francisco, CA (Ruth Chance Fellowship)
  • Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of California, San Francisco, CA
  • Federal Defenders of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • First Amendment Project, Oakland, CA
  • Friends of Farmworkers, Philadelphia, PA (Independence Foundation Fellowship)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC (Prettyman/Stiller Fellowship)
  • Georgetown University Law Center’s Environmental Law & Policy Institute, Washington, DC (Fellowship)
  • Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian, Oakland, CA (as standard hires and via the Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian Fellowship)
  • Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston, MA (Skadden Fellowship)
  • Hadsell Stormer Keeny Richardson & Renick LLP, Pasadena, CA
  • Impact Fund, Berkeley, CA (Equal Justice Litigation Fellowship and the Stanford Law School – Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation Fellowship)
  • Johns Hopkins University Vice President & General Counsel’s Office, Baltimore, MD (Fellowship in Higher Education Law)
  • Katz, Marshall & Banks, Washington, DC (Katz, Marshall & Banks Civil Rights Fellowship)
  • La Raza Centro Legal, San Francisco, CA (Soros Justice Fellowship)
  • Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA (Equal Justice Works Fellowship and Skadden Fellowship)
  • Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, San Francisco, CA (Skadden Fellowship)
  • Legal Aid of Marin, San Rafael, CA (Equal Justice Works Fellowship)
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina, Durham, NC (Skadden Fellowship)
  • Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Division, New York, NY (Skadden Fellowship)
  • Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center, San Francisco, CA (Skadden Fellowship)
  • Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, San Mateo, CA (Equal Justice Works Fellowship and Skadden Fellowship)
  • Legal Services for Children, San Francisco, CA (Equal Justice Works Fellowship and Skadden Fellowship)
  • Leonard Carder, Oakland, CA
  • Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston, MA
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Los Angeles, CA (Fried Frank/MALDEF Fellowship)
  • Mississippi Center for Justice, Biloxi, MS (Equal Justice Works Fellowship and Skadden Fellowship)
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, New York, NY (Fried Frank/NAACP LDF Fellowship)
  • National Association of the Deaf Law Center, Silver Spring, MD (Skadden Fellowship)
  • National Center for Youth Law, Oakland, CA (Skadden Fellowship)
  • National Immigration Law Center, Los Angeles, CA (Skadden Fellowship)
  • National Labor Relations Board, Phoenix, AZ (Attorney Honors Program)
  • Native American Rights Fund, Boulder, CO
  • Natural Resources Defense Council, San Francisco, CA
  • Natural Resources Defense Council, Chicago, IL (MAP Sustainable Energy Fellowship)
  • Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP, New York, NY (Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Fellowship)
  • New York County District Attorney, New York, NY
  • New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, New York, NY (Skadden Fellowship)
  • Office of the Appellate Defender, New York, NY
  • Ohio Attorney General, Columbus, OH (Simon Karas Fellowship)
  • Oregon Attorney General, Salem, OR (Attorney Honors Program)
  • Oregon Legal Center, Portland, OR (Skadden Fellowship)
  • Orleans Public Defender, New Orleans, LA (as standard hires and via the Stanford Law School – Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation Fellowship)
  • Outten & Golden LLP, New York, NY
  • Phillips & Cohen, Washington, DC (Phillips & Cohen Fellowship)
  • Public Citizen, Washington, DC (Alan Morrison Supreme Court Assistance Project Fellowship)
  • Public Counsel, Los Angeles, CA (Skadden Fellowship)
  • Public Knowledge, Washington, DC (Equal Justice Works Fellowship)
  • Rosen, Bien & Galvan LLP, San Francisco, CA
  • San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, San Francisco, CA
  • San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, San Francisco, CA (as standard hires and via the Stanford Law School Criminal Defense Fellowship)
  • San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office, Redwood City, CA
  • Santa Clara County Counsel, San Jose, CA (Impact Litigation and Social Justice Fellowship)
  • Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office, San Jose, CA (Stanford Law School Criminal Defense Fellowship)
  • Shelter from the Storm, Palm Desert, CA (Stanford Law School – Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation Fellowship)
  • Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP, San Francisco, CA (Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP Fellowship)
  • Sierra Club, San Francisco, CA (Environmental Law Fellowship)
  • Sierra Club, Washington, DC (Environmental Law Fellowship)
  • Southern Center for Human Rights, Atlanta, GA (Stanford Law School – Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation Fellowship)
  • Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL (Southern Poverty Law Center Fellowship)
  • Strumwasser & Woocher LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  • United Auto Workers, Detroit, MI (Law and Organizing Fellowship)
  • U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, The Hague, Netherlands
  • University of California Student Association, Oakland, CA
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Portland, OR
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Washington, DC
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s Office of Staff Attorneys, San Francisco, CA
  • U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, DC
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    • Legal Honors Program, Washington, DC
    • Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Division, Washington, DC (Presidential Management Fellowship)
    • Community Planning and Development, San Francisco, CA (Presidential Management Fellowship)
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC (Attorney General’s Honors Program)
    • Antitrust
    • Civil Division
    • Civil Rights Division
    • Criminal Division
    • Environment and Natural Resources Division
    • National Security
    • Tax Division
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Solicitor General, Washington, DC (Bristow Fellowship)
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor General, Washington, DC (Honors Program)
  • U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Administrative Law Judges, San Francisco, CA
  • U.S. Department of the State, Office of the Legal Adviser, Washington, DC (New Attorney Program)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA (Region I Honors Attorney Fellowship)
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, Washington, DC (Attorney Honors Program)
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC
  • US Navy JAG Corps, San Diego, CA
  • U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, DC (U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Employment Program)
  • Vera Institute of Justice, New York, NY (Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship)
  • Yale Center on Environmental Law and Policy, New Haven, CT (Fellowship)