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PSJD: A NALP Initiative

About PSJD

PSJD (formerly PSLawNet) is a unique online clearinghouse for law students and lawyers to connect with public interest job listings and career-building resources. Created in 1989 at NYU Law, PSJD has been maintained by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) as one of its Public Service Initiatives since 2003. (You can read more about PSJD's early years here.)

As a collaborative project among over 200 American and Canadian law schools, PSJD is a free resource for law students and alumni of our subscriber schools to search among thousands of public interest job opportunities and employer profiles.  Public service employer organizations may also post job opportunities for free.  In addition to its database, PSJD offers an online library of educational and career-building resources for those interested in pursuing a career in public service.  These resources are publicly available to all website visitors.

Job Seekers

Job listings in the PSJD database include internships (fall, spring, and summer), postgraduate fellowships, and a wide variety of permanent positions.  PSJD also includes organizational profiles for nonprofit, government, and other public interest employers spanning the globe (all the organizations that have listed jobs with us in recent years). 

Jobseekers may search the database, bookmark opportunities for later viewing, and receive email alerts with newly posted opportunities matching their search criteria.

New to PSJD? Students and alumni at subscriber law schools may register for free. Jobseekers who are not affiliated with a subscriber school may purchase an individual subscription via the NALP.org bookstore.

Employers

PSJD enables public interest and government organizations that meet our Terms of Use to post job openings and spread the word about their missions and programs - for free!  Almost every ABA-accredited law school subscribes to PSJD, giving all of their students and alumni free access to the website. As a result, employers who advertise with PSJD will put their job listings and organizational profiles at the fingertips of over 50,000 jobseekers.  In addition to posting free job announcements, you may accept job applications directly through PSJD.

So create a profile for your organization and post job announcements!

Law School Administrators

PSJD brings thousands of career opportunities to your students’ and alumni’s fingertips.  More than that, our career resource library offers career development and job-seeking tips, as well as other valuable information of use to you, your students, and your alumni.  These resources serve as an invaluable supplement to your personal counseling.  If your school does not subscribe to PSJD, you can learn more about institutional subscriptions to PSJD here.