PSJD - Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers. A NALP Initiative.

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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.

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.  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 over 13,000 organizational profiles for nonprofit, government, and other public interest employers spanning the globe.  Registered users may search the database, flag and store opportunities for later viewing, receive email alerts with newly posted opportunities, and apply directly for opportunities via PSJD.

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 bookstore.


PSJD enables public interest and government organizations 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, your job postings and organizational profiles can be viewed, at the click of a mouse, by over 100,000 registered users.  In addition to posting free job announcements, you may accept job applications directly through PSJD.

It's quick and easy to create a profile for your organization and post job announcements. Please note that your organization may already have a PSJD profile, so we recommend that you check with us before creating one by emailing or calling us at 202-296-0076. To create a profile, register here.

Law School Administrators

PSJD brings thousands of career opportunities to your students’ and alumni’s fingertips.  More than that, our career resource libraries offer 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 and you are interested in learning more, contact us at or 202-296-0076.